IBM Power Subsystem Firmware Update
for use with
System Firmware Release 235 Level 214 ONLY

pSeries 9119-590
pSeries 9119-595
iSeries 9406-595
pSeries 9118-575

DATE: January 2, 2007

Table of Contents

1.0 Firmware Change History

2.0 General Information
2.0.0 Where to Obtain the Firmware
2.0.1 How to Load the Firmware

2.1 Cautions and Important Notes

1.0 Firmware Change History

Code Level Description
GA6: Service Pack 5
  • Fix for Frame Number problem on HPS
  • Fix for timing problem during HPS reset
  • Fix for problem servicing cable faults
  • Fix for multiple System Reference Codes reported for single CEC power supply fail
GA6: Service Pack 4
  • Fixes for erroneous System Reference Codes reported against I/O drawer power supplies
  • Fixes for erroneous System Reference Codes reported against CEC power supplies
GA6: Service Pack 3
GA6 Service Pack 1:
  • Fixes for problems related to concurrent and non-concurrent I/O drawer adds
GA6: General Availability
  • Support for the 9119-590/595 and 9406-595 redundant Service Processors with dynamic failover

The Power Subsystem Firmware level contained in this update is:   BP235_205

The individual internal Power FRU code levels are:
Internal FRU NameCode Level
BPC 196 000A10
BPC DSP A38741863
BPR A01A40986
CEC MDA-S 039B923
CEC DCA-SQ 001016
Node DCA-SIH00088
I/O DCA-BC 003E62
I/O MDA-BC 00055
I/O DCA-BCS 003957
I/O MDA-BCS 04061030
HPS DCA-F 003D61
HPS MDA-F 0394916

2.0 General Information

This package provides updated Power Subsystem Firmware for use on the following systems only:

Do not use on any other systems. The package contains downloadable Firmware for some or all of the following power subsystem components: BPC (Bulk Power Controller), BPR (Bulk Power Regulator), DCA (Distributed Converter Assembly and MDA (Motor Drive Assembly).

2.0.0 Where to Obtain the Firmware

This firmware can be found at the following locations:

2.0.1 How to Load the Firmware

Before attempting to load this firmware please ensure that your HMC (Hardware Management Console) software has been upgraded to the appropriate version. HMC version information can be found at:

The instructions regarding how to query, obtain, install and remove firmware levels can be found on the following IBM Infocenter Page: Getting server firmware and power subsystem firmware fixes and upgrades

2.1 Cautions and Important Notes