HPE 9000 and HPE e3000 Servers
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

GSP firmware

 
Remy_1
Occasional Advisor

GSP firmware

Hi,

I'm trying to install HP-UX 11i onto a RP5470 machine and it's asking me to upgrade my GSP firmware before going further.
Where can I get a bootable format GSP firmware?

Thanks again,
Remy
6 REPLIES 6
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP firmware


I've never installed GSP firmware, always leaving this baby to a HP CE. If you have a suuport contract get HP to do it.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP firmware

On the other hand, if you really want it, you can get from here:

http://us-support.external.hp.com/common/bin/doc.pl
find individual patches and firmware
select firmware
From the search screen use the string 'gsp firmware'. Your version will appear from the selection.


Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Shaikh Imran
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP firmware

Hi,
I agree with Michael to leave the upgrade of GSP firmware on HP CE.
If you wan to know the latest firmware this may help you.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/search.do


Regards,

I'll sleep when i am dead.
Sunil Sharma_1
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP firmware

Hi,

GSP firmware does not come in bootable format. It has to be updated using telnet to GSP port. Detail procedure is given below. File name will be different from this because this Firmware is for L1000,L2000 and other boards. You can find exact version by serching through your server's product code.

Installation Instructions:
Please review all instructions and the "Hewlett-Packard
Support Tool License Terms" or your Hewlett-Packard support
terms and conditions for precautions, scope of license,
restrictions, and, limitation of liability and warranties,
before installing this patch.

NOTE: It is important that you read and understand these
instructions completely before you begin. This can
determine your success in completing the Firmware update.

The Firmware update take no more than 5 minutes.

* * * * * * * * VERIFYING CURRENT REVISION OF FIRMWARE * * * * * * * *

1. telnet into the GSP.
2. logon to the GSP.
ecf.
b.
5. Type he

If the Revision number of the currently installed firmware is not
A.01.11 then install new firmware.

* * * * * * * * * * UNPACKING THE FIRMWARE * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

1. FTP "PF_CPREGSPA0112.tar.gz" to an empty directory.

2. Use the "gunzip" to unzip the patch.

# gunzip PF_CPREGSPA0112.tar.gz

3. Use the "tar" command to extract the firmware files

# tar -xvf PF_CPREGSPA0112.tar
x APPLICATION.ROM, 1368392 bytes, 2673 tape blocks
x BOOTSTRAP.ROM, 131072 bytes, 256 tape blocks
x upgrade.cnf, 127 bytes, 1 tape blocks

4. Verify the checksum of the file "APPLICATION.ROM" using
the "cksum" command. Results of the command should be
equal to "1602442620 1368392 APPLICATION.ROM".

5. Verify the checksum of the file "BOOTSTRAP.ROM" using
the "cksum" command. Results of the command should be
equal to "1366608320 131072 BOOTSTRAP.ROM".

6. Verify the checksum of the file "upgrade.cnf" using
the "cksum" command. Results of the command should be
equal to "1542976150 127 upgrade.cnf".

* * * * * * * * * * * FIRMWARE UPDATE PROCEDURE * * * * * * * * * * *
To update the firmware on the GSP, perform the following steps:
FTP the files to a system with the core I/O lan on the same subnet as the
GSP

FTP the firmware files to a system accessible from the GSP
to be updated.

1. Access the GSP using the ctrl+b command from the local
console keyboard.
2. Ping the LAN where the GSP files are located via the XD
command item #3 (LAN access PING)

XD
XD
Non destructive tests :
1. Parameters checksum
2. I2C access (get Power Monitor status)
3. LAN access (PING)
4. Modem selftests

Type R to reset the GSP or Q to quit the diagnostic menu.

Choice: 3

Enter IP Address: Enter the IP address of the system where
the firmware files are located.

This test must pass on the server being used to supply the
firmware files.

3. Reset the GSP via the XD command (use the R option).
This will free up any unallocated memory for the GSP update.

XD
XD
Non destructive tests :
1. Parameters checksum
2. I2C access (get Power Monitor status)
3. LAN access (PING)
4. Modem selftests

Type R to reset the GSP or Q to quit the diagnostic menu.

Choice: r

Wait 1 minute for the memory to free up.

4. Select the GSP command XU. This command activates the
upgrade mode.

xu

XU

This command activates the upgrade mode. All
connections will be closed, the network will be
stopped, the session will be aborted and the modem
connection will be dropped.

Please, confirm your intention to activate the
upgrade mode (Y/[N]) : y

Enter source system IP address: Enter the IP address
of the system where the firmware files are located.


Enter file path: The path on your system with
firmware files.

Do you wish to use the default login: anonymous
/GSP@hp.com (Y/[N]): n

GSP firmware upgrade in progress..
GSP firmware upgrade complete - GSP will now reset..

---------------------------------------------------------------

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * END OF UPDATE * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Sunil
*** Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today ***
malvin drakley
Esteemed Contributor

Re: GSP firmware

Hi Remy, can I throw in my little bit, you can actually do this while your server is up and running. I do it quite regularly and it is not difficult to do. Something you might need to look at is before you start you will need to configure your gsp lan address with the LC command. I load the files into root on the server itself, have two lan cables in both halves of the gsp pcb's into a hub and actually load it from the root directory.

the instructions in the previous post are from the installation instructions and it probably is a bit daunting the first time, but "go for it"
cheers
malvin
Not me Chief, I'm Radar
Ron Thompson
Advisor

Re: GSP firmware

Another piece of information. There are 2 hardware revisions of GSP's, "A" revision and "B" revisions. You can not upgrade a "B" revision GSP while the OS is running unless you are already at B.02.20 or above, or you will crash the OS. The last thing that is done at the end of upgrading the firmware is the GSP is reset. A "B" revision GSP reset will crash the system.