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IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update Installation README File Version 1.

21 BUILDID: BCE148B System Supported: 8853, 1885 CONTENTS ________ 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 1.0 Overview Installation and Setup Instructions Configuration Information Unattended Mode Web Sites and Support Phone Number Trademarks and Notices Disclaimer Overview 1.1 This README file contains the latest information about installing the IBM BladeCenter HS21 POST/BIOS. 1.2 Limitations - Refer to the Change History file. 1.3 Enhancements - Refer to the Change History file. 1.4 Level of Recommendations and Prerequisites for the Update: 1.5 Dependencies - Refer to the Change History file. 2.0 Installation and Setup Instructions 2.1 Step by step instructions for this code update - Run the "IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update" with the following command line: "./<update>.sh -s" where <update>.sh is the downloaded update. 2.2 Step by step instructions for extracting the Linux update files. - Run the "IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update" with the following command line: "./<update>.sh -x <path>" where <update>.sh is the downloaded update and <path> is the path to which the Linux update files will be extracted. - The files extracted are all the files that are necessary to perform a BIOS update under Linux. Run "./lflash" from a command line to update BIOS on 32-bit Linux or "./lflash64" from a command line to update BIOS on 64-bit Linux.

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Step by step instructions for extracting the DOS update files to diskette. - Run the "IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update" with the following command line: "./<update>.sh -xd <drive>" where <update>.sh is the downloaded update and <drive> is the path to which the Linux update files will be extracted. If <drive> is omitted, /dev/fd0 is assumed. - The diskette created is the DOS BIOS update diskette.

3.0 Configuration Information 4.0 Unattended Mode 4.1 Performing the update in unattended mode - Run the "IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update" with the following command line: "./<update>.sh -s" where <update>.sh is the downloaded update. 4.2 Extracting the Linux update files in unattended mode - Run the "IBM BladeCenter HS21 Linux BIOS Update" with the following command line: "./<update>.sh -x <path>" where <update>.sh is the downloaded update and <path> is the path to which the Linux update files will be extracted. - The files extracted are all the files that are necessary to perform a BIOS update under Linux. Run "./lflash" from a command line to update BIOS on 32-bit Linux or "./lflash64" from a command line to update BIOS on 64-bit Linux. 5.0 Web Sites and Support Phone Number 5.1 IBM Support Web Site: http://www.pc.ibm.com/support 5.2 IBM Marketing Web Site: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/ 5.3 If you have any questions about this update, or problems applying the update go to the following Help Center World Telephone Numbers URL: http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/index.html 6.0 Trademarks and Notices 6.1 IBM and the e(logo) are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

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