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HMC V7.3.5.0 cumulative README

HMC V7.3.5.0 is supported on IBM Power Systems with POWER6 or POWER5 processors.

[ Last updated: October 26, 2010 ]

Special upgrade notes for HMC V7 R3.5.0

Upgrade from HMC 6.1.2 to HMC 7.3.5.0

A fix has been released (PTF MH01127, APAR MB02828) for HMC 6.1.3 that enables you to upgrade directly from HMC 6.1.3 to HMC 7.3.5.0.

Follow these basic steps

  1. If your HMC is at Release 6.1.2, first update the HMC from 6.1.2 to 6.1.3 by means of the HMC 6.1.3 Update package (PTF MH01012).
  2. Apply the following fixes before applying the fix that enables the upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0: MH01082, MH01110, and MH01128
  3. Next, apply PTF MH01127 to HMC 6.1.3 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0
  4. Finally, upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.1.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

A fix has been released (PTF MH01135, APAR MB02661) for HMC 7.3.1.0 that enables you to upgrade directly from HMC 7.3.1.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0.

Follow these basic steps

  1. Apply PTF MH01135 to HMC 7.3.1.0 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0
  2. Upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.2.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

Upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.3.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

Follow these basic steps

PTF-specific information

This section lists the PTFs released for HMC Version 7.3.5.0. The information for each PTF includes sections for enhancements and fixes, known issues (if applicable), and package information. The Package information section provides information to use during the download, installation and verification procedures for HMC packages.

PTF MH01238

HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 3

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 3. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03471.

Before you can install PTF MH01238, you must first install one of the following.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01238.iso 1601050624 23074 MB03471 MH01238
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 3
HMC Build level 20101011.1
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"

List of enhancements and fixes for MH01238

This service pack includes the following enhancements and fixes:

General

Repair and Verify fixes for 570, 575 and 595 servers

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 can be found here:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. To burn the ISO image to media, you must use DVD-R media
  2. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-R media to use these files to install the corrective service.

  3. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01229

Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03326.

Before you can install PTF MH01229, you must first install MH01225 (Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 Service Pack 2).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01229.iso 530432 10395 MB03326 MH01229
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100618.1
MH01225: Fix for HMCV7R3.5.0 SP2 (06-21-2010)
MH01229: Fix for HMCV7R3.5.0 SP2 (07-18-2010)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"

List of fixes for MH01229

This includes fixes for the following issues:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01227

Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 1

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 SP1. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03325.

Before you can install PTF MH01227, you must have already installed HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 Service Pack 1 (PTF #MH01212).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01227.iso 583680 29946 MB03325 MH01227
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20100301.1
MH01227: Fix for HMCV7R3.5.0 SP1 (06-28-2010)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"

List of fixes for MH01227

This package includes fixes for the following problems and issues:

Additional information

The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified so that you can install corrective service by using the ISO image of a corrective service package. That is, you do not need to burn CD-R or DVD-R media to install HMC corrective service with an ISO image that you downloaded from IBM.

The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the <filename>.iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i

If you choose to burn an image to media, you must use DVD-R media.

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01225

Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03320.

Before you can install PTF MH01225, you must have already installed HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 Service Pack 2 (PTF #MH01221).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01225.iso 120479744 03658 MB03320 MH01225
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100618.1
MH01225: Fix for HMCV7R3.5.0 SP2 (06-21-2010)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"

List of fixes for MH01225

This package includes fixes for the following problems and issues:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01221

HMC V7.3.5.0 Service Pack 2

This package updates your HMC from HMC V7R3.5.0 to HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03319.

Before you install this fix, PTF MH01221, you must first install one of the following upgrade packages:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01221.iso 1019510784 50440 MB03319 MH01221
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100611.1
","base_version=V7R3.5.0 "

List of fixes and enhancements

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

General

Repair and Verify Fixes for Power 570, 575 and 595 servers (POWER6-based technology)

Security fixes

Command line

Fixed issues with secure ldap ("ldaps://") to allow LDAP user login and CLI "lshmcldap -r user" to work properly.

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 can be found here:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01217

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0. You can reference this package by APAR MH03317.

MH01217 can be applied to the following packages:

If you apply MH01217 to HMC 7.3.5.0 SP0, then you should reapply this fix after you update to Service Pack 1.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01217.iso 407552 57835 MH03317 MH01217
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20100301.1
MH01217: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (03-15-2010)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"

List of fixes

This package includes the following fix:

Fixes a problem with the built-in Ethernet adapter on HMC model CR5 and CR4 servers. One or both built-in Ethernet ports may intermittently fail. A reboot of the HMC may recover the port. Affected Machine Type/Models are 7042-CR5, 7042-CR4, and 7310-CR4.

Additional information

Note:

The Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download IBM for the HMC. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01212 HMC V7R73.5.0 Service Pack 1

HMC V7.3.5.0 Service Pack 1

This package updates your HMC from HMC V7R3.5.0 to HMC V7R3.5.0 Service Pack 1. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03304.

