November 14, 2013 PureSystems Virtual Users Group Updating to GA4 © 2013 IBM Corporation What is GA4 / Why do we call it GA4? • Compute Nodes • p260, p460 • POWER7+ • p270 • POWER7+ • Local Dual VIOS Support • x222 • Ultra-dense, dual planar server • E5-2400 processor, 12 DIMMs • 2x10G + 2x8/16G or 1xIB • x240 • 7863-10x 8737-15x • 7863 doesn’t support PEN/SEN, some MEZZ cards, some DIMMs • I/O • SI4093 • L2 switch • 14/10 ports (upgradable) • Management • FSM 1.3 • 16 Chassis support (limitations) • Licenses for IBM Upward Integration for VMware vSphere, IBM Upward Integration for Microsoft System Center • Fuel Gauge • H/W Currency • Zoning during LUN creation (Brocade switches) • x3950X5 HANA appliance • FSM for Mobile 1.3 • Firmware Where can I find information on GA4? Flex System GA4 (FSM 1.3.0) was made available on Fix Central on September 10, 2013 **Note: the image was reposted on September 11th to address an issue that was affecting upgrades through the FSM Web interface Some additional important links: • GA4 Best Practices Guide (Please review before starting upgrade) • PureFlex/Flex Stack Updates on PureSystems Centre web-site: • Flex System Information Center • Flex System Manager Support/RETAIN tips IBM PureSystems Updates Preparing for the GA 4 Update Download and review the Best Practices Guide v1.3.0 Validate that you have a current backup of the FSM configuration • Recommended to have a backup on an external USB key or SFTP server Refer to the Best Practices Guide, section 2.3.2 Validate that the FSM is managing the desired chassis • Validate that all of the managed endpoints listed within the FSM have an OK status • *Collect Inventory on the All Systems group and verify it completes successfully *Clean the image library using smcli • smcli cleanupd –amv Note: We found that the cleanupd command may fail when using the force argument (i.e. –amvF) Increase the size of the update storage location (e.g. update library) to 30234 • Home Plug-ins Update Manager Configure Settings Location Refer to the Best Practices Guide, section 2.4 Allocate ample time to complete the update • Refer to the Best Practices Guide, section 1.2 Upgrading the FSM Note: If the IBM FSM is earlier than version 1.1.1, follow the IBM Flex System Updating Best Practice version 1.2.0 and earlier to upgrade to FSM 1.2.1, and then upgrade to FSM 1.3.0 • To update the FSM via the GUI *Internet connection • Home IBM® FSM - Check for Updates (NextGen UI) • Home tab Check and Update Flex System Manager (ISC UI) • Click Download and Install • Home tab Administration tab Shut down or Restart IBM Flex System Manager™ • To install the update from the command line *No internet connection • Download updates from Fix Central • SCP updates to /home/USERID • smcli collectinv -p "All Inventory" -i 10.3.0.1,10.3.0.2 -t OperatingSystem • smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate -1-3-0-ImportFirst.zip • smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate -1-3-0-ImportSecond.zip • smcli importupd -v /home/USERID/FSMApplianceUpdate -1-3-0-ImportThird.zip • smcli installneeded -v -F –I • smshutdown –r –t now Upgrading the CMM • Home tab Update Chassis Components CMMs Check and Update Firmware • Check for Updates • Show and Install Updates Upgrading Power Compute Nodes • Notes: • If the Flexible Service Processor (FSP) firmware on the Power Systems compute nodes is earlier than the December, 2012 release (AF763_043), you must update the FSP firmware before updating the CMM Refer to the Best Practices Guide, section 2.1.1 • To update only the firmware, access to the operating system is not necessary • Start by collecting inventory on the Virtual Server, and then check for updates. • In order to update I/O cards or drivers, you must first discover, unlock, and inventory the operating system • Refer to the Best Practices Guide for various nodes on upgrading the mezzanine adapters • From the Chassis Manager, click General Actions Manage Power Systems Resources • Acquire and Install Updates • Activate the Power FSP update on the Permanent boot side Upgrading x86 Compute Nodes • Notes: • • • • • The IMM firmware level on X-Architecture compute nodes installed in your chassis must be the December, 2012 release (v1.60, build 1AOO32P) or later if you want to activate centralized user management on the IBM FSM Access to the operating system is required to update firmware or drivers When managing compute nodes that are running the standard VMware ESXi image, the IBM FSM is limited to updating UEFI, preboot DSA, and IMM firmware. If the compute nodes are running the VMware ESXi 5/vSphere IBM-customized image, the IBM FSM can also update firmware for network (I/O) adapters and LSI RAID controllers. IBM Customization Patch 7 is highly recommended. If Microsoft Windows 2012 is installed on any of the compute nodes, you cannot acquire those updates through the IBM FSM even if it is connected to the Internet. There are known issues with on-line updates for x86 nodes, specifically for the mezzanine adapters • • • • • • • A workaround is to use Bootable Media Creator to apply the updates offline The LAN-over-USB interface must not be disabled If you are updating firmware and drivers for compute nodes that have Linux installed, make sure that you meet the prerequisites You will not be able to discover and manage both compute nodes in a x222 until you have updated the software and firmware for the FSM and CMM to version 1.3.0 Home tab Update Chassis Components Compute Nodes - Check and Update Firmware Check for Updates Show and Install Updates Upgrading Storage • Notes: • Before you attempt to upgrade the Flex System V7000 storage node through the IBM FSM, you must check the version of firmware that is currently installed on the Flex System V7000 storage node • • If the currently installed version is 6.4.1.x or 188.8.131.52 or greater, you can update the Flex System V7000 storage node from the IBM FSM If the currently installed version is 7.1.0.x (and not 184.108.40.206), do not upgrade the Flex System V7000 storage node from the IBM FSM • The IBM FSM does not support updating external storage, such as the IBM Storwize V7000 through the IBM FSM user interface • Additional updates, such as hard disk drive updates can be applied to the IBM Flex System V7000 storage node or the IBM Storwize V7000 but these updates are not applied through the IBM FSM update process • Home tab Update Chassis Components Storage Nodes - Check and Update Firmware • Check for Updates • Show and Install Updates Upgrading I/O Modules • Notes: • The switches must be configured to use the menu-based CLI (ibmnos-cli), which is the default command-line interface • If you update switches through the IBM FSM, you must use a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server to host updates before they are applied to the switches. • If security policy is configured for Legacy, this can be the FSM itself • If security policy is configured for Secure, you must install a TFTP server on a compute node that is managed by the IBM FSM • You must assign an IPv4 address to the I/O module, CMM, and the IBM FSM on the management network (Eth0) • All three components must have an IPv4 IP address that is on the same IP subnet • Home tab Update Chassis Components IO Modules - Check and Update Firmware • Check for Updates • Show and Install Updates QUESTIONS? 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