Date: July 3, 2003
The Hardware Maintenance Console (HMC) is used to configure LPARS on pSeries servers. Although we sometimes refer to the HMC as an appliance, you still need to keep it's software current and back up the configuration.
(I had a situation this week where a HMC was corrupted by a Linux virus that propagated through the network. The problem may have been avoided by applying the current HMC updates, which included security patches that addressed this virus.)
The updates and more can be found on the "HMC Support Home Page" at: