So how do you know if your HMC is controlling firmware Licensed Internal
Code (LIC) updates? You
can determine this in two ways. The first is to start the HMC Change
Internal Code Wizard. The i5/OS
has firmware (LIC) update control if you receive this message: "The
requested action is not allowed.
One or more targets are configured for LIC updates through the operating
system." The other way is to
issue the lslic command from the HMC Command Line Interface. The HMC
controls firmware updates
if the command returns "management status" as "enabled."
Changing firmware update policy
Updating firmware on IBM System i5 and eServer i5 servers
On an i5 server, a firmware update can be initiated from either the HMC or
the operating system. Firmware updates for IBM System i5 and eServer i5
servers are delivered by the program temporary fix (PTF) process. For more
information, see Getting fixes in the Service and support topic.
To perform this operation, your authority level must be one of the
•Authorized service provider
To change the firmware update policy, perform the following task:
1.On the ASMI Welcome pane, specify your user ID and password, and click
2.In the navigation area, expand System Configuration.
3.Select Firmware Update Policy.
4.Select the appropriate source from the selection list.
5.Click Save settings to complete the operation.