Hardware Management Console Readme

Version 9 Release 1 Maintenance 920 (V9 R1 M920) README

Updated: 12 September 2018
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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 legacy HMC that runs on x86/Intel/AMD  hardware for both the 7042 Machine Type appliances and the Virtual HMC that can run on the Intel hypervisors (KVM, VMWare, Xen).

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

DNS - Domain Name Server

GUI - Graphical user interface

vHMC - Virtual HMC. The HMC appliance that runs in supported VM Hypervisors

Installation Notes

Note 1: HMC V9R1 is the last supported release for the 7042 appliance models.

Note 2: During the installation, the screen can pause or go blank. Press the space bar or scroll-lock to activate the display again.


PTF MH01759 HMC V9 R1.920.0  Service Pack - for 7042 Machine Types or vHMC for x86 hypervisors (5765-HMW)

This package is a service pack image that can be used to update your HMC from HMC V9 R1.910.0 to the HMC V9 R1.920.0. You can also reference this package by PTF MH01759 and APAR MB04146. This image can be installed on top of HMC Version 9 Release 1.910.0 Recovery installation PTF MH01733 with or without additional PTFs installed.

Package information
Package name Size Checksum (sha1sum) APAR# PTF#
HMC_Update_V9R1M920_SP0_x86.iso 3436152832 303772caa336fee2007c52a609ef29babd707086
MB04146 MH01759
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 9
 Release: 1
 Service Pack: 920
 HMC Build level 1807241531
 MH01759 - HMC V9R1 M920 [x86_64]
 ","base_version=V9R1
"



PTF MH01760 HMC V9 R1.920.0 Service Pack - for 7063 Machine Types or vHMC for PowerVM (5765-HMB)

This package represents a service pack image that can be used to update your HMC from HMC V9 R1.910.0 to the HMC V9 R1.920.0 . You can also reference this package PTF MH01760 and APAR MB04147. This image can be installed on top of HMC Version 9 Release 1 910.0 Recovery installation PTF MH01735 with or without additional PTFs installed.

Note: 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_V9R1M920_SP0_ppc.iso 3459534848 b3e80653f386d6b1e0ab8f32e66c5e6570c302d9
MB04147 MH01760
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 9
 Release: 1
 Service Pack: 920
 HMC Build level 1807241531
 MH01760 - HMC V9R1 M920 [ppc64le]
 "," base_version=V9R1 
"

Enhancements and new function

New Functions

List of fixes

General fixes
Security fixes

Command line changes


Known issues and Limitations

Web browser requirements

Learn about the requirements your web browser must meet to monitor and control the HMC.

To access HMC through a remote browser in a Windows 7 environment, you must have a minimum/default of 1600x900 screen resolution.

HMC web browser support requires HTML 2.0, JavaScript 1.0, Java™ Virtual Machine (JVM), Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Version 8 U151, and cookie support in browsers that will connect to the HMC. Contact your support personnel to assist you in determining if your browser is configured with a Java Virtual Machine. The web browser must use HTTP 1.1. If you are using a proxy server, HTTP 1.1 must be enabled for the proxy connections. Additionally, pop-ups must be enabled for all HMCs addressed in the browser if running with pop-ups disabled.

The following browsers have been tested:

Google Chrome

This HMC version supports Google Chrome Version 66.0.3359.181 (Official Build) (64-bit).

Safari

This HMC version supports Safari 11.1

Microsoft Internet Explorer

This HMC version supports supports Internet Explorer 11.0.9600

Mozilla Firefox

This HMC version supports Mozilla Firefox Version 52 Extended Support Release (ESR) and Mozilla Firefox Version 60 Extended Support Release (ESR). Ensure that the JavaScript options to raise or lower windows and to move or resize existing windows are enabled. To enable these options, click the Content tab in the browser’s Options dialog, click Advanced next to the Enable JavaScript option, and then select the Raise or lower windows option and the Move or resize existing windows options. Use these options to easily switch between HMC tasks.  For more information about the latest Mozilla Firefox ESR levels, see Security Advisories for Firefox ESR.

Clearing the Browser Cache

In Microsoft Internet Explorer
  1. Open the Browser
  2. Select Tools
  3. Select Internet Options
  4. Under Browser History, select Delete
  5. Check "Temporary Internet files and websites files" and "Cookies and website data"
  6. Click on Delete

In Mozilla Firefox

1. In the top-right corner of the browser window click the menubutton
    Choose History, and then Clear Recent History.
    In time range to clear, select "Everything"
    In the Details section, select "Cookies" and "Cache"
    Click on "Clear now"
2. In the top-right corner of the browser window click the menu button
    Choose Options > Advanced > Network >
    In "Offline Web Content and User Data" section click on "Clear Now"

In Google Chrome

1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the Chrome menu
    Choose History.
    Click the button Clear browsing data. A dialog will appear.
    From the drop-down menu, select "the beginning of time."
    Check the boxes "Cookies, site, and plug-in data" and "Cache"
    Click the button Clear browsing data.
2. Open the following URL with the Chrome browser: chrome://appcache-internals/
    If there is an entry related to the target hmc, click the corresponding “Remove” link

Other web browser considerations

Session cookies need to be enabled in order for ASMI to work when connected to HMC remotely. The ASM proxy code saves session information and uses it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click the Privacy tab and select Advanced.
  3. Determine whether Always allow session cookies is checked.
  4. If not checked, select Override automatic cookie handling and Always allow session cookies.
  5. For the First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies, choose block, prompt, or accept. Prompt is preferred, in which case you are prompted every time a site tries to write cookies. Some sites need to be allowed to write cookies.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click Tools > Options.
  2. Click the Cookies Tab.
  3. Select Allow sites to set cookies.
    If you want to allow only specific sites, select Exceptions, and add the HMC to allow access.


