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HMC V7.3.4.0 cumulative README

HMC V7.3.4.0 is supported on IBM Power Systems with POWER6 or POWER5 processors.

[ Last updated: July 27, 2009 ]

Special upgrade notes for HMC V7 R3.4.0

Upgrade from HMC 6.1.2 to HMC 7.3.4.0

A fix has been released (MH01127) for HMC 6.1.3 that enables you to upgrade directly from HMC 6.1.3 to HMC 7.3.4.0.

Follow these basic steps

  1. Update the HMC from 6.1.2 to 6.1.3 by means of the HMC 6.1.3 Update package (PTF MH01012).
  2. Apply the following fixes before applying the fix that enables the upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0: MH01082, MH01110, and MH01128
  3. Next, apply PTF MH01127 to HMC 6.1.3 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0
  4. Finally, upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0 by means of the HMC V7R340 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.1.0 to HMC 7.3.4.0

Follow these basic steps

  1. Apply PTF MH01135 to HMC 7.3.1.0 to enable the ability to upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0
  2. Upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0 by means of the HMC V7R340 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.2.0 to HMC 7.3.4.0

Upgrade to HMC 7.3.4.0 by means of the HMC V7R340 Recovery media.

Upgrade from HMC 7.3.3.0 to HMC 7.3.4.0

Follow these basic steps

PTF-specific information

This section lists the PTFs released for HMC Version 7.3.4.0. The information for each PTF includes sections for enhancements and fixes, known issues (if applicable), and package information. The Package information section provides information to use during the download, installation and verification procedures for HMC packages. You can also access this PTF-specific information by clicking on the "View" link for any package on the "Downloads" pages of the HMC web site.

PTF MH01186 HMC V7 R 3.4.0 Update package

HMC V7.3.4.0 Service Pack 3

This package updates your HMC from HMC V7R3.4.0 or HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 to HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 3. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03019.

Installing MH01186 requires one of the following:

This update (MH01186) supersedes MH01162 and MH01163.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_1.iso
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_2.iso
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_3.iso
547790848
631713792
447188992
20980
03987
42460
MB03019 MH01186
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_1.zip
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_2.zip
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP3_3.zip
546594420
631241315
440404891
45839
64054
25106
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 3
HMC Build level 20090709.1
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

For a history of updates, fixes and enhancements for HMC 7.3.4.0, see the following:

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

Repair and Verify fixes for Power 570, 575 and 595 servers (POWER6-based technology)

Known issues

If the HMC is upgraded from 3.4.1 or earlier releases, a messages "/dump/hsc_install.images/images/postinstall: line 283: /opt/hsc/bin/postLdapInstall: No such file or directory" might appear on the screen during the installation. This is because the postLdapInstall script is used before it is installed and does not affect the functionality of the HMC.

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 updates and fixes can be found here:

PTF MH01189

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 2 only. You can reference this package by APAR MB03035.

Before you install this fix (MH01189), you must first install MH01162 (HMC V7.3.4.0 SP2) and MH01181 (mandatory fix for HMC V7.3.4.0 SP2).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01189.iso 14184448 35067 MB03035 MH01189
MH01189.zip 13076948 08451
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20090514.1
MH01181: Fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 2 (05-21-2009)
MH01189: Fix for Update HMC timeouts (06-25-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

When the HMC fetches corrective service files via FTP over a slow internet connection, a timeout can occur after 30 minutes. The timeout prevents the update process from completely downloading and installing the corrective service files. The HMC returns the following message:

HSCP0207 "Unspecified error occured while retrieving the corrective service file. Try the operation again."

This fix significantly increases the timeout duration and adds a more descriptive error message to explain the condition.

PTF MH01188

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 1

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 1 only. You can reference this package by APAR MB03029.

Before you install this fix (MH01188), you must first install MH01170 (efix for HMC V7.3.4.0 SP1).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01188.iso 13750272 30634 MB03029 MH01188
MH01188.zip 12660482 52972
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20090506.1
MH01170: Fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 1 (05-06-2009)
MH01188: Fix for Update HMC timeouts (06-15-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

This package includes the following fix:

When the HMC fetches corrective service files via FTP over a slow internet connection, a timeout can occur after 30 minutes. The timeout prevents the update process from completely downloading and installing the corrective service files. The HMC returns the following message:

HSCP0207 "Unspecified error occured while retrieving the corrective service file. Try the operation again."

