IBM pSeries Microcode Update for iSeries 36zxi
9/18 GB
SCSI Hard Disk Drive Microcode Level 02A1

DATE:  September 20, 2004



Table of Contents

1.0 Disk Drives Affected

2.0 Microcode Change History

3.0 General Information

4.0 Determine Drive Part Number and Current Microcode level

5.0.0 Downloading the RPM Format File to the Target Server
5.0.1 Downloading Files from the Microcode CD-ROM

6.0 Microcode Download Procedure-SCSI Drives Attached to PCI-X Ultra320 RAID Adapter
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1.0 Disk Drives Affected:

The microcodes in this package applies ONLY to the following IBM SCSI hard disk drive PN's.

Size P/N

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09G 34L9195, 09L4044

18G 34L9194, 09L3932

 

 
2.0 Microcode Change History
 

Release date

MC Level

Change Description

9/2/2004

02A1

-Initial Release

3.0 General Information
None

4.0 Determine the Drive Part Number and Current Microcode level:

a- SCSI Drives attached to PCI-X Ultra 320 SCSI RAID Controllers

use smitty to find the part number and drive microcode level:

smitty Devices Disk Array IBM PCI-X SCSI Disk Array PCI-X SCSI Disk Array manager Diagnostics and Recover Options

Display pdisk Vital Product Data

*part number is displayed next to Part Number field (see below)

*drive microcode level is displayed next to ROS Level and ID field (see below) If the data returned in the "Part Number" field matches the one listed below AND the "ROS Level and ID...." field of that data is less than "30324131", this microcode applies.  If this level is already installed then the "ROS Level and ID...." shows:  "30324131.
Note: Drive microcode level is displayed in Hex value of ASCII characters in VPD data. Each alpha-numeric ASCII character converts to a 2-digit hex
number.  For example in VPD displayed above, 30 Hex= ASCII character 0; 32 Hex= ASCII character 2 ; 41 Hex=ASCII character A; 31 Hex=ASCII character "1", therefore the microcode level is S29B.

(9Gb)
Manufacturer................IBMAS400
Machine Type and Model......DGVS09U
Part Number.................34L9195
ROS Level and ID............30324131
Serial Number...............000BEE85
EC Level....................F25715
FRU Number..................Q34L8670M05
Device Specific.(Z0)........000003029F00013A
Device Specific.(Z1)........75MSPA42A1
Device Specific.(Z2)........0068
Device Specific.(Z3)........00257
Device Specific.(Z4)........0001
Device Specific.(Z5)........22
Device Specific.(Z6)........F25549

(18Gb)

Manufacturer................IBMAS400
Machine Type and Model......DRVS18D
Part Number.................09L3932
ROS Level and ID............30324131
Serial Number...............0003BD97
EC Level....................F24460
FRU Number..................Q34L5438M03
Device Specific.(Z0)........000003029F00013A
Device Specific.(Z1)........7AMSPA42A1
Device Specific.(Z2)........0068
Device Specific.(Z3)........99331
Device Specific.(Z4)........0001
Device Specific.(Z5)........22
Device Specific.(Z6)........F24453

5.0.0 Downloading the RPM Format File to the Target Server
Use this method to download to an AIX system:

Note: The instructions that follow are specific AIX commands. AIX commands are CASE (lower and upper) SENSITIVE, and must be entered exactly as shown, including filenames.

a) Make a directory on an AIX system to receive the RPM format file.
    Enter:      mkdir /tmp/microcode

b) Transfer the RPM format file to the /tmp/microcode directory (using "Save as ...").
    You'll see the filename is 36zxi-02A1.rpm

c) Unpack the file by executing the instructions below:
    Enter the commands:
        rpm -ihv --ignoreos 36zxi-02A1.rpm

The file size and checksum will be verified.
The microcode files will be added to /etc/microcode/

5.0.1 Downloading File from the Microcode CD-ROM

Copy microcode updates from the CD-ROM to standard locations on your local disk:

1. RPM packaged microcode files will be copied to "/tmp/microcode/RPM"
2. Microcode files will be copied to the location specified in the individual ReadMe file for the microcode being copied.  Please reference the ReadMe for the files being copied for more details.

Notes:
 - "/etc/microcode" is a symbolic link to "/usr/lib/microcode".
 - If permission does not allow the copy to the above stated directory
                  or file then the user will be prompted for a new location.

 

6.0 Microcode Download Procedure-SCSI Drives Attached to PCI-X Ultra 320 RAID Adapter

Warning: Do not power off the system or the drive during microcode download as this may permanently damage the disk drive

NOTE: Please save current and older versions of the microcode update files in case you need to restore your system.

Caution: The microcode download process is nondestructive to the hard disks; however, as a precaution, ensure that a backup operation has been performed on the affected systems PRIOR to the microcode installation.

 Use smitty to download microcode:

smitty Devices Disk Array IBM PCI-X SCSI Disk Array PCI-X SCSI Disk Array manager Diagnostics and Recover Options

Download Microcode to a Physical Disk