Procedure to upgrade firmware - Aix

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  1. Procedure to upgrade firmware

    Hi ,,
    For AIX 5.2 ,downloaded a latest firmware from IBM site,,so please
    kindly give detail procedure for how to upgrade frimware for Node
    AIX5.2.

    Thanks ,,
    rav.


  2. Re: Procedure to upgrade firmware

    rav wrote:
    > Hi ,,
    > For AIX 5.2 ,downloaded a latest firmware from IBM site,,so please
    > kindly give detail procedure for how to upgrade frimware for Node
    > AIX5.2.
    >
    > Thanks ,,
    > rav.
    >


    1. mksysb your system
    2. place the .img-file in /tmp/fwupdate
    3. run the following command as root
    /usr/lpp/diagnostics/bin/update-flash -f /tmp/fwupdate/imagefile.img
    4. your system will reboot and depend on which type of server you have
    it will run for a time (abut 30 min. for a p655)
    5. After your system is available again, check the new firmware level
    by: lscfg -vp |grep -p Platform
    6. Thats it ..

  3. Re: Procedure to upgrade firmware

    rav wrote:
    > For AIX 5.2 ,downloaded a latest firmware from IBM site,,so please
    > kindly give detail procedure for how to upgrade frimware for Node
    > AIX5.2.


    What's wrong with the _very_ detailed firmware update description
    on the IBM microcode download page[1]? No offense, but if you're
    not able to find that description and/or don't understand the steps
    in there, i'd suggest to refrain from touching the microcode at all.
    Better call IBM and have them send over a trained technician, than
    screwing up the machines _really_ bad!

    Just my 2 cents,

    Frank


    [1] http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/firmware/

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