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Method for Customer Management of Server Microcode Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030937D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

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Application for customer management of server microcode. The following are combined into this single application:

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Method for Customer Management of Server Microcode

Single Application

Select Repository Location

Select System(s)

Retrieve Catalog File


Survey levels of devices


Display Survey Results

Advanced Mode

Basic Mode

User Interface

Select device(s) to update

Retrieve file(s) needed for update


distribute and install updates

Verify and Confirm levels


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Advanced Mode Operation:

1. User selects repository location. Repository location is where the catalog file containing latest levels of microcode is retained, as well all the microcode files. Repository can be on the local system being updated, CDROM, Website or FTP site.
2. User then selects to survey local system or group of systems.
3. Application retrieves catalog file from repository location selected in step 1.
4. Application collects all current device microcode levels for system or group of systems selected.
5. Application compares survey results of current device microcode levels against latest device microcode levels defined in catalog file.
6. Results of survey compare are displayed by system and device indicating which devices are at the latest level, and which sevices are downlevel.
7. User selects device or group of devices to be updated.
8. Application retrieves files need to update selected devices, distributes update files, and initiates update.
9. Application verifies updates by surveying system and...