A Reminder About Remote HMC Upgrades
A guide for remote upgrades on the HMC.
By Rob McNelly05/19/2020
Happily, there's a lot of good documentation about remote upgrades, and HMC upgrades in general. Let's start with IBM Support. Here's how to upgrade to Version 8.8.7, and here's how to upgrade x86 or Model 7042 versions to Version 9. Both docs provide detailed information about various methods, so they're helpful whether you're using the network or some DVDs.
Here are directions for getting updates for your HMC. The IBM Knowledge Center has a deeper dive into this same topic.
Finally, here are a couple of things from my archive. In 2011 I wrote about remote upgrades. Spoiler: I loved them back when, too—so much so that I revisited the topic back in 2013.
Yes, a lot of this information is dated, but it remains applicable. Plus a refresher never hurts.
Rob McNelly is a senior AIX solutions architect doing pre-sales and post-sales support for IBM Premier Business Partner Meridian IT Inc.