Installation

Installation instructions for HMC Version 9 upgrades and corrective service can be found at these locations:

Updating, upgrading, and migrating your HMC machine code

Instructions and images for upgrading via a remote network install can be found here:

HMC V9 network installation images and installation instructions


Virtual HMC Installation for x86 hypervisors

Installation Images 

Download of the Power Hardware Management Virtual Appliance (vHMC) install images are available at the Entitled Systems Support site (ESS): http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss .  You must be entitled to Product ID 5765-HMW or 5765-HMV in order to download 5765-HMW from the ESS site.

Upgrade of 5765-HMV to 5765-HMW is supported.

Fixes, mandatory fixes and service packs for the vHMC are common to the Power Hardware management console (HMC) and will be available at IBM Fix Central.

The splash panel information (lshmc -V output) for the vHMC will be the same as for the HMC recovery DVD that is documented in the above description section.

Installation guidance for installing the vHMC into your hypervisor is found in the IBM Knowledge Center. Installation procedures may vary depending on the operating system you use and the hypervisor you use.

A feature of the vHMC is the activation engine which allows you to preconfigure the HMC Console by passing configuration information to the HMC at the first boot of the HMC, when using these images. Please look at the on-line Knowledge Center documentation on using the Activation Engine feature.

Notes for the Virtual Appliance for  x86 hypervisors

Installation methods for vHMC on x86 hypervisors
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER8/p8hai/p8hai_installvhmc.htm

After the upgrade, install the mandatory fix using the instructions at Installation methods for HMC Version 8 fixes



Virtual HMC for PowerVM LPARS

Installation Images 

Download of the Power Hardware Management Virtual Appliance (vHMC) install images are available at the Entitled Systems Support site (ESS): http://www-304.ibm.com/servers/eserver/ess/OpenServlet.wss . You must be entitled to Product ID 5765-HMA or 5765-HMB in order to download 5765-HMB from the ESS site.

Upgrade of 5765-HMA to 5765-HMB is supported.

Fixes, mandatory fixes and service packs for the vHMC are common to the Power Hardware management console (HMC) and are available at IBM Fix Central.

The splash panel information (lshmc -V output) for the vHMC will be the same as for the HMC recovery DVD that is documented in the above description section for the 7063 Machine type.

Installation guidance for installing the vHMC into your hypervisor are found in the Online Knowledge Center. Installation procedures may vary depending on the operating system you use and the hypervisor you use. 

Notes for the Virtual Appliance for PowerVM :


Installation of vHMC for LPARs:
http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/POWER8/p8hai/p8hai_vhmc_pvm.htm


General Virtual HMC notes

National Language Support (Supported languages)

Languages

Locales

English

en_US,en_AU,en_BE,en_BE@preeuro,en_CA,en_GB,en_GB@euro,en_HK,en_IE,en_IE@preeuro,en_IN,en_NZ,en_PH,en_PK,en_SG,en_ZA

Catalan

ca_ES, ca_ES@preeuro

German

de_DE, de_DE@preeuro, de_CH, de_AT, de_AT@preeuro, de_LU, de_LU@preeuro

French

fr_FR, fr_FR.UTF-8, fr_CH, fr_CA, fr_BE, fr_BE@preeuro, fr_LU, fr_LU@preeuro

Italian

it_IT, it_IT@preeuro, it_CH

Spanish

es_ES, es_ES@preeuro, es_AR, es_BO, es_CL, es_CO, es_CR, es_DO, es_EC,es_SV, es_GT, es_HN, es_MX, es_NI, es_PA, es_PY,es_PE, es_PR, es_US, es_UY,es_VE

Brazilian Portuguese

pt_BR

Portugal Portuguese

pt_PT, pt_PT@preeuro

Polish

pl_PL, pl_PL.UTF-8, pl_PL@euro,pl_PL@preeuro

Japanese

Ja_JP

Simplified Chinese

zh_CN, zh_SG

Traditional Chinese

zh_TW, zh_HK

Korean

ko_KR

Hungarian

hu_HU, hu_HU.UTF-8,hu_HU@euro,hu_HU@preeuro

Dutch

nl_NL, nl_NL@preeuro, nl_BE, nl_BE@preeuro

Russian

ru_RU

Czech

cs_CZ, cs_CZ.UTF-8,cs_CZ@euro,cs_CZ@preeuro

Slovakian

sk_SK, sk_SK.UTF-8,sk_SK@euro,sk_SK@preeuro


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