HMC: HMC and LPAR management commands

HMC: HMC and LPAR management commands

# Tested on HMC v.6 / v.7

# List of HMC commands, in case web based tool is not available, to
# manage LPARs and HMC itself

# HMC Management
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Show HMC version

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lshmc -V
   "version= Version: 6
    Release: 1.3
   HMC Build level 20080112.1
   MH01110: Security fixes for HMC 6.1.3 (05-22-2008)
   MH01127: Enable Upgrading to V7R3.4.0 (08-18-2008)
   MH01128: Disable HTTP trace
   MH01168: Duplicate LPAR ID's when using HACMP failover (01-28-2009)
   MH01082: New DST updates and Code Update fix for E302F842 [...] failures (01-12-2008)

# HMC reboot

hscroot@hmcp590:~> hmcshutdown -r -t0

# Change user's password

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chhmcusr -u hscroot -t passwd
   Enter the new password:
   Retype the new password:

# Show Available Filesystem Space

hscroot@hmcp590:~> monhmc -r disk -n 0
   Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
   /dev/sda2             16184388   6952260   8410004  46% /
   tmpfs                   512464         0    512464   0% /dev/shm
   /dev/sda3              5929732   2928380   2700136  53% /var
   /dev/sda7              8088148    103196   7574092   2% /dump
   /dev/sda8               217844     16428    190172   8% /extra
   /dev/hdc               4472346   4472346         0 100% /media/cdrom

# LPAR Management
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Overview of Managed Systems controlled by HMC

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lssyscfg -r sys -F name:serial_num:state

# Overview of LPARs on a Managed System (Show LPAR ID, name and status)

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lssyscfg -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -F lpar_id:name:state
   11:p590n11:Not Activated

# Identify LPARs running on a given Managed System
hscroot@hmcp590:~> vtmenu
 Retrieving name of managed system(s) . . .

  Managed Systems:
   1) Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF
   2) Server-9119-590-SN456XXFG

 Enter Number of Managed System.   (q to quit): 2

  Partitions On Managed System:  Server-9119-590-SN456XXFG
   1)    my_lpar_01                           Running
   2)    my_lpar_02                           Running
   3)    my_lpar_03                           Running
   4)    my_lpar_04                           Running
   5)    my_lpar_05                           Running

 Enter Number of Running Partition (q to quit): q

# Show history of LED code status ("-n <NUM>" for the last NUM codes).
# Current status in the first line.

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lsrefcode -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -r lpar --filter "lpar_names=<p590n22>" -n 10 -F lpar_name:refcode

# Show a list of all adapters physically plugged into a server and LPAR assignment

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lshwres -r io -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> --rsubtype slot  -F lpar_name:drc_name:description
   p590v01:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-T6:SCSI bus controller
   p590n06:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C08:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590n05:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C09:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP
   p590n15:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C10:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP
   p590n03:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C01:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590n04:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C02:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590v01:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C03:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP
   p590n12:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-C04:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590v01:U5791.001.99B02WV-P1-T5:SCSI bus controller

# Same, filtering by LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lshwres -r io -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> --rsubtype slot -F lpar_name:drc_name:description --filter "lpar_names=<p590n22>"
   p590n22:U5791.001.99B069L-P1-C10:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590n22:U5791.001.99B069L-P2-C01:Fibre Channel Serial Bus
   p590n22:U5791.001.99B0DV4-P2-C08:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP
   p590n22:U5791.001.99B0DV4-P2-C09:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP
   p590n22:U5791.001.99B0DV4-P2-C10:PCI 1Gbps Ethernet UTP

# Show status of DLPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lspartition -dlpar
<#0> Partition:<19*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5300-01-00-0000>, DCaps:<0x2f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<256>
<#1> Partition:<17*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5.3>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<774>
<#2> Partition:<20*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5300-06-03-0732>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<813>
<#3> Partition:<22*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5300-06-03-0732>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<345>
<#4> Partition:<18*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5.3>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<256>
<#5> Partition:<14*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5300-09-02-0849>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<256>
<#6> Partition:<13*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5.3>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<824>
<#7> Partition:<7*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<1>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5.3>, DCaps:<0x3f>, CmdCaps:<0xb, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<256>
<#8> Partition:<8*9119-590*8305FBF,,>
       Active:<0>, OS:<AIX, 5.3, 5.3>, DCaps:<0x0>, CmdCaps:<0x0, 0xb>, PinnedMem:<1102>

# Soft reset (halt) of a LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o shutdown -n <p590n22>

# Hard reset
(halt) of a LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o shutdown -n <p590n22> --immed

# Soft reset (reboot) of a LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o shutdown -n <p590n22> --restart

# Hard reset (reboot) of a LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o shutdown -n <p590n22> --immed --restart

# Get LPAR Virtual Console

hscroot@hmcp590:~> mkvterm -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -p <p590n22>

# To remove an active connection to the console that prevents us from connecting:

hscroot@hmcp590:~> rmvterm -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -p <p590n22>

# Activation of a LPAR (specify profile)

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o on -f <profile> -n <p590n22>

# Boot a LPAR into SMS Menu (specify profile)

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o on -f <profile> -b sms -n <p590n22>

# Boot a LPAR into Open Firmware prompt (specify profile)

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> -o on -f <profile> -b of -n <p590n22>

# List available profiles for a given LPAR

hscroot@hmcp590:~> lssyscfg -r prof -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF> --filter "lpar_names=<p590n22>"
*name=p590n22 normal,lpar_name=p590n22,lpar_id=22,lpar_env=aixlinux,all_resources=0,min_mem=1024,\
desired_mem=4608,max_mem=6144,proc_mode=shared,min_proc_units=1.0,desired_proc_units=1.0, \
max_proc_units=4.0,min_procs=1,desired_procs=1,max_procs=8,sharing_mode=uncap,uncap_weight=128, \
"io_slots=2104001C/none/1,21020025/none/1,21040025/none/1,21010020/none/1,21030025/none/1", \
lpar_io_pool_ids=none,max_virtual_slots=10,"virtual_serial_adapters=1/server/1/any//any/1,0/server/1/any//any/1", \
"virtual_scsi_adapters=2/client/1/p590v01/22/0,3/client/2/p590v02/22/0",virtual_eth_adapters=none, \
sni_device_ids=none,hca_adapters=none,boot_mode=norm,conn_monitoring=1,auto_start=0,power_ctrl_lpar_ids=none, \

# Bring the key switch to position NORMAL

# On some power5 HMCs, when a LPAR does not properly boot after issuing the power on command,
# showing a message similar to following one

0514-440 cfgcon: failed to create log file: check path name, permissions, and available space

# it may be necessary to set the key switch back to normal position

hscroot@hmcp590:~> chsysstate -r lpar -o chkey -k norm -n <p590n22> -m <Server-9119-590-SN8305FBF>

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