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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-02-16T16:57:48Z by The_Doctor
SystemAdmin
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Pinned topic minimum firmware for aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a

‏2013-02-16T08:06:33Z |
Can someone tell me what is the minimum firmware level required to install aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a?

Thanks in advance
Updated on 2013-02-16T16:57:48Z at 2013-02-16T16:57:48Z by The_Doctor
  • GurpreetSingh
    GurpreetSingh
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    Re: minimum firmware for aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a

    ‏2013-02-16T16:02:20Z  
    what is the current level of firmware?
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: minimum firmware for aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a

    ‏2013-02-16T16:06:07Z  
    Current firmware is EL340_039
  • GurpreetSingh
    GurpreetSingh
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    Re: minimum firmware for aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a

    ‏2013-02-16T16:26:47Z  
    Hi Rick,

    you can go ahead with aix 6.1 TL7 .. I dont think that IBM include or exclude the support for aix version with firmware release.

    Here is the link for your reference.

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssm1platformaix8204-E8A-5.0

    Firmware upgrade normally fixes are for new hardware support/new features.
    Go ahead with your upgrade :)
  • The_Doctor
    The_Doctor
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    Re: minimum firmware for aix 6.1 tl7 on 8204-e8a

    ‏2013-02-16T16:57:48Z  
    Current firmware is EL340_039
    Current firmware is EL340_039. You do realize this came out in Nov 2008...... and is long out of support.

    Here's the FUD you no doubt expected when you first posted your question -> It may very well run AIX 6.1 TL7 ok, but I don't like to rediscover known problems if I can help it. I'd suggest you plan to upgrade to the latest EL350 firmware as soon as practical.

    You can read thru the pages of History Changes here -> http://download.boulder.ibm.com/ibmdl/pub/software/server/firmware/EL-Firmware-Hist.html <- and make your own decsion.

    Bottom line.... do whatever works for you.