And this issue.

On a V7R4 LPAR, if the QRMSCSRCD job is not stopped and running, it causes an issue.
QRMCSRCD job is running on V7R3 LPARS, not causing an issue.

Paul

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I also found this note.

Google Chrome browser popup was blocking the License Agreement during the firmware install, causing the hang.

Change to allow popups.

Paul

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Below two links are included in my HMC update instructions.
Below are my notes/instructions from last upgrade

https://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/updates/
https://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/fixes/

HMC firmware updates
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6357985
Download from fix central HMC Firmware to either PC or shared drive.
SMT_P8_320.bin
P8DTU20200610_IBM_7063CR1_sign.pnor
Then log into BMC,
Maintenance
BMC update, and you can browse to where ever this was downloaded.
PNOR update, and you can browse to where ever this was downloaded.
Follow the update wizard, fairly quick.

HMC code updates.
Log into HMC,
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/688025
HMC Management
Reboot HMC if not done for a while.
Backup Management Console data and Save Upgrade data before each, fix, update, etc Console Management Update the internal code of the management console Updates and/or fixes can be downloaded directly from IBM site, only changing the remote directory, either updates or fixes.
Updates are a sub release update.
Fixes are MH PTFs.
Each download / install can be 1 to 2 hours Reboot HMC after each fix/update, etc

Remote Server: public.dhe.ibm.com
User ID: anonymous
Password: [your email address]
Remote directory: /software/server/hmc/updates or fixes

Updates
Fixes

Save Upgrade Data to Pencor05 IFS instead of USB Either via HMC command line or HMC GUI https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/9009-42G/p9edm/saveupgdata.html
GUI
Remote Server

FTP
Remote Server IP of IBM I LPAR
User Pauls
Password
Remote Directory /HMC


HMC code update to new version,
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6371902
downloaded from a different site using getupgiles using a putty session on the HMC.
This download can take 2 hours, be patient.

hscroot@hmcwho:~> getupgfiles -h public.dhe.ibm.com -u anonymous --passwd anonymous -d /software/server/hmc/network/v950/ppc
Fetching network installation images../
Using a 2nd putty session, you can monitor the download with while true; do ls -l /dump/efix ; sleep 30; done total 0

Set the HMC to do the next reboot from the special location on the hard drive where the downloaded V9 files are stored by typing the following command:
chhmc -c altdiskboot -s enable --mode upgrade

Reboot the HMC

Upgrade 9009-42A firmware to same release or new release System saves should be done on all LPARs Check firmware compatibility chart/link https://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/main/transform?xml=https://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/server/firmware/sfw_fixSupportedCombos.xml&title=Supported+Combinations

All LPARs must be shutdown if pervasive
Log into HMC,
HMC Management
Reboot HMC if not done for while.
All systems
Actions
Updates
Change license Internal code to same release/new release.
Follow the wizard, firmware will be download, installed, applied all via the wizard.
FSP, flexible service processor will be rebooted.
Allow 45 minutes minimum for entire process.


Paul

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In my case, there isn't much customization at all. I am still relatively new to the HMC so I use it sparingly. So, if I understand you correctly, just creating a new VMWare instance using the provided vHMC image would be relatively easy? I would just have to use the correct network settings so it can find my existing partitions (2 - 1 IBMi and 1 Linux) ?

Right now my biggest question is the install media for an upgrade vs update. I can find the install image (iso) to update the current vHMC to the latest v9r1 fix level. But I can't seem to find an iso that is an "upgrade" from v9r1 to v9r2. I can find VMWare images for v9r2 and also can find an "update" image to take an existing v9r2 to the latest fix levels. But I haven't found "upgrade" images for v9r1 to v9r2.

Maybe I'll try the VMWare image and see if I can get it connected and working.....

Pete Helgren
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On 12/30/2021 9:01 AM, Roberto José Etcheverry Romero wrote:
IMHO, if the target HMC version supports your hardware and firmware
(v10 supports P10, P9 and P8) I would see no problem in moving to
that. And unless you have a lot of customization on the HMC (users,
groups, permissions, that kind of stuff) you could just spin up new
HMCs and move the machines to them.

Roberto
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