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Re: HMC OS upgrade - 740 to 770


I've always used media downloaded with download director to my pc and
burned to dvd. I haven't tried network installs or downloading to the HMC
but your's and DrFranken's problems suggest i try at the lab first (lucky i
have a cr3 to update when i have the time)...

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Steinmetz, Paul <PSteinmetz@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

To all,

I just completed an HMC OS upgrade, 740 SP2 to 770 SP 2.
The first upgrade failed, I tried using the images downloaded from IBM
directly to HMC.
Something was either missing or one of the images was corrupted.
Did anyone ever have a successful upgrade from media downloaded from IBM
to HMC.

As a back up solution, I burned the HMC recovery disks from my PC, these
iso downloaded ok.
Followed section 2 of Scratch install of HMC from Recovery CDs.
Then Restore upgrade data from USB.

Everything back to normal, and upgraded to latest, 770 SP 2.
78 is out, but not recommended by HMC folks until next year.

Also applied latest firmware, AL 740 121, will be doing a platform IPL
Monday night to apply all firmware.

Thank You
Paul Steinmetz
IBM i Systems Administrator

Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071

610-826-9117 work
610-826-9188 fax
610-349-0913 cell
610-377-6012 home


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