Following up on yesterday's post about HMC and SDMC code losing partition profiles
, there's an efix available MH01263. This affects you if your HMC is running V7R7.3.0.
From the efix README:
This package includes the following fixes:
- Fixed a problem where managed systems lose profiles and profiles get corrupted resulting in Recovery state which prevent the ability to do DLPAR/LPM.
- Fixed a security vulnerability with the HMC help content.
You should be able to obtain this efix from the IBM Support Portal
, or try:
I'm not sure if this efix will require an HMC reboot, but if it does, you can reboot your HMC without bringing down your managed systems or any of LPARs, provided, of course, that you're not in the middle of an operation (such as DLPAR or Activating and LPAR, connecting to a console etc.)
I would recommend doing a profile backup first for each managed system using the bkprofdata command. I'd also suggest you save this profile backup to somewhere other than an LPAR on one of the managed systems.
I can't see the fix for the SDMC at this stage but I expect it will be available very soon from here.