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Re: Linux firmware upgrades



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So it sounds like you have dedicated adapters for your Linux install. I ran into a similar situation when we were looking into our VIOS lpars. I found I needed up manually update the firmware on the fiber IOA cards.
Coming from a world where that process is insulated from us, it was strenuous getting the right levels and reading up on how to do it.

That said you may want to look at fix central.
Use "select product" and find "power I/o firmware". Find the feature code and your off to the races.
If in there you should find directions for install.
Good luck.

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Bryan


On Mar 6, 2014, at 2:11 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Ok, y'all know how there is firmware that goes on your FSP, right? And if
you have an HMC it's best to use that, if not, and you have a single lpar,
it's ok to flag that lpar as firmware controlling?
And you know how you put PTF's on IBM i that may also upgrade raid cards
etc (mostly the MF* series of PTF's)?
Apparently there are firmware fixes for Linux that I wasn't aware of, but
I guess this makes sense. We have this really old installation of Suse
Linux that they are trying to finally utilize the extra disks I put in a
few months back and they're thinking it might be because the firmware on
the raid card is rather old. The consultant was asking me if it's ok to
upgrade the firmware on this raid card.

I always like those "do you have a spare raid card laying around in case
this goes bad?" type of questions.


Rob Berendt
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