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The Four Hundred: IBM Offers HMC-Less iSeries Linux Partitioning

Apr 19, 2005, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

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"In addition to making several storage-related announcements last Tuesday for the iSeries line, IBM has also listened to its customers and developed a new way to create and manage Linux partitions on the iSeries without the need of the Hardware Management Console. The HMC is an external Linux-based management console that controls logical partitions on i5 and p5 Power-based servers. It costs several thousand dollars, and is something of a pain in the neck for small- and medium-sized businesses.

"To that end, IBM has created a third way to do Linux partitions, one that gets rid of some of the vulnerabilities in using logical partitions on pre-Virtualization Engine, i5/OS-class iSeries iron even if it does have some restrictions and is not, technically speaking, as resilient or flexible as using the HMC..."

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