The IBM Power Systems Hardware Management Console (HMC) virtual appliance can be used to manage any of the systems that are supported by the version 8 HMC, which includes Power Systems servers with IBM POWER6, POWER7, and POWER8 processors.
The Power Systems HMC virtual appliance offers these benefits:
Provides hardware, service, and basic virtualization management for your Power Systems servers
Offers the same functionality as the traditional HMC
Runs as a virtual machine on an x86 server virtualized either by VMware ESXi or Red Hat KVM