IBM - HMC V4.5 Readme

Hardware Management Console

HMC V4.5 Readme

Cumulative PTF history and Readme for use with HMC V4 R5

Updated: January 15, 2007

This Readme contains the following information:

All releases of the HMC Version 4.x machine code will manage an iSeries Server. A pSeries Server requires HMC Version 4.2 (or greater) machine code.

Specific PTF information

Use the following information, especially the Package information during the download, installation and verification process.

PTF MH00929

Description

This package is critical for customers in China that connect to the IBM service provider using a modem for remote service and support.

The phone numbers used to connect to the IBM service provider from China have changed. You must make configuration changes and install this package prior by January 31, 2007, to avoid a disruption in remote service and support from China. Refer to Enhancements and Fixes for a full description of the steps required to make this change.

You can also reference this package by APAR MB01993.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00929.zip
MH00929.iso
32,256,567
34,498,560
14867
02493
MB01993 MH00929
Splash panel information (lshmc -V command output)
MH00929: Update Modem Connectivity to the IBM service provider in China (01-15-2007)

Enhancements and fixes

This package provides the following fixes:

Update Modem Connectivity to the IBM service provider in China

As of February 1, 2007, the existing phone numbers used by the HMC to connect to the IBM service provider within China will be discontinued. Effective immediately a new, expanded set of phone numbers are available to connect to IBM in China.

Before your HMC can successfully connect to the IBM service provider using these new numbers, this package must be installed on your HMC. We recommend that you configure a minimum of two phone numbers.

New North China phone number: 16970

The new North China phone number 16970 can be dialed from the following cities

AnShanBaoDingBeiJin
ChanChunDaLianHaRBin
JiNanLinYiQingDao
QinHuangDaoQuQuHaRShenYang
ShiJiaZhuangTai WanTang Shan
Tian JinWeiFangWei Hai
YanTaiZhenZhou 

New South China phone number: 4006 744444

The new South China phone number 4006 744444 can be dialed from the following cities

Beng BuChang ShaChang Zhou
Chao ZhouCheng DuChong Qing
Dong GuanFo ShanFu Zhou
Guang ZhouGui LinGui Yang
Hai KouHang ZhouHe Fei
Jiang MenKa ShiKun Ming
La SaLong YanMei Zhou
Nan ChangNan JingNan Ning
Ning BoPu TianQuan Zhou
Shan TouShang HaiShao Xing
Shen ZhenShun DeSu Zhou
UrumqiWen ZhouWu Han
Wu XiXi AnXi Ning
Xia MenYi ChangYin Chuan
Zhan JiangZhang ZhouZhou Qing
Zhou ShanZhu HaiZhu Zhou

All-access phone numbers

The following phone number will be accessible throughout China

Beijing10 64690167
Chongqing23 86304802
Chengdu28 66001617
Fuzhou591 28305594
Guangzhou20 22235744
Hangzhou571 28887167
Hefei551551 7126504
Kunming871 8099004
Nanchang791 2174400
Qingdao532 85765558
Shanghai21 61006167
Shenzhen755 33380169
Suzhou512 85180144
Tianjin86 22 83310772
Wuhan86 27 59708844
Xiamen86 592 3196244

You may continue to connect to the IBM service provider electronically from China without installing this package if you can do either of the following:

  1. Use an existing broadband connection to connect to IBM. You can configure either the Internet VPN or Internet SSL option.

