Let me start by sating that I'm completely new into IBM servers, so there are a lot of concepts that i don't even heard about.
I "inherited" an almost new IBM Power 520 server, in my company, and it was never used, and i want to give it a real and decent use, so as i don't need it as an i system server, i decided to install on it an ESXi or an Ubuntu Server Linux.
As soon as i started loking at the server, i came across a basic problem: there is no VGA port... but as i saw several network ports with different names, i thought some of them could be some king of an iLOM or iLO (from SUN and HP servers), that i could access from a remote PC, and do all the management of the server.
I got some books, and they all refer HMC, that as far as i understood, it's a physical console, used to manage this kind of servers.
My questions are:
- This HMC is a software? Can i install it in any PC with Windows or something elselike?
- Is this HMC mandatory to install a operating system in this server?
What's the best way to install this server without any costs?
Does anyone knows of any "IBM Server install for Dummies" like website or PDF book that can help me?
Thanks a lot in advance.