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mathieu_6
Occasional Contributor

GSP upgrade on L1000

hi ,
im currently have a L1000 server who have an old GSP firmware and cant have network enabled.

someone know a way to upgrade it without the network enable ?

thank in advance.

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Pete Randall
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

It sounds like you'll have to do it from tape then. Assuming your firmware upgrade is a SD patch, you would use the swpackage command:

swpackage -s /tmp/patch_depot -x target_type=tape @ /dev/rmt/0m

You'll have to do this on a system that is connected to the network so you can download the patch, then put it on tape and bring it to the L1000.


Pete

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Steven E. Protter
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

Nowadays most firmware is upgraded with patches. You should be able to do this on the console of the machine.

It should not matter wether its a web console or serial console or even lan connect to the GSP card, none of these requires the primary network card to be up.

Save the patch on a local disk.

swinstall -x autoreboot=true -s /full_path_of_patch \*

firmware patches should not be done a part of bundles. They come with special instructions which should be understood prior to proceeding.

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mathieu_6
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000


thank ,
for both solutions i have to find a depot patch but i cant find it on HP wbsite . i only find the .tar file
Robert-Jan Goossens
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

Hi,

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/search.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.main|&pageContextName=firmware:

search for L1000 and select the patch you need to install ----> add to selected patch list ---> download selected

Here you can select the download file (tar depot etc)

HTH,
Robert-Jan
Pete Randall
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

On further review, I don't see an SD patch depot. Here are the instructions for installing the GSP firmware update:



* * * * * * * * 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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * *




The instructions start with ftp'ing the firmware update. I'm not sure how you would do that with no network connection.


Pete

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Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

Hi,

Pete's spot on - as usual.
The GSP FW upgrade *must* be done via the LAN console - no way around that.
But all you need to do is setup a simple two node LAN between it & your laptop - use a crossover cable - and enable ftp services using IIS on you windoze box & off you go.
That's all the CE does when you have HP do this.

My $0.02,
Jeff
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mathieu_6
Occasional Contributor

Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

the problem is i want upgrade the firmware because the old one is totaly bugged ( some menus dont appear or dont work ..... A0106)
and the menu LC dont work so i cant config gsp network .
Jeff Schussele
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Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

Bummer.
You have no choice then but to log a HW call with the RC & have a CE come out to replace the GSP.
I don't think there's a "default" IP set for the lan console - I think it comes out as 0.0.0.0 so it has to be set.
Maybe somebody will chime in if there actually is a default.

Rgds,
Jeff
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Ted Buis
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

See the manual at http://www.docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/A5191-96022/A5191-96022.html
There is a section on the GSP.
The default IP of the GSP is 127.0.0.1 according to that document.
You should determine if you have Rev. A or Rev. B of the GSP.
You should also be able to come in via the serial port (control b) and reset the GSP to the default configuration with the dc command.
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: GSP upgrade on L1000

Hello,

I've done GSP firmware upgrades countless times, both on A versions and B versions. Yours is an A version GSP card, so it only takes like 2-3 minutes.

If you cannot communicate via LAN, first, make sure it is not a cable-related issue. Try to replace cable. Make sure you are on the same subnet as well. Make sure, if you are connected through a switch, that you did not force the switch to operate on 100Mbps. The GSP card networking is only 10Mbps, thus it would not work if you force something 100. Try to actually force it to 10 and see what happens.

If neither of these work, you have a bad port, and so you need to replace the GSP card. Upgrade the firmware accordingly. Most probably, the replacement card comes with the latest firmware, but check to be certain. The latest now is A.01.12.

GSP firmware upgrades can ONLY be done using LAN through an FTP server. Make sure you have one handy. You can download shareware versions free from the internet, there are loads available.

HTH,
Vince
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