    OR

  2. Configure your HMC to call home using an international call to an AT&T access point outside of China. The following numbers may be convenient alternatives. Note that international dialing codes must be added to call them from China.
Hong Kong3001-1700
Singapore6825-1800
Seoul02-3018-3073

Steps required to change phone numbers used to connect to the IBM service provider

  1. Before you begin, install this package.
  2. Log on the Hardware Management Console. In the navigation area, open Service Applications. Select the Remote Support Option, and then click Configure Outbound Connectivity.
  3. Within the Customize Outbound Connectivity Pane, click the Local Modem Tab. Within the Local Modem tab, locate the Telephone Number box, and then select Add.
  4. From the Add Telephone Number pane, make sure that China is selected as the Country or Region. Compare the phone numbers displayed to the list shown above. If the new numbers are displayed in the list, select a number from the list, and then click Add.
  5. If the newer numbers are not yet on your list, you may type the numbers in the Telephone Number field instead of selecting of one of the numbers displayed. Note that if you manually enter these numbers, there is an additional requirement that the System Address, as specified in the Customize Customer Information Pane, is set to China.
  6. IBM recommends that a minimum of two phone numbers be configured for each Call Home server. You may test your connectivity to each phone number from the Customize Outbound Connectivity Pane.
  7. Once you have successfully tested your connectivity using the new numbers, you should remove the older numbers from the list of Telephone numbers. From the Customize Outbound Connectivity Pane, select the phone number you wish to remove, and then click Remove.
  8. After you have completed all your changes, click OK from the Customize Outbound Connectivity Pane.

PTF MH00892 (Security fixes)

Description

This package provides OpenSSL and Open SSH security fixes for HMC V4. You can also reference this package by APAR MB01906. It replaces MH00858.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00892.zip
MH00892.iso
3135933
3536896
64091
27522
MB01906 MH00892
Splash panel information (lshmc -V command output)
MH00892: OpenSSL/OpenSSH security fixes for HMC V4 (11-07-2006)

Enhancements and fixes

This package provides the following security fixes:

NameDescription
CVE-2006-3738/VU#547300 Fix buffer overflow condition.
CVE-2006-4343/VU#386964 OpenSSL SSLv2 client code fails to properly check for NULL which could lead to a server program using openssl to crash.
CVE-2006-2937 Fix mishandling of an error condition in parsing of certain invalid ASN1 structures, which could result in an infinite loop which consumes system memory.
CVE-2006-2940 Certain types of public keys can take disproportionate amounts of time to process. This could be used by an attacker in a denial of service attack to cause the remote side top spend an excessive amount of time in computation.
CVE-2006-4924 Denial of service problems have been fixed in OpenSSH which could be used to cause lots of CPU consumption on a remote openssh server.
CVE-2006-4925 Fix problem where remote attacker is able to inject network traffic that could cause a client connection to close.

PTF MH00858 (Security fix)

Description

This package provides OpenSSL security fix for HMC V4R5.0. This PTF will require MH00454 to be present. You can also reference this package by APAR MB01872.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00858.zip
MH00858.iso
2363704
2764800
25950
36020
MB01872 MH00858
Splash panel information (lshmc -V command output)
MH00858: OpenSSL security fix for HMC V4 (10-13-2006)

Enhancements and fixes

This package provides the following security fix:

CVE-2006-4339: OpenSSL RSA signature evasion

PTF MH00854

Description

This PTF provides a command monkacpid, that allows processor usage of the keventd kernel daemon. This PTF can be referenced by APAR MB01862.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00854.zip
MH00854.iso
4134
389120
11411
59848
MB01862 MH00854
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00854: monkacpid to monitor acpi events (09-21-2006)

Enhancements and fixes

A number of internal modems, when installed in HMC Machine Type 7310-C04 or 7310-C05, are affecting the performance of the HMC. If you have such an HMC configuration, install this PTF, and then run the monkacpid command from either

  • a restricted shell terminal at the HMC, or
  • a remote client over SSH.

This command produces output similar to the following. The output is refreshed every 4 seconds. Every 4.0s: /usr/bin/top -s -b -n 1 -p 6        Thu Sep 14 20:29:30 2006

top - 20:29:31 up 1 day, 5:14, 5 users, load average: 0.04, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks: 1 total, 0 running, 1 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.6% us, 0.3% sy, 0.0% ni, 97.2% id, 0.9% wa, 0.0% hi, 0.0% si
Mem: 1032992k total, 1005644k used, 27348k free, 36820k buffers
Swap: 2040244k total, 0k used, 2040244k free, 192952k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
6 root 15 -10 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 keventd

If the number in the %CPU column is greater than 10.0, please contact IBM Hardware support to order a replacement modem. Please reference Retain Tip H187630.

