HMC UPDATE/ UPGRADE, doing it remotely or locally

HMC UPGRADE –# V7R7.2 to V7R7.6, or from V7 to V8 for example. You can find network install resources right here : ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/network/ or there: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/server/hmc/network/ …or there : http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/set2/sas/f/netinstall/home.html Prerequisites Backup your data !!! Cleanup first As said on

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NIM : get the latest TL on fix central and make it available on your nim server

1. Simplest method : create a lpp_source from a previous one (create the target FS before this): –> so you can avoid errors regarding the « simages » attribute 1.1 eliminate any unnecessary packages 1.2 update it with the latest TL don’t

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NIM : update your system easily with nimclient

I want to update my client to the latest AIX 7.1 service pack (service pack 5 for AIX 7.1) and I wanna get rid of the old « exportfs – mount – smit update_all – umount  » sequence, and use the

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IBM Systems Director : Updating from 6.3 to 6.3.1 with smcli

A new update is out since a few days for Systems Director (here are the new things : http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/director/pubs/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.director.main.helps.doc%2Ffqm0_r_whats_new_in_release_631.html ) and the update method is quite simple !

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