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Please provide a unified automated way to update device microcode instead of our current process of manually removing/unmapping. Would like a HMC API or something like that, that can simply update adapter microcode with out user have to work on a bunch of manual steps.
This is the process that JPMC is following to quiesce the FC/NIC adapters IOs - Login to the VIOS partition - Make sure that the VIO clients have redundant FC/NIC paths - unmap the virtual NIC/FC adapter - This would trigger a failover to the redundant paths both NIC and FC - Upgrade the IO adapter firmware by calling AIX diag command and we do it for every port of the card - Then call cfgmgr for all the virtual NIC/FC adapter to make them available - Check the VIO clients to see all the paths came online - All the above is done using a script that is run on VIOS - This script needs to ported to all the VIOSes in our environment
JPMC is looking to IBM to have a simplified procedure where there are no scripts involved and can be done from one place which in this case is HMC. • Once all required fields have been filled-out, click the 'Submit' button.
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