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Dewa Negara_4
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Upgrade Firmware

Hi All,

I am planning to upgrade Firmware on our existing servers:

1. What command can be used to know what the current version of firmware on server HPUX 11.00/11.11?

2. What is the latest firmware can be upgraded to?

3. What are the steps (command) to do the upgrade? Do we need a downtime/reboot?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Dewa
Santos
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Torsten.
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Re: Upgrade Firmware

Hi,

please refer to your other thread

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1064906

and post your model type.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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IT_2007
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Re: Upgrade Firmware

would you please specify what type of hardware do you have?
Dewa Negara_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrade Firmware

Thanks.

The hardware is rp8420.

Best Regards,
Santos
Dewa Negara_4
Regular Advisor

Re: Upgrade Firmware

We have various type of hardware. We have K-class, N-class, rp8420, and Superdome.

I need to know how to check the firmware on those different class of servers.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Best Regards,
Santos
IT_2007
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Re: Upgrade Firmware

you need to get the Firmware from HP CE or HP representative and need to shutdown server before you update firmware at GSP level.

Login to GSP and then see help on fw.

The version of each updateable entity can be displayed using the SYSREV
command, or using the firmware update command (FW from the command menu).
The entities are listed below, along with the hardware and function.


Firmware Entity Hardware and function
=============== =====================
MP 0,1,2,3 Management Processor firmware which includes the UI,
power management, cabinet utilities and partition
console interface. One MP is required for each
partition.

PDHC 0,1,2,3 Processor Dependent Hardware Controller firmware
which monitors and controls the cell interface.

SFW 0,1,2,3 System FirmWare which runs at power up to
configure the cell board (see HE BOOT).


Correct operation of the system cannot be guaranteed if the
installed firmware combination is not an authorized release.
Robert-Jan Goossens
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Bharath PSB
Advisor

Re: Upgrade Firmware

I think you will have to get the latest firmware bits from HP customer support people.
There is a way in which you need to upgrade the firmware. I will post it once I get it.
Yo wull definitely need a down time to make the system work with the latest firmware. (atleast for system firmware (PDC))