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anuphols
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Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Hi all,

I want to upgrade OA firmware from 2.25 to 4.22

What is a correct upgrade path??

Where can I get these document? Try to sufing in HP site and googling it but no answer

 

Thanks in advance

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scharchouf
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Please can you give us more details about :

 

  1. Enclosure it's a C7OOO or C3000
  2. wich Generation of servers is installed on enclosure
  3. wich model of interconnect used on enclosure
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mich_a
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Dear anuphols,

 

At the below white paper (page30) you will information regarding the upgrade procedure and correct order.

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02049593

 

Since such procedure require severe planning you may need to provide the above info in order to get the best possible feedback from us.

 

If you plan to upgrade the whole c7000 infrastructre, you may need to consider proceeding with SPP.

The SPP is a comprehensive package that includes firmware, drivers, and tools across ProLiant Servers and infrastructure including a broad range of many generations of HP ProLiant BL/DL/ML/SL 100, 300, 500, 700, and 900 series servers.

www.hp.com/go/spp

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

>> I want to upgrade OA firmware from 2.25 to 4.22

 

@mich_a:  I cannot see such path in the document you linked? IMHO the question is about what versions to use as steps?

 

2.25 -> xx -> xx ... -> 4.22 or maybe 4.40


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CSHP
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Hi,

 

Below is the link to downlaod the OA firmware for c7000 enclosure.

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=1844083&swItemId=MTX_dc5dc1fa9051424caa148ee23a&swEnvOid=4064#tab-history

 

Under firmware history tab you would see all the previous releases.

 

The best practice is to skip two verisons and update the third one available.

Do not jump more then three updates.

 

 

Note: make sure you update the blades and interconnect modules based on compatiblity matix. have a backup before making any changes.

 

 

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

>>

The best practice is to skip two verisons and update the third one available.

Do not jump more then three updates.

 

 

Sorry for hijacking the thread.

 

Since a long time I'm looking for any kind of document that contains such an information.

 

Do you know one?


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TZammel
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Hi,

 

If you wanna step the document here states :

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02268930

version 2.25 => 2.32 => 2.41(skip) => 2.51 => 2.52(skip) => 2.60 => 3.0

but I have done upgrades from 3.0 -> 4.10 with no issues, haven’t done 2.25 -> 4.22. but I  suspect it will turn out fine.

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Despite this is related to Integrity servers and very old OA firmware, they only skip a single step!

 

Since not every version is published or some versions are recalled, they skip a single >>published<< step!

 

The questions really is, are steps needed at all?

 

 

 

 

From the install instructions:

 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4132953&swItemId=MTX_dc5dc1fa9051424caa148ee23a&swEnvOid=4103#tab3

 

Log in to the Onboard Administrator’s web-based user interface as an administrator. Firmware Update is available under the Active Onboard Administrator category. You may select the firmware image by entering a path to the file in the "Local File" field or by clicking on the "Browse" button to locate the firmware image on the local machine, a mapped drive, or a network share.

Click "Upload" to begin the firmware update process.

 

 

 

 

No steps listed at all.

 

 

 

Compare this to ILO-3 for example, there is written you always have to upgrade to version 1.20, then to the newest.

 


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Bill_t
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Please provide me with the machine model number of the OA you are wanting to upgrade the FW on.

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Torsten.
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

If HP experts are still online @Experts Day maybe someone can provide a definite answer?


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DrDavid
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Hi,

 

OA 2.25 can be updated in one single step to the latest version.

Only enclosures with Integrity have a muti-step recomendation as indicated above. Check this guide:

 

HP Smart Update Best Practices Implementer Guide (for HP SUM 6.x and earlier) (clicking this link will open a new window)    Pag 42

 

Can we upgrade each component directly to the latest version or do we need intermediate

revision steps?

 

Almost all components can be upgraded to the latest firmware revision without issue. The only

component that requires an interim revision is for OA firmware updates from 1.x firmware

revisions to 2.x versions. For more information, see the following support documents:

 

Customer Advisory: HP OA - Upgrading Firmware From Version 1.x to Version 2.25 (or

Later) Will Not Be Successful:

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=c01597033

 

Just remember there are other components in the enclosure (VC, ilo, Blade Bios,...) that need to be aligned with the OA version. These guides can help you with this process:

 

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for.


Hope this helps!
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anuphols
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

Hi DrDavid,

Thank you

 

I made a jump upgrade to 4.22 without any problem

Server-Support
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Re: Onboard Administrator firmware upgrade path document?

What was the steps that you followed to successsfully implement it with no issue, can you please share it here ?

 

Thanks