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Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

nurbi76
Occasional Visitor

Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Hi all,
I need to upgrade OA, iLO and powerpic of c7000 "in production" enclosure.
I know that iLO firmware start immediately, but for powerpic and OA must I reboot Enclosure , and also all my production blades, before have the last version installed and working? I need to insert 2 new blade bl465c g7; is mandatory that I do enclosure upgrade before this operation?
thank you
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

According to all I have read and done so far, iLO and OA firmware update can be done online.

Hope this helps!
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nurbi76
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Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Thank you Torsten for answer.
Past days we upgraded for all blades iLO firmware and ROM component. Power management controller actually is on 3.3 . Do you know if is mandatory to have it on 3.4(D) before upgrading OA, iLO and Powerpic Enclosure?
Thank you again

bye
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

There are several ways to update firmware - I prefer the firmware maintenance DVD.

Boot it and update, so you have all components updated, including FC controllers, smartarrays, NICs, disks, BIOS, iLO etc ...

Hope this helps!
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nurbi76
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Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

yes, I know, I used a lot of time for single server. In this case the situation is a bit critical; I have an enclosure with 6 with vsphere 4.0, and some other blades with a cluster microsoft. We need to update enclosure Onboard Administrator but I don't want to upgrade all, just minimal firmwares to support new Blade 465c G7 (I think I need to upgrade OA to version 3.11 and iLO to 2.01 on enclosure).
For servers I don't know if I need to upgrade also power management controller; the last version is 3.4(D). for this I need to reboot blades servers. Is mandatory to upgrade this component to match last OA version or can I leave my versions (actually I have 3.3, 3.4 and 0.5)? Hope you understand my problem.
thank you
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Latest OA firmware (3.21) is here

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3884098&swItem=MTX-84ff3d365f2444e0a0d99d72cf&prodNameId=3884099&swEnvOID=4022&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=1

Another helpful document:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02556479/c02556479.pdf

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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gregersenj
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Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Yes the 3.4 is mandatory.
There's a problem with 3.3.
It may report a very high power usage, and then the oa will not power up new or rebootet servers.

And you must be at OA 3.11 to support G7 servers.

You should get to FW release set 2010.10

Running WMware:
Beware you might have to upgrade NIC drives before upgrading NIC FW. /Broadcom NIC and ESX 4.1)

Windows.
Upgrading ILO from 1.81 or older to 1.82 or newer.
ILo driver and power managemtn driver must be upgraded first.

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

HP BladeSystem ProLiant firmware management best practices:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01857420/c01857420.pdf


BR
/jag
Rene Romijn
Occasional Visitor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Hi gregersenj, sorry to be offtopic, but are there issue's with ESX 4.1 and Broadcom?

Is there any link where i can find some more info about that.

Thanks in advance.
Davy Priem
Regular Advisor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Issue Broadcom and ESX 4.1 see vmware kb 1029368

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1029368
Davy Priem
Regular Advisor

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

See also kb 1029398 for a patch
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: Firmware Upgrade c7000 power management

Yes

Here's another, who learned the hard way.
http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1458514


br
/jag