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HMC Enhanced View: Configuring the HMC to Accept Remote Browser session



The HMC supports several types of remote connections. This document describes how to configure the HMC to receive and work with a remote browser connection request.


This document applies to Version 8 and later Enhanced View

Resolving The Problem

The HMC supports several types of remote connections. Do the following to configure the HMC to receive and work with a remote Browser connection request:

Step 1: Locate the network adapter used for remote access.
One of the adapters (typically eth1) must be configured with an ip address on the "open" network for remote user access:
Select HMC Management>Console Settings>Change Network Settings>Lan Adapters tab.
On the Lan Adapters tab, select the ip address used for remote access and click Details...

Step 2: Ensure the lan adapter firewall is enabled for Remote Web Access:
On the LAN Adapter Details dialog, click the Firewall Settings tab. Scroll through the lower list box looking for Secure Remote Web Access - 443:tcp, 12443:tcp an 9960:tcp. If it is not in the lower list box, select it in the top list box. Then, click the Allow Incoming button. Click OK to save the change.

Step 3: Ensure the HMC Remote Operation server is enabled:

Select Users and Security > Systems and Console Security > Enable Remote Operation. On the Remote Operation Options dialog, verify the Remote Operation shows Enabled. If it is not, select it from the pull down and click OK.

Step 4: Ensure the remote workstation has network access to the HMC
Test network connectivity by running a ping command to the ip address used for remote access of the HMC.

Step 5: Open a secure browser session (https)
To start the connection, use the url https://<host name or ip address> where <hostname or ip address> is the HMC ip address used for remote user access.
Check the HMC release notes (readme) for a list of supported browsers. Release notes can be found in IBM Fix Central. Example for V887:

[{"Product":{"code":"SSB6AA","label":"Power System Hardware Management Console Physical Appliance"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU054","label":"Systems w\/TPS"},"Component":"HMC","Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"Version Independent","Edition":"Advanced","Line of Business":{"code":"LOB08","label":"Cognitive Systems"}}]

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Modified date:
22 September 2021