28 Mar 2012

Updating IBM System x Server Firmware

Being used to primarily dealing HP hardware, I was at a loss to how to go about updating the firmware on IBM System x  (x86) servers. It's straight forward with a bit of googling..

One approach is to download the appropriate firmware using IBMs 'UpdateXpress' to a local repository and then use the 'Bootable Media Creator' to either create CD, USB or PXE boot media.

UpdateXpress can be found http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-XPRESS

BoMC - http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=TOOL-BOMC

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