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ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

 
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inex
Super Advisor

ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

Hi,
We have 2 x C7000 blade systemes with different Blade servers with different ilo fw. We are going to upgrade both OA fw and ilo fw on each server.
Should we do the OA first or the ilo?

-inex
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Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor
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Re: ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

ILO first
You need also check BIOS version on servers:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/blades/components/c-class.html#tab3_content
inex
Super Advisor

Re: ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

Can I upgrade the bios from the oa?

-inex
BrianDoyle
Trusted Contributor

Re: ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

Hi inex,

To upgrade the BIOS, the server will need to be restarted.

Download the correct BIOS level for your blade server, put it on a USB stick plug it into the front of the server using the 3-way HP cable and restart the server.

Takes around 2 minutes to upgrade the BIOS.
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: ILO upgrade on bladeserver and OA fw upgrade

>>Can I upgrade the bios from the oa?

No.

The most convenient way to update server firmware (include BIOS) is to use
HP BladeSystem Firmware Deployment Tool
http://tinyurl.com/lb5tph

or HP BladeSystem Online Firmware Bundle for Windows
http://tinyurl.com/kr3d58

In this way you can update server BIOS, iLO, SmartArray, NIC firmware on server from one place

HP BladeSystem Online Firmware Bundle you can run from Windows, in order to run HP BladeSystem Firmware Deployment Tool you need to boot server with iLO