RS/6000 SP 9076 System and Service Processor Firmware Update

Applies to: IBM RS/6000 SP 9076 Power3 SMP Thin/Wide Nodes

The latest firmware level is listed below.

NOTE: This firmware is for RS/6000 SP 9076 Power3 SMP Thin/Wide Nodes only.


For instructions on obtaining this firmware, see the chart at the bottom of this file.

Revision History
Level Description
  • Corrects ping problems when media is not connected 
  • Fix for Local/Remote server 
  • Fix to properly set user configuration for speed and       media 
  • Corrects address for register SCNTL4 
  • Added support for 10/100 Ethernet (FC4961,A-E) 
  • Corrects boot problems from Dual-Channel Ultra SCSI (FC6203,4-Y) 
  • Fix for Auto Configuration on 10/100 Ethernet (FC2968,9-P) 
  • Enhanced settings for 10/100 Ethernet adapter     (FC4962,A-F) 
  • Added support for SP Switch2 MX2 adapter (FC4026,6-M) 
  • Corrects NIM boot failures from foreign packets 
  • Enhanced defect isolation for NIM install/boot interrupt
  • Added support for IBM PCI Dual Channel Ultra-3 SCSI Adapter. 
  • Corrected UTP auto speed NIM problem when using IBM 10/100/1000 Base-T  Ethernet PCI Adapter.
  • Corrected device tree properties for 64bit PCI Base Address Registers. 
  • Removed check for PCI Vendor id  and PCI device id. 
  • Added Serviceability enhancements.  . 
  • Support for IBM 10/100/1000 BaseT ethernet adapter (FC 2975) 
  • Enhanced memory POST failure isolation 
  • Change to Memory Scrubbing threshold algorithm
  • Miscellaneous Serviceability / Maintenance Fixes 
  • Adds Miscellaneous Serviceability / Maintenance Fixes 
  • VPD Enhancements For Serial Number 
  • Corrects "SP Menus unreachable" after shutdown -F in telnet session.
  • Support for IBM 4-Port Base TX Ethernet PCI Adapter 
  • Add Compilation Flag To Handle MC In Checkstop 
  • RAS Enhancements 
  • Corrects Processor Chip ID 
  • Turns On "Unrecoverable" Bit Of Extended Error Log 
  • Fixes Erroneous VPD On TB3MX Cards 
  • Resolves E1DC Problems 
  • Supports 256/512 Meg Dimms 
  • Improves Error Isolation On PCI Bus 
  • Shows L2 Cache In Display Configuration 
  • Miscellaneous RAS Fixes 
  • Provides Memory Repeat Guard 
  • Fixes Problems Which Result In E213 Hang 
  • Provides NVRAM Clear Function In Menus 
  • Enables Long Boot For New CPU Cards 

How to get a copy of the latest firmware level:
System Status Contact
Under Warranty Call IBM CE
IBM Maintenance Agreement Call IBM CE
Third Party  In the US: Contact 1-866-432-8274 or e-mail at

Outside the US: Contact your local IBM Branch Office for guidance

Self Maintainers Call (512) 838-7108

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Node type: 604/604e, 332MHz, or Power3
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