This fix significantly increases the timeout duration and adds a more descriptive error message to explain the condition.

PTF MH01187

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 (SP0) only. You can reference this package by APAR MB03026.

Before you install this fix (MH01187), you must first install MH01152 (efix for HMC V7.3.4.0).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01187.iso 13740032 14280 MB03026 MH01187
MH01187.zip 12651498 08055
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081204.1
MH01152: Required fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 (12-04-2008)
MH01187: Fix for Update HMC timeouts (06-15-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

This package includes the following fix:

When the HMC fetches corrective service files via FTP over a slow internet connection, a timeout can occur after 30 minutes. The timeout prevents the update process from completely downloading and installing the corrective service files. The HMC returns the following message:

HSCP0207 "Unspecified error occured while retrieving the corrective service file. Try the operation again."

This fix significantly increases the timeout duration and adds a more descriptive error message to explain the condition.

PTF MH01181

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 2. You can reference this package by APAR MB03011. PTF MH01162 is required for this fix.

This is a mandatory PTF for all users of Active Memory Sharing. This PTF must be applied to all HMCs that have MH01162 installed. (HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 2)

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01181.iso 13371392 19506 MB03011 MH01181
MH01181.zip 12320806 56489
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20090514.1
MH01181: Fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 2 (05-21-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

This PTF fixes a problem that may occur when a shared memory partition is migrated to a target system that has a shared memory pool configured with redundant paging VIOS partitions.

PTF MH01162 HMC V7R3.4.0 Update package

HMC V7.3.4.0 Service Pack 2

This package updates your HMC from HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 0 or Service Pack 1 to HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB02891.

Installing MH01162 requires one of the following:

This update (MH01162) supersedes MH01163.

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

Repair and Verify fixes for Power 570, 575 and 595 servers (POWER6-based technology)

Known issues

Command Line

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_1.iso 547788800 29635 MB02891 MH01162
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_2.iso 631713792 41611
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_3.iso 447188992 21989
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_1.zip 54659351 50734
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_2.zip 631241268 64857
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP2_3.zip 440408410 23833
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20090514.1
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"
"

PTF MH01170

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 1

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 1. You can reference this package by APAR MB03010. PTF MH01163 is required for this fix.

Fixes

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01170.iso 104691712 20342 MB03010 MH01170
MH01170.zip 102360272 35437
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20090506.1
MH01170: Fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 1 (05-06-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

PTF MH01163

HMC V7 R3.4.0 Service Pack 1 update package.

This package updates the HMC from HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 0 to HMC V7R3.4.0 Service Pack 1. You can also reference this package by APAR MB02892.

Installing MH01163 requires one of the following:

This update (MH01163) supersedes MH01152.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP1.iso
HMC_Update_V7R340_SP1.zip
618512384
616069508
53433
20448
MB02892 MH01163
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20090401.1
","base_version=V7R3.4.0

Fixes

Repair and Verify fixes for Power 570, 575 and 595 servers (POWER6-based technology)

Known issues

PTF MH01152: Required fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 0

Required fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 0

This package includes fixes that are essential for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 0. This package replace PTF MH01148.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01152.iso
MH01152.zip
110792704
108420756
29162
47754
MB02800 MH01152
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
MH01152: Required fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 (12-04-2008)

Fixes

PTF MH01148: Required fix for HMC 7.3.4.0

Required Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 0

This package includes fixes that are essential for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0 Service Pack 0. This fix is a MANDATORY efix.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01148.iso
MH01148.zip
110352384
107991506
02040
48210
MB02764 MH01148
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081112.1
MH01148: Required fix for HMC V7R3.4.0 (11-12-2008)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0

Fixes

PTF MH01109 HMC V7 R3.4.0 Update Package

HMC V7R3.4.0 Update package.

