xaminmo: (Josh 2004 Happy)
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More and more are moving to access through fixcentral, but for now, HMC recovery media is at:

ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/

That looks to be the same as service.software and ftp.boulder.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
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Redbooks, SDMC docs, blade docs, etc give info assuming everything works.

Everything does NOT work by default.

Major caveats:
1) The BladeCenter Blade IP config is for the service processor. Configure that. It's necessary. You cannot set an IP for it on both ports, so if you lose the blade switch, you lose LPAR management capabilities for the blade. Also, make sure your customer doesn't put the same IP on the AIX full system partition as was used for the service processor. You'd think this would be an easy one, but it has happened.
Ref: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas1057800440ee4dae4862573e9005ad197&wv=1

2) The minimum firmware levels are for late may, early june of 2011. If you log in as admin/admin to the FSP and have NO OPTIONS, then you are not at the right level. Just use "update_flash" on the .img file you pull down. FixCentral does NOT provide firmware for blades. The only place I could find the list was from an AS/400 techdoc:
POWER7: http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.nsf/ibmscdirect/5DDD545112AD21218625776500573780
POWER6 http://www-912.ibm.com/s_dir/slkbase.nsf/ibmscdirect/1C94AF8A9EAC7C138625764A006A426F

3) The p7 blade has to be initially discovered by service processor IP address. If you discovered it through the BladeCenter, then you have to remove the POWER Blade from director before you can make it work. You can't simply rediscover it.
Ref: https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas79b91491123ade0f88625786f0067dec5&wv=1


After all that, go to Navigate Resources, click on the server, pull down Actions, System Configuration, Edit, or Create Virtual. After that, it's vaguely similar to the HMC.
xaminmo: Josh 2016 (Default)
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John describes how to get the IP of your pSeries' HMC from the front panel. I've corrected spelling, and made very tiny adjustments here. All credit goes to John and his post at http://deadlycoffee.com/?p=719 .

I dare you to find this in Infocenter in less than 5 minutes. :)
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