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Introduction

IBM provides the Hardware Management Console (HMC) to configure and manage the logical partitions (LPARs) on the IBM pSeries servers. Using an HMC, the following tasks can be performed:

  • Configure and manage logical partitions and partition profiles
  • Non-disruptively move memory, CPU capacity, and I/O interfaces between LPARs within the same server - i.e., perform dlpar functions.
  • Activate and manage dormant processor and memory resources within your system, without taking your system or application down - i.e., activate and manage Capacity on Demand resources.

Owing to the crucial role the HMC server plays in the management of logical partitions, issues in the performance of the HMC server can grossly affect the quality of the user experience with the partitions. It is therefore imperative that the HMC server is monitored and potential problems in its performance promptly captured and corrected. This is where eG Enterprise helps administrators.