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Firmware update

Hanwant Verma_1
Regular Advisor

Firmware update

How can i do a firmware update on hp ux 10.20, is there any command to check the firmware version?
Fabio Ettore
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware update


try connecting on console and launch CTRL+B to get GSP:


HE stands for HElp and you should see the PDC firmware revision. Otherwise can you specify about what you are looking for the firmware version?

Best regards,
Helen French
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware update

You can either check it from the Boot console menu or from the OS itself if you have STM installed:

# cstm
cstm> map
cstm> sel dev CPU_DEV_NUMBER
cstm> info
cstm> il

You can either update the firmware with firmware patches or can install from a tape/CD from the boot menu.
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Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware update


It really depends which system it is on that you are tryingto update.
Most that run 10.20 dont actually have a GSP so you cannot find out from that.
If you have the diagnostics bundle installed you can find out from STM

run this command
# echo "selclass qualifier cpu;info;wait;infolog" | cstm

or from SAM -> performance monitors ->system properties

or reboot the systema nd stop it PDC level and check here

type in FV

this will list current version.

The 10.20 pdc firmware updates are only available for install via tape though. So will have to be downloaded and copied to abootable dat tape.
The instruction are in the patch details

Super Advisor

Re: Firmware update


To know the firmware version you can by typing mstm, or on the PDC by typing in (information) then fv (firmware version).

To do the firmware upgrade you should create a bootable tape(all steps are described in the firmware details), and on the PDC search for the tape path and boot from it. The firmware will be installed on the system board, so you should take care when doing it cause any wrong step can harm the machine

Hanwant Verma_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Firmware update