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HMC and MDS automation for firmware updates and status
HMC have connections to all our Power Systems and at the same time towards IBM support sites. We run a fully virtualized environment so all SEA and NPIV adapters are "dedicated" to the VIO-servers. Firmware status and updates are important and since We run aprox (centrally) 90 VIO-servers, updating them after checking with the invscout and catalog.mic is time consuming. The copy back and forth of catalog.mic file and the responsefile and then finally the drivers could be automated using HMC.
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