This package updates your HMC from HMC V7R3.3.0 to HMC V7R3.4.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB02310. All enhancements and fixes included in this package is the same as for PTF MH01147.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R340_1.zip
HMC_Update_V7R340_2.zip
HMC_Update_V7R340_1.iso
HMC_Update_V7R340_2.iso
635156005
672153542
636352512
678846464
56692
06794
53580
52553
MB02310 MH01109
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081014.1
","base_version=V7R3.4.0

Known issues

PTF MH01190

Fix for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.4.0. You can reference this package by APAR MB03026.

Before you can install this fix (MH01190), you must first install MH01147 (HMC V7R3.4.0 recovery image).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01190.iso 12988416 47547 MB03026 MH01190
MH01190.zip 11926377 49593
Splash panel information (lshmc -v output)
==> lshmc -V
"version= Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081112.1
MH01190: Restore of double backup of critical console data (07-27-2009)
","base_version=V7R3.4.0
"

Fixes

This package includes the following fix:

This fix addresses a problem that occurs when the console data backup is used to restore an HMC to its previous state (Task: Backup HMC data). This fix is only needed for the HMC V7 R340 base code (MH01147). This fix is not needed for any HMC V7 R340 service packs or iFixes because the problem is in the recovery DVD media.

Note

If you experience an HMC problem that requires a reload of the HMC and you have a CCD (Critical Console Data) backup on the DVD-RAM media or USB Flash media, you can safely restore your data by using the following procedure.

  1. Reinstall the HMC by using the V7 R340 recovery DVD. The DVD-RAM/USB Key with the CCD data should not be inserted into the HMC.
  2. Complete the installation, but without selecting the Restore option.
  3. Apply PTF MH01190. Do not apply any other PTF's or service packs.
  4. Reboot the HMC.
  5. Select the DVD Restore option from the GUI (Task: Restore HMC Data). Selecting this task sets a property that tells the HMC to prompt for the recovery DVD at boot.
  6. Insert the DVD or USB Flash Drive that contains the backup data into the HMC, and then reboot the HMC.
  7. Answer the prompt to restore the data.

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 can be found here:

PTF MH01147 HMC V7R3.4.0 Recovery media

HMC V7R3.4.0 Recovery Media.

This package represents the Recovery image that can be used to upgrade your HMC from HMC V6R1.3 or HMC V7R3.1.0 or HMC V7R3.2.0 or HMC V7R3.3.0 to HMC V7R3.4.0. This package can also be used to install a clean version of HMC V7R3.4.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB02754.

NOTE: You must first apply MH01127 (apar MB02828) to upgrade from HMC V6R1.3 to HMC V7R3.4.0. You must first apply MH01135 (apar MB02661) to upgrade from HMC V7R3.1.0 to HMC V7R3.4.0.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Recovery_V7R3.4.0_1.iso
HMC_Recovery_V7R3.4.0_2.iso
1653200896
1405143040
20889
45752
MB02754 MH01147
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 3.4.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20081014.1
","base_version=V7R3.4.0

Enhancements and Fixes

This package provides the following enhancements and fixes:

Server and Partition Management

Platform Management

Licensed Internal Code (LIC) update

Problem Analysis

Service Agent

Added additional tracing for Service Agent Connection Manager failure.

RSF

Help

Enhancements and updates were made to the help documentation.

Repair and Verify

Command Line

Security Fixes in HMC V7R3.4.0

FixAbstract
CVE-2007-5116: perl regular expression buffer overflow
CVE-2005-4872 CVE-2006-7227, 7228, 7230 CVE-2007-1659, 1660, 1661, 4766, 4767:pcre remote code execution
CVE-2997-4995openssl DTLS problem
CVE-2008-0960net-snmp SNMPv3 HMAC authentication bypass
CVE-2007-5497e2fsprogs overflows in libext2fs
CVE-2008-1379, 1377, 2360, 2361, 2362xorg-x11 many security fixes
CVE-2008-1483, 1657openssh X access leakage
CVE-2007-4770, 4771icu regular expression problems
CVE-2008-0595dbus-1 policy application problem
CVE-2008-0888unzip crash due to uninitialized memory
CVE-2008-1372bzip2 decoder denial of service
CVE 2008-1806, 1807, 1808freetype2 various integer overflows
CVE-2008-1447 CVE-2008-0122bind DNS cache poisoning

