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Old 07-24-2009
Update firmware HBA


I have a question

I have several partitions P550 Aix 5.3 and I need to update the HBA firmware, in some partitions I have two HBA and in others I have one HBA only.

My question is if I have to reboot my partitions after update the firmware level. and If I can do it online or I have to stop something.

This is one output from the lscfg -vl fcs0 command

lscfg -vl fcs0

Part Number.................03N6441
EC Level....................A
Serial Number...............1B54804DF5
Customer Card ID Number.....280B
FRU Number.................. 03N6441
Device Specific.(ZM)........3
Network Address.............10000000C94EC287
ROS Level and ID............02881914
Device Specific.(Z0)........1001206D
Device Specific.(Z1)........00000000
Device Specific.(Z2)........00000000
Device Specific.(Z3)........03000909
Device Specific.(Z4)........FF801315
Device Specific.(Z5)........02881914
Device Specific.(Z6)........06831914
Device Specific.(Z7)........07831914
Device Specific.(Z8)........20000000C94EC287
Device Specific.(Z9)........TS1.90A4
Device Specific.(ZA)........T1D1.90A4
Device Specific.(ZB)........T2D1.90A4
Device Specific.(ZC)........00000000

Thanks for your comments

# 2  
Old 07-24-2009
you can do it online (it will throw a few errors but these can safely be ignored) but I would highly recommend to reboot the server after you're done.
Kind regards
# 3  
Old 07-24-2009
From the update readme:


4.0 Cautions and Important Notes
Concurrent Download
It is recommended firmware upgrades be performed during a scheduled maintenance window and that the system be re-booted following firmware download.
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