IBM Firmware Updates

Firmware updates without the hassle

At Chilli, we can update your Firmware with zero downtime ensuring your business runs as normal. Our Managed Services for Firmware saves you time and provides peace of mind that your systems are up to date.

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IBM Firmware Updates

What the Experts say

The IT Jungle Article

Chilli’s MD Richard Warren discusses the pitfalls of falling behind with these tricky updates

The David Spurway Video

David Spurway, Global Principal IBM Power, explains how the process works

The Chilli Blog Post

Chilli’s Technical Consultant Craig Dean recounts a Firmware incident which affected Storiwze


Failing to upgrade firmware can expose companies to major security risks. Performing regular firmware updates can:

  • Provide protection from known security issues
  • Reduce the risk of unexpected downtime.

Reported instances of system downtime are becoming a frequent occurrence within the media these days, typically these are multi-hour sometimes day long losses of capability. 

Firmware updates often include new functionality and can deliver performance improvements. If you leave the firmware at an old level, a problem might come to the surface at a time when you are least ready for it. Taking a proactive approach to adapter and device firmware means you can protect your systems from such problems.

The majority of firmware updates can be performed concurrently without downtime.

Occasionally the vendor does recommend downtime installations for certain updates. In this instance we arrange a time that is convenient to you.


IBM Firmware Updates

Let us take care of the tricky bits

We offer fixed price contracts to update and maintain your systems. This provides you with the peace of mind that the cost is budgeted throughout the year.

Ensuring that your operating system is up to date is another, simple way of tightening your businesses security. Running unsupported versions of IBM i means you cannot access the latest security patches (PTFS), leaving you vulnerable to a data breach.

Organisations below IBM i 7.1 are exposed to security risks and we advise clients to upgrade to IBM i 7.5 to benefit from improved security features available with the latest version of the operating system.
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