PTF MH00494

Description

Fixes for leap second handling, DST time and openssl to be applied to HMC 4.5. This PTF requires that PTF MH00454 is already installed on the HMC.

Enhancements and fixes

This package includes fixes for the following issues:

  • New library to handle leap second and DST time zone properly.
  • Fix for Daylight Saving Time changes.
  • Provides CAN-2005-0109: OpenSSL update.
  • Provides CAN-2005-2969: OpenSSL fix for potential SSL 2.0 Rollback vulnerability

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00494.zip
MH00494.iso
48832650
49242112
50103
06015
MB01276 MH00494
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00494: Fixes for leap second handling, DST time and openssl (11-29-2005)

PTF MH00454

Description

Maintenance Fix that must be installed on HMC Version 4 Release 5.0 (This required maintenance package replaces the previous maintenance fix, PTF MH00324

This required maintenance package must be installed on HMC 4.5. This package includes all the fixes previously included in MH00324, as well as those in the following PTFs: MH00378, MH00364, MH00399, and MH00415. This service package is referenced by APAR MB01223.

Enhancements and fixes

The fixes in this package address the following issues:

  • Fix for Apache security
  • Fix for password expiration
  • Disable DMA for DVD drive on 7310/7315-CR2
  • Fix for frame name change independent of frame number change
  • Fix for multiple call home issues
  • Fix for power code update on HPS and 595/575 servers together
  • Fix for memory leak on the HMC
  • iSeries LPAR Configuration migration utility support for 7310 CR3

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00454.zip
MH00454.iso
407276124
409765888
44182
56564
MB01223 MH00454
Splash panel information displayed after installation
The version is 4
HMC Build level 20051010.1
MH00454: Maintenance Package for V4R5.0 (10-10-2005)

PTF MH00415

Description

Apache security fix

This package provides an update to the Apache server code, and must be installed on the V4 R2.0 or above HMC. This service package is referenced by APAR MB01199.

Security fixes

The fixes in this package address the following security issues:

  • CAN-2004-0940 : Apache buffer overflow fix.
  • CAN-2004-0885 : mod_ssl vulnerabilities fix.
  • CAN-2005-1268 : mod_ssl vulnerabilities fix.
  • CAN-2005-2088 : Apache vulnerabilities fix.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00415.zip
MH00415.iso
4860056
5447680
43479
14260
MB01199 MH00415
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00415: CAN-2004-0940,2004-0885,2005-1268,2005-2088 Apache fix (09-09-2005)

PTF MH00400

InfoCenter update package

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00400.zip
MH00400.iso
360204526
360882176
12904
43085
MB01191 MH00400
Package information
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00400: InfoCenter Update (08-22-2005)

Enhancements and fixes

Update to InfoCenter for HMC V4R5.0.

Package information

PTF MH00399

Description

Fix password expiration

Enhancements and fixes

Fixes to preserve password expiration, when user changes the password

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00399.zip
MH00399.iso
96452189
102844416
34747
43686
MB01189 MH00399
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00399: Fix password expiration problem (08-10-2005)

PTF MH00378

Description

Fix hang with media usage on 7310/7315CR2

Enhancements and fixes

Fixes for system hang on 7310/7315CR3 when using certain type of CD/DVD media.

Prerequisites

You must have V4 R5.0 HMC and PTF MH00324 installed before you can install this corrective service.

