Updating System Firmware with ODE
The Offline Diagnostic Environment (ODE) consists of diagnostic modules for test-
ing and verifying system operation. The update utility of ODE provides the capabili-
ty of updating the PDC/IODC firmware from the LIF directory onto the EEPROM.
ode is an ISL utility. To invoke ODE and bring up the update utility:
Invoke the ISL environment from the system disk.
tory on the system disk. The prompt changes to
prompt, type update
The prompt changes to
The following commands may be entered at the
help – prints a one line description of each of the available commands in the
info – prints information on how to use the update utility.
run – updates the PDC of the workstation from the LIF directory.
image – allows you to specify which LIF images to use.
stable – allows stable storage to be updated when you issue the RUN com-
expert – enables/disables exit pausing and run confirmation for expert users.
exit – resets the workstation so the new PDC can run.
To run the update utility, type run
date loads the new images into memory, it asks you if you want to continue the up-
date process, and displays the PDC version of the currently running PDC as well as
that of the images that were loaded. If you wish to continue, type y
When the update process has completed, the machine reboots automatically.
If you are using a graphics monitor for the updating procedure characters may not be
printed to the screen correctly because the character set for graphics printing is stored
in the machine ROM that is overwritten. We recommend that you use a monitor con-
nected to an RS-232 port for updating your workstation.
prompt to invoke ode from the LIF direc-
to bring up the update utility.
prompt. After up-