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Michael McGirr
Occasional Contributor

Superdome Firmware

I am planning to bring firmware up to date on our five superdomes, one is 875mhz PA8700 architecture, the remaining four are 1.0ghz PA8800. I am having trouble determining exactly which firmware levels apply.
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Re: Superdome Firmware

Michael,

The short answer on this one is (particularly for Superdome customers)- get HP to do it - this sort of thing should ceratinly be covered by your support contract.

If you don't have HP support then you could have a problem as I don't believe HP mke Superdome firmware available to 3rd parties (I could be wrong about that though...)

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome Firmware

Hi,

Can you post the firmware versions on this thread, SD1, SD2, SD3 etc. To find out the current Firmware versions do:
CTRL b
CM
CM>SYSREV

What SMS(s) do you have? HPUX and/or Windows?

It is correct that you should really have a qualified HP CE perform the Firmware Upgrades.

Regards,
Phil
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome Firmware

Hi,

Can you post the firmware versions on this thread, SD1, SD2, SD3 etc.
To find out the current Firmware versions do:
CTRL b
CM
CM>SYSREV

What SMS(s) do you have? HPUX and/or Windows?

It is correct that you should really have a qualified HP CE perform the Firmware Upgrades.

Regards,
Phil
Michael McGirr
Occasional Contributor

Re: Superdome Firmware

sd1 - gsp=7.30, system=36.8, PDHC = 7.10 / CIO = 7.4 / PM = 7.16 / CLU = 7.8

sd2 thru sd5 - PDC = 22.001 PDHC = 15.10 / PDC Date Code = 44.35 / PDC ICM Layout Rev. = 008 / PDC Utils XFace Rev. = 008 / MP = 15.14 / ED = 2.9 / CLU = 15.2 / PM = 15.0 / CIO = 15.0
Michael McGirr
Occasional Contributor

Re: Superdome Firmware

HP is claiming firmware is customer responsibility and is now billable service action.
Phil uk
Honored Contributor

Re: Superdome Firmware

Hi,

SD1, This machine (PA87) is up to date apart
from the GSP which could be 7.34
So, no great loss.
I'd leave it alone.

SD2-5
You are currently running rel_5.0
Subsequent releases are
rel_5.1
rel_6.0
rel_6.1
rel_6.2 Changes to Itanium F/W only
rel_6.3 Latest for PA8800 or 8900
rel_7.0 Changes to Itanium F/W only

You would need to update your SMS first to:
rel_6.1
This is because you need to update the
SMS tools/Scan-SW etc

HPUX SMS: PF_CIDOMEH0601.tar.gz (86MB)

Windows SMS: PF_CIDOMEW0601.tar.gz (86MB)

then..

you need to put the final rel_6.3 bundle on
which is common to both types of SMS:
h_pa_sx1000_rel_6.3.tar.gz (6MB)

It is reasonably simple if you are experinced
in doing this work, but not so if its your
first time.

If you had a Flash corruption, and did it
yourself then i expect it would cost a
few £££££'s to replace the damaged H/W

So, It might be better to get HP to do it
just to be safe.

I hope this helps.

Regards,
Phil