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=== What versions of firmware are required for the various levels of i5/os? ===
 
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# V6R1 requires your model 5xx to be at a minimum firmware level. The documentation is unclear about what exactly, but you should be at SF240 at least
 
# If you find a nice link, then edit this wiki and paste the link here.
 
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=== How do I obtain new levels of HMC code? ===
 
=== How do I obtain new levels of HMC code? ===
 
# Through Fix Central at<br>http://www-912.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral<br>selecting System i family and Hardware Management Console
 
# Through Fix Central at<br>http://www-912.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral<br>selecting System i family and Hardware Management Console

Revision as of 07:20, 8 March 2008

Operations

How to view Firmware Levels

  1. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r3s/topic/ipha5/viewexistlevel.htm
  2. In V5R4M5 and above IBM added the command DSPFMWSTS. I still prefer using the HMC because the help on that at least explains what they mean.

What versions of HMC support which versions of firmware?

  1. https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/power5cm/supportedcode.html
  2. Determining if your server firmware level and HMC machine code level are compatible [1]

What versions of firmware are required for the various levels of i5/os?

  1. V6R1 requires your model 5xx to be at a minimum firmware level. The documentation is unclear about what exactly, but you should be at SF240 at least
  2. If you find a nice link, then edit this wiki and paste the link here.

How do I obtain new levels of HMC code?

  1. Through Fix Central at
    http://www-912.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral
    selecting System i family and Hardware Management Console

How do I obtain new levels of firmware?

  1. First, IMNSHO, you should have your system configured so that your firmware is HMC managed and not updated by upgrades to the OS of a particular lpar. This will help prevent you from getting a firmware upgrade so advanced that your HMC will no longer support it.
  2. Through Fix Central at
    http://www-912.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/fixcentral
    selecting System i family and Server Firmware and Update policy set to HMC.

How do I configure an i5/OS lpar to be my service partition and apply firmware upgrades?

  1. First, IMNSHO, you should have your system configured so that your firmware is HMC managed and not updated by upgrades to the OS of a particular lpar. This will help prevent you from getting a firmware upgrade so advanced that your HMC will no longer support it. Therefore I do not recommend configuring an i5/os lpar to be your service partition.
  2. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r3s/topic/iphbk/iphblservicepartition.htm

How do I access the ASMI?

  1. http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r3s/topic/iphby/accessasmi.htm

If I upgrade to V7 of HMC code what will the interface look like?

  1. https://www-01.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink/lib03030.nsf/pagesByDocid/6DC24478DD66D14C852572E3005A70B3?OpenDocument

Is there a redbook on V7 of HMC code?

If I knew how to do something in V6 (or earlier) how do I do it in V7?

  1. http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1910ab0261c310f74862572e40072c940

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Configuration

How do I configure a session on my PC to act as the 5250 console session for a particular lpar controlled by the HMC?

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/eserver/v1r3s/topic/iphb8/remote5250.htm

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How to print a rack config from an HMC managed system

  1. Printing Rack config information (see also "Printing I/O information")
    1. Signon to each i5/OS partition with an appropriate userid
    2. On a command line perform command STRSST
    3. Select option 1 Start a service tool
    4. Select option 7 Hardware service manager
    5. F6 to Print Configuration
    6. Take the defaults on Print Format Options (use 132 columns).
  2. Printing I/O information
    1. Download a putty client
      (Sample - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/)
    2. Set up the HMC for this.
      To enable SSH on the HMC you must do the following:
      • Start the ssh daemon:
      • Using the HMC system manager GUI, select HMC Management, then HMC Configuration. In the right-hand panel click on "enable or disable remote command execution". Verify the box is checked. Click ok.
      • Enable ssh in the firewall:
        • Using the HMC system manager GUI, select HMC Management, then HMC Configuration.
          • In the right-hand panel click on "Customize Network Settings".
          • In the "Customize Network Settings" dialog click the "Lan Adapter" tab,
          • select the lan adapter connected to your network (usually eth1), click the "Details" button.
          • On the Details panel, click the Firewall tab.
          • In the top list box click "Secure Shell 22:tcp".
          • Click the "Allow Incoming" button.
          • CLick ok on each panel to exit.
          • It will tell you that you must reboot but this is not necessary. Firewall settings go into affect immediately.
      • Now in putty, verify you used the ssh protocol. Say yes when it gives you a security warning.
      • If you still have problems verify that you can ping your HMC. Verify that any firewall between you and the HMC allows port 22.
    3. Start your putty client to your HMC. Use the same userid's and password you normally use to log on to your HMC. (hint: A default user id is hscroot. A default password may be abc123)
    4. Enter the first command to get a list of systems managed by this HMC:
      • lssyscfg -r sys -F name
      • Take a name from that list and put it in the double quotes instead of sysname:
      • lshwres -r io --rsubtype slot -m "sysname" -F unit_phys_loc,bus_id,phys_loc,vpd_type,description,lpar_name
    5. From your putty client, Copy all to Clipboard. Paste that into your favorite tool like Word, Excel, etc.

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How to print a rack config from a non LPAR system

  1. Signon to the iSeries with an appropriate userid
  2. On a command line perform command STRSST
  3. Select option 1 Start a service tool
  4. Select option 7 Hardware service manager
  5. F6 to Print Configuration
  6. Take the defaults on Print Format Options (use 132 columns).

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How to print a rack config from a non-i5 LPAR system

  1. In the primary partition signon to the iSeries with an appropriate userid
  2. On a command line perform command STRSST
  3. Select option 5 Work with partitions
  4. Select option 1 Display partition information
  5. Select option 5 Display system I/O resources
  6. At the Level of detail to display field, type *ALL to set the level of detail to ALL.
  7. F6 to print the system resources (use 132 columns).

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