Re: Need Firmware update before installing hp-ux11? (67 Views)
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Hideki Ohashi
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Registered: ‎11-05-2000
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Need Firmware update before installing hp-ux11?

According to hp-ux11.0 ACE9911 release note,
there is a topic of workstation firmware
requirement. On top of this section, there is
a comment that;Most workstations supporting
11.0 do not require a firmware upgrade to
run HP-UX 11.0 ACE 9911. However, note the
following recommendations for 64-bit
operation:
Does this mean we don't need to update a
firmware of workstations for updating to
11.0, with the exception of early B1000/C3000
/J5000?
Now my customers who have so many legacy
workstations such as C360, with running
hp-ux 10.2, are going to move to 11.0 or
11i, using ignite/ux.
They are giving me concerns whether they
must update firmware for their workstations
off line using DAT media.
This must waste their time and money if their
concern is true.
Hideki Ohashi
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Lasse Knudsen
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎09-20-2000
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Re: Need Firmware update before installing hp-ux11?

Yes you are right - you do not need to upgrade those C360 - patches are available (as normal PHSS_blabla) for 10.20 so you do not need to update F/W using a tape drive.
In a world without fences - who needs Gates ?
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Stefan Farrelly
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Registered: ‎10-23-1996
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Re: Need Firmware update before installing hp-ux11?


As you listed yourself in your question: Most workstations do not need a firmware update.

That means you need to build up a list of what does and doesnt need a firmware update - or else to be safe youre going to have to update them all (I would take the opportunity of an upgrade to 11 to upgrade the firmware - it often fixes all sorts of bugs as well as enhancements).

There is no substitute for legwork - you have to check all your different types of workstations on the ITRC firmware section to see if they need a firmware update or not. I dont know of any master list of workstations/firmware for 11. Anyone seen one?
Im from Palmerston North, New Zealand, but somehow ended up in London...
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