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zinelabidine
Advisor

EFI Console

Hi,

I'm using HP Rp4440.
My OS is HP-UX 11iV1.

I need to access to EFI console for installing a firmware of FibrChannel Card (QLA2462).

Any idea about how to access to EFI?

Thanx

Br
Aref
10 REPLIES
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: EFI Console

Hi,


I wonder Rp4440 and EFI shell !!!!

It is not applicable for PA-RISC.

if you have an Itanium server you may go to EFI with below process.

Go to console of the server.
You may please reboot the system.
Interrupt auto boot.

Select the inbuilt shell.
you will get

shell>

That is your EFI shell

Regards,
Sooraj

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: EFI Console

Hi,

Please do remember that, Firmware installation is a critical process, if it is productions server you need to be very carefull.

If it is your FC card it is more critical.

Always take help of an expert .. better HP.

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
zinelabidine
Advisor

Re: EFI Console

Thank you Sooraj for your response,

So, for HP RP4440 is there any way to make an upgrade of firmware of this FibreChannel card?


thanx,

Regards
Aref
SoorajCleris
HPE Pro

Re: EFI Console

Hi Aref,

The product number which you have given is giving as
"QLogic QMH2462 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA for c-Class BladeSystem "

I cant find any link with HP Rp4440.

Regards,
Sooraj
"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity" - Dennis Ritchie
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: EFI Console

Shalom,

I generally default to HP doing hardware work but I've done this myself.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SupportTaskIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=2512015&prodTypeId=15351&supportTaskId=23150

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=130&prodSeriesId=2512015&prodTypeId=15351&objectID=c00399523

You can do it yourself.


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zinelabidine
Advisor

Re: EFI Console

We installed QLA2462 in a RP4440 using the driver of AB378A/B AB379A/B, but it is not correctly recognized by the system.

Both QLA2462 and AB378A/B are manufactured by QLogic.

We suppose it the same HW architecture but with different firmwares.

We want to change the firmware of QLA2462 so that's it can correctly work with RP4440.

Could you please tell us if that possible or not.

Thanx a lot

Regards
Aref
Rita C Workman
Honored Contributor

Re: EFI Console

Zinelabidine,

Did you check to see if the RP4440 is compatible with the QLogic card?

I think you missed the point that Sooraj was making. Obviously he checked some kind of hardware compatibility matrix and did not find the RP4440 listed.
Did you check any compatibility matrix to ensure the card and the server will work together?

Not all hardware plays well together.

Rgrds,
Rita
zinelabidine
Advisor

Re: EFI Console

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: EFI Console

Only HP branded cards will work with the HP driver.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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osinfor
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Re: EFI Console

Zinelabidine,

Did you managed to update the firmware?

Douglas