There is a well defined process documented in the cover letter for the HMC upgrades to do this. Essentially you download a separate set of about 5 files and place them on an FTP site reachable by the HMC. Then in the command line you pull those images over to the HMC with GETUPGFILES (sp?). Once there you do the save upgrade data (VERY IMPORTANT) and then a special IPL from the command line to do the upgrade. I have done MANY HMCs this way including at least a dozen HMCs that I have never physically seen. Only failure I've had so far was on my own HMC going to V7R7.8.0 which is a known issue.

DO Be prepared to not be able to reach the HMC for 'some minutes' as that single hard drive in there means it will take a minimum of 15 minutes and more like 1/2 hour before it starts communicating again. IF you can get to a display on the device you'll see things happening but when you're strictly remote it takes some patience to trust it's actually going to come back.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 2/25/2014 7:40 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:

All the updates I have done have been local on DVD. Has anyone had success
in using NFS or FTP. Could you use IBM's FTP site where the .ISO's are
stored using anonymous to do a SP and EFIX update.

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