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nPartition Administrator's Guide > Chapter 4 Using Management Interfaces and Tools

SMS (Support Management Station) for HP Superdome Servers


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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, among others).

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 nPartition Provider.

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.

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