Agreed that the documentation could be easier to find and understand
organizationally. Once you get it though it's pretty straight up.
Understand that I'm not pitching for work here but this is one of those
things where having someone who does many of these upgrades do this work
can be a great idea. Once understood the process is not at all
difficult. Thing is you will do it now and then likely not for another
year (or two? :-) ) so you'll have to learn it all again for next time.
And what if you do miss something and make a mess?
Oh and the stuff is here:
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
On 10/31/2013 12:22 PM, Jim Essinger wrote:
This is what I REALLY don't like about the HMC upgrades. The informationthe
seems (to me at least) hard to find and understand or incomplete. Am I
only one who finds IBM fix central web pages for HMC fixes confusing?eFix
Which fixes do I order and how do I get them installed?
My HMC is currently at a V7R7.5 level with service pack 1 on a 7310 CR4
machine. I am trying to get it to V7R7.7 level with service pack 2 and
I ordered from fix central what I thought I needed, and received 4 DVDs
1) HMC Update DVD - Version 7 Release 7.7.0 SP2 (VOL 1 of 4) PKG ID
2) HMC Recovery DVD - Version 7 Release 7.7.0 (VOL 2 of 4) PKG ID MH01343help.
3) HMC Recovery DVD - Version 7 Release 7.7.0 (VOL 3 of 4) PKG ID MH01343
4) HMC Update DVD - iFix for V7 R7.7.0 (VOL 4 of 4) PKGID MH01355
No instructions were included with the shipment .
I found "Installation methods for HMC Version 7 updates and fixes" at:
Following those instructions the installation fails on the first DVD, and
won't even start with the second DVD.
Another (broken) link for "Upgrading or restoring HMC Version 7" at:
I think the instructions I need are there, but as it is broken, is no
Anyone have instructions or a link to instructions for upgrading from V7
R7.5 to V7 R7.7?
Thank you from a frustrated user:
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