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ValentineSmith

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LPARs - big picture question
« on: February 01, 2007, 03:12:38 AM »
I can't seem to find a description of the difference between a "managed system" and a "frame".
Can anyone help me visualize the difference?

Thanx in advance to one and all.

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Re: LPARs - big picture question
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 09:50:15 AM »
Hello,

for my understanding a manged system has always a frame if it is not rack-mounted. e.g a p570 has not a frame but is a managed system, it is rackmaounted. a p595 has also a frame and is a managed system, its not rackmounted

Hope this help

Michael

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Re: LPARs - big picture question
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 11:16:17 AM »
The managed system is what actually runs as a SMP, or as a partitioned system. A frame is an element of a enterprise (24 inch rack) configuration. The models of managed systems that fit in a frame are P575, P590, and P595.

And of course, the drawers for a Frame(rack) are different from a 19-inch (standard) rack.

I am not sure what the HMC actually manages within the Frame - I am guessing it is power management for all the units (drawers and managed systems) within the frame.

Maybe their is someone from IBM hardware who also reads here, and can enlighten us.

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Re: LPARs - big picture question
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 08:56:20 PM »
HMC "Hardware Management Console" is required to manage  a MANAGED SERVER.
Without a HMC

Managed Server will run in Manufacturing Default Mode, with all resources
No logical partitioning
No Capacity on Demand
No Service Focal Point

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Re: LPARs - big picture question
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 11:03:39 AM »
Actually, the smaller (entry) systems can be managed by the IVM (Integrated Virtualization Manager).
Service Focal Point might be possible to emulate in a CSM environment, but would be much harder to setup.
Capacity on Demand, while not recommended, can also be manamged via the ASMI interface.