Even though it is policy that monthly checks be performed for microcode
updates, that does not necessarily mean that microcode must be updated
on a monthly basis. If after examining the microcode documentation, it
is determined the revised microcode does not fix or enhance any
significant features, then a recommendation may be made by the system
engineer NOT to update the microcode.
Just because a microcode update is available, does not mean it must be
Inventory Scout should be used to perform the microcode analysis on a
monthly basis whether performed via HMC or local to host.