Topic: HMC

Date:Tuesday November 11th, 2008
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:Allyn Walsh

Introduction to Hardware Management Console (HMC) for Power systems

Gain a detailed understanding of how the HMC fits into the POWER Equation, when and why and HMC is required. Learn how it can allow you to control and manage your servers and the various operating systems running on them from virtually anywhere in the world by utilizing the remote user interfaces. Detailed references are provided that will give you the independence to take full advantage of this powerful user interface.

Advanced HMC management features

Ensure that you understand how to maintain and manage your HMC as a critical component of your data center. Are you aware of the broad range of features that are built into the HMC and all the new features that have been added with V7R310 and beyond.

Managing the system firmware on your POWER based servers

If you are new to POWER5 or POWER6, it is imperative that you understand the importance of managing the server firmware. Firmware levels are directly related to enablement and support of many of the new hardware features. Make sure you know how to check firmware levels. What options you have for updating or upgrading firmware and what the difference between these two functions are.

About the Speaker

Allyn Walsh

Allyn Walsh is a Senior I/T specialist working in the IBM Advanced Technical Support (ATS) organization. He has over 30 years in the IT industry and the last 17 years working with the AS/400/System i at IBM Rochester, MN. Allyn is a regular speaker at the System i Technical conferences and User Groups. He has published a number of articles on HMC and POWER systems firmware management. His focus areas include the POWER5/6 hardware for System i, the HMC and POWER Firmware management, i5/OS Systems Management and data communications. He is also a member of the ATS High Availability consulting team.