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HMC V7.7.1.0 cumulative README

HMC V7.7.1.0 is supported on IBM Power Systems with POWER7, POWER6 or POWER5 processors.

[ Last updated: September 28, 2010 ]

Special upgrade notes for HMC V7 R7.1.0

Upgrading to HMC V7 R7.1.0 from lower HMC releases can require special upgrade steps. Find basic steps and instructions for upgrading the HMC to HMC V7 R7.1.0 from lower releases, including from HMC 6.1.2 through HMC 7.3.5.0.

PTF-specific information

This section lists the PTFs released for HMC Version 7.7.1.0. 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.

PTF MH01237

HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 3

This package updates the HMC from HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 0 or later to HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 3. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03383.

Before you can install PTF MH01237, you must have already installed one of the following:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R710_SP3.iso 3128092672 27741 MB03383 MH01237
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 3
HMC Build level 20100830.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes and enhancements:

General

Repair and Verify

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 can be found here:

PTF MH01230

Fix for HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 7.1.0 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03327.

Before you can install PTF MH01230, you must first install MH01226 (Mandatory fix for HMC Version 7 Release 7.1.0 Service Pack 2).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01230.iso 530432 54816 MB03327 MH01230
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100510.1
MH01226: Fix for HMCV7R7.1.0 SP2 (06-22-2010)
MH01230: Fix for HMCV7R7.1.0 SP2 (07-18-2010)
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes for MH01230

This includes fixes for the following issues:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01226

Fix for HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 2

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 7.1.0 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03321.

Before you can install PTF MH01226, you must have already installed HMC Version 7 Release 7.1.0 Service Pack 2 (PTF #MH01219).

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01226.iso 583680 37415 MB03321 MH01226
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100510.1
MH01226: Fix for HMC V7R7.1.0 SP2 (06-22-2010)
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes for MH01226

This package includes fixes for the following problems and issues:

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 can be found here:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01237

HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 3

This package updates the HMC from HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 0 or later to HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 3. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03383.

Before you can install PTF MH01237, you must have already installed one of the following:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R710_SP3.iso 3128092672 27741 MB03383 MH01237
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 3
HMC Build level 20100830.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes and enhancements:

General

Repair and Verify

Additional information

Notes:

PTF MH01219

HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 2

This package updates the HMC from HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 0 or Service Pack 1 to HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 2. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03318.

Before you can install PTF MH01219, you must have already installed one of the following:

The MH01219 supersedes MH01213.

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R710_SP2.iso 312773632 12607 MB03318 MH01219
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 2
HMC Build level 20100510.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes for MH01219

General fixes

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

Repair and Verify fixes for IBM Power System 570, 575 and 595 (POWER6 technology)

This package includes the following fixes:

Security fixes

This package includes the following fixes:

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01213

HMC V7R7.1.0 Service Pack 1

This package updates the HMC from HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 0 to HMC V7.R7.1.0 Service Pack 1. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03305.

Before you can install PTF MH01213, you must have already install one of the following:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R710_SP1.iso 3094722560 33694 MB03305 MH01213
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 1
HMC Build level 20100225.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes for MH01213

General fixes

This package includes the following enhancements and fixes:

Repair and Verify fixes for IBM Power System 570, 575 and 595

This package includes the following fixes:

Known issues

Disconnected HEA adapters can cause problems when you try to open managed system properties, profile properties and LPAR properties.

Additional information

Notes:

  1. The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

  2. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the .iso file for installing corrective service updates. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i
  3. If you do burn the image to media, this ISO images requires DVD-R media

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01214

Mandatory fix for HMC Version 7 Release 7.1.0

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 3.5.0. You can reference this package by APAR MB03308. This fix must be install on top of one of the following:

Package information
Package nameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
MH01214.iso 138285056 54329 MB03308 MH01214
Splash panel information (lshmc -V output)
After applying the PTF to HMC V7R7.1.0:

"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20100201.1
MH01214: Required fix for HMC V7R7.1.0 (02-02-2010)
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

List of fixes for MH01214

This package includes the following fixes:

Additional information

Note:

The HMC Install Corrective Service task has been modified to allow corrective service installation by using the .iso packaging of the corrective service files that you can download from IBM. There is no requirement to burn CD-R or DVD-r media in order to use these files to install the corrective service.

