Hardware Management Console Readme

Version 10 Release 1 Maintenance 1020 (V10 R1 M1020) README

Date: 22 July 2022
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Contents

The information in this Readme contains the fix list and other package information about the Hardware Management Console.

Terminology

x86 -  This term is used to reference the Intel hypervisors (KVM, VMWare, Xen) on which Virtual HMC can be installed. Note: HMC V10R1 release for x86 is not supported on bare metal (7042 hardware appliances).

ppc64 or ppc64le
- describes the Linux code that is compiled to run on Power-based servers or LPARS (Logical Partitions)


PTF MF70046 HMC V10 R1 M1020 - for vHMC for x86_64 hypervisors  (5765-VHX)

This package represents a service pack image that can be used to update the HMC from HMC V10 R1 M1010 release. You can also reference this package by APAR MB04342 and PTF MF70046. This image can be installed on top of HMC V10 R1 M1010 with or without other PTF or Service Packs before it.
Package information
Package name Size Checksum (sha1sum) APAR# PTF#
HMC_Update_V10R1M1020_x86.iso 5141334016 00d2010ed8bb28a93e4dec1b2947aa9fa0be59e7
MB04342 MF70046
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 10
 Release: 1
 Service Pack: 1020
HMC Build level 2206300707
MF70046 - HMC V10R1 M1020
","base_version=V10R1
"



PTF MF70047 HMC V10 R1 M1020 - for 7063 Hardware or vHMC for PowerVM (5765-HMB)

This package represents a service pack image that can be used to update the HMC from HMC V10 R1 M1010 release. You can also reference this package by APAR MB04343 and PTF MF70047. This image can be installed on top of HMC V10 R1 M1010 with or without other PTF or Service Packs before it.
  • Service packs are cumulative and will include all the interim fixes for the PTFs released up to and including the last service pack(s) for this HMC version. Please read the individual Readme files for each PTF to see the list of fixes.
Package information
Package name Size Checksum (sha1sum) APAR# PTF#
HMC_Update_V10R1M1020_ppc.iso 5138192384 889a93b3968fad791f0216f2399dfd8f5ed48da3
MB04343 MF70047
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 10
 Release: 1
 Service Pack: 1020
HMC Build level 2206300707
MF70047 - HMC V10R1 M1020
","base_version=V10R1
"


Backup and Restore with HMC 1020

If a HMC critical console backup is taken after installing M1020, the restore process requires installing the PTF MF69186/MF69187 on top of Recovery image V10R1M1010 with or without additional PTFs before restoring M1020 or higher to be successful.  If the PTF is not installed the following error will occur:

"/sbin/reboot:symbol lookup error: /sbin/reboot: undefined symbol: bus_wait_for_units_new, version SD_SHARED"

Mandatory PTF on HMC 1020

It is recommended to update HMC 1020 with the mandatory PTF MF70119/ MF70120 after installing/upgrading to HMC 1020 to avoid an HMC hang symptom.



Enhancements and New Features


Virtualization Management Interface (VMI) Configuration

Enterprise BMC-based Power Systems have a new interface to communicate with the Power hypervisor in addition to a connection to the Enterprise BMC. This interface is called the Virtualization Management Interface (VMI). Users need to configure the VMI IP address, after connecting an Enterprise BMC-based system to the HMC for enabling virtualization functions. It is recommended to configure the VMI IP before powering on the system.

HMC GUI:

  1. To view or modify the VMI configuration, complete the following steps:
  2. In the navigation area, click Resources, then select All Systems.
  3. In the content pane, select an Enterprise BMC-based managed system.
  4. In the menu pod, select ActionsVMI Configuration .
  5. From the VMI Configuration window, select the VMI interface that you want to modify then click Action to modify or clear the VMI configuration.
  6. After you modify the VMI configuration, click the Refresh icon to view the updated VMI configuration.

HMC CLI:

  1. Use the lssysconn -m <system> -r vmi command to view the VMI configuration for a managed system.
  2. Use the chsysconn -m <system> -r vmi command to modify the VMI configuration for a managed system.
  3. To get more information about the state of a managed system (specifically for states such as No connection and Incomplete), use the lssyscfg command as below

List of fixes

General fixes
Security fix

Command Line Changes




Known issues and limitations

Best Practices



Installation


Installation instructions for HMC Version 10 upgrades and corrective service can be found at these locations:

Updating, upgrading, and migrating your HMC machine code

Update(s) for HMC V10R1M1010



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