BladeSystem Management Software

Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

 
paddy_ryanment
New Member

Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

Anyone been successful flashing firmware on a C7000 chassis using the "Enclosure Firmware Management" function via the Onboard Administrator?

 

I can't get the Enable Enclosure Firmware Management function to work using an ISO.

 

Setting the "Firmware ISO URL" field to the URL of the SPP (hosted on an internal IIS7 website) gives the following error:

 

Enclosure Firmware Management Settings

Unable to mount ISO or validate version information. The URL or ISO is invalid.

 

C7000 Chassis

OA FM Version 1.7

 

I have checked the MIME version for the .iso file is supported on IIS (as per a previous post on this forum) but it will wont open.

 

Any assistance is much appreciated.

 

6 REPLIES 6
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

The ISO must be an SPP (copy the ISO file directly to an USB stick and connect the stick to the active OA, don't extract the ISO!)

 

What SPP are you using?


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
paddy_ryanment
New Member

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

The ISO is an SPP ISO. Downloaded from the HP site.

HP_Service_Pack_for_ProLiant_2014.09.0_792934_001_spp_2014.09.0-SPP2014090.2014_0827.10

 

I take your point about the USB stick but i don't want to use that. I've a lot of Chassis to update. I'm hoping to use the Enclosure firmware update utility.

 

Thanks.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

>> I take your point about the USB stick but i don't want to use that. I've a lot of Chassis to update. I'm hoping to use the Enclosure firmware update utility.

 

 

This is one possibly way to use EFM. You need a source on http, the ISO connected to the OA can be such source.

 

How do you provide the image?

 

Can you access it from a browser?


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

__________________________________________________
There are only 10 types of people in the world -
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

__________________________________________________
No support by private messages. Please ask the forum!

If you feel this was helpful please click the KUDOS! thumb below!   
paddy_ryanment
New Member

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

Yes. I can open the site using IE / Firefox and the image file opens (prompts for download) with no problem.

 

At this point i actually believe it's an issue wit IIS as when i put the ISO on an Apache website the OA can read it using EFM.

 

Thanks for your help.

Steve Weeks_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

Did anyone have any progress on this issue, when i serve up the ISO then go to verify, it simply blanks it out and returns to default settings.

 

I can browse to the ISO from another machine using the URL i've created and i'm then prompted for what to do e,g download/run.

Marcus Martin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Enable Enclosure Firmware Management

Ensure you are using an IP address in the URL and not the DNS name of the host. It doesnt work with the DNS name only the IP

 

Hope this helps

BOFH since 1999