New HMC Interface Available
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The support notice on HMC V7R3.1.0 can be found at this web page:
There's a link from that page to a document that provides tips for using the new interface. The new screens are intended to make management more intuitive.
Until third quarter 2007, English is the only language in which messages will be displayed in the new HMC code.
There may be some confusion over how new HMCs are designated. We have, for example, a 7042-C06 and a 7310-C06. The former will be shipped with HMC V7 code (Feature Code #0962), and the latter will default to HMC V6R1.2 (Feature Code #0961). A 7310 HMC can be ordered new or upgraded to HMC V7 with Feature Code #0962. From a hardware point of view, the machines are identical. Likewise, a 7042-CR4 and 7310-CR4 are the same rack-mounted HMC hardware loaded with HMC V7 and HMC V6.1.2, respectively.