The firmware update policy is set in the FSP, but you select the partition (or no partition which is *NONE) on the properties tab of the server form the HMC.
All of my installs that have an HMC I set my service partition to *NONE, and let the FSP be updated manually. This way, the administrator or my staff will insure that the HMC and FSP firmware stay at supported code combination levels.
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Subject: RE: restart of Power7 box reveals HMC incompatibility?
In an ideal situation should you ever see this combination?
Service partition . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Firmware update policy . . . . . . . . . . : *HMC
If your Firmware update policy is *HMC, shouldn't your Service partition be No?
Where do you set "Service partition"?
Where do you set "Firmware update policy"? Isn't this the item I said earlier was in that ASMI setting?