IBM Enterprise pools cheatsheet

Create an enterprise pool (license file needed) List existing pools managed by the HMC List details of Enterprise pool :  List only available proc units and memory:   List HMC which are managing Enterprise pool    List history of commands

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HMC UPDATE/ UPGRADE, doing it remotely or locally

HMC UPGRADE –# V7R7.2 to V7R7.6, or from V7 to V8 for example. You can find network install resources right here : ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/network/ or there: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/network/ …or there : http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/netinstall/home.html Prerequisites Backup your data !!! Cleanup first As said on

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HMC V7.7 R8 : lpar profile is now synchronized with current configuration

I upgraded my HMC two weeks ago, and this morning I had this message, while trying to change a LPAR’s profile attribute : Why ? WHY ??? To sum up, now with V7.7 R8, when you modify the current configuration

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[HMC CLI] Useful HMC commands cheatsheet

I’m sooo fed up with looking into the manpage of each HMC cli commands every time I need to use it, that I’m putting my cheatsheet right here, just in case. These can be useful when you have to execute

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DLPAR issues and RMC connections digest

DLPAR error : *humpf* … what do I do ? You may encounter sometimes this type of error when you try a DLPAR operation : Sometimes this problem is caused by a cloned system, which inherits older infos from the

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New HMC Version 7 Release 7.6.0

Will upgrade in a few days ! For me the most interesting parts are : Bug LPM very slow with multiple addresses on the MSPs : FIXED rmdev and cfgdev launched automatically by the HMC when doing DLPAR operations on

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VIO : Forcing WWN on a virtual fc adapter

Unique generated WWNs  ? With the HMC gui, it seems that the WWNs created with a virtual FC adapter cannot be changed, unless you delete the virtual FC adapter and recreate it, but you will have a tiny problem : the

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Backup HMC data on a NFS mounted directory

To Back up critical HMC data use this : To Back up profile data use this :

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lpar_netboot: power on a virtual server and test its connectivity

This command will boot up a lpar (power it off if it’s on, so be careful), set up an ip address and will try to ping another ip (like the NIM master server), to test the network connectivity (thus to

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How to ease up HMC’s lsysscfg output when you have many virtual adapters and you want to know if you’re LPM compatible

It can be a nightmare when you need to create a script listing easily and quickly some of the informations given by lssyscfg commande. Unfortunately, IBM didn’t really think about us, because what you get is this : OK, that’s

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