Bryan or Larry,--
1) How do you confirm if the getupgfiles command is successful.
I know you can watch the files download in /hmcdump, but when complete, /hmcdump is empty.
getupgfiles -h ftp.software.ibm.com -u anonymous --passwd ftp /-d
2) How do you handle remotely if the upgrade hangs, I had to force power off the HMC.
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:12 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: HMC OS upgrade - 740 to 770
I haven't done an upgrade with media in some time, always use the
network images. This process works marvelously and saves me a lot of
mileage. Did two of them yesterday one from V7R7.4.0 and one from
V7R7.3.0 up to V7R126.96.36.199 with no issues. Both were hours of drive time away from me so the network is the way to go.
I do have one system with V7R7.8.0 running but the network upgrade to that did fail and I had to reload from DVD media.
Interesting thing about V7R7.8.0 is that DVD RAM is no longer a valid backup target.
- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis
On 12/11/2013 2:30 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:
I just completed an HMC OS upgrade, 740 SP2 to 770 SP 2.
The first upgrade failed, I tried using the images downloaded from IBM directly to HMC.
Something was either missing or one of the images was corrupted.
Did anyone ever have a successful upgrade from media downloaded from IBM to HMC.
As a back up solution, I burned the HMC recovery disks from my PC, these iso downloaded ok.
Followed section 2 of Scratch install of HMC from Recovery CDs.
Then Restore upgrade data from USB.
Everything back to normal, and upgraded to latest, 770 SP 2.
78 is out, but not recommended by HMC folks until next year.
Also applied latest firmware, AL 740 121, will be doing a platform IPL Monday night to apply all firmware.
IBM i Systems Administrator
Pencor Services, Inc.
462 Delaware Ave
Palmerton Pa 18071
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