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Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware update question.

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Onboard Administrator (OA) firmware update question.

Mark had an OA firmware update question:




Can I update an OA directly from 3.11 to 3.71, or do I need to apply any intermediate versions? If I do need to apply intermediate versions, any recommendations on what versions need to be applied? All the servers will be shutdown when this is being done and the chassis does have two Cisco 3020 switches along with 2 Brocade 4GB switches.




Stefan replied:




A direct upgrade should work just fine in my experience.

Unless you have another need to shut down the servers while the OA upgrade is ongoing, you do not need to do it. The OA upgrade is non-disruptive to the servers.

Of cause, you cannot power on/off servers etc. while it is happening. However, the running servers will keep running, without network disruptions or anything like that.




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