IBM v7000 Disk Firmware update cause any performance issue or effect anything?
to whom want to upgrade Storwize v7000 disk firmware (microcode) 🙂
to whom wonder any down time or performance issue should be expected or not 🙂
aaaa shortly yes ! you will see interesting chart like below ; IOPS values what you see in chart is measured after disk firmware update over
For how to upgrade please read https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/anthonyv/entry/updating_storwize_v7000_drive_code1?lang=en
You can find out putty,pscp,puttygen from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
For not to me or quickly memorize or shortly such article
pscp -i you.generated.file.with.puttygen.for.auth.ppk IBM2076_INSTALL_upgradetest_9.15 firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/username/upgrade Not: This folder at the upgrade time cleared by system because of space need and puttygen will help you to create a file for auth and you have to assign this key with a username what you create on v7000 After upload upgrade test file execute such command step by step svcservicetask applysoftware -file IBM2076_INSTALL_upgradetest_9.15 svcupgradetest -f Not: This command show the count of drive need to be upgrade , you can also add -d parameter to see everything as a list pscp -i you.generated.file.with.puttygen.for.auth.ppk IBM2076_DRIVE_You.Downloaded.Code email@example.com:/home/username/upgrade To list the disk drives svcinfo lsdrive -nohdr |while read did error use;do svcinfo lsdrive $did |while read id value;do if [[ $id == "firmware_level" ]];then echo $did" "$value;fi;done;done To Upgrade single drive svctask applydrivesoftware -file IBM2076_DRIVE_You.Downloaded.Code -type firmware -drive 23
To Upgrade some of disks
for did in 100 101;do echo "Updating drive "$did;svctask applydrivesoftware -file IBM2076_DRIVE_20110928 -type firmware -drive $did;sleep 10s;done
Posted on 29/05/2013, in V7000(Storwize) and tagged performance issue when upgrade v7000 drive code, Updating Storwize V7000 drive code, Updating Storwize V7000 drive firmware, when upgrade v7000 drive firmware. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.