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robert lojek_1
Occasional Advisor

secure web console firmware location?

unsolicited rant:
for great laughs , enter J3591A where it says "enter product name & number" after hitting drivers & software from the main HP screen...

Now that I'm done laughing, can someone *please* post where the firmware updates are for the secure web console? I give up after an hour of searching, and I'm an HPUX admin!

--Rob Lojek
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. --David Brin
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Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

This should help;

http://www.docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/hw/swc/secureweb/firmware_update.html

Here's how I got to it;
www.docs.hp.com
click browse by topic
systems hardware
secure web console
click html link for swc
click the swc button

This is info for the swc, one link has f/w updates (url above) with instructions and the ftp where to download.

Hope this helps
-denver
robert lojek_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

I had actually seen this page, I didn't realize that these (semi-) useful tidbits were in there:

Use the HP FTP site (192.151.11.37) and path (/dist/webconsole/XX.X) to transfer the following files to your local FTP server in binary mode:

APPLICATION.ROM
BOOTSTRAP.ROM
RESOURCES.ROM
upgrade.cnf

How do you know what XX.X is? Does anyone have a valid/recent one > 1.7?

Thanks for your help!
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. --David Brin
Denver Osborn
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: secure web console firmware location?

XX.X refers to the f/w version; there's only one directory out there, /dist/webconsole/A2.0.

I'm not sure where (or if) earlier releases of the firmware are available online. What version is it at now? The A2.0 dir contains the latest version. Maybe the version/bug history could also help.

http://docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/hw/swc/secureweb/firmware.html

-denver
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

Hi Robert,

I can see version A2.0 over there, so this should be newer than 1.7. the process is,

ftp docs.hp.com
username : anonymous
password : your_email_add

cd /dist/webconsole/A2.0
bin


download the files.

Hope this helps.

regds
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

Robert,

It's their lame excuse for a "search engine", if you can call it that.

I think you should have gone for this one:

hp jetdirect ex plus print server J2591a

live free or die
harry
Live Free or Die
robert lojek_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

haha--I saw that in my results, too. At least we have some consistency.

are we going to get censored for this kind of blasphemy?

I love HP's hardware and HPUX to death, but the usability/searchability & speed of the very technical parts of the site need major work...

--Rob Lojek
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. --David Brin
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

I've been asked to seek out other alternatives (being in R&D) because of the proposed ComPuke and HP merger. No two computer companies have ever merged successfully.

live free or die
harry
Live Free or Die
Evan Splett
Occasional Visitor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

I spent days coming up with useless search
results and missing documents before I finally found the Documentation.

Th FTP site has the foolowing README.txt:

---------------------------------------------
THIS SITE DOES NOT PROVIDE THE LATEST FIRMWARE DOWNLOADS!

This webconsole FTP site at docs.hp.com (/dist/webconsole/ at 192.6.165.37)
will continue to provide version A2.0 until it is no longer needed.

In the future, the latest webconsole firmware will always be available through
IT Resource Center patch hub at: http://www.itrc.hp.com
---------------------------------------------

And of course, the firmware is nowhere to be
found on the itrc site.
Sean Gay
Occasional Visitor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

I found that if you put in the IP address and directory information into the upgrade screen of the Secure Web Console (see attached picture); the firware upgrade will proceed and work successfully. Good luck. Sean
Bob Blunt
Respected Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

At 192.6.165.37/dist/webconsole you should find directories for:

A1.9
A2.0
A2.0a
A2.5
and
README.txt

(you might have to click on the "parent directory" to get back to this level...) Under the A2.5 is the wonderful message "There is NO A2.5 version..." At least IT has a message. A2.0a is just empty.

Embarrasing is what I call it.

On the positive side, the J3591A works quite well with an Alpha console running OpenVMS. H8571-E at the SWC, BC16E and H8571-J at the Alpha end with a DB9 Com port connection. It passes P and other control sequences just fine.

bob
Stan Sieler
Respected Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

HP sent me four emails on 2011-02-07 saying that 13, then 14, then 15, and then 16 new
replies were available in this old thread ...
I went to see them (using the links HP sent), and
there were no new replies (11 or 12 old ones, at most).

Indeed, nothing in the thread is even remotely new.

Did they ever exist, or was this a bug in the ITRC forum update notification software?

Did someone from HP delete them?

thanks,

Stan
Torsten.
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Re: secure web console firmware location?

Stan, there were some new replies (me too questions) and I replied with the new location of the software.


Hmmm, gone.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: secure web console firmware location?

From notification mail:

Dear Torsten.,

You have asked Hewlett-Packard to notify you of the replies to the following HP Support Forums discussion topic:

secure web console firmware location?
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/HP-9000/secure-web-console-firmware-location/m-p/2671547


Someone just posted a reply to the above question. There 17 in total to the question. Please visit the message by clicking the hyperlink above to read the most recent reply.

...


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Stan Sieler
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Re: secure web console firmware location?

Torsten...that's what I thought. thanks for the update!

Stan

Re: secure web console firmware location?

the question is: Why do you reply to a 6-7 year old thread?
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Stan Sieler
Respected Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

Melvyn asks why one would reply to an old thread, although it isn't clear if he was asking (deleted Torsten), me, or Torsten.

I'll make a guess at all three ... at least one of which I
have excellent insight into :)

1, (deleted Torsten)

Torsten noticed the old thread (or remembered it), and realized he could contribute useful information) (to wit: the location of the "Secure" Web Console firmware) and posted the information. Sure, the thread's old ... but it's *findable* via a search, and *YOUR CUSTOMERS* [#1] are going to find that thread when they look for the info, so Torsten is to be thanked for taking the trouble to update the information for HP's customers/users/shareholders.

Note that from the small viewstand offered by this one thread, we don't know if he posted the information elsewhere, which might make it visible to users who
check dates on forum search results ... but regardless of that, the information is useful *here*. too.

Or, it would have been useful ... until some mean-spirited person deleted it ... without even the courtesy of posting a marketing-speak explanation. (Had said deleter posted an explanation, I, Torsten, and Melvyn wouldn't have had to invest our time posting :)

2. me

(I'm sure you're not asking me why I posted, because *the answer was in my post*, eh? Still...)

HP's ITRC software sent me two emails, saying there had been new activity on the thread...in fact, the first email
said (IIRC) that there were now 13 posts. The second email said there were 14. So, I clicked on the link the software thoughtfully provided ... no new posts were visible. Now, the ITRC software has *LONG* been known to be lacking (particularly in the search facility), so I chalked it up to someone at HP screwing up something (e.g., changing the system date and saying "look for new posts").

But...the ITRC software a few hours later sent me two *more* emails, saying posts 15 and 16 were available. I followed the thoughtfully provided link ... no new posts.

*That's* when I posted, hoping to elicit other user's comments as to whether or not they'd received similar emails from the ITRC and/or similarly also saw no new posts.

3. Torsten again

Torsten was kind enough to post after my post, explaining part of the mystery.

Torsten ... thanks again, Stan!
Email me sometime if you're in the Cupertino area, and I'll pick up lunch!

sieler@allegro.com


Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: secure web console firmware location?

Somebody else was posting to this old thread asking where to find the secure webconsole firmware 2.0, since it is missing where it was years ago.

I was so kind to answer and post the link :-)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=443375&swItem=ux-52880-1&prodNameId=86762&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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