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Re: How can I add an newer Proliant BLxxx BIOS ROM in a existing FW9.30 on USB Stick (VMWare) ?

 
chuckk281
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How can I add an newer Proliant BLxxx BIOS ROM in a existing FW9.30 on USB Stick (VMWare) ?

Harald was looking to have a USB with all the firmware update info on it:

 

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To prevent  multiple Boot or USB Sticks for update BLxxx Servers with FW9.30 and newer ROM Versions

 How  can I add an newer Proliant BLxxx  BIOS ROM in a existing  FW9.30 on  a USB Stick ( VMWare)  ?

 1.  add the  new “ ROM Version”  in  directory  from  HPFWUP930     ?

 

2   or can I  prepare  the  syslinux.cfg  File  to use the same USB Stick and boot  twice  ?

 

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From Lee:

 

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So that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel.  The new BIOS ROM updates are on the recently released Service Pack for Proliant image.

http://www.hp.com/go/spp

 

From the release notes, it is basically FW 9.30 with updated BIOS ROM and iLO, along with a few other additions.  I used it to update a set of BL460c G7 servers earlier this week and it worked very well (including updating the FlexFabric CNA’s in automated mode).

 

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Any other comments for Harald? Have you used the new Service Pack for ProLiant?

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Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I add an newer Proliant BLxxx BIOS ROM in a existing FW9.30 on USB Stick (VMWare) ?

When I add updates to FW9.30 USB i put the new file *.scexe (suse linux update) in  \HPFWUP930\hp\swpackages\

 

and during boot i choose interactive mode. And then when you choose wich server series to update you need to click the allow non bundled versions to see your newly added update.

 

I guess you could rewrite the XML files to use the new for example bios update in an auto update senario but i have never tried it so i'm not sure it would work.