The Support Management Station (SMS) is a workstation or
PC that is connected to an HP Superdome server through the service processor
private LAN. The SMS may either be an HP-UX workstation or an HP ProLiant
system running Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later.
The SMS primarily is used by HP-certified service and support
personnel for system scan, upgrade, and hardware verification purposes.
The Windows SMS is an HP ProLiant system running the Windows
operating system that has an enhanced system support toolset, including Partition
Manager and the HP nPartition commands (such as parcreate and parstatus,
Use of the nPartition commands from a Windows SMS requires
specifying the remote management command-line options (either the -u...
-h... set of options or the -g... -h... options).
For details see “Specifying Remote Management Options to Commands”.
You can use the Windows versions of the nPartition commands
to remotely manage servers based on the HP sx1000 chipset or HP sx2000 chipset.
Remote management using IPMI over LAN is supported for all servers based on
the HP sx1000 chipset or HP sx2000 chipset. Remote nPartition management using
WBEM is supported for nPartitions running an operating system with the HP
Details on the Windows SMS release of nPartition commands
are given in “Commands for Configuring nPartitions”.
For more details about the SMS for Superdome servers, refer
to the Service Guide for your model of Superdome server.