Sue,

Is there anything that this method doesn't save/restore? the VMLibrary,
file-backed devices (i've seen them in production best practices
not-withstanding)...

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Sue Baker <sue.baker@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 04:46:35 GMT:

I am at VIOS 2.2.3.3.
I am trying to upgrade to 2.2.3.4


Here is what I do to "upgrade" VIOS .... it's more like a
scratch install, but it works

- FTP the 2 DVDs for VIOS install to an IBM i LPAR
- Use the HMC capability to load the images to the HMC.
- Run the command viosbr -backup -file lparname on the VIOS LPAR
- Use FTP to send the the backup to an IBM i LPAR.
- ftp i_lpar
- cd /directory_for_viosbr_files
- lcd cfgbackups
- bin
- put lparmname.tar.gz
- quit
- Shutdown the VIOS LPAR
- Now start it from the HMC and use the HMC's capability to
install VIOS

When the install is complete, I reverse the process for the
viosbr file to bring it back to the VIOS LPAR and I run

viosbr -restore -file lparname.tar.gz

Works every time

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Sue
IBM Americas Advanced Technical Sales Support (ATS) Power
Systems
Rochester, MN
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