Opal and PowerKVM are linux things. OPAL + PowerKVM is the replacement for
the PowerVM Hypervisor + HMC.
I can't say if you should install or not.

On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:28 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I am currently running HMC code SP1
I am currently using firmware FW810.21 (108) on two S814 (8286-41A) and
one S824 (8286-42A).
I am thinking of upgrading to firmware SV830_068 (FW830.10).
I have no idea what "OPAL firmware or PowerKVM" are.
I am running lpars of VIOS (, AIX (7.1) and IBM i (7.1 & 7.2 with
recent TR's)

POWER8 System Firmware SV830_068 (FW830.10)
Firmware support statement
The 830 release stream only supports the PowerVM hypervisor. Customers
using OPAL firmware or PowerKVM should NOT install this release stream.
OPAL & PowerKVM will be supported in a future release.


Rob Berendt
IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
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