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Re: Good Catch-All HMC version



fixed

The p7 came with al740_110, lastest is al740_126 and fortunately the whole
ECA331 stuff was for systems with fw prior to 110 so i'm safe. I just
needed to start it to check activated procs and see if the hardware was OK.
Ended up installing v7.7.8M1 w/hotfix. I figure if i need an older version
to update any old p5 or p6's firmware i can use the other HMC at v7.3.5
(gotta reinstall it at that level).
As soon as the new switches arrive and i can have all machines in the lab
on the same vlan for management i'll test it, but according to the fw
wizard v7.7.8 supports p5 and up (with the lastest fw at least).

thanks to all!


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:36 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Roberto,

I’m running V7.7.7 Service pack 3 with Power5, 6 and 7 now. Just make
sure the FSP firmware is the latest available for the P5 and P6 and you
should be fine.

Check the level of firmware on your P7 too, it might be somewhat back
dated as well.

--
Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tsvetan Marinov
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:18 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Good Catch-All HMC version

Hi Roberto,

You can use the *IBM Server Firmware and HMC Code Wizard * so you can
check what is best combination for yo.

http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.NSF/DocNumber/408316083

Regards


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:27 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero <
yggdrasil.raiker@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi All,

I just got my first Power7 machine and when hooking it up to my HMC i
found the "version mismatch" error. That particular HMC is at v7.7.3
and the fw on the p7(al740_110) requires v7.7.4 Taking into account
that my lab has machines ranging from the venerable 150 (which i'm
re-installing to attempt data rescue of a client's tapes) to this
shiny new/used (ibm remarketing) 720 (8202-E4C) i was wondering which
version of HMC code is recommended to support this wide range of
machines (I mean, of course, Power5 to Power7+, not the 150).
I also got a new HMC so i have one CR3 and one CR4 so i could have two
versions running (i know the recommended level for P5 is v7.3..5 but
my
v7.7.3 worked without problem with them).
To make it short. Do i install v7.7.4 or do i go all the way to
v7.7.8? In the readme i saw some info about partition info taking more
space on .8 which meant that some systems wouldn't be able to upgrade
And that managed systems managed by that version can't be later
managed by older versions (i believe that it only means that partition
info isn't backwards compatible, a full reset of the FSP should make
it work again with any supported HMC level, right?)

Thanks a lot!

PS: What does ECA 331 entail? searching for data on supported HMC
levels for that i found the advice regarding fw update on p7 and that
ECA...
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