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00378.zip
MH00378.iso
10918
419840
15363
22889
MB01174 MH00378
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00378: Fix for hang using media on 7310CR2 (08-16-2005)

PTF MH00364

Description

migrcfg fix for 7310CR3

Enhancements and fixes

iSeries LPAR migration configuration utility support on HMC Model 7310 CR3

Package information

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00364.zip
MH00364.iso
16343
419840
10910
10010
MB01166 MH00364
Splash panel information displayed after installation
MH00364: migrcfg fix for 7310CR3 (07-27-2005)

PTF MH00324

Description

Required maintenance package for HMC Version 4 Release 5.0. This fix was replaced by PTF MH00454

Enhancements and fixes

  • Provides miscellaneous fixes for the Server and Frame management functions.
  • Provides miscellaneous fixes for the Repair and Verify function.
  • Provides fix for Licensed Internal Code Update on multiple managed systems using the FTP/DVD/IBM service web site option.
  • Provides the capability of activating 32GB or more of On/Off CoD memory
  • Provides fix for memory leak on the HMC.

Package information

The MH00324 maintenance package replaces the MH00318 maintenance package. That is, MH00324 includes all the fixes previously included in the MH00318 package, and must be installed on HMC 4.5.

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
MH00324.zip
MH00324.iso
404570764
407046144
57732
58076
MB01114 MH00324
Splash panel information displayed after installation
The Version is 4
The Release is 5.0
HMC Build level 20050629.1
MH00324: Required Maintenance Fix for V4R5.0 (06-29-2005)

PTF MH00268

Description

HMC V4 R5.0 Upgrade

This package can be installed using the Install Corrective Service task on the HMC.

Enhancements and fixes

  • Provides support to configure Switch Network Interface (SNI) adapters.
  • Provides command line function to list and force release the HMC locks on a managed frame.
  • Provides support for BPC and IO Drawer Concurrent Maintenance.
  • Provides support for 48 servers per HMC.
  • Enhanced processing of multiple media/files in Install Corrective Service.

Package information

The download for this upgrade package consists of two ZIP files, both of which must be installed.

Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
HMC_Update_V4R5.0_1.zip
HMC_Update_V4R5.0_2.zip
779305721
812188960
16951
24293
MB01024 MH00268
Splash panel information displayed after installation
The Version is 4
The Release is 5.0
HMC Build level 20050629.1

PTF MH00270

InfoCenter (language) update package

Package information
Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
InfoCenter_MH00270.zip 366725227 57220 MB01026 MH00270

Verifying Information Center update after installation

After the HMC is rebooted, follow these steps:

  1. Select Information Center and Setup Wizard in the navigation area.
  2. On the content area, check for the Local Information Center Version, which should contain:
    IBMhmc_InfoCenter.de_DE-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.es_ES-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.fr_FR-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.it_IT-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.pt_BR-5.0.1-bld.

Enhancements and fixes

This corrective service package updates the HMC Information Center to include the following languages:

  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Brazilian Portuguese

PTF MH00271

InfoCenter (language) update package

Package information
Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
InfoCenter_MH00271.zip 363008642 17757 MB01027 MH00271

Verifying Information Center update after installation

After the HMC is rebooted, follow these steps:

  1. Select Information Center and Setup Wizard in the navigation area.
  2. On the content area, check for the Local Information Center Version, which should contain:
    IBMhmc_InfoCenter.cs_CZ-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.hu_HU-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.nl_NL-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.ru_RU-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.sk_SK-5.0.1-bld

Enhancements and fixes

This corrective service package updates the HMC Information Center to include the following languages:

  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Slovak

PTF MH00272

InfoCenter (language) update package

Package information
Package name Size (bytes) Checksum APAR # PTF#
InfoCenter_MH00272.zip 214355378 22184 MB01028 MH00272

Verifying Information Center update after installation

After the HMC is rebooted, follow these steps:

  1. Select Information Center and Setup Wizard in the navigation area.
  2. On the content area, check for the Local Information Center Version, which should contain:
    IBMhmc_InfoCenter.ja_JP-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.zh_CN-5.0.1-bld, IBMhmc.InfoCenter.zh_TW-5.0.1-bld