Before you install this fix, PTF MH01212, you must first install one of the following upgrade packages:

Notes

  1. This package contains a fix for the Back up HMC Data function. IBM recommends backing up the HMC after applying this service pack and then discarding any older Version 7.3.5 backups.
  2. The Install Corrective Service task now allows you to install corrective service updates from the ISO image files of these updates. You can download these ISO image files for the HMC, and then use the ISO image file to install the corrective service update. You no longer need to burn CD-R or DVD-R media to use the ISO image file to install corrective service.

    To install updates over the network, select the *.iso file on the "Select Service Package" panel of the Install Corrective Service task. The HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service. If you are using USB flash media, copy the *.iso file to the flash media, and then select the file when prompted.
  3. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the *.iso file.
    Sample command:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f /home/updates/<corrrective_service>.iso -u HMC_username -i
Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R350_SP1.iso 986537984 51901 MB03304 MH01212
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20100301.1
","base_version=V7R3.5.0 "

List of fixes and enhancements

This package includes the following fixes:

General fixes

Repair and Verify Fixes for POWER6 5, 575, 595 servers:

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 can be found here:

PTF MH01207

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0. You can reference this package by APAR MH03275.

MH01207 can be applied to the following packages:

Apply this PTF before applying the following multi-volume service packs: HMC V7R3.4.0 SP2 or HMC V7.3.4.0 SP3

Apply this PTF before updating to HMC V7R3.5.0, which is a multi-volume update package.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01207.iso
MH01207.zip
403456
7649
50825
47722
MH03275 MH01207
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)
After applying the PTF to HMC V7R3.5.0:

Note:PTF MH01197 and PTF MH01204 are only listed if you have previously installed them manually on the HMC.

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20091201.1
MH01195: Required fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (10-16-2009)
MH01197: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (11-12-2009)
MH01204: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (12-02-2009)
MH01207: Fix for multi-volume updates using ISO files not burned as images. (12-07-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0
"


After applying the PTF to HMC V7R3.4.0:

"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081014.1
MH01207: Fix for multi-volume updates using ISO files not burned as images. (12-07-2009)
"

List of fixes

This package includes the following fix:

MH01207 corrects a problem when you install multi-volume HMC updates and service packs and the installation fails with ACT02062. The problem occurs when you use media containing the *.iso data files to perform the installation.

Additional information

Note:

The Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download IBM for the HMC. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01204

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0. You can reference this package by APAR MB03267.

Before you install this fix, PTF MH01204, you must first install PTF MH01197.

Note

The Install Corrective Service task now allows you to install corrective service updates from the ISO image files of these updates. You can download these ISO image files for the HMC, and then use the ISO image file to install the corrective service update. You no longer need to burn CD-R or DVD-R media to use the ISO image file to install corrective service.

To install updates over the network, select the *.iso file on the "Select Service Package" panel of the Install Corrective Service task. The HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service. If you are using USB flash media, copy the *.iso file to the flash media, and then select the file when prompted.

The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the *.iso file.
Sample command:
updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f /home/updates/<corrrective_service>.iso -u HMC_username -i

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01204.iso 116131840 24814 MB03267 MH01204
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20091201.1
MH01195: Required Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (10-16-2009)
MH01197: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (11-12-2009)
MH01204: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (12-11-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0 "

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes:

PTF MH01197 required corrective service

Mandatory fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 (SP0) only. You can reference this package by APAR MB03131.

Before you install this fix, PTF MH01197, you must first install PTF MH01195, the mandatory efix for HMC V7.3.5.0.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01197.iso 124393472 04566 MB03131 MH01197
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
NOTE: HMC V7 R3.4.0 (and later) can install corrective service directly from ISO files. The ZIP file format is no longer provided.
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20091112.1
MH01197: Required fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (10-16-2009)
MH01197: Fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (11-12-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.5.0 "

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes:

PTF MH01195 requires corrective service

Mandatory fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0. You can reference this package by APAR# MB03055.

You must install this corrective service on top of the HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0 Recovery installation (PTF# MH01194) or the Update installation (PTF# MH01185).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01195.iso 273270784 37969 MB03055 MH01195
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20091016.1
MH01195: Required fix for HMC V7R3.5.0 (10-16-2009)
","base_version=V7.3.5.0
"

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes:

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 can be found here:

PTF MH01185 HMC V7 R3.5.0 Update Package

HMC V7.3.5.0 Update package.

This package updates the HMC from V7R3.4.0 (with or without fixes), or V7R3.4.0 SP1, SP2 or SP3 to HMC V7R3.5.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03013.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R350_1.iso
HMC_Update_V7R350_2.iso
HMC_Update_V7R350_1.zip
HMC_Update_V7R350_2.zip
1024501760
1153691648
1024039789
1146047766
40504
04883
50336
42675
MB03013 MH01185
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20090916.1
","base_version=V7.3.5.0

The fixes, enhancements and known issues for the HMC V7 R3.5.0 Update package are identical to those in the HMC V7 R3.5.0 Recovery Media upgrade/install package.

PTF MH01194 HMC V7 R3.5.0 Recovery media

HMC V7 R3.5.0 Recovery Media.

