pSeries p5 7037-A50 and 7047-185 Firmware
Applies to: IBM eServer 7037-A50 and 7047-185
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 new firmware for 7037-A50 and 7047-185 systems only.
not use on any other systems.
The firmware level contained in this package is:
2.0 Cautions and Important Notes
The System and Service Processor (SvP) firmware are combined into
a single file. This allows all the firmware to be updated together and
assures they are compatible.
Before Beginning the Update
Go to http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/firmware/gjsn?mode=10&page=compare.html
to determine if the tools can assist you with this installation.
Native Linux Systems
To update firmware on a Linux system, you must first download and install
the following service tools on your server: Platform Enablement Library,
Service Aids, and Hardware Inventory. To obtain these service tools, go
to https://techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/lopdiags and follow
the instructions on this web site for downloading and installing the service
Firmware Update Installation Is Not Concurrent
Installation of the firmware will cause an unconditional reboot of the
system. Therefore, all user operations should be gracefully terminated
before firmware updates are to be applied.
Never Power Off the System During the Firmware Update Process
The update will fail, and the process must be repeated.
AIX and Linux Instructions are CASE SENSITIVE
In the instructions that follow are specific AIX and Linux commands. AIX
and Linux commands are CASE (lower and upper) SENSITIVE, and must
be entered exactly as shown, including the filenames.
3.0 Firmware Information
||Impact: New Severity:
How to Determine Currently Installed Firmware Levels
Instructions for determining the current level of firmware can be found
the Firmware Package
The firmware is located at the web site http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/firmware/gjsn
Follow the instructions on this web page. You must read and agree to
the license agreement to obtain the firmware packages.
In the table for System Microcode, scroll down to the entry for 7037-A50
You may download the individual .rpm file for system firmware
from this location to your server, an ftp server, or a CD-ROM.
If using a CD-ROM, copy the .rpm file to the CD-ROM using a local CD-ROM
6.0 Installing the Firmware
Instructions for installing firmware can be found at
Choose the option that matches your server setup, and follow the instructions