Appropriate network configuration

To prevent problems with DLPAR operations on the HMC, as well as Inventory Scout, Service Agent, and Service Focal Point, view the Ethernet network between the HMC and partitions as a mandatory administrative network used for these purposes. With careful network planning, you should not encounter any problems using these applications. However, if an AIX administrator mistakenly changes the TCP/IP configuration on a partition without notifying the HMC administrator, it might result in severe communication problems.