Everything works with HMC, only some systems work with SDMC. The very newest "C" models of POWER7 do not work with SDMC.

With 'dumb moves' like that you'd think IBM didn't care about the SDMC.

Personally I'm staying with HMC. ;-) ;-)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 4/9/2012 11:48 AM, William.Epperson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Good to know, I hadn't heard that before. Do you have the chart that shows
which Power7's are incompatible with the SDMC? Would appreciate that
information as we begin migrating off of our CR2 HMC and these two other
CR3's. We still have too many older systems to completely get rid of our
HMC's at the moment, but we're getting there, gradually.

Thank you,

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From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/06/2012 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: Configuring Brand New ISeries ASMI / HMC
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Some of the largest power 7's won't work with sdmc according to a chart I
was looking at earlier.


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From: William.Epperson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
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Date: 04/06/2012 12:07 PM
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You may look at just running an SDMC console and setting that up. I have
heard that there are some things that the SDMC still will not do that a
physical HMC will do. I know that IBM is trying to get off of the HMC and
they're pushing either the SDMC or Systems Director. I also know you can
run an SDMC as a virtual server but it must include a "second" ethernet
device for connecting into the HMC side of the Power7 systems in order to
manage them. I'm researching this for our installations to see if it
makes
sense to drop a virtual machine on my Linux virtual cluster rather than
trying to run it in our VMware environment. It'll just be a matter of
piping another vlan into my linux cluster. If you want to make it simple,
just run a small Linux workstation and install it with two ethernet
devices. It doesn't need much resources to run, but there must be a DHCP
server on that private network to generate the IP's for the Power7
systems.

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/blogs/aixpert/entry/systems_director_management_console_sdmc_redbook_get_yours_now2?lang=en



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From: rob@xxxxxxxxx
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<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/06/2012 05:23 AM
Subject: Re: Configuring Brand New ISeries ASMI / HMC
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Kirk,

How do I reconcile what you've said:
No More HEA's on the E4C models.
With what James said:
We have: HMC1, HMC2, S1, S2, T1-T4.
Isn't T1-T4 indicative of HEA? Or is there some sort of other 4 port
ethernet card?

And, as another poster said, I was a little confused also as to whether he
wanted HMC or Lan Console.
- We can access ASMI, but can't seem to run an HMC device.
- ...but still can't seem to get the Operations Console going...
So my first answer leaned towards Lan Console.

But let me duck back to HMC. I wonder what sort of HMC. Our HMC's are
too old for Power 7 equipment.
Let's see, 720
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/download/attachments/53871900/HMC
+and+Firmware+AIX+VUG_Feb+2011.pdf?version=1
POWER7 requires HMC firmware level V7.710 or later
and
http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/readme?fixid=MH01273#enhance7740



If an HMC is used to manage any POWER7 processor based server, the HMC
must be a model CR3 or later model rack-mount HMC or C05 or later deskside
HMC.
We have CR2's.


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From: Kirk Goins<kirkgoins@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/05/2012 04:53 PM
Subject: Re: Configuring Brand New ISeries ASMI / HMC
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



No More HEA's on the E4C models. They are using a 5767 Dual Port GB NIC
instead. It can NOT be split or Virtualized across partitions. So if you
want real External Ports for each partition, you will need cards for each
partirtionThe Top Port will be where the system looks for the LAN CONSOLE.
The card I believe by default will be in Slot C6.

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM,<rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There are better minds than me on this list when it comes to that. But
I'll give it a shot. HEA is Host Ethernet Adapter. T1-T4 are those.
And
since it's brand new and I suspect cost more than a can of pop out of
the
soda machine I'd call IBM on a whim if you're still stuck. Most
customers
don't belittle you for calling IBM and grabbing that life line. They'd
rather belittle you for taking days to get done the 'simple' stuff.


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From: James LeLeux<james.leleux@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 04/05/2012 03:51 PM
Subject: Configuring Brand New ISeries ASMI / HMC
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Hello,

Just got a 720 Power ISeries in yesterday and am having a heck of a time
getting it configured for Operations Console. The box I was using last
couple of weeks is a few years old, so it was a bit different and went
ever
so smoothly.

We can access ASMI, but can't seem to run an HMC device. Have a Neoware
appliance that I've used for my other box, but can seem to get it to see
the new box.
We have the HMC IP's.

I think there is a basic step we are missing. Reading manuals and such,
but
still can't seem to get the Operations Console going.

The manual states to use the 'first port' HEA or C1, but no such label
exists on the box.
We have: HMC1, HMC2, S1, S2, T1-T4.

Not sure I even formulated an intellgent question, but if anyone can
point
me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!!
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