Update disks microcode attached to RAID adapter on Power8 server

Disk drives attached to this RAID adapter must contain the latest microcode level. Microcode can be updated using the iprconfig utility.  Factory shipper power8 server would have been updated to latest levels.  If user would like to update over period of time try this.

Where can i get latest microcode:?

Micro code is available in IBM fixcentral.

Where to keep microcode?

copy downloaded file to /usr/lib/microcode 

How to update?

a) Micro code can be updated either from pettitboot or Running machine itself.

b) Run iprconfig

c) Select 8 to download/update microcode.

d) Choose only controller as show below  by providing “1”

d) Select microcode  copied to  /usr/lib/microcode to Download & updated microcode.

DONE 🙂

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