This package represents the Recovery image that you can use to upgrade the HMC from HMC V6.1.3, HMC V7.3.1.0, HMC V7.3.2.0, HMC V7.3.3.0 or HMC V7.3.4.0 to HMC V7R3.5.0. You can also use this package to install a clean version of HMC V7R3.5.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03046.

NOTE: PTF MH01127 (APAR MB02828) is needed to upgrade from HMC V6R1.3 to HMC V7.3.5.0. PTF MH01135 (APAR MB02661) is needed for one to upgrade from HMC V7R3.1.0 to HMC V7.3.5.0. See the Special upgrade instructions for HMC V7 R3.5.0

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Recovery_V7R350_1.iso
HMC_Recovery_V7R350_2.iso
1713104896
1334089728
50800
35038
MB03046 MH01194
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.5.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20090916.1
","base_version=V7.3.5.0

Special upgrade notes for HMC V7 R3.5.0

Upgrade from HMC 6.1.2 to HMC 7.3.5.0

A fix has been released (PTF MH01127, APAR MB02828) for HMC 6.1.3 that enables you to upgrade directly from HMC 6.1.3 to HMC 7.3.5.0.

Follow these basic steps

  1. If your HMC is at Release 6.1.2, first update the HMC from 6.1.2 to 6.1.3 by means of the HMC 6.1.3 Update package (PTF MH01012).
  2. Apply the following fixes before applying the fix that enables the upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0: MH01082, MH01110, and MH01128
  3. Next, apply PTF MH01127 to HMC 6.1.3 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0
  4. Finally, upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.1.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

A fix has been released (PTF MH01135, APAR MB02661) for HMC 7.3.1.0 that enables you to upgrade directly from HMC 7.3.1.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0.

Follow these basic steps

  1. Apply PTF MH01135 to HMC 7.3.1.0 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0
  2. Upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.2.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

Upgrade to HMC 7.3.5.0 by means of the HMC V7R350 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.3.0 to HMC 7.3.5.0

Follow these basic steps

Enhancements and Fixes

This package provides the following enhancements and fixes:

General fixes

Repair and Verify fixes for Power 570, 575 and 595 servers (POWER6-based technology)

Command line changes

New function or enhancement

Security Fixes in HMC V7.3.5.0

The following security fixes are included in the HMC V7.3.5.0 release.

FixAbstract
CVE-2007-5612Pegasus - Director DoS
CVE-2007-3387 CVE-2007-3798findutils deleting random files
CVE-2007-5137 CVE-2007-4851gif image library overflow
CVE-2007-5707 2007-5708OpenLDap Remote DoS
CVE-2008-0003Pam callback buffer overflow
CVE-2007-4135NFS uid translation flaw
CVE-2007-4752X11 Cookie and sigalrm fixes
CVE-2006-7217 Apache2 cross license scripting remote execution
CVE-2008-1447 2007-2926 Bind cache poisoning
CVE-2006-5052openssh GSSAPI authentication abort
CVE-2009-0590openssl remote attack DoS

Known issues in HMC V7.3.5.0

Web browser requirements

The following browsers have been tested.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0 is supported.

Firefox 1.5.0.7

Note: For Firefox 2.0 make sure the JavaScript options to raise or lower windows and move or resize existing windows are enabled. To enable these options, go to the Content tab in the browser's Options dialog, click Advanced? next to the Enable JavaScript option, then select Raise or lower windows option (a check mark appears) and Move or resize existing windows options (a check mark appears). These features allow you to switch easily between HMC tasks.

Other web browser considerations

Session cookies need to be enabled in order for ASMI to work when connected to HMC remotely. The asm proxy code saves session information and uses it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select Tools -> Internet Options
  2. Select Privacy tab and select 'Advanced'
  3. Check if 'Always allow session cookies'
  4. If not checked, check 'Override automatic cookie handling' and check 'Always allow session cookies'
  5. The handle First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies, you can choose either block or prompt or accept. Pprompt is preferred, in which case you will be prompted every time a site tries to write cookies. It may be a little annoying, but it is the safe thing to do. Some sites need to be allowed to write cookies.

Firefox

  1. Tools -> Options
  2. Select Cookies Tab
  3. Select check box Allow sites to set cookies.
  4. If you want to allow only specific sites then select 'Exceptions' and then you can just add this HMC to allow.

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.3.5.0 can be found here:

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Catalan ca_ES, ca_ES@preeuro
German de_DE, de_DE@preeuro, de_CH, de_AT, de_AT@preeuro, de_LU, de_LU@euro
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Italian it_IT, it_IT@preeuro, it_CH
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Brazilian Portuguese pt_BR
Portugal Portuguese pt_PT, pt_PT@preeuro
Polish pl_PL, pl_PL@euro,pl_PL@preeuro
Japanese ja_JP
Simplified Chinese zh_CN, zh_SG
Traditional Chinese zh_TW, zh_HK
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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 maintaining the software that enables hardware such as the service processor on your IBM System p server (servers with POWER5 processors).

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

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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