Known Issues in HMC V7R3.4.0

Supported languages
Languages Locales
English en_US, en_GB, en_GB@euro, en_AU, en_BE, en_BE@preeuro, en_CA, en_HK, en_Ne, en_IE, en_IE@preeuro, en_NZ, en_PH, en_PK, en_ZA, en_SG
Catalan ca_ES, ca_ES@preeuro
German de_DE, de_DE@preeuro, de_CH, de_AT, de_AT@preeuro, de_LU, de_LU@euro
French fr_FR, fr_FR@preeuro, fr_CH, fr_CA, fr_BE, fr_BE@euro, fr_LU, fr_LU@euro
Italian it_IT, it_IT@preeuro, it_CH
Spanish es_ES, es_ES@preeuro, es_AR, es_BO, es_CL, es_CO, es_CR, es_DO, es_EC,es_SV, es_GT, es_HN, es_MX, es_NI, es_PA, es_PY,es_PE, es_PR, es_US, es_UY,es_VE
Brazilian Portuguese pt_BR
Portugal Portuguese pt_PT, pt_PT@preeuro
Polish pl_PL, pl_PL@euro,pl_PL@preeuro
Japanese ja_JP
Simplified Chinese zh_CN, zh_SG
Traditional Chinese zh_TW, zh_HK
Korean ko_KR
Hungarian hu_HU
Dutch nl_NL, nl_NL@preeuro, nl_BE, nl_BE@preeuro
Russian ru_RU
Czech cs_CZ
Slovakian sk_SK

eServer i5 and p5 Education available on Resource Link

The following customer courses will be available from Resource Link for the Product Announce on May 4, 2004.

  • How to Use the eServer i5 and p5 Hardware Management Console
    This course explains how to install and configure the Hardware Management Console (HMC) for the Model 520/570. It also covers the HMC's basic operations by exploring the general user interface. Partitioning is discussed in detail, with explanations showing both command line and GUI support.
  • eServer i5 and p5 - Physical Planning for Installation
    This course discusses considerations for the physical planning for installation of eServer Models 520 and 570. It then provides the user with links to obtaining the step-by-step installation procedures.
  • Resource Link Highlights
    This course provides an overall look at the major Resource Link (RL) areas and how to use them. These areas are Planning, Education, Library, Forums, Fixes, Problem Solving, Services, Customer Initiated Upgrade, and Tools. It also provides step-by-step procedures in using the Subscription function.
  • Performing Licensed Internal Code Maintenance
    This course discusses maintaining the software that enables hardware such as the service processor on your IBM System p server (servers with POWER5 processors).

Access to these courses requires an IBM Registration ID and Resource Link Access.

To obtain an IBM Registration ID

  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
  2. Select "Register" under New users
  3. On the My IBM Registration, fill in an e-mail address for IBM ID and password, and the Security question and answer and the Country of residence and then click Continue and fill in the rest of the User information and click Submit.

Resource Link Access for New Users

  1. Go to http://www.ibm.com/servers/resourcelink
  2. Select "Sign in" enter the IBM ID and password you used to register above
  3. Select "Customer"
  4. Click "Submit" Once submitted it will take an hour before the access takes effect

To view a course:

  1. Sign in to Resource Link
  2. Select Education in the navigation bar on the left
  3. From the Education page, select "eServer i5 and p5 courses"
  4. Select "How to Use the eServer i5 and p5 Hardware Management Console"
  5. Select "Performing Licensed Internal Code Maintenance"
  6. Double-click the link to open the course.

Notes:

  1. The courses are browser based. For optimal viewing, we recommend Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher with your display set at 1024 x 768. To set your display, go to My Computer -> Display -> Settings
  2. Course pages can be book marked for easy retrieval.
  3. Course simulations open in a separate window. Use the X in the upper right corner of the window to close the simulation.
  4. If there are QuickTime videos in the course, you need to have the QuickTime viewer installed. A link to the free viewer is on each Resource Link course page and on the related page within each course.

HMC documentation

Documentation, installation guides, cumulative PTF history, best practices, and related support information:

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