I'm running 7.7.5 against my P5 box just fine. It requires the correct firmware.

See: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/firmware/supportedCombinations

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

On 9/28/2012 1:57 PM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:
But the last recommended level for POWER5 is v7r3.4 SP4, isnt it?

Best Regards,

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 3:48 PM, DrFranken<midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Now why would he select POWER if he has a POWER5??:-) Honestly that
> unit is to IBM a 'System i' as that's what it was when manufactured and
> for most items you really do want to start down the correct path or it
> can be difficult to get the right combination of firmware etc.
> I think what Paul's after is that it seems IBM is 'trying' to tell him
> not to go to 7.750. However on the supported versions table it IS shown
> as legit to connect a 7.750 HMC to a POWER5 with appropriate firmware.
> - Larry
> On 9/28/2012 2:23 PM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
>> Are you selecting:
>> Product Group: All Hardware
>> Product: Power
>> Product: Firmware SDMC& HMC
>> Then your server:
>> ??
>> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Paul Fenstermacher<
>> PFenstermacher@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> It seems odd to me that I'm able to order HMC 7.7.5 and there's SP1
>>> available but when I go to this URL,
>>> http://www-304.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/power5cm/supportedcode.html, I
>>> can click on supported code combinations under Power 7, Power 6 or Power 5
>>> then click on High-End, Mid-Range, or Entry-Level systems and they all
>>> show V7R7.4 as the latest level. Am I missing something or did that last
>>> remaining QA/web site maintenance staff member at IBM finally retire? I'd
>>> like to feel comfortable putting all my HMC's at 7.7.5 and I think I do but
>>> seeing it on this web site would be good.
>>> Paul Fenstermacher
>>> Systems/Network Administrator, Senior
>>> Jack Henry& Associates
>>> Monett, Mo 65708
>>> 417-235-4114 ext. 177389
>>> pfenstermacher@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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