Thanks again and how is the reboot of the HMC done after an upgrade to the HMC?









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From: rob <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, May 2, 2012 3:01 pm
Subject: Re: Power Outage Checklist?


You may want to consider stepping up on all three:
6R1 to i7.1
7R3.3.0.1 to V7R7.4
M320 to EM350
n these last two - you're getting down towards a pinch off of support.
ou're already at the point where you have to stagger upgrades.
ttps://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/power5cm3/emtablep6.html
irst step: Upgrade your HMC from V7R3.3 to V7R3.5
econd step: Upgrade your firmware from EM320 to EM350
hird step: Upgrade your HMC from V7R3.5 to V7R7.4
Staying current on firmware will:
ensure you can put on hardware that needs it with less downtime at the
ime you need it catching up on firmware
be ready for OS upgrades which may require new firmware
if your HMC fries and IBM has to air you a new one preloaded at a higher
evel of HMC code you're ready to go.
Take advantage of fixes and security patches
Staying current on HMC code will:
allow you to use newer browsers which may poorly render prior levels of
MC code!
Get the best of experiences with remote connections and what not
allow you to use latest firmware (see above)
if your power 6 suffers catastrophic hardware loss and needs replacing
ou'll have a hmc ready to go at the latest firmware level.
Even if just your FSP needs replacing it may come preloaded at newer
irmware.
Take advantage of fixes and security patches.
Rob Berendt
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roup Dekko
ept 1600
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From: fbocch2595@xxxxxxx
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ate: 05/02/2012 02:33 PM
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Rob, we're at V6R1 of the OS and for HMC we're at V7R3.3.0.1 and
M320_076. I think that s/b ok. Thanks



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rom: rob <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
o: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
ent: Wed, May 2, 2012 1:35 pm
ubject: Re: Power Outage Checklist?

ow much time have you got?
irst, ensure that your HMC is running a level of HMC code compatible with
our power system's firmware. Some people do a big no-no on HMC managed
chines and configure firmware upgrades to come from the ptf's applied to
i partition. The problem with that is your firmware can get so
graded that your HMC can no longer manage it. Bringing the system up
om scratch after a power outage is not the time to discover that.
tps://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/power5cm/supportedcode.html
hen power off all partitions using your normal steps, with the last being
WRDWNSYS RESTART(*NO), with other appropriate options
hen use the HMC to power off the 'system' itself.
en power off the HMC.
hen power is restored:
your UPS got drained, wait until that builds up a little reserve.
wer up your HMC.
e your HMC to power up the 'system'.
ce the system is ready, use your HMC to bring up your lpars. Bring up
sted lpar's before bringing up any guest lpars.
ob Berendt

M Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
oup Dekko
pt 1600
il to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
ip to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
tp://www.dekko.com

rom: fbocch2595@xxxxxxx
: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx,
te: 05/02/2012 10:18 AM
bject: Power Outage Checklist?
nt by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Folks, we've got a planned power outage coming up and I'm wondering
at the correct steps would be to power down and then start up after the
wer is out?
hat about the HMC, any specifics on how to shut that down, or is that
en necessary? What about startup too, will power be restored to the HMC
d iSeries and provide screen access to both?
don't think we've ever lost power in our data center before.
hanks, Frank

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