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Using the AIX diagnostics to install the server firmware update through AIX  

2011-12-01 17:16:28|  分类: unix |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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POWER5 information.
Using the AIX diagnostics to install the server firmware update through AIX

Use this procedure if you want to use the AIX? diagnostics to install the server firmware update through AIX to the temporary side of the service processor.


Note: If you plan to install the update from CD using the AIX diagnostics, you will need to obtain the Microcode Update Files & Discovery Tool CD. The instructions are included in the procedure.

To install the server firmware update using the AIX diagnostics, follow these steps:


Choose from the following options:
If you plan to install the update from your hard drive, continue with step 9.
If you need to create the Microcode Update Files & Discovery Tool CD, continue with step 2.
From a computer or server with an Internet connection, go to the Fix Central Web site at http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/Link outside information center.
Select the appropriate family in the Product family list.
Select Hardware microcode and firmware in the Product or fix type list.
Click Continue. The Microcode downloads Web site appears.
Follow the on-screen prompts to download the image.
Follow the instructions for your CD program to create the CD.
Insert the CD into the CD drive on your server.
At the AIX command prompt, enter the following:
diag

Initialize the terminal type, if requested.
On the function selection screen, select Tasks and Service Aids.
On the task selection screen, scroll to the bottom of the list of options, and select Update and Manage Flash. A screen similar to the following is displayed:
UPDATE AND MANAGE SYSTEM FLASH    The current permanent system firmware image is SF220_005.  The current temporary system firmware image is SF220_006.  The system is currently booted from the temporary image.    Validate and Update System Firmware  Update System Firmware  Commit the Temporary Image

Select Validate and Update System Firmware, and press Enter. A screen similar to the following is displayed:
UPDATE AND MANAGE SYSTEM FLASH    This service aid updates the system firmware. The flash update image   file is copied from the source selected below, to   the file /var/update_flash_image. Then the system is rebooted   to perform the flash update.     Select the source of the flash update image file:     Removable Media  File System 

Note: If you receive a message stating: This partition does not have the authority to perform the requested function, see Message regarding a server that was previously managed by an HMC.

During the server firmware installation process, reference codes CA2799FD and CA2799FF are alternately displayed on the control panel. After the installation is complete, the system is automatically powered off and powered on.


Choose from the following options:
If the update is located on your hard drive, continue with step 15.
If the update is located on a CD, continue with step 19.
Select File System. A screen similar to the following is displayed.
UPDATE AND MANAGE SYSTEM FLASH    Enter the fully qualified path name of the file with the flash update  image.  The file will be copied to /var/update_flash_image.    When finished, use 'Commit' to continue.        flash update image file                                                          [        ]

Enter the fully qualified path name of the file with the flash update image. The file will be copied to the /var/update_flash_image directory.
When finished, select Commit. The server firmware level that you selected will be installed on the temporary side.
Continue with step 24.
Insert the Microcode Update Files & Discovery Tool CD that contains the .img update file into the media drive on your server and select Removable Media. A screen similar to the following is displayed:
UPDATE AND MANAGE SYSTEM FLASH    This service aid updates the system firmware.   The file must be on removable media to update the flash.   The flash update image file is copied from the media,   then the system is rebooted to perform the flash update.   Select the device containing flash update image files.    Make selection, use 'Enter' to continue.    /dev/cd0    /dev/cd1

Note: If you receive a message stating: This partition does not have the authority to perform the requested function, see Message regarding a server that was previously managed by an HMC.
Select the appropriate device and press Enter. A screen similar to the following is displayed:
UPDATE AND MANAGE SYSTEM FLASH    Enter the flash update image file on the device. The file  will be copied to /var/update_flash_image.    When finished, use 'Commit' to continue.    flash update image file [/microcod> +

Press F4. A list of firmware update image files is displayed.
Select the image file that is similar to: /microcode/SqnP5/01SF2xx_yyy_zzz.img.
Press F7. The server firmware level that you selected will be installed on the temporary side.
To verify that the server firmware update installed successfully, see Step 5. Verify that the update installed correctly in Obtaining server firmware updates through AIX or Linux without an HMC.
If you want to install the update permanently, refer to Step 6. (Optional) Install the server firmware update permanently in Obtaining server firmware updates through AIX or Linux without an HMC.

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