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If there is a need to change cards in your Power System, you will probably need to know if your system is 2U or 4U high.
If the system model is 42A, the system is 4U Continue reading “Checking if your system is 2U or 4U”
Firmware can bring some bug fixes and new features. Here are two options to know the firmware level on your system.
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‘ Continue reading “Checking Firmware Version on Power8”
apt-cache policy <packageName>
This gives you information of all available package versions in the Ubuntu repositories.
user@hostname:~$ apt-cache policy openssh-server openssh-server: Installed: 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.6 Candidate: 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.7 Version table: 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.7 0 500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ trusty-updates/main ppc64el Packages 500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ trusty-security/main ppc64el Packages *** 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.6 0 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu1 0 500 http://ports.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-ports/ trusty/main ppc64el Packages
From the output, you can see that there are two versions available: 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.7 and 1:6.6p1-2ubuntu1. It also tells you which repositories they are coming from.
Installed: tells you the version you have installed. If you don’t have the package installed, you’ll see (none).
Candidate: is the version that will be installed if you use apt-get install openssh-server. If you want to install the other version, you would do apt-get install openssh-server=1:6.6p1-2ubuntu2.7.
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