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Vishal_1980
Regular Advisor

Firmware upgrade

Dear expert,

 

We require to upgrade the firmware for one of our server.

There are  3 guest systems on the host.

Please let me know what are the steps & precautions to update the Firmware.

Also please guide me from where i cau download the latest firmware.

 

Attached is the log for the same.

 

Thanks & have a great day ahead.

 

WIth regards,

Vishal

 

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from HP-UX>System Administration to  HP BladeSystem Server Blades. -HP Forum Moderator

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade

You asked this before, right?

 

It is probably a BL860c i2 with bundle 26.11 installed (around 2011).

 

Get the files (for windows or linux) from web (registration required), run HP SUM on a PC or whatever and update the firmware.

 

Current bundles include blade, OA and VC firmware.

 

Just follow the instructions!


Hope this helps!
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Vishal_1980
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Hi Torsten,

First off all thanks for reverting.I didn't raise this issue before.

I have 1Bladesystem c7000.On to which i have one development server & on that development server i have

3 VM instance.And we require to upgrade the Firmware on the base OS.

My query is before starting the activity what needs to be taken care off.

I am planning to take the backup of all the 4 servers OS as well as file system.My queries are as follows.

1) Shall i take the OS back up of all 4 servers on different tape.(OS & File Syste)

2)If the base OS firmware upgrade ,what resources will get upgraded & what level we have to upgrade either n-1 or

else.

Also please suggest the steps ,like before runing HPSUM ,shall i require to stop all VM instance. like that pls help me out .

Thanks & regards,

Vishal....

Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Just shutdown all the servers and run HP SUM against the powered off servers.

 

read the instructions.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Vishal_1980
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Hello Torsten,

You mean to say before running the HPSUM i need toshut down the base OS & the 3 VM as well.And once the firmware upgrade is complete i have to restart all the servers...

Please suggest.
Regards,
Vishal
Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Exactly. Doing this way will update the servers firmware.

You probably need to update the smart array controller and mezzanine card firmware separately (prefered directly from EFI). You will find the files in the download section f the server. Don't forget to update the OA as well and the blade interconnects.

Hope this helps!
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Vishal_1980
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Hello Torsten,

We need to update only single blade base os not the entire blade system.So please suggest me accordingly

I have downloaded the : system_bl8x0ci2_fw_bndl_win.

Thanks ,
Vishal
Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Power of this blade and run HP SUM against the ILO IP address. Check OA and interconnects too. Don't forget the other I/O of this server as mentioned earlier.

Hope this helps!
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Vishal_1980
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Thanks Torsten,

I will follow the instruction & let you know if there is anything.

With regards,
Vishal
Torsten.
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Re: Firmware upgrade

Here is the smart array firmware:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome/?sp4ts.oid=4186429&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswEnvOID%253D54%257CswLang%253D%257Caction%253DlistDriver&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken#Firmware%20-%20Storage%20Controller

and LOM firmware:

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome/?sp4ts.oid=4186429&spf_p.tpst=swdMain&spf_p.prp_swdMain=wsrp-navigationalState%3DswEnvOID%253D54%257CswLang%253D%257Caction%253DlistDriver&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken#Firmware%20-%20Network

unpack the files, copy to an USB stick, connect the device and boot into EFI, run the update according to the instructions.

Hope this helps!
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