Determining firmware level of an adapter

or –> We need to update the Firmware of the 5708 FCoE adapter, which is 2 levels late (last one is 010522): 010522 Short term firmware update plan for the open defects/features (Only to be installed if experiencing one of

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lpar_netboot: power on a virtual server and test its connectivity

This command will boot up a lpar (power it off if it’s on, so be careful), set up an ip address and will try to ping another ip (like the NIM master server), to test the network connectivity (thus to

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Update Microcode on FCoE fibre adapter on a VI/O Server

Let’s check our adapter’s actual firmware woops, we are like 2 years late ! we can check that on IBM’s fix central, we need to download the latest version.

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Machstat : Checking the power supplies’ health

use this command : which generally gives the following output: There is no documentation about that command … By looking into  /usr/lib/boot/bin/rc.powerfail_chrp, we can assume this : The first digit equals to : 0) => System under normal power conditions 1)

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How to check missing filesets after a technology level update

UPDATE : it seems that it is quite simplier with the following option : 🙂 Sometimes after a system update (say a technology level upgrade), you don’t get the right TL version with oslevel. For example I tried to update

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Add or remove an adapter to a link aggregation (802.3ad)

on a VI/O Server as padmin :

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Configuring NTP

Configure NTP on AIX check if the ntp server is available

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