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HP G7.1 SPP has an update that can temporarily brick the NC553i 10Gb interfaces BL460c G7

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sknickhp
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HP G7.1 SPP has an update that can temporarily brick the NC553i 10Gb interfaces BL460c G7

Just an FYI for anyone that might search this in the future

I am redeploying BL460c G7 blades for a project, and needed to patch them for Spectre

I used the HP G7.1 SPP & it of course patches all components in the server.  I updated ~80 blades, and about half of them exhibited an issue with the Emulex CNA 10Gb firmware update.  I used the "Automatic update" and none of the servers displayed an error during the process...all finished & rebooted themselves.

The servers that updated show "Controller Init: Done" on POST screen

The servers that had a bad update show "Controllerx" & repeat that message 15-20 times on POST before booting, and then the OS can't use the 10Gb interfaces

The resolution I found was to use this Emulex bootable ISO hosted on HP's website to flash the firmware back to an older version

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4324631&swItemId=co_108044-1&swEnvOid=4184

 

OFFLINE Firmware image (.iso) for HP Emulex 10GbE Converged Network Adapters and 10GbE Network Adapters !!NOT SUPPORTED WITH P9500/XP STORAGE ARRAYS!!

 

Type: Firmware - Network Version: 4.1.450.7(4 Sep 2012) Operating System(s): OS Independent File name: OneConnect-Flash-4.1.450.7.iso (35 MB)

 

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Torsten.
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Re: HP G7.1 SPP has an update that can temporarily brick the NC553i 10Gb interfaces BL460c G7

This is an old issue since several years, it happens if you upgrade from a 3.x firmware to a 10.x or higher firmware.

No problem, if you upgrade from 3.x to 4.x first, then to a current version.

nce bricked, the update ISO you mentioned can fix it.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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