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



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Nope. The Internet route so far does not amuse me. Far too much stuff to download for most of my customers available bandwidth. Bringing everything at least DC Local gives a much better performance, expected time, and reliability.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

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

On 2/25/2014 10:22 AM, Jack Kingsley wrote:



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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