HMC commands

This topic includes descriptions of the Hardware Management Console (HMC) commands.

An alternative to performing tasks on the HMC graphical user interface is using the command-line interface (CLI).

HMC command information, including examples, is available from the HMC command line using the man command. To view the command information, type man and then the command name. For example, to learn more about the Create a user for the HMC (mkhmcusr) command, type the following at the command line:

man mkhmcusr

You can use the CLI in the following situations:

On a local HMC, you can use the CLI in a terminal window. To open a terminal window, use the Open Restricted Shell Terminal task from the HMC Management work pane.

Last updated: Wed, September 13, 2017