ItmSysp: Spring is here!...New HMC agent combines CEC agent function!
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After a colder than normal winter in North Carolina, Spring is finally here. While today's high of 45F is nearly 20 degrees below normal, this past Saturday gave a taste of Spring with a beautiful, sunny 74F day. After hibernating most of the Winter, these turtles came out in force at a local pond to see what is new under the sun.
So what else is new this Spring? It is the new ITM HMC Base agent v18.104.22.168, and it might replace your CEC Base agent. If you have used the CEC Base agent, you have probably know the requirement that the AIX perfagent.tools fileset has to be at a certain level to avoid problems (see Required perfagent.tools Versions). And this requirement is for all the LPARs on the CEC. If you are down level, it can be a lot of work to upgrade all your LPARs.
So, we have added CPU attributes to the HMC Base agent in version 22.214.171.124 and the HMC agent does not have the perfagent.tools requirement! There are a couple of new but minimal requirements to use the new HMC agent:
The main new function is that HMC Base agent collects CPU data, same as the CEC Base agent, but the HMC agent gets the data from HMC, while the CEC agent has to communicate with each LPAR to get the data. Here is a partial list of the new function in v126.96.36.199:
Reports have been enhanced quite a bit, as well. See the "New in this release" section of the HMC Base Agent v188.8.131.52 Users Guide.
The part numbers on Passport Advantage are:
Give it try - I think you will really like it! Remember that you can always find the latest information on the System p agent at the System p Agents Troubleshooting Wiki.