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K360 Firmware

I would like to upgrade my K360 from an HPUX 11.11 32bit kernel to an HPUX 11.11 64bit kernel. I have 3rd party products (Oracle, for example) that require that I am running on an HPUX 11.11 64bit system.

I have found out that I need to be running a firmware level of a 41.33 to support the 64bit kernel. I currently have 38.29. Does anyone have a firmware update for the K360?

I have tried the firware download area on the ITRC website, but that firware is not downloadable from the site.

Thanks in advance
Hasan Atasoy
Honored Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

hi ;

if you give your mail address I will send it.


Re: K360 Firmware

Please send to robert.loureiro@ca.com

Hasan Atasoy
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Re: K360 Firmware


Honored Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

Hi Robert,

Patch Name: /firmware_patches/hp/cpu/PF_CMHK4133
Description: HP 9000 Kx60,979KS/x00 Firmware revision 41.33
Date : 01/08/15
Patch Size : 5212

You can find it here:

Release Notes:


Re: K360 Firmware


In the readme.txt file, I need to copy the .frm file to tape before rebooting to gain access to the firmware. My K360 does not have a tape device. Is there another way to make the .frm file available when I perform the reboot?

Thanks in advance
Honored Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

Hi Robert,

IIRC, there is but you'll need to contact HP to open a call, as they may still have the firmware on proprietary CD media that the FE installs it from.

Acclaimed Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

In the era of k-class machines the method to use a tape drive was the only possible.
For newer systems you have ISO images, patches and others ...

Some folks of hp services created special lif files and placed them on a bootable CD in order to make the update possible via CD.

There is no public version - so you have the choice to contact HP and ask for assistance or get a tape drive ...

Hope this helps!

There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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Re: K360 Firmware

Thanks for the advice. I have contacted my HP rep and am in the process of obtaining a CD (hopefully). Thanks for all of your support.

Re: K360 Firmware

One other question: It is a requirement to be at firmware level 41.33 in order to install the 64bit kernel on my K360? I am currently running 38.29 and I ran into a NFS problems after installing the 64bit in the past and instead reinstalled the 32bit kernel. Yet, I really need to be running the 64-bit Kernel.

Esteemed Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

FIRMWARE revision 39.12 adds the following fixes and enhancements:


- Freezes CPU Drive Strength value during boot.

This firmware change negates the need for the Upvtfix tool which was
provided in PF_CUPVTFIX. It is recommended that Upvtfix tool be removed
from the system after installation of firmware revision 39.12.

The tool removal can be accomplished using the following command:

swremove Upvtfix

If the Upvtfix tool was installed by means other than using swinstall,
it will have to be removed manually.

- Fixes incorrect warning messages when PDCINFO is run on
a 11.xx HP-UX system.

- Does not delete the PDC LANID when the EEPROM is cleared.

- Fixes the HP-PB I/O bus converter/card cage problem when
a PSI card is used. When PDCINFO gets called from the OS
by Predictive Support, and a PSI is plugged into the HP-PB
external card cage, HP-UX does not fail with a flt anymore.

- Systems with Service-Guard configurations can now run
PDCINFO using Predictive support without failure. The
PDC procedure "PDC_SYSTEM_INFO" is now cached in memory,
which significantly improves the speed at which PDCINFO
will execute, thus preventing the problems associated
with Service-Guard.


- Provides support for HP-UX boot time improvement, which allows
the OS to set PDC selftest parameters for the next boot. This
feature is not currently supported by the OS.
Esteemed Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

Firmware revision 39.43 adds the following fixes:

- System hangs for varying duration of time that can not be interrupted
by TOC.

- System clock (software maintained) loses time. The time loss occurs randomly
and may result in large losses over a relatively short time period.

Occurrences of the above problem have only been reported against the HP3000
979KS/x00 (Mohawk) systems. Software applications that perform frequent
calling of a PDC routine, PDC_CHASSIS, affect the amount of time lost by
the system clock.
Esteemed Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

One other question: It is a requirement to be at firmware level 41.33 in order to install the 64bit kernel on my K360?

None of the later firmware actually fixes the issue you faced. K360 itself can support 64 bit kernel. So not an issue here. You probably need to look into the nfs issue. Could be some nfs patch needed.

Re: K360 Firmware

I have found out from HP that my K360 does not support a 64bit kernel, regardless of the firmware upgrade I perform.

Thanks to everyone that replied.

This thread can be closed.

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Honored Contributor

Re: K360 Firmware

"I have found out from HP that my K360 does not support a 64bit kernel, regardless of the firmware upgrade I perform."

Hmmm...if *your* specific K360 is the wrong system hardware revsion (Hvers) then that may be correct, but o/s and f/w docs indicate that K360 systems *do* support 64-bit:


PA-RISC servers (HP-UX 11i v1) - 32-Bit Platforms
A180, A180C
D200, D210, D280 (Hvers 0x589 not 0x5A9), D350, D360
K100, K210, K220, K360 (HVERS 0x591 not 0x5A6), K370, K380, K400, K410, K420
PA-RISC servers (HP-UX 11i v1) - 32/64-Bit Platforms
K450, K460, K570, K580
PA-RISC servers (HP-UX 11i v1) - 64-Bit Platforms
A400, A500
K250, K260, **K360 (HVERS 0x5B6 not 0x5A6)**, K370, K380
L1000, L2000, L3000
SD16000, SD32000, SD64000


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I ran cstm to find out that my Hardware model is 0x590. Does this indicate that this machine is NOT capable of a 64-bit kernel?