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HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

In order for me to upgrade the firmware on my HP BladeSystem c3000 is downtime required?

Downtime on my blade system simply isn't an option but I know the firmware needs to be updated.


Is it possible to update the firmware on my c3000 without any downtime? If so, can somebody please tell me how?


Thanks in advance.
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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

It depends what do You mean by c3000 firmware?

OA fw can be updated without downtime, also server ILOs fw. Interconnect module fw update will disconnect IO briefly and all the rest fw inside blades require reboot.
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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

The OA firmware (currently version 3.11) is online possible.

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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

I was looking at the OA 3.11 firmware update which is a critical update. However, I need to eventually get all of the different firmwares updated and am trying to figure out which I can update without downtime.


So can you confirm the following:

HP BladeSystem OA Firmware - Upgrade without downtime

HP Blade Server ILO - Upgrade without downtime

Interconnect Module - Very bried I/O disconnect

All othe firmwares require reboot (can you please tell me which other firmwares are included here?).



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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

You should check the modules at the back of the enclosure (switches etc), blade BIOS, smartarray FW; HDD firmware, NIC and FC mezzanine FW.

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Re: HP BladeSystem c3000 Firmware Update

JP

You should consider all the components you have and compare what you have to a given release set. You seen this page?

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class.html

HP support will have you upgrade if you are too far behind the current release set if you experience any problems.

General sequence for updates:
ILO - server rom's - OA - VC modules (use the vcsu tool).

You are right in your conclusions about disruptions.