Hardware Management Console and Support Elements
The Hardware Management Console (HMC) supports many functions and tasks to extend the management capabilities of the IBM z13 (z13). When tasks are performed on the HMC, the commands are sent to one or more Support Elements (SEs), which then issue commands to their central processor complexes (CPCs) or IBM z BladeCenter Extension (zBX).
This chapter addresses the HMC and SE in general, and adds relevant information for HMCs that manage ensembles with the IBM z Unified Resource Manager.
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