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Method of Simultaneously Updating Firmware on Multiple Nodes/IO Drawer Connected to the Same System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014800D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Jayesh Patel Maulin Patel

Abstract

Method of Simultaneously Updating Firmware on Multiple Nodes/IO Drawer Connected to the Same System Disclosed is a method of simultaneously updating firmware on multiple nodes/io drawer connected to the same system. Most high-power servers and mainframe on the market today have multiple IO nodes/drawers connected to the main system unit and each node/drawer has some firmware to support each drawer. Sometimes firmware updates are necessary to fix the firmware problems. Normally firmware updates are done on each drawer separately. This method will take more time and there is a possibility that firmware on all the node is not the same if somehow firmware update failed on drawer and worked on other drawers.