BladeSystem Management Software

Firmware Updates with BladeSystem Gen8 servers

 
chuckk281
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Firmware Updates with BladeSystem Gen8 servers

Question from Mark on firmware update process:

 

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I have seen conflicting info about the steps that should be taken when updating the firmware on a blade enclosure and its associated servers/interconnect modules. This particular C7K has all BL460c Gen8 servers and are running ESX 5.X. It also has a P4800 array and Flex10 VC IC modules along with a 8GB Brocade IC Switch.

 

Here is what I think should be done:

 

1)      Update all ESX drivers

2)      Update firmware(ILO, BIOS, SA) on all G8 servers with SSP

3)      Update OA

4)      Update VC Modules

 

Is this a viable sequence or should I modify the steps?

 

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Reply from Eirik:

 

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That is at least the same sequence I use, no problems so far (five years and counting)

 

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I think you should also look at the "Best Pracices" documentation that have been put out by the HPSUM and SPP teams. Here is a good place to get info. www.hp.com.go/spp

 and here. HP SUM Documentation