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RE: HMC updates ?



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Yesterday I had a "phone home" event from one of my customer's HMC. The
support group told me they are recommending 7.7.7 service pack 2. (not SP3)
as that is the most stable release right now. I'm going to completely
reload that system this morning with the 7.7.7 SP2 code.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 7:31 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC updates ?

At one point V7R7.8.0 was pulled from the download site due to issues with
upgrading. My first upgrade (using the network method) failed and I had to
reload my HMC from media as well.

You didn't by chance have older media from when V7R7.8.0 was first released
that you used for your upgrade???

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

www.frankeni.com
www.iDevCloud.com
www.iInTheCloud.com

On 2/21/2014 11:05 AM, Jerry Draper wrote:

We upgraded our 7043-CR4 to V7R780 with PTF MH01388 yesterday.

We burned .ISO DVDs from downloaded files.

The upgrade didn't work. IBM said we had a media issue. Maybe.

With help from IBM we we able to do an install of 7.7.80 from the same
DVD. Go figure. It was like a scratch/reload of the HMC. There was
some reconfiguring to do but it discovered the FSB of the two managed
systems with no problem.

One big issue is that we learned that if you are on V7.7.80 you CANNOT
have any other HMCs at a lower level due to an increase in the FSB on
the IBMi.

Jerry



On 2/21/2014 2:35 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
Thank you much for the information.


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Rob,

I agree, and that's why I did not blindly suggest the upgrade to 7.7.8.

7.7.7 is the newest release that is currently on the web site
compatibility lists. You need a CR3 or C05 or later to get to 7.7.7.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC updates ?

Jack,

Maybe this doesn't apply to you but others should keep in mind that
some of the older HMC's won't run the latest and greatest HMC code.
Like ours.
(upgrade planned).
Also, you should ensure that your level of firmware is compatible
with your HMC code.


Rob Berendt
--
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Garrett, IN 46738
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From: Jack Kingsley <iseriesflorida@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 02/20/2014 01:36 PM
Subject: Re: HMC updates ?
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Thank you.


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Jack,

As Jerry points out 7.7.8 is out, but to answer your question; yes
just
put
on the SP3. I don't remember if the eFix is part of that or not.
You
can
always try to load it. If it's there it will tell you.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jerry Draper
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:04 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC updates ?

v7.7.8 is available.

Jerry

On 2/20/2014 5:19 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:
I have 7.7.4 and need to get current on Service Packs. I notice
there is a current SP3 and an EFIX, do I need to do all the SP's
or can I just get the current SP3, then put on the EFIX.


--
Jerome Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976 iSeries,
Network,
and
Connectivity Specialists -- iSeries, LAN/WAN/VPN Representing
WinTronix, Synapse, Netopia, HiT, and others .....
(415) 457-3431; www.trilosoft.com

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