Rob's correct. Remember the FSP keeps a copy of the partitionthe IP address of the old
information so just connecting to the system will bring that in.
If you have more than a dozen user profiles to recreate, then you
could save the upgrade data to a USB. Then on the new HMC you'll have
to issue the Restore Upgrade Data command (from the command line) then
reboot. It will pull in all the users, networking info etc. If you
want both HMCs to run, then after the backup of the upgrade data, change
HMC before starting the new one. If you plug them into HMC1 and HMC2 on--
the back of the system unit, then you'll have to know those addresses
Less than a dozen user profiles? Just recreate them, it's way faster
than the restore upgrade data route.
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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 3:26 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Replacing an HMC Question
When I got my replacement HMC's all I did was tell it to go find the
existing Power machines and add them in. That's kind of high level
but I think you get the gist of it. Granted, I did go in and reset up
the service, networking, etc. But since I wanted to run them both to
verify that they both worked it wasn't a bad idea anyway, and give
them different IP addresses.
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From: Kirk Goins <kirkgoins@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 12/29/2014 04:13 PM
Subject: Replacing an HMC Question
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
So my new HMC has arrived ( still waiting on my Power8 ) and am
planning my migration. So Current HMC is running 7.7.5, the new will
things like Firmware is correct on all the attached Managed Systems,
can I do something along the lines of Backup Critical Console Data to
a USB Shutdown the HMC and replace with the new one in the rack?
Boot the new and Restore the Console Dataand be pretty much ready to go?
Do I need to run the Startup/Setup Wizard or will those things be in
the console data?
Asking here as IBM says they have no record of my M/T Serial number. I
guess it is stuck in Customs.
Thanks in advance.