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Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

 
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

Folks,

 

Can anyone here please assist me with what is the suggested steps to implement the firmware update to the one single Blade iLOv4 only ?

 

Background: I was having problem with VMware ESXi 5.1 U1 which gives me Purple Screen Of Death (see attached)PSoD.png

 

and from this HP KB article: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/topIssuesDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=5177957&spf_p.tpst=psiContentDisplay&spf_p.prp_psiContentDisplay=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Demr_na-c04332584-5%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken

 

it is a known issue in iLOv4 on firmware v1.40

 

can I just apply the firmware on just this one affected HP Blades only, or do I have to apply it to the rest of the HP Blades server in the same enclosure c7000 that is running with different model HP DL 460c G8 and 465c G7 ?

 

what about the OnBoard Admin, Server Firmware and the Virtual Connect modules ?

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RbBsmn
Regular Advisor

Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

Hi Albert, that fix is only for Gen8 servers. VC and OA are not effected by updating the iLo.
You can just download the iLo 4 firmware package, run the exe-file, extract the bin file to a usb stick.
Log on to the blades iLo and select the bin file to update it from there.
I would apply this fix on all your Gen8 servers as its a very common issue.
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Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

Hi Rb,

But the server that I'm having problem is the BL 465c G7 not the G8 at the moment.

How did you know if it is for G8 only ?
msh_it
Regular Advisor

Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

hi albert

iLO4 came only with Gen8 and Gen9 servers, G7 servers comes with iLO3.

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SwisspostIT
Valued Contributor

Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

Hi albert,

 

I'd still try to update all necessary components to a newer firmware (even if the HP KB you mentioned describes only iLO4)...

The best way to do this is by booting from the HP Service Pack for ProLiant: www.hp.com/go/spp

 (you'll have some downtime for the server, since you'll have to reboot the server and boot the DVD / ISO!) 

 

The direct link to the iLO3 Firmware image only is: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4132953&swItemId=MTX_f9a67c03dfdc4290a6af2168e6&swEnvOid=4141#tab-history

 

 

Regards,

Ville

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

In order to create a consistent firmware, consider to upgrade

 

- drivers

- blade firmware

- OA firmware

- VC firmware

 

based on a current SPP - not only single components.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Server-Support
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Re: Applying firmware update to the iLOv4 in one single Blade only ?

Hi Torsten,

 

Is that the correct order or is there any specific order to follow to avoid data loss or unwanted outage due to configuration reset ?