IBM Power Subsystem Firmware Update
for use with
System Firmware Release 240 Level 202 ONLY

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

DATE: March 2, 2006

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
GA7: General Availability
  • Fixes for erroneous System Reference Codes reported against I/O drawer power supplies
GA6 Service Pack 1:
  • Fixes for problems related to concurrent and non-concurrent I/O drawer adds
GA5 Service Pack 4:
  • A new System Reference Code will now be reported if the firmware level on each pair of BPCs is mismatched for a time period of more than 1 hour. The purpose is to alert the user of this situation in cases where the firmware update process did not complete on both BPCs or where a BPC has been replaced but the firmware update of the new BPC was not performed.
GA6: General Availability
  • Support for the 9119-590/595 and 9406-595 redundant Service Processors with dynamic failover
GA5 Service Pack 3:
  • Increased the error log maximum size to prevent data from being truncated
GA5 Service Pack 2:
  • Fix for false 11008720 & 1100821 errors during run time
  • Fix for intermittent unowned I/O drawer condition after frame initialization
  • Fix for false 14001302 error during boot up
  • Fix for problem causing error message "no redundant hardware available"
  • Fix for BPC dump during Power code load operation, causing HMC to display error ACT01724
  • Fix for BPC hanging with return code 7 sent to HMC. Power code load operation fails
GA5 Service Pack 1
GA5: pSeries High Performance Switch General Availability
GA4: pSeries 9118-575 General Availability
GA3 Service Pack 2
GA3 Service Pack 1
GA3: pSeries 9119-590, 9119-595 and iSeries 9406-590 General Availability

The Power Subsystem Firmware level contained in this update is:   BP240_168

The individual internal Power FRU code levels are:
Internal FRU NameCode Level
BPC 196 000A10
BPC DSP A38741863
BPR A01A40986
CEC MDA-S 039B923
Node DCA-SIH000A10
I/O DCA-BC 003E62
I/O MDA-BC 00055
I/O DCA-BCS 003957
I/O MDA-BCS 04061030
HPS DCA-F 003C60
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 software has been upgraded to the latest level for "servers with POWER5 processors". HMC software packages 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