Yep they are just xSeries machines.
You may want to update the BOIS in it because the HMC version sorta cripples the BMC on those things. But I have done with with other HMCs and experienced zero issues.

I have added second processor and stuffed the things full of RAM and added disks as well.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 1/22/2020 10:41 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
I am moving my IBM 7042-CR8's to vHMC. Keeping them for a brief time only as there is a limit to the number of HMC's I can connect to a rack.

Can these be reformatted to Windows 2019 and be repurposed that way? Or is someone willing to discuss getting me new 1U Windows 2019 servers for use as Domain Controllers as a trade?

We're migrating because we tend to keep up to date on firmware and HMC code and these are on the last version of HMC they'll support.
Version 9
Release 1
Service Pack 940
Build Level 1911021524
Base Version V9R1
Model Type 7042-CR8
BIOS D7E136AUS-1.60
HMC driver n/a
MH01734 - Required fix for HMC V9R1 M910 (Base) [x86_64]
MH01759 - HMC V9R1 M920 [x86_64]
MH01762 - HMC V9R1 Service Pack 1 Release (M911) [x86_64]
MH01776 - Required fix for HMC V9R1 M911 [x86_64]
MH01789 - HMC V9R1 Service Pack 1 Release (M921) [x86_64]
MH01800 - iFix for HMC V9R1 M921
MH01810 - HMC V9R1 M930
MH01820 - iFix for HMC V9R1 M910+
MH01825 - iFix for HMC V9R1 M930
MH01836 - HMC V9R1 M940

Rob Berendt
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