Hardware Management Console Readme

For use with Version 7 Release 7.8.0


The information in this Readme contains fix list and other package information about the Hardware Management Console.

PTF MH01396

This package includes fixes for HMC Version 7 Release 7.8.0.  You can reference this package by APAR# MB03764.  This image must be installed on top of HMC Version 7 Release 7.8.0 with Mandatory PTF MH01388 APAR# MB03754. 

Note:  This eFix is intended for users of the PowerVC product.

Package information
Package name Size Checksum (sha1sum) APAR# PTF#
MH01396.iso 257857536 1c0ee5463ed8dbe848ef5eaf0fc3382528c386d7
MB03764 MH01396
Splash Panel information (or lshmc -V output)
"version= Version: 7
Release: 7.8.0
Service Pack: 0
HMC Build level 20131123.1
MH01388: Required fix for HMC V7R7.8.0 (11-25-2013)
MH01396: Fix for HMC V7R7.8.0 (12-10-2013)

List of fixes

This package includes the following fixes:


Installation instructions for HMC Version 7 upgrades, updates and corrective service can be found at these locations:

Instructions and images for upgrading via a remote network install can be found here (for all HMC releases):

Additional information


  1. The Install Corrective Service task now allows you to install corrective service updates from the ISO image files of these updates. You can download these ISO image files for the HMC, and then use the ISO image file to install the corrective service update. You no longer need to burn CD-R or DVD-R media to use the ISO image file to install corrective service.
  2. This image requires DVD -R media.
  3. To install updates over the network, select the *.iso file on the "Select Service Package" panel of the Install Corrective Service task. The HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service. If you are using USB flash media, copy the *.iso file to the flash media, and then select the file when prompted.
  4. The updhmc command line command has also been modified to use the *.iso file. To use the command, follow the syntax in this example:
    updhmc -t s -h <myservername> -f </home/updates/corrrective_service.iso> -u <HMC_username> -i

In all cases, the HMC application extracts the files needed to install the corrective service.