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I used to be a boss and had hired staff (system admin's) to do these types
of activities. Until last month, I had never laid hands on an HMC.
The two links below are what I used to find all the necessary pieces for
myself to successfully move a 7310-CR3 from V7R3.5 to V7R7.7 SP2.
I downloaded all necessary pieces to a windows 8 laptop, purchased a 5-pack
of DVD-RAM media from ebay, and used ImgBurn to create the media. Highly
educational, functional, and no issues. I am by no means an expert as
other are on this list. I had previously searched and read the archives
here to gain knowledge as well.
On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Jim Oberholtzer<
1) Save upgrade data.
2) Ensure you saved upgrade data.
3) Be really sure you saved upgrade data.
4) Use the two Recovery DVDs. One right after the other. If you follow
the prompts it will be obvious what to do. Put the first one in the DVD
drive an use the menu option under HMC management to reboot the server
to start it.
5) Apply the service pack.
You won't use the update DVD.
Larry/Pete may jump in with more specifics but really that's all you
really need. Backing up the HMC is a good idea too, if you have an FTP
site somewhere in your network (not the IBM i instance) you can just
back it up to that server.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 10/31/2013 11:22 AM, 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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