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.


1.0 Systems Affected

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:

2.0 Important Information

HMC-Managed Systems

This firmware level requires  HMC V7  R3.4.0.

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.

3.0 Firmware Information and Description

Use the following example as a reference to determine whether your installation will be concurrent or disruptive.

Note:  The file names and service pack levels used in the 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 pack  level (YYY and ZZZ) are only unique
within a release level (XXX).  For example, 02EB330_067_045 and 02EB340_067_053 are different
service packs.

An installation is disruptive if:

              Example:  Currently installed release is EB330, new release is EB340                Example:  EB330_120_120 is disruptive, no matter what level of EB330  is currently
                                   installed on the system                  Example:  Currently installed service pack is EB330_120_120 and
                                     new service pack is EB330_152_130

An installation is concurrent if:

              Example: Currently installed service pack  is EB330_126_120,
                                 new service pack is EB330_143_120.

Firmware Information and Update Description

Filename Size Checksum
02EB340_033_033.rpm 15,264,355 02253


Impact:  Function        Severity:  ATT

New Features and Functions:
  • Support for concurrent processor node addition, as well as cold node repair or removal.
  • Enhanced fault reporting for the Integrated Battery Feature.

Other Changes:
  • Fixes for false System Reference Codes during UEPO cycling.
  • Fixes for false System Reference Codes during AC power outages.
  • Fix for I/O fans not going to the proper speed after concurrent I/O power supply replacement.
  • Fixes for false System Reference Codes during Concurrent Firmware Maintenance.
  • Fixes for various other false System Reference Codes.
  • Fix for problem syncing the HMC Service Lock between both Bulk Power Controllers.

4.0 How to Determine Currently Installed Power Subsystem Firmware Levels

You can view the frame's current firmware level on the Advanced System Management Interface (ASMI) Welcome pane.  It appears in the top right corner.   Example:  EB330_029.

5.0 Downloading the Firmware Package

Follow the instructions on the web page. You must read and agree to the license agreement to obtain the firmware packages.

Note: If your HMC is not internet-connected you will need to download the new firmware level to a CD-ROM or ftp server.

6.0 Installing the Firmware

The method used to install new firmware will depend on the release level of firmware which is currently installed on your server. The release level 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 at  http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems/scope/hw/topic/ipha1/updateschapter.htm