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Updating VIOS Via the FSM 2474

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Updating VIOS Via the FSM
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:24:09 PM »
Hi all,

Thought I would start a topic abouting updating your VIOS server from the FSM. I am currently running the update now but here are some things we recommend you do BEFORE starting the update.

1. first remove any previous eFixes from root. By performing these steps
         A. Login to the VIOS server as root and run emgr -l (this will list the fix pack)
         B. Then run emgr -rL IV11852m13 (your fix pack id may be different)
         C. This will force an uninstall of the eFix. Makes sure it says it was successful when it completes.

2. Allocate a new LUN to create a mirror copy of rootvg just in case the update fails
3. To make the mirror run alt_disk_copy -d hdiskxxx -B
4. Now run LSPV (to see if the new HDisk now shows as the altint_rootvg)

# lspv
hdisk0          0007ad9b85eb26b9                    rootvg          active
hdisk2          0007ad9b13323452                    repvg           active
hdisk3          0007ad9bf3a98d2b                    None
hdisk1          0007ad9bbd4d98e3                    altinst_rootvg

Once the above is complete you can start the update. I will reply to this topic when the update finishes. If it fails we will keep this open to discuss a resolution.

« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 02:31:33 PM by brands1284 »
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Re: Updating VIOS Via the FSM
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 09:59:55 AM »
Ok so our update failed but here are the steps to boot to your alternate instance that was created pre update.

1. Run Lspv  Look for alt_rootvg. Note the hdisk assigned to it.   
2. run bootlist -m normal hdiskxx(alt_rootvg's disk)   
3. Check the bootlist and ensure your disk is listed by running bootlist -m normal -o.

# bootlist -m normal -o
hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=0
hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=1
hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=2
hdisk0 blv=hd5 pathid=3

4. Then type reboot

« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 11:54:46 AM by PureSystemsTech »
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Re: Updating VIOS Via the FSM
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 11:21:16 AM »

Turns out the update failed NOT because of a problem with the FSM but because the fix pack itself has an issue. When we installed it manually it still had the same problem where it would remove our network adapters and we would lose connectivity. Only after doing a fresh install with base media were we able to upgrade VIOS.