IBM clusters with the InfiniBand switch: POWER5 Recommended code levels
Service Pack 18 comprehensive Readme information
Recommended code levels for POWER5 servers
Hardware Management Console (HMC)
V6R1.3 - Build level 20070910.1 (MH01012 Updates V6R1.X to V6R1.3)
Global Firmware (GFW) and Power Subsystem Microcode
Code and Readme information available at the following location. Choose the Machine Type Model for server specific microcode.
- Fix pack SF249_015 for Global Firmware
- Fix pack BP240_224 for Power Subsystem Microcode
You should download AIX 5L Version 5.3. with the 5300-10 Technology Level with Service Pack 2 from the following location.
Linux on System p
Customers should download SLES11 kernel 22.214.171.124-0.1 via the Novell Program Temporary Fix (PTF) process by opening up a Service Request with Novell support and 10518573841 which includes the mandatory patched rpm ofed-kmp-ppc64 for InfiniBand. Access to this PTF requires that the customer has a valid SLES11 Support License.
Cisco/Topspin switch firmware
Driver levels can be obtained through the following Cisco website. You will be required to register at least one of your Cisco/Topspin hardware components to obtain access to the website.
The latest code level that has been verified by IBM testing is:
- SFS 7000P/TS120 Driver Level -Topspin OS-2.9.0
- SFS 7008P/TS270 Driver Level -Topspin OS-2.9.0
After initial switch install and recognition of the switch follow these steps.
- Log in to the switch chassis.
- Select Maintenance - > System Information
|Advanced Management Module V2.8 in BC-H||BPET36K||ibm_fw_amm_bpet36k_anyos_noarch.zip|
|Blade System Firmware (LLFW/PHYP)||01MB246_060_009||ibm_fw_bios_mb_246.060.009_anyos_ppc64.img|
|4x InfiniBand BC-H Switch||TEST_Cisco_BladeCenter-2.9.0-163.iso revision 290|
|4X InfiniBand HCA Expansion Card||SFS 7008P/TS270 Driver Level -Topspin OS-2.9.0|
For 4X InfiniBand BC-H switch, refer to the Cisco website.
Recommended LPPs support
Use the following tables to determine which LPP versions are supported on each operating system (AIX and SLES).
The information in the following table applies to these System p models: p5 9131-52A, p5 9117-57x, JS21, p5 9118-575, p5 9119-590 and p5 9119-595.
|LPP||5.3 Release||6.1 Release (JS21 Blade only)||Level check|
|CSM||126.96.36.199 with APAR IZ58359||188.8.131.52 with APAR IZ52840||CSM support and downloads|
|RSCT||184.108.40.206 with APAR IZ42151 (U829140)||220.127.116.11 with APAR IZ42150 (U824358)||CSM support and downloads|
|GPFS||18.104.22.168 with APAR IZ60281||22.214.171.124 with APAR IZ47468||GPFS support and downloads|
|PE||126.96.36.199 with APAR U828480||188.8.131.52 with APAR IZ42137||Parallel Environment support and downloads|
|LoadLeveler||184.108.40.206 with U828943||220.127.116.11 with U821735 and U821736||LoadLeveler support and downloads|
|Multi Link Interface Runtime||18.104.22.168 IZ43213||22.214.171.124 with U824765||LoadLeveler support and downloads|
|ESSL||126.96.36.199 with PK87015||188.8.131.52||ESSL support and downloads|
|Parallel ESSL||184.108.40.206 APAR PK52541||220.127.116.11 APAR PK52541||Parallel ESSL support and downloads|
The information in the following table applies to these System p models: p5 9133-55A and p5 9118-575
|GPFS||3.2.1-13||GPFS support and downloads|
|PE||5.1.1-3||Parallel Environment support and downloads|
|LoadLeveler||3.5.1-2||LoadLeveler support and downloads|
|ESSL||4.4.1-1||ESSL support and downloads|
|Parallel ESSL||3.3.2-0||Parallel ESSL support and downloads|
More support for:
Operating system(s): Unix
Reference #: sas13303a54
Modified date: 07 February 2012
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