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HP c7000 Chassis firmware upgrade issue.

Occasional Contributor

HP c7000 Chassis firmware upgrade issue.

Hi All,


I have HP c7000 Blade system chassis which is haveing old firmware version 2.50 May 19 2009.We are installing new blade server BL460c G7 but as per HP need to upgrade HP c7000 chassis firmware version to lates one 3.32 3Oct 2011. But we are having old blade servers like BL460c G1 and Bl460c G6. Bl460c G1 is haveing Firmware verion I15 07/10/2009 and I15 04/26/2010 installed. And BL460c G6 is haveing I24 09/02/2010. So if i only upgrade the firmware version of blade chassis c7000 to lates 3.32 3Oct 2011. Will my old servers work properly as they were working before.


need you opinion on this.Or sujest as per you opinion.




Occasional Advisor

Re: HP c7000 Chassis firmware upgrade issue.

Hi Rohit,

Since we have G6 & G1 blades in this enclosure. I would suggest you to get the blade firmware to compatible version with the OA firmware 3.32, then update the OA Firmware 3.32

You can refer to the "BladeSystem for ProLiant Release Set Compatibility Table" which has detailed information about the blade compatible firmware version with OA 3.32. Refer the below link :

For more detailed information about firmware best practices, refer to below link :

HP ProLiant and Integrity Firmware Management Best Practices Implementer Guide

If you are deploying the firmware individually, I request you to please go with the below order, update the G5, G6 first, then update the G7 machines, then update the OA & VC firmware :

- System ROM
- NIC Firmware
- CNA Firmware
- Emulex, QLogic, and Brocade Fibre Channel HBA firmware
- Power Management Controller firmware (This is already updated on all the blades)
- Smart Array Controller firmware
- SAS and SATA hard drive firmware (If required)
- Tape firmware (If any)
- OA firmware
- VC firmware

NOTE : This activity requires a complete downtime of enclosure & ensure that blades are running with compatible firmware levels.


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Trusted Contributor

Re: HP c7000 Chassis firmware upgrade issue.

with the new SPP it's simple to update all c7000 and Blade servers



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