Enhancements and fixes

This corrective service package updates the HMC Information Center to include the following languages:

  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

Hints and Tips for HMC Desktop

  • To launch the browser, right click on the desktop to display the menu. Select "Net", and then "Browser".
  • To start a restricted shell terminal, right click on the desktop to bring up the menu. Select Terminals", and then "rshterm".
  • Currently, HMC only stores four (4) service processor dumps and four (4) platform system dumps per managed system.
  • Changes of a partition profile do not apply immediately to the partition. The changes on the partition only take effect when activation is done through the profile.
  • To view keylock positions and SRC values when performing Operator Panel Service Functions through Service Focal Point, use the Server and Partition plugin.
  • To view system event logs, you must login as a user with the hmcpe role. From Service Applications, select Service Focal Point -> Service Utilities -> Actions -> View Problem Logs.
  • Before using the HMC to upgrade your i5 or p5 Power5 server to the 01SF230_120_120 Firmware code level, your HMC must be installed with the V4 R5.0 HMC code.
  • Prior to performing the update to V4 R5.0 HMC code, any open serviceable events should be resolved and closed. Otherwise, existing open events may no longer be viewable in the Service Focal Point GUI and refcode E35F0010 is dialed home.
  • If the HMC is used in a Cluster 1600 environment, see the following Redbooks Technote: Cluster 1600 and the Hardware Management Console

Enhancements and changes in V4R5

The Ext3 File System has been enabled since HMC Version 4 Release 3. If you wish to take advantage of journaled file system, you must install or upgrade your HMC using the Version 4 Release 3 and higher Recovery CDs.

Server and Partition - Server Management

  • Provides support to configure Switch Network Interface (SNI) adapters.
  • Provides command line function to list and force release the HMC locks on a managed frame.

HMC Code Update

Improves Backup Critical Console Data performance.

LIC Code Update - CFM Updates

  • HMC V4 R5.0 and FW 01SF230_120_120 are the minimum code levels required to support CFM.
  • The following message will be displayed when a concurrent Licensed Internal Code update is initiated from the HMC:

    Notice: "Do not perform any configuration or management operations on the managed system while Licensed Internal Code is being updated".

Note: Performing a concurrent Licensed Internal Code update will require the Service Processor to be reset as part of the process. This reset will cause any operations that are in progress to be disrupted. Therefore, it is highly recommend that you do not perform any tasks on the managed-system that is being updated until the firmware update is complete. However, if an operation does occur, the code update might still complete correctly and the operation might also complete correctly. If there is a failure, please allow the concurrent firmware update to complete before retrying a new operation. If the concurrent firmware update fails, please remove the corrupted image and retry the concurrent Licensed Internal Code update again.

IO Drawer Concurrent Maintenance

  • Provides support for 19" and 24" MES Upgrade and Repair and Verify procedures.
  • HMC V4 R5.0 and FW 01SF230_120_120 are the minimum code levels required to support IO Drawer Concurrent Maintenance.
  • Currently not supported on Linux partitions
  • Minimum AIX levels needed : AIX 5.2: IY70060 (APAR), U802287 (PTF) AIX 5.3: IY70202 (APAR), U802024 (PTF)

HMC Command Line

  • The following commands have been added:
    dlslic - queries the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) level of each Power FRU
    lslock - lists which HMC owns the lock on a managed frame
    rmlock - forces an HMC lock on a managed frame to be released
  • An option has been added to the lslic command to list Licensed Internal Code (LIC) on High Performance Switches.
  • An option has been added to the lshwinfo command to display ambient air temperatures for the systems contained in a managed frame.
  • An option has been added to the lssvcevents command to display events that occurred during a specified number of preceding minutes.
  • An option has been added to the updlic command to upgrade the Licensed Internal Code (LIC) on a managed system to a new release.
  • An option has been added to the updlic command to update LIC on High Performance Switches.
  • The following commands have been enhanced to support Switch Network Interface (SNI) adapters: chsyscfg, lshwres, lssyscfg and mksyscfg.

