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iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

ChrisM_22
Occasional Visitor

iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

I have 8 BL460c blades with a mixture of Windows Server 2003R2 x86 and x64 and Windows Server 2008R2. In HP System Management Homepage, the Version Control Agent on each one of them lists "Firmware CD Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - HP Integrated Lights-Out 2" instead of the Windows version of the update. So to update from version 1.82 to 2.00 of this update, I had to manually run it on each server. Now that they are updated to 2.00, they're all still listing the Linux update in VCA. Before v1.82, the correct Windows component update was being listed. Any ideas as to why the software for the wrong OS is being detected?
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deceit
Advisor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Hi Chris,

This is not an issue. iLo firmware is iLo firmware regardless of the OS.

It could be classified as linux in the supplement dvd as it may use a linux component to load it into the ROM.


It also happens with qlogic hba and network cards.
ChrisM_22
Occasional Visitor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

It actually is an issue because although the iLo firmware may be the same, the installer for it is OS specific and obviously the Linux installer won't run on Windows. For some reason the VCA is detecting that the Linux component installer is required instead of the Windows installer. Every other component is detected correctly as being for Windows.
deceit
Advisor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Sorry,

I thought you were refering to the dvd when used as a boot DVD to install the firmware updates.
ChrisM_22
Occasional Visitor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

No prob. It's using the Online ROM Flash update through the Version Control Agent in the System Management Homepage.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Smart Start, Firmware CD/DVD and the FW tool for blades is running on Linux.

So the FW suplementals is the linux installers.

The FW is the very same.
Just different ways of installation.

BR
/jag
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Take a look at the list of FW for the ilo:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=dk&prodNameId=3288156&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=1842750&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1005#29213

Those wich say obtain FW is Linux components
and the files got the .scexe extension.

Those wich say Download is windos components.

The windows components can be run online
or you can extract them and upgrade through the ILo web administration.

The linux component
Run with the CD / DVD's
online on linux
With the blade FW deployment tool.

br
/jag
ChrisM_22
Occasional Visitor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Thanks. The Smart Start and firmware DVD's work fine and I can download the update individually fine. The problem is that the Version Control Agent in the System Management Homepage wants to to install the Linux version of the installer on Windows machines, instead of offering the Windows version of the installer.
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

Well thats beyond my knowledge.

BR
/jag
Jim Miller
Frequent Advisor

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

To me, this is just antoer exampe that this software is not tested before deployment to the masses.

I fixed mine by removing the linux component from the repository, We have no linux servers

Jim
gregersenj
HPE Pro

Re: iLo2 Online ROM Flash Component for Linux being detected on Windows 2003/08

At least you got it fixed :)

BR
/jag