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How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

 
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

Hi ALL,

i have some misunderstanding with HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware update and your support.

I have c3000 enclosure with 4 BL490c blade server

i have updates c3000 enclosure OA to the 3.00 Mar 19 2010 version.

i have updated BL490c BIOSes up to D21 and iLO up to 1.81 version

i have HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module PN: 447047-B21 with 1.34 firmware version

i want to update it to the last 2.32 version

1. when i'm visiting HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module download page
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3552696&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3552695&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005

i cannot find out my model in the list to download proper firmware, there are 5 types of firmwares and i don't know which one is for my module?
2. can i use Virtual Connect Manager to update my firmware? or i have to use VCSU to update firmware?

2.32 Release Notes
http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02006778/c02006778.pdf

thanks
10 REPLIES
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

as i understood from the Installation Instruction on the firmware Download page any of this contains "HP 1/10Gb VC-Enet version 2.32" + other firmware

so i can use any of this files

am i right?
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

Beka,
It really depends on what other interconnect modules you have installed.

You will probably have noticed that they all say "...Firmware, Ethernet plus ...". If you are using any of the modules listed after the "plus", then this is the FW kit you need.

If you are not using any of these modules, then you will just be updating the ENet Modules and (maybe) the basic 4GB FC VC modules, in which case you can probably use any of the kits.

NOTE: If you do not already have it, I recommend that you download the Virtual Connect Support Utility (on the same page), and use it to install your firmware. I would avoid using the built-in VCM Firmware Update GUI.

HTH

Dave.
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

thanks for reply

i don't have any other modules

i have only single module "HP 1/10Gb-F VC-Enet Module" nothing else

i have downloaded one of this files and tried to update it using HPSU

i have placed downloaded file in to same directory where HPSU located, i have specified remote host (ip and pass of vc) and it tells me that is up to date (my current firmware 1.34)

why???

p.s. i have attached the file with HPSU results
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

thanks, i have updated VC Enet using VCSU

any of this files can be used!

the command was: vcutil.exe -a update -i ENCLOSUREIP -u user -p password -l vcfwe1f232.bin -vcu vcuser -vcp vcpassword

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FIRMWARE UPDATE STATUS SUMMARY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The following modules were updated successfully:
========================================================================
Enclosure Bay Module New Version
========================================================================
CZC0026163 1 HP 1/10Gb-F VC-Enet Module 2.32 2010-01-06T02:07:47Z

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SUCCESS: All firmware update operations completed successfully

Total execution time: 00:14:54
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

but now, when i'm connecting to VC module using Internet Explorer 8 it's show that is not supported browser. no issues like this with 1.34 firmware, very strange

---------------------------
Message from webpage
---------------------------
This is an unsupported browser.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

Beka,
Log in to your OA, and click on the "Rack Firmware" link at the top Left.

It should show you what version your ENet module is at.

I have never used Smart Update Manager to update Virtual Connect. I have always used the "Virtual Connect Support Utility" (available from the VC Firmware download page).

Your attachment doesn't show it, but where are you getting the information regarding the current VC firmware version??

Dave.
Adrian Clint
Honored Contributor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

Not really so strange.
IE8 was not out when 1.34 was being worked on. So it was not known as unsupported.
But once it was out then later versions of VC firmware state that it is not supported.
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

now it shows last version of firmware

Bay1. HP 1/10Gb-F VC-Enet Module. 2.32

i'm happy -)

thanks for support!
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

Beka,
If you check the link below, you will see that although HPSUM can be used to update OA firmware, there is no mention of Virtual Connect.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c01039146

I suspect that HPSUM does not do VC firmware (yet).

Note: if the forum has been of assistance to you, then you should award points appropriately, and close tickets (if solution has been found)

Dave.
Beka_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to update HP 1/10Gb-F Virtual Connect Ethernet Module firmware

i have read this document before trying to use HPSU, but it wouldn't allow me to done that

you can see attached file with results,
HPCU allow me to do that from first time