Known Issues

Server and Partition

  • Dynamic partition configuration for memory move can take a while. During that time, no other operation can be performed.
  • After configuring your network setting, make sure to reboot your HMC. Otherwise, dynamic logical partitioning for AIX/Linux partitions may not work.
  • Users cannot change virtual Opticonnect and HSL Opticonnect settings through the GUI without activating the changes through a partition profile. Users can change the settings dynamically through the command line interface.
  • Usage: chhwres -m -r virtualio --rsubtype virtualopti -p -o s -a virtual_opti_pool_id=[0|1]
  • Usage: chhwres -m -r virtualio -rsubtype hsl -p -o s -a hsl_pool_id=[0|1]
  • Error messages for some Dynamic Logical Partitioning tasks give 'AIX' as the partition type even though it's actually a Linux partition.
  • Unable to perform Dynamic Logical Partitioning virtual I/O remove operations if the partition does not have a current profile.
  • The HMC will display the wrong device information since the feature code 2849 is used for two different adapters : OS/400 p Linux p AIX PCI 100/10Mbps Ethernet IOA 2849 n/a n/a PCI 2D Graphics Accelerator n/a 2849 2849
  • Only a visual inspection of the slot on the machine will be able to determine if the adapter is a Ethernet card or a Graphics card. Once the partition is activated with the adapter in the profile, the description should display proper adapter information.
  • After an FSP is replaced in a Power5 server, i5/OS partitions will not IPL properly and get B2xx 3110 SRC and B2xx 3200 SCR's since the IPL Source is changed on the partition to D. On the HMC go to the Partition Properties Panel and select the Setting tab and change the IPL Source value and re-IPL the partition.
  • During B&C drawer power cycle 14001302 SRC is posted intermittently and needs to be ignored.
  • A B1818600 error is posted from Perc with a user section showing "Process name: netsSlp" which should be ignored.

Frame Management

Frame name change cannot be done independently and hence both the frame name and number needs to be changed at the same time.

Diskette Drive for 7310-CR3 HMC (x336)

The 7310-CR3 does not come with a diskette drive. If you are configuring the HMC as a Certificate of Authority Server, and wish to copy public key signed by the server to diskette, you can order the USB diskette drive from IBM, to be used with the 7310-CR3.

Service Applications

The first and last BPC serviceable event timestamps for Serviceable Event displayed in the Repair Serviceable Event and Managed Serviceable Events GUI may display either blanks or show the year as "2". The Serviceable Event Details screen carries a "Serviceable Event Creation timestamp which can be viewed and which gives the timestamp on the HMC that the first error arrived.

LIC Code Update

  • If the HMC remote client loses its connection while it is downloading firmware, the download fails. Retrying the operation "Change internal Code" might fail again with the message "Object is busy, and the task cannot handle busy objects". Reboot the HMC and retry the "Change internal Code" operation.
  • Recovery procedure when error message "ACT01724 The operation failed due to an internal code failure". Verify that the state of the managed systems and frames are connected using the command line "lssysconn -r all", and then retry the operation.
  • When LIC Code Update is in progress, the Frame state changes from standby/standby to standby/unavailable. This change may happen if a power dump is in progress, and the code update operation will fail. Wait for the Frame state to change back to standby/standby, and then retry the operation.
  • Recovery procedure when error message "HSCF0052W Frame tttt-mmm*sssssss is locked by another process" is shown when performing Licensed Internal Code Update Operation on the p5 595, i5 595, p5 590 and p5 575 managed systems. Verify that no other frame operation that uses the following lock:
  • Repair and Verify Operation
  • Initialize Frame Operation
  • Set Frame Number Operation
  • Licensed Internal Code Update
  • is in progress on a remote HMC or a dual HMC. Next, issue the rmlock command to force the release of the HMC lock on a managed frame.
  • Usage: rmlock -e
  • Updating Licensed Internal code on multiple Managed Systems in a p575 within the same power frame can be updated simultaneously by using the following procedure:

    1. Select one Managed System in each frame from the "Target Option Selection" panel. This action updates the Licensed Internal Code on the Power Subsystem and the selected Managed System.
    2. Select the remaining Managed Systems in all frames from the "Target Option Selection" panel. This action updates Licensed Internal Code on the remaining managed systems. The Power Subsystem was already updated in Step 1 and will not be updated again.

