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RE: HMC updates using remote server (FTP/NFS)



fixed

Think about how long it takes to download all the files you need directly
before you do the HMC upgrade? Do you really want to spend that time with
the HMC downloading? Plus, if anything goes wrong, start over. Better to
have the files locally.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack Kingsley
Sent: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:23 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC updates using remote server (FTP/NFS)

Have you tried the internet route??


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM, DrFranken <midrange@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

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

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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