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srvrflash fails upgrading firmware on A400

 
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Kenneth Tipper
Occasional Advisor

srvrflash fails upgrading firmware on A400

I have been trying to upgrade my A400 system's firmware from 40.32 to 42.19. I'm running HP-UX 11.0.
I have the patch file and followed the instructions in the HP-UX11i Installation manual exactly.
However, on the first reboot, srvrflash seems to be found but dies immediately upon loading:
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HARD Booted.

ISL Revision A.00.38 OCT 26, 1994

ISL booting hpux srvrflash

Boot
: disk(0/0/1/1.15.0.0.0.0.0;0)srvrflash
21240 + 8576 + 2098904 start 0x1e00240

************* SYSTEM ALERT **************
SYSTEM NAME: uninitialized
DATE: 10/22/2003 TIME: 15:38:04
ALERT LEVEL: 7 = reserved

REASON FOR ALERT
SOURCE: 0 = unknown, no source stated
SOURCE DETAIL: 0 = unknown, no source stated SOURCE ID: FF
PROBLEM DETAIL: 0 = no problem detail

LEDs: RUN ATTENTION FAULT REMOTE POWER
FLASH FLASH FLASH OFF ON
LED State: Unexpected Reboot. Running non-OS code. Non-critical error detected.
Check Chassis and Console Logs for error messages.

0x0000007000FF6292 00000000 00000000 - type 0 = Data Field Unused
0x5800087000FF6292 00006709 160F2604 - type 11 = Timestamp 10/22/2003 15:38:04
A: ack read of this entry - X: Disable all future alert messages
Anything else skip redisplay the log entry
->Choice:Timeout!
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I can't proceed. I have found out how to reboot to the OS and reset the boot path to vmunix, but I must install HP-UX11i and the firmware level is too low. HELP!!?

Sandy
An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure.
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Kenneth Tipper
Occasional Advisor

Re: srvrflash fails upgrading firmware on A400

Here's the Chassis log
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Log Entry # 0 :
SYSTEM NAME: uninitialized
DATE: 10/22/2003 TIME: 15:38:05
ALERT LEVEL: 2 = Non-Urgent operator attention required

SOURCE: 8 = I/O
SOURCE DETAIL: 2 = system bus adapter SOURCE ID: 6
PROBLEM DETAIL: 3 = function failure

CALLER ACTIVITY: 6 = machine check STATUS: 3
CALLER SUBACTIVITY: 34 = implementation dependent
REPORTING ENTITY TYPE: 0 = system firmware REPORTING ENTITY ID: 00

0x7000002382066343 00000000 00070200 type 14 = Problem Detail
0x5800082382066343 00006709 160F2605 type 11 = Timestamp 10/22/2003 15:38:05
An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure.
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: srvrflash fails upgrading firmware on A400

Hi,

Try this link and chekc out the installation procedure. Normally the firmware upgrade should be easy.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PF_CHAW4219&context=firmware:cpu

Hope this helps.

Regds
Kenneth Tipper
Occasional Advisor

Re: srvrflash fails upgrading firmware on A400

Well, the swinstall-type patch (PHSS_27383) never did work. But the tape-based (PF_4219) patch did.
Go figure.
So, the problem is not solved, but now I don't care.
Thanks.
An ounce of pretention is worth a pound of manure.