Power6 High-End Power Subsystem Firmware
Applies to: 9119-FHA
This document provides information about the installation of Licensed Machine
or Licensed Internal Code, which is sometimes referred to generically as
microcode or firmware.
This package provides firmware for Power 595 (9119-FHA) Servers only.
Do not use on any other systems.
The firmware level in this package is:
This firmware level requires HMC V7 R3.3.0
Go to the following URL to access the HMC code packages:
NOTE: You must be logged in as hscroot in order for
the firmware installation to complete correctly.
Use the following example as a reference to determine whether your
will be concurrent or disruptive.
Note: The file names and service pack levels used in
following examples are for clarification only, and are not
necessarily levels that have been, or will be released.
Power Subsystem firmware file naming convention:
NOTE: Values of service pack and last disruptive service
level (YYY and ZZZ) are only unique
XXX is the release level
YYY is the service pack level
ZZZ is the last disruptive service pack level
within a release level (XXX). For example, 02EB330_067_045 and
02EB340_067_053 are different
An installation is disruptive if:
Example: Currently installed release is EB330, new release is
The release levels (XXX) are different.
Example: EB330_120_120 is disruptive, no matter what level of
The service pack level (YYY) and the last disruptive
pack level (ZZZ) are equal.
installed on the system
Example: Currently installed service pack is EB330_120_120 and
The service pack level (YYY) currently installed on the system is lower
than the last disruptive service pack level (ZZZ) of the service pack
new service pack is EB330_152_130
An installation is concurrent if:
Example: Currently installed service pack is EB330_126_120,
The service pack level (YYY) is higher than the service pack
level currently installed on your system.
new service pack is EB330_143_120.
Firmware Information and Update Description
You can view the frame's current firmware level on the Advanced System
Management Interface (ASMI) Welcome pane. It appears in the top
corner. Example: EB330_017.
The firmware is located at the web site
Follow the instructions on this web page. You must read and agree to
the license agreement to obtain the firmware packages.
In the drop-down box, choose the entry for your specific machine
You may download the individual .rpm and .xml files
Power Subsystem firmware from this location to your server, an ftp
server, or a
CD-ROM (both files are required). Make sure the file names have
format 02EB3xx_yyy_zzz, with an extension of .rpm and .xml before
them to your server, an ftp server or CD-ROM. If using a CD-ROM,
copy the .rpm and .xml files to the CD-ROM using a local CD-ROM burner
Another method is to download the .iso file and create a
to use with your HMC.
Note: If your HMC is not internet-connected you will need to
the new firmware level to a CD-ROM or ftp server.
The method used to install new firmware will depend on the release
of firmware which is currently installed on your server. The release
can be determined by the prefix of the new firmware's filename.
Where XXX = release level
Instructions for installing firmware updates and upgrades can be found
in the Operations
Guide for the Hardware Management Console and Managed Systems, see
Chapter 9. Updates, section Managed Systems Updates.
If the release level will stay the same (Example: Level
is currently installed and you are attempting to install level
this is considered an update.
If the release level will change (Example: Level EB330_081_075 is
installed and you are attempting to install level EB340_096_096) this
considered an upgrade.
See Chapter 9. Updates, section Mangaged Systems Updates.