IBM® provides the Hardware Management Pack and the BladeCenter® Chassis Management Pack for you to integrate into the Operations Manager, to enhance the management of IBM systems. The Hardware Management Pack discovers IBM System x™ systems, BladeCenter blade server systems, and system components, and then monitors their health. The IBM BladeCenter Chassis Management Pack discovers IBM BladeCenter chassis units and chassis components, such as the management module and I/O modules, and monitors their health. The Hardware Management Pack will integrate the BladeCenter Chassis Management Pack more tightly in future releases, but for now they are two separate management packs.

This information describes installing the Hardware Management Pack.

See the for information about integrating the BladeCenter Chassis Management Pack into the Operations Manager.