Checking Firmware Version on Power8

Firmware can bring some bug fixes and new features. Here are two options to know the firmware level on your system.

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To check the Firmware Level on IBM Power Systems, you have two options:

From GNU/Linux: issue ‘lsmcode

From Petitboot (before loading your OS): issue ‘update_flash -d

[root@powerkvm002 ~]# lsmcode
Version of System Firmware is FW840.00 (SV840_016) (t) FW840.00 (SV840_015) (p) FW840.00 (SV840_016) (b)

From Petitboot:
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 # update_flash -d
 Current firwmare version :
   P side    : FW840.00 (TV840_016)
   T side    : FW840.00 (TV840_016)
   Boot side : FW840.00 (TV840_016)

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