I know it is a console of sorts, but why have an HMC? My power 6 and power 7 machines have a plain jane pc that serves I guess as such. That is where we bring it up and answer the password and log onto the "master" screen, and besides that, we can turn it off (if we want), and never use it again. I read all the time about folks having to update their HMC firmware, etc. and seems like a real big hassle. Plus if I want to do "gotomypc" or "logmein" to this master pc, I can, which I am not sure that is as easy with the HMC?
When you can buy an off lease lenovo pc from ibm for $250 or less, why would you fart with a HMC? I must be missing something.