Patent Number: 8,793,526

Title: Firmware management in a computing system

Abstract: Managing firmware in a computing system storing a plurality of different firmware images for the same firmware includes: calculating, for each firmware image in dependence upon a plurality of predefined factors, a preference score; responsive to a failure of a particular firmware image, selecting a firmware image having a highest preference score; and failing over to the selected firmware image.

Inventors: Bower, III; Fred A. (Durham, NC), Nolterieke; Michael H. (Raleigh, NC), Pagan; William G. (Durham, NC), Tippett; Paul B. (Raleigh, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018