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