We were having trouble with our TS2900 Tape Library... couldn't vary on
or off, couldn't access via web; so partition was powered down and Power
7 system powered off remotely via our HMC.
Power7 system was powered backed on and partitions activated, but now we
couldn't access the system (no pings, no client access, etc.) however no
serviceable events on Power 7 box.
The HMC had the Serviceable Event and reported a _PRIMARY T-SIDE Code
Level 01AL730 Not Compatible_ error.
So we contacted IBM and they think the Power 7 was somehow IPLing from
Permanent side, not temp side, and HMC was not compatible with it. As
far as we can tell, we had applied all PTFs permanently, so what would
the difference be if no PTF's were still temporary?
And any updates were done over a year ago, and system had been up and
down since then with no problem. No HMC updates have been done either.
Anyway, IBM says latest HMC is v7.7 (we have v7.2.0) and we should do a
recovery/upgrade from DVD's ordered from Fix Central.
So, I'm wondering if I may also need an FSP upgrade. I have always been
confused about the correct sequence of FSP, HMC, and OS upgrades. How
do I know if I need an FSP update? The Fix Central stuff I can see is
so confusing, I can't tell.
What do I order on DVD to just bring everything (OS, FSP, and HMC) up to
the latest, and what sequence do I perform the updates?
We may still have a hardware issue (the tape library) after any software
updates as well.
Thanks for any advice.