How to create lpar in aix

What is LPAR in AIX?

A logical partition (LPAR) is a subset of a computer’s hardware resources, virtualized as a separate computer. In effect, a physical machine can be partitioned into multiple logical partitions, each hosting a separate instance of an operating system.

Are LPAR virtual or physical?

Summary. Power Systems uses the term Logical Partition (LPAR), which is a vague non-descriptive term and the rest of the computing world uses Virtual Machine (VM).

What is HMC in AIX?

IBM i and AIX Hardware Management Console (HMC) A Hardware Management Console (HMC) is an appliance used to manage Power Systems servers. It also provides access to the console of every virtual machine (LPAR) on every managed server.

How do I access AIX HMC?

To access the HMC remotely, open the supported browser and enter the URL of https://<hmc host name or ip address>. Note that you must specify secure http (https). If your HMC host name is not in the DNS, you should specify the IP address assigned to the HMC for remote access.

Who should have access to the HMC?

You must have an administrator role to authorize HMC access. The HMC access settings determine access to all of the HMCs on the storage system. Allows authorized IBM service representatives to access the DS Service GUI.

How do I secure my HMC?

How do I lock down HMC?
  1. Disable remote command execution (ssh port).
  2. Disable remote virtual terminal (VTerm port).
  3. Disable remote web access (HMC GUI and REST API).
  4. Block ports in firewall using HMC network settings for each configured Ethernet port.

What is HMC used for?

Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a Physical / Virtual appliance used to manage IBM Systems including IBM System i, IBM System p, IBM System z, and IBM Power Systems. HMC supports command line (ssh) as well as web (https) user interfaces and REST API.