I tried 3 times to update my FSM to 1.3.1 from the FSM gui and it bombed on me each time due to not being able to download a single file from IBMs database.
Here are the steps from the Flex System Manager 1.3.1 update ReadMe.
II. Manually download the fix pack update files from IBM Fix Central
to a workstation and copy the update files to the FSM.
This method downloads a fix package that consists of two large
zip files and this readme file.
1) Go to "http://www.ibm.com/eserver/support/fixes/
You can navigate the Fix Central interface as follows or use
the link below to find Flex System Manager update packages.
a) To obtain the files from Fix Central using the 'Find Product'
- Click 'Find product' tab
- Product Selector -> Enter '8731' or '7955'
- Operating system -> Select 'All'
- Click 'Continue'
- Select 'FSM' to jump to the FSM section of the page
- Select 'FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1' check box
- Click 'Continue'
- Follow prompts to enter IBM ID and related machine information
- If you agree with the terms and conditions on the
'View terms and conditions' panel, click 'I agree'
- Download files using Download Director, ftp, or http.
b) To go directly to the FSM update package and fix page, use the following URL:
2) After obtaining the files, use one of the following methods to
copy the update files to the /home/USERID directory on the Flex
a) Use the scp command (Secure Copy) to send the update package
files from a workstation on the management or data network to the
Flex System Manager.
For example, from a remote workstation:
scp FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportFirst.zip USERID@<FSM_host_name>:/home/USERID
scp FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportSecond.zip USERID@<FSM_host_name>:/home/USERID
scp FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportThird.zip USERID@<FSM_host_name>:/home/USERID
3) Import and install the updates
After the files are copied to the Flex System Manager in the
/home/USERID directory, you must use the command line (through an SSH
connection) to import and install the updates. You cannot use the
Flex System Manager user interface.
From a command line, run the following commands to collect inventory,
and import the updates:
smcli cleanupd -mFv -P "Platform='Director' OR Platform='DirectorAppliance'"
smcli collectinv -p "All Inventory" -i 10.3.0.1,10.3.0.2 -t OperatingSystem
smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportFirst.zip
smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportSecond.zip
smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate-1-3-1-ImportThird.zip
smcli installneeded -v -F -I
As the install task is running, messages are displayed in the console.
Wait for them to "Complete" successfully.
If the installation task completed with errors, do not continue.
Instead, contact IBM Support and do not restart the Flex System
4) If the installation task completed successfully, restart the
Flex System Manager to complete the installation processing.
You can use the command line interface to restart:
smshutdown -r -t now
(-r means to restart, '-t now' means to shutdown now.)
Alternatively, you can use the link provided under the "Flex System
Manager - Check and Update" link to restart the Flex System Manager.