- Hardware Management Console can be a desktop or a rack-mounted appliance that manages the servers, and is used for partitioning and as a service tool.
- A managed system is a single physical server. It can have I/O expansion units, towers, drawers, and storage area network (SAN) resources.
- HMC communicates to the managed system through the service processor.
- The service processor is an embedded controller that monitors and controls the entire system and is running the bare metal Linux.
- The IBM POWER Hypervisor
™is a layer of system firmware that supports virtualization technologies, logical partitioning (LPAR), and dynamic resource movement across multiple operating system environments.