IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC)
  • 24 Mar 2022
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IBM Hardware Management Console (HMC)

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The Hardware Management Console (HMC) is a hardware appliance that you can use to configure and control one or more managed systems. You can use the HMC to create and manage logical partitions and activate Capacity Upgrade on Demand. Using service applications, the HMC communicates with managed systems to detect, consolidate, and send information to service and support for analysis.


Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices

Parameters

  1. Host Name or IP Address (required) - The hostname or IP address of the IBM Hardware Management Console server.
  2. User Name and Password (required) - The credentials for a user account that has the permissions to fetch assets.
  3. Verify SSL (required, default: False) - Verify the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.
    • When enabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address is verified against the CA database inside of Axonius. When the SSL certificate can not be validated against the CA database inside Axonius, the connection fails with an error.
    • When disabled, the SSL certificate offered by the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address is not verified against the CA database inside Axonius.
  4. HTTPS Proxy (optional, default: empty) - A proxy to use when connecting to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address.
    • When supplied, Axonius uses the proxy when connecting to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address.
    • When not supplied, Axonius connects directly to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address.
  5. HTTPS Proxy User Name (optional, default: empty) - The user name to use when connecting to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address via the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
    • When supplied, Axonius authenticates with this value when connecting to the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
    • When not supplied, Axonius does not perform authentication when connecting to the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
  6. HTTPS Proxy Password (optional, default: empty) - The password to use when connecting to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address via the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
    • When supplied, Axonius authenticates with this value when connecting to the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
    • When not supplied, Axonius does not perform authentication when connecting to the value supplied in HTTPS Proxy.
  7. To learn more about common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.

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APIs

Axonius uses the IBM HMC REST API.

Required Ports

Axonius must be able to communicate with the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address via the following ports:

  • TCP port 443

Required Permissions

The value supplied in User Name must have READ permissions

Version Matrix

This adapter was only tested with the versions marked as supported, but may work with other versions. Contact Axonius Support if you have a version that is not listed, which is not functioning as expected.

Version Supported Notes
IBM Hardware Management Console API Version 2.15.0 Yes

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Supported From Version

Supported from Axonius version 4.5


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