Subject: RE: Microcode update.
From: Edward M Martin (EMartin@aultman.com)
Date: Tue Jul 12 2011 - 11:17:45 EDT
Hello Mohammed, I understand your concern. That is why I would start a DASD help ticket that you are planning the microcode upgrade. Hardware support will as permission to remote in and check out the DS6800 for any anomalies. I have been told that the major problems are with the actual download to the staging area. Finally, Support will indicate if there are any hits against the microcode levels. Take care and good luck, Ed From: owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU [mailto:owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU] On Behalf Of Mohammed Imam Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:49 AM To: VSE Discussion List Subject: RE: Microcode update. Ed, I have the information on upgrade from the IBM manuals and it seems to be vaguely straight forward. I am a bit concerned about the back out plan, in case if something doesn't work the way it is supposed or the sequence of upgrade I followed that was not right, etc. Mohammed A. Imam. From: owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU [mailto:owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU] On Behalf Of Edward M Martin Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:41 AM To: VSE Discussion List Subject: RE: Microcode update. Hello Mohammed A. Imam, I have done two microcode upgrades. Both done when I had plenty of time, during the time changes. Plus start a IBM Helpdesk ticket ahead of time. They will ask if they can remote in and review your ds6800 for any other issues. We had multiple interface cards. Each will drop as the microcode is applied. You can download the microcode before you plan to do the actual upgrade. I had everything ready to go ahead of time. Backout is something I have never heard you can do on the 6800. It has to work. Ed From: owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU [mailto:owner-vse-l@Lehigh.EDU] On Behalf Of Mohammed Imam Sent: Monday, July 11, 2011 11:22 AM To: VSE Discussion List Subject: Microcode update. Hi, This would be my first experience on microcode upgrade. I thought I would tap your experience if anyone of you had done at your storage DS6800. I am way behind the current available release of Version 126.96.36.199. I am currently at Version 188.8.131.522. According to IBM website, in order to catch up with the current release, I've to first upgrade to intermediate version 6.0.700.22 before the current available Version 184.108.40.206. Any thought on this. I know the download package contains 3 files, viz. 1. DS6000 microcodes, 2. DS6000 SMC and 3. DSCLI. What would be sequence of upgrades like? Is there any back out plan if the microcode upgrade fails? As always sharing your experience is always appreciated. Mohammed A. Imam County of Cumberland, NC. (910) 678-7680. All correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties. All correspondence to and from this address may be subject to the N.C. Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties.
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