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SDMC Withdrawal Information


On 4/24/2012, the SDMC was withdrawn from Marketing. SDMC Version 6.730 will be supported until 4/30/2015. Customers that have the SDMC hardware appliance can optionally convert to HMC, if desired.

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SDMC withdrawal FAQ

How to convert SDMC to HMC

IBM Redpaper Guide to Hardware Management Console (HMC) Integration describes how to migrate from the Systems Director Management Console (SDMC) 7042-CR6 hardware appliance to the Hardware Management Console (HMC). The Redpaper is available at:


The MES provides a package that includes the SDMC-HMC conversion instructions, HMC recovery media and fixes. Existing SDMC software maintenance agreements entitle the user to HMC support.

Place an order for MES feature code 0962 against the 7042-CR6 that is to be converted. There is no cost for this feature code.

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Document information

More support for: Systems Director Management Console SDMC Hardware Appliance

Software version: 6.730

Reference #: 631742397

Modified date: 31 May 2012

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