      Note: After the Licensed Internal Code has been updated in Step 1, the image is saved on the HMC. The "disk" repository can then be used for subsequent updates in Step 2.

HMC Code Update

Beginning with HMC Version 4 Release 5.0, the Install Corrective Service will allow prompting of multiple media or update zip files, and only require a reboot when all the media or update zip files are processed. However, if you are using the Install Corrective Service from a version prior to HMC Version 4 Release 5.0, you must reboot the HMC after installing the first update cd or zip file.

HMC Management

Scheduled Operations on partitions do not persist across HMC boot. User must re-enter the scheduled operation on the partitions, following a reboot of the HMC.

National Language Support

  • Mnemonics are not supported in double byte and ru locales
  • The HMC uses several external components. These components are not developed by the HMC team and are translated as part of a separate translation plan and schedule. The mix of English and translated text is an unavoidable situation and has the potential to occur anytime the HMC is updated or pulls in a new version of an external application that is updated in between its normally scheduled translation cycles.
  • Due to the limitation of groff, some characters in the output of "man" command might be corrupted in traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese and Korean when the window is too narrow. Widen the window and retry the command again.
  • Korean input is not supported. Press Shift-Space to switch between English and Korean input mode.
  • Traditional and Simplified Chinese input is supported in zh_TW and zh_CN locales. Press CTRL-Space to switch between English and Chinese input mode. Press CTRL-Shift to select an input method. Press space bar to see more Chinese characters.
  • Japanese input is supported. Press Shift-Space to switch between English and Japanese input mode.
  • User ID, User information, HMC User password, Partition name, managed system name, profile name and system profile name are in English only.
  • IBM275 doesn't work well when connecting from IBM Personal Communications or iSeries Access to an HMC. Use another Brazil codepage. The codepage "IBM930 Japan Katakana" doesn't work well either. Use "IBM930 Japan Katakana Extended" instead.
  • An ibm5250 session opened on the HMC locally will be in the same locale as the one that is set for the HMC. To open a session in a different locale, change the HMC locale first, logout, login and then invoke ibm5250. The other option is to connect to the HMC using a remote emulator, e.g. IBM Personal Communications or iSeries Access, in the desired locale.
  • To access the file remote_client.html on a HMC from a remote web browser, please set the HMC locale to one of the following: cs_CZ (Czech), de_DE (German), en_US (English), es_ES (Spanish), fr_FR (French), hu_HU (Hungarian), it_IT (Italian), ja_JP (Japanese), ko_KR (Korean), nl_NL (Dutch), pt_BR (Brazilian Portuguese), ru_RU (Russian), sk_SK (Slovak), zh_CN (Simplified Chinese) and zh_TW (Traditional Chinese).
  • Note: For each of the locales that is not supported in the V4 R2 HMC the numeric, date, time, calendar and currency formats that are specific to a given locale may not be displayed as expected.
Languages Supported or Not Supported Locales
English Supported en_US, en_GB, en_GB@euro, en_AU, en_BE, en_BE@preeuro, en_CA, en_HK, en_Ne, en_IE, en_IE@preeuro, en_NZ, en_PH, en_PK, en_ZA, en_SG
German Supported de_DE, de_DE@preeuro, de_CH, de_AT, de_AT@preeuro, de_LU, de_LU@euro
French Supported fr_FR, fr_FR@preeuro, fr_CH, fr_CA, fr_BE, fr_BE@euro, fr_LU, fr_LU@euro
Italian Supported it_IT, it_IT@preeuro, it_CH
Spanish Supported es_ES, es_ES@preeuro, es_AR, es_BO, es_CL, es_CO, es_CR, es_DO, es_EC,es_SV, es_GT, es_HN, es_MX, es_NI, es_PA, es_PY,es_PE, es_PR, es_US, es_UY,es_VE
Brazilian Portuguese Supported pt_BR
Japanese Supported ja_JP
Simplified Chinese Supported zh_CN, zh_SG
Traditional Chinese Supported zh_TW, zh_HK
Korean Supported ko_KR
Hungarian Supported hu_HU
Dutch Supported nl_NL, nl_NL@preeuro, nl_BE, nl_BE@preeuro
Russian Supported ru_RU
Czech Supported cs_CZ
Slovakian Supported sk_SK

