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C7000 and BL460C G1

C7000 and BL460C G1

Hi All,

I need to upgrade the Blade c7000/BL460C Firmware, OA, VC and PSP.

Please help me to get the below information’s,

1. How to get the blade current firmware version for Linux?
2. How to get the blade current PSP version for for Linux?
3. Do I need to upgrade the ILo for the blade separately?
4. I have downloaded the tar files for PSP and Firmware for Linux servers. What are the steps I need to take to get the upgrade done?
5. I am following the sequence
a. Firmware (1.61)
b. PSP (8.25)
c. OA (2.52)
d. VC (2.12)
Do you think I need to change the sequence?
6. if any step I am missing please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
8 REPLIES
Prokopets
Respected Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

Hi!

1. It's Os independent. I recommend you to use Firmware Update CD - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=1844068〈=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=1844067 .
2. http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/psp/
3.It's highly recommended. It you'll use Firmware Update CD it will automatically ask you about it.
4. Read the readme, then run the updates.
5. That's ok.

Philipp.

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

Thanks Philipp,
As per readme file,
Distribution *Erratas
================ ===============
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
(32-bit)2.6.18-8.el5 (Base) through 2.6.18-128.el5 (Update 3)
(64-bit)2.6.18-8.el5 (Base) through 2.6.18-128.el5 (Update 3)

My current kernel version is 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 which is higher version of the mention kernel.

please suggest me what will be the best method to install the PSP. I have already downloaded the PSP 8.25
Prokopets
Respected Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

First of all, current version of PSP is 8.31. I recommend you to download it here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3716247&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=3716246&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4004

The installation is quite simple - just run install.sh and choose the components to install.

Philipp.
Prokopets
Respected Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

By the way:
=====
Distribution *Erratas
============================== ==================================
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
(32-bit) 2.6.9-11 (Update 1) through 2.6.9-89.EL (Update 8)
(64-bit) 2.6.9-11 (Update 1) through 2.6.9-89.EL (Update 8)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
(32-bit) 2.6.18-8.el5 (Base) through 2.6.18-128.el5 (Update 3)
(64-bit) 2.6.18-8.el5 (Base) through 2.6.18-128.el5 (Update 3)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
(32-bit) 2.6.16.21-0.8 (Base) thru 2.6.16.60-0.21 (SP2)
(64-bit) 2.6.16.21-0.8 (Base) thru 2.6.16.60-0.21 (SP2)

SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11
(32-bit) 2.6.27.19-5 (Base)
(64-bit) 2.6.27.19-5 (Base)

=====

So, if you are using the latest OS kernel - use the latest utilities for it.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

Step 5:

Upgrade ILo on all blades 1.81

Upgrade OA 2.60

Upgrade blades Blade upgrade tool 1.7 or FW
CD 8.70. Note, there still might be some later FW/BIOS, not in these tools, that you must add to the tools.

Interconnect modules

BR
/jag
RTX
Occasional Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

Hi Sushil,

I'm just about to do the same.

My IML log says:
Chassis Enclosure Serial Number 0000000000 requires minimum firmware revision 03.10. It is currently 02.04.

So I need to upgrade my C7000 Enclosure. But I have never done this before.

Did you succesfully upgrade without any downtime? and how did you do it.

Currently we have 6 VMware ESX4 BLC460c G1 servers and just acguired 4 new BLC460 G7 (and these need the upgrade to be enabled.)

Hope to get some feedback.
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

RTX,
good starting point is reading the docs:

HP BladeSystem ProLiant Firmware Management Best Practices Technical white paper
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02225412/c02225412.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

HP BladeSystem ProLiant Firmware Management Best Practices Implementer Guide
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02049593/c02049593.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: C7000 and BL460C G1

RTX
Generally best to open a new thread rather than add to an old one.
The OA can be updated online. You just download the firmware to a server and then use the OA Firmware Update to grab the FW from that location.
It can be disruptive to any ILO sessions and any CD/DVD's mounted to the servers.