Acquiring UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs)

To ensure that the operating system files used in your deployments include the latest driver and firmware updates, you must acquire UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs). Use the Updates task to retrieve UXSPs. These updates are deployed during the Update firmware task.

About this task

UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) are integration-tested bundles of firmware and device driver updates for IBM System x and BladeCenter servers. The Updates task helps you obtain the latest UXSPs for your systems. You can download new UXSPs from the IBM website, or if your source server is not connected to the Internet, you can acquire the updates manually and use these instructions to add them to your repository.


Follow these steps to complete the Updates task:

  1. From the main menu, click Updates.
  2. Click Acquire new UXSPs.
  3. From the Source media section, select a source:
    • Acquire from IBM website
    • Acquire from local folder If you choose this option, you must provide the path to the local folder. The path is case-sensitive.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the Systems section, select the systems for which you want to acquire updates from the Available options list, and click Add selected to add them to the Chosen options list.
  6. In the Categories section, select the Download firmware updates for the following systems box, and then click Next.
  7. In the OS section, select the operating systems being used by the servers you selected, and click Add selected to add them to the Chosen options list. Then click Next.
  8. The Summary section displays a summary of the chosen options. Click Finish to begin downloading. You can view the process by selecting the Running Tasks option in the menu.
  9. When the download is complete, click Updates to view the list of UXSPs.
    Note: The following versions of the UpdateXpress System Pack Installer (UXSPi) are no longer included in the Linux Scripting Toolkit:
    • uxspixxx.rhel3
    • uxspixxx.rhel4
    • uxspixxx.sles9
    • uxspixxx.exe
    If you are using an operating system supported by these versions of the installer, you must acquire the appropriate UpdateXpress System Pack Installer when acquiring UpdateXpress System Packs.