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Workspace PowerVM
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 12, 2021

UAK: Automatically update UAK's when approaching expiration.

IBM has multiple sites detailing how to set up your HMC (or single lpar system running IBMi) to automatically retrieve Update Access Keys. However it does little good if you still have to go to ESS for each system and request a new key manually.

UAK links:
Management of POWER8 and Later Update Access Keys
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/management-power8-and-later-update-access-keys

Order and Apply new UAK on Stand Alone IBM i or HMC-Managed POWER8 or POWER9 servers.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/687987

Manage update access keys with IBM Electronic Service Agent (ESA) on IBM i
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/635899

How To Automatically Update Access Key
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6238172

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 1, 2022

    Did this change anything in the process?
    https://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/9/897/ENUS122-039/index.html