IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console (HMC) Virtual Appliance Version 9 offers new enhancements

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-183
April 23, 2019

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IBM® Power® Systems Hardware Management Console (HMC) Virtual Appliance V9 adds support for the new generation of the IBM POWER9™ technology-based platform. Additional function includes:

  • The ability to define custom DHCP server ranges
  • Support for Multi-Path I/O (MPIO) routes through Virtual I/O Server (VIOS) when running as an IBM PowerVM® logical partition
  • Preservation of resource roles across live and inactive partition migration
  • The capability to remote restart a partition with the minimum required processor and memory on a target server
  • The ability to allow one server to be concurrently both source and destination for Live Partition Migration
  • SR-IOV RoCE support

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Resources for the HMC virtual appliance VM: Four CPUs, 8 GB of memory, 500 GB of disk space, and two network interfaces.

The virtual appliance is available in IBM e-config to manage all IBM POWER7®, IBM POWER8®, and IBM POWER9 hardware that includes PowerVM.

5765-HMB (Power based)


The Power Systems HMC virtual appliance requires a Power Systems server with a POWER8 or POWER9 technology-based processor. For additional information, see the Installing the HMC Virtual Appliance web page.


  • PowerVM

5765-HMW (x86 based)


  • x86 64-bit hardware with hardware virtualization assists (Intel™ VT-x or AMD-V)


  • KVM 2.5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 7
  • Xen on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 or Ubuntu 16.04
  • VMware ESXi 6.0, or later

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Planned availability date

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May 17, 2019

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Program number VRM Program Name
5765-HMB 9.1.930 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance for POWER®-based systems
5765-HMW 9.1.930 IBM HMC Virtual Appliance for x86 based systems

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


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