Hardware Management Console (HMC) for Power System with IBM i - OL52G

Hardware Management Console (HMC) for Power System with IBM i - OL52G


This is an intermediate course designed for IBM Business Partners, service professionals, and other individuals who use an HMC to administer Power Systems with IBM i.


Delegates should have:

  • A basic knowledge of IBM Power Systems hardware and IBM i.
  • Some understanding of Power Systems architecture and service functions.
  • A basic understanding of networking.


2 days. Hands on.

Course Objectives

Delegates will learn to perform installation, configuration and operation of the Hardware Management Console (HMC) for IBM Power Systems and IBM i.

The course begins with an overview of HMC functions, followed by detailed information on how to install a new HMC, configure network settings and HMC user profiles, create a connection to a managed system and upgrade an existing HMC. Attendees will explore the HMC's Graphical User Interface (GUI), used to manage IBM Power Systems.

Through online presentations and quizzes, delegates will develop the basic skills necessary for backing up HMC and managed system configuration data, performing HMC and microcode software maintenance, and creating logical partitions (LPAR). Additionally, they will learn how to configure the HMC as a Service Focal Point, enable the service call home function, add or replace hardware and work with Capacity on Demand.

Key course objectives include:

  • Understand the concept and functions of the HMC.
  • Install a new HMC and configure network settings, create and modify, if necessary, HMC user profiles.
  • Explore the HMC GUI for creating a connection to a managed system, performing HMC and microcode software maintenance, creating LPARs and backing up HMC configuration data.
  • Develop the skills to add or replace hardware, enable the HMC call home service function and configure the HMC as a Service Focal Point.
  • Manage Capacity on Demand.
  • Become familiar with the other functions available on the HMC.

Course Content

HMC concepts, terminology and functions - based on Version 7 of HMC Code.
Installing a new HMC.
Guided setup Wizard to configure the HMC.
Local and remote connections to the HMC.
Managed systems, servers and system profiles.
LPARs and partition profiles.
Dynamic LPAR.
HMC and service processor firmware software maintenance.
HMC users.
Browser Based Interface.
Service focal point.
Capacity on Demand.
Adding or replacing hardware.
Call home service function.

Virtual Courses

ALL of our courses can be delivered virtually! Our Bath public schedule courses are available as live virtual sessions, using the popular Zoom Virtual Classroom and remote labs. Delegates can test their access at: www.zoom.us/test

On-Site Courses

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