Bootable firmware updates for IMM based systems - IBM System x iDataPlex and BladeCenter
RETAIN tip: H194823
Bootable ISO or IMG versions of individual firmware updates will no longer be available for the IBM BladeCenter HS22, System x3550 M2, System x3650 M2, iDataPlex dx360 M2 or future systems based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Integrated Management Module (IMM) subsystems.
The system may be any of the following IBM servers:
This tip is not software specific.
The Bootable Media Creator utility is affected.
You can use IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator to create bootable media (such as CD, DVD, ISO image, Universal Serial Bus (USB) flash drive, or set of PXE files) that is suitable for applying firmware updates on supported systems.
Building an ISO image for an individual update can be accomplished by following these steps:
This command-line will instruct Bootable Media Creator to download the bootable environment support files and then build the ISO image including the firmware update(s) also located in the current directory.
This file can then be recorded to CD or DVD media and booted on the target system.
IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator can acquire the latest bootable environment, UpdateXpress System Pack, and individual updates from the local system or download them from the IBM Web site. An Internet connection is required to download tools and updates from the IBM Web site. You can use an HTTP proxy when connecting to the Web. If you use an HTTP proxy, the HTTP server must support Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
Using IBM ToolsCenter Bootable Media Creator, you can create a single bootable image on supported media that bundles together multiple IBM System x and BladeCenter firmware updates. These can consist of individual update packages or UpdateXpress System Update Package(s).
Note: Devices drivers are not included on the bootable image and must be updated separately.
Applicable countries and regions
Document id: MIGR-5079548