Miscellaneous Functions

  • Help Search is not supported. However, Find is supported for Help.
  • Printing is not supported.
  • The numerical keypad on some keyboards doesn't work. Use the normal numerical keys instead.
  • When your power5 system is shipped to you it is in a non-HMC managed mode by default. Once you attach and set up an HMC to manage your power5 system, the default non-HMC managed mode is exited. The procedure to return to the default non-HMC managed mode is documented on the InfoCenter website under "Resetting the server to a non partitioned configuration". The following link will direct you to the document.
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r2s/en_US/info/iphbl/iphblresetserver.htm

eServer i5 and p5 Education Available on Resource Link

The following customer courses will be available from Resource Link for the Product Announce on May 4, 2004.

  • How to Use the eServer i5 and p5 Hardware Management Console
    This course explains how to install and configure the Hardware Management Console (HMC) for the Model 520/570. It also covers the HMC's basic operations by exploring the general user interface. Partitioning is discussed in detail, with explanations showing both command line and GUI support.
  • eServer i5 and p5 - Physical Planning for Installation
    This course discusses considerations for the physical planning for installation of eServer Models 520 and 570. It then provides the user with links to obtaining the step-by-step installation procedures.
  • Resource Link Highlights
    This course provides an overall look at the major Resource Link (RL) areas and how to use them. These areas are Planning, Education, Library, Forums, Fixes, Problem Solving, Services, Customer Initiated Upgrade, and Tools. It also provides step-by-step procedures in using the Subscription function.
  • Performing Licensed Internal Code Maintenance
    This course discusses about maintaining the software that enables hardware such as the service processor on your eServer POWER5 system.

Access to these courses requires an IBM Registration ID and Resource Link Access.i

To obtain an IBM Registration ID

  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
  2. Select "Register" under New users
  3. On the My IBM Registration, fill in an e-mail address for IBM ID and password, and the Security question and answer and the Country of residence and then click Continue and fill in the rest of the User information and click Submit.

Resource Link Access for New Users:

  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
  2. Select "Sign in" enter the IBM ID and password you used to register above
  3. Select "Customer"
  4. Click "Submit" Once submitted it will take an hour before the access takes effect

To view a course:

  1. Sign in to Resource Link
  2. Select Education in the navigation bar on the left
  3. From the Education page, select "eServer i5 and p5 courses"
  4. Select "How to Use the eServer i5 and p5 Hardware Management Console"
  5. Select "Performing Licensed Internal Code Maintenance"
  6. Double-click the link to open the course.

Notes:

  1. The courses are browser based. For optimal viewing, we recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with your display set at 1024 x 768. To set your display, go to My Computer -> Display -> Settings
  2. Course pages can be book marked for easy retrieval.
  3. Course simulations open in a separate window. Use the X in the upper right corner of the window to close the simulation.
  4. If there are QuickTime videos in the course, you need to have the QuickTime viewer installed. A link to the free viewer is on each Resource Link course page and on the related page within each course.

HMC documentation

Documentation, installation guides, cumulative PTF history, best practices, and related support information:

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