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# 1  
Old 09-10-2013
Problem after updating the firmware!

Hello AIX experts,

I have 7038-6M2 server, its operating system is AIX 5.2, and its firmware is 3K041021
After some searching on net, I tried to update its firmware level to 3K080425, so I downloaded the required rpm, and followed the steps.
After rebooting the server, it stopped and an error code appeared on its LED, the error code is: E1F0
I rebooted it again, it stopped some minutes on the same error, then some green texts appeared then I choose to login into single user mode.
Then I rebooted it for the third time, but no response!!

What is happened?! and what is the solution?!
# 2  
Old 09-10-2013
How are you using the system? Is it a standalone system? Or the management system is connected to HMC? Is it a LPAR?

If so, have you checked the compatibility of HMC, VIOS and AIX OS version with System firmware 3K08045?
# 3  
Old 09-11-2013
It is standalone system, not connected to HMC, and not LPAR.

Now I have some updates, the server is running, not the problem in the Network! I can't ping, ssh, telnet it.
I checked its network configuration and it is correct!
# 4  
Old 09-11-2013
Can you atleast ping your default gateway?

Again check the network, gateway, services etc..,
netstat -rn
ifconfig -a (check what's the subnet mask)
lssrc -s sshd

Check the "ROM Level" of your ethernet card (by running the below command on a port)
lscfg -vpl entX, check the level with FRU number for compatibility

# 5  
Old 09-12-2013
Originally Posted by ibmtech
Can you atleast ping your default gateway?

Again check the network, gateway, services etc..,
netstat -rn
ifconfig -a (check what's the subnet mask)
lssrc -s sshd

Check the "ROM Level" of your ethernet card (by running the below command on a port)
lscfg -vpl entX, check the level with FRU number for compatibility

Hello Mr. ibmtech
I will do all these steps and give you feedback.
Thanks a lot.

Anyway, this is the message that appeared when I ping the server:

0821-069 ping: sendto: Cannot reach the destination network

Last edited by Mohannad; 09-12-2013 at 03:33 AM..
# 6  
Old 09-12-2013
Ok, also go the system (through console - I assume you can from your earlier email regarding network explanation).
Run the below
#ping <default gateway>
#traceroute <default gaeway>
#route get <default gateway>

Also paste the
netstat -rn and ifconfig -a output

Make sure you know the correct subnet mask and default gateway value.
# 7  
Old 09-13-2013
My apologies that i am fighting my tablet. so sending a link rather than rewrite this.

use invscout and mds (step 1 in article) to check all your firmware.

link: ROOTVG - AIX & POWER Portal - HOWTO: Prepare for Performance Assessment

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