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Upgrade the RealPort® firmware on the 7036-P16.
Upgrade the RealPort® POST on the 7036-P16.
There are two methods for upgrading the firmware and POST. The user may chose to upgrade by entering commands directly on the
7036-P16 command line, or by using the 7036-P16 web interface.
Upgrading firmware using the command line:
Entering commands directly on the 7036-P16 command line requires the user to access the 7036-P16 command line by either
telneting to the 7036-P16 or by attaching a TTY terminal directly to the 7036-P16. A personal computer running a terminal
emulation program may be used instead of a TTY terminal. Once access to the command line has been established, the
upgrade procedure is essentially the same for either the Telnet or the Direct attach methods. The user is advised to use the
same access method that was used for the network and serial port configuration. The two command line access methods are:
Command line method using a telnet connection.
Command line method using a direct-attach device.
Upgrading firmware using the Web:
The web interface method takes advantage of the graphical user interface that is built into the 7036-P16. It requires the use of
a host sever with access to the Web.
Updating firmware using the command line and a telnet connection:
Gather the following information:
IP address of target 7036-P16: [7036-P16 IP address]
IP address of host server: [host server IP address]
Root password of the target 7036-P16.
Hardware requirements:
AIX or Linux host server with web access.
7036-P16 fully configured and attached to an Ethernet network.
Do the following:
1. Telnet to the target 7036-P16 from the host server. telnet [7036-P16 IP address]
2. To determine the current firmware level type: set config. The firmware level is displayed on the first line in the response
to the set config command. Make a note of the response. For example: PortServer TS 16 Rack Version 82000684_L
07/08/2005 The firmware level in this example is: 82000684_L.
3. To determine the current POST level, type the following command: show boot. Make a note of the response, which has
the following form: Boot Revision 82000685_E 05/17/2004 . The POST level in this example is: 82000685_E
4. Exit from the target 7036-P16 by typing the following command: exit
5. The next steps are done to determine if the firmware and POST on the 7036-P16 need to be updated. Use the host sever to
access the following web site to check for the latest firmware and boot updates:
http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/server/mdownload/download.html
6. Click on Other Devices
7. Scroll to and click on LAN Attached RAN 16
8. Read the release notes to determine the latest levels of the firmware and POST available on this web site.
9. Compare the latest levels to what was found in steps
10. If the firmware and POST versions are the same as what was found in steps
target 7036-P16 are current and nothing more needs to be done. Exit from this procedure by logging out from the IBM
Support Site.
11. If the latest firmware version is not the same as what was found in step 2, then the firmware on the target 7036-P16 is not
current and it needs to be updated. Download a copy of the latest firmware to a directory on the host server and make a note
of the directory and the file name. For example: /tmp/82000684_L.bin
12. If the latest POST version is not the same as what was uncovered in step 3, then the POST on the target 7036-P16 is not
current and it needs to be updated. Download a copy of the latest POST to a directory on the host server and make a note of
the directory and the file name. For example: /tmp/82000685_E.bin
13. Log out from the IBM Support site.
14. The next steps are done only if the firmware or POST needs to be updated. Telnet to the target 7036-P16.
15. Log into the 7036-P16 as root.
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