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.

PTF MH01206 HMC V7 R7.1.0 Update (corrective service)

This package represents the Update image that can be used to update your HMC from V7R3.5.0, with or without eFixes, to HMC V7R7.1.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03273.

Note: HMC Model 7310-C03 cannot be upgraded to HMC Version 7.7 If an HMC is used to manage any POWER7 processor based server, the HMC must be a model CR3 or later model rack-mount HMC or C05 or later deskside HMC.

When IBM Systems Director is used to manage an HMC or if the HMC manages more than 254 partitions, the HMC should have 3GB of RAM minimum and be CR3 model or later rack-mount or C06 or later deskside.

HMC Version 7.7.1 supports managing a maximum of 48 servers (non Power 590/595 models) or 32 IBM Power 590/595 servers with a maximum of 1024 partitions across the managed servers.

Please see PTF MH01205, the HMC V7 R7.1.0 Recovery Media package, for the list of enhancements, fixes and known issues for this Update package.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Update_V7R710_1.iso 1713057792 27580 MB03273 MH01206
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20100115.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

PTF MH01205 HMC V7 R7.1.0 Recovery media

This package represents the Recovery image with which you can upgrade your HMC from HMC V6R1.3.0 or higher to HMC V7R7.1.0. You can also use this package to install a clean version of HMC V7R7.1.0. You can also reference this package by APAR MB03271.

Note: HMC Model 7310-C03 cannot be upgraded to HMC Version 7.7 If an HMC is used to manage any POWER7 processor based server, the HMC must be a model CR3 or later model rack-mount HMC or C05 or later deskside HMC.

When IBM Systems Director is used to manage an HMC or if the HMC manages more than 254 partitions, the HMC should have 3GB of RAM minimum and be CR3 model or later rack-mount or C06 or later deskside.

HMC Version 7.7.1 supports managing a maximum of 48 servers (non Power 590/595 models) or 32 IBM Power 590/595 servers with a maximum of 1024 partitions across the managed servers.

Package information
Package NameSizeChecksumAPAR#PTF#
HMC_Recovery_V7R710_1.iso
HMC_Recovery_V7R710_2.iso
1765345280
1943259136
48903
38484
MB03271 MH01205
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
Version: 7
Release: 7.1.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20100115.1
","base_version=V7R7.1.0
"

Enhancements in HMC V7 R7.1.0

This package provides the following enhancements:

Command line

General

Fixes in HMC V7 R7.1.0

The following fixes are included in this package:

General fixes

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

Security fixes in HMC V7.7.1.0

Fixed SSL vulnerability on port 2301 that is used by the 5250 console.

Known issues in HMC V7 R7.1.0

This package provides the following known issues:

Web browser requirements

The following browsers have been tested.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0 is supported.

Firefox 1.5.0.7

Note: For Firefox 2.0 make sure the JavaScript options to raise or lower windows and move or resize existing windows are enabled. To enable these options, go to the Content tab in the browser's Options dialog, click Advanced? next to the Enable JavaScript option, then select Raise or lower windows option (a check mark appears) and Move or resize existing windows options (a check mark appears). These features allow you to switch easily between HMC tasks.

Other web browser considerations

Session cookies need to be enabled in order for ASMI to work when connected to HMC remotely. The asm proxy code saves session information and uses it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Select Tools -> Internet Options
  2. Select Privacy tab and select 'Advanced'
  3. Check if 'Always allow session cookies'
  4. If not checked, check 'Override automatic cookie handling' and check 'Always allow session cookies'
  5. The handle First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies, you can choose either block or prompt or accept. Pprompt is preferred, in which case you will be prompted every time a site tries to write cookies. It may be a little annoying, but it is the safe thing to do. Some sites need to be allowed to write cookies.

Firefox

  1. Tools -> Options
  2. Select Cookies Tab
  3. Select check box Allow sites to set cookies.
  4. If you want to allow only specific sites then select 'Exceptions' and then you can just add this HMC to allow.

Installation

Installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 updates and fixes can be found here:

Recovery media upgrade and installation instructions for HMC V7 R.7.1.0 can be found here:

Additional information

Notes:

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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