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How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Hello,

We have some existing C7000s in OneView (3.10.07-0310774) which are still running on VC 4.60, we could not downgrade due to the needed downtime. 

We have tried to update to VC 4.62 but where not successful for two reasons:

  1. VCSU 1.13.0 does not allow to apply the firmware with the error – Enclosure is the Primary in the VC-Domain
  2. Oneview does not accept the SSP 2018-03 with the error that the HPE firmware files for OA and VC do not have a valid HPE signature.
  3. Could the update to OA firmware 4.80 the trigger for the incomliance?

Any Ideas?

Look forward to hearing from you.

EuRo
15 REPLIES
ChrisLynchHPE
Neighborhood Moderator

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Once a C7000 Enclosure has been added to HPE OneView that contains Virtual Connect, VCSU cannot be used to perform firmware update as Virtual Connect Manager does not exist.

I was able to successfully upload the 2018.03 SPP to a 3.10.04 appliance.  Please check to make sure your SPP ISO is not corrupt.  Validate the SHA256 value "870A7BA9BBCBCF061B1CBEDA1280DECE336C5477EA24A5BBD8B2199EEC75BD5F" of the "P05006_001_spp-2018.03.0-SPP2018030.2018_0226.84.iso" SPP.

Haithem
Visitor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Hello,

3.00.xx is EOL, 3.10.08 is the supported version for 3.10.x and 4.00.07.2  for 4.00.x.

to update to SPP2018.03.0 you need one of these versions but you need to know also that this version of SPP do contain 4.50 and not 4.62 , OA 4.80 is part of this SPP. I would say that you need to create custom baseline online or thru OV GUI to include 4.62. 

Haithem,

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

So now we are stuck again.

The full SSP contains 4.62 but isd not signed from HPE.

The base bundle does contain VC firmware 4.5

The bin file can't be used as VCSU does not work wioth Oneview.

So how can I update to VC firmware 4.62 in an OneView environment?

EuRo
peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Create a custom SPP including
OA, VC ,ILO
Then update thru Oneview
JY

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Thank you.

 

Will try that

EuRo

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Hello,

the creation of a custom SPP is not that straight forward. the first attemtps ended with a bundle which was not accepted by OneView for several reasons - like invalid, not signed etc.

However in the end we where able to generate a bundle which was accepted by OneView. The relase notes stating pretty clear that VC firmware 4.62 contains firmware 2.15 for 8GB/20Port Fibre Channel Modulen and the firmware 3.09 for the 8GB/24Port module.

If we try to upgrade to 4.62 Oneview state that FC firmware 3.05 or 3.08 is installed but does not offer to upgrade to 3.09.

Is that the correct display or is it just a bug in Oneview again and it states just a wrong version.

Any feedback is welcome

EuRo
peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

When you connect to OA chassis
What are version specified in information Tabs for VC-FC ?
Kerry Quillen
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

I'm have similar issue.  I tried creating a SPP with just c7000 OA and VC firmware but Oneview complained so using SPP 2018.03 w/ the hot fix supplement bundle, I created a custom SPP using all same filters I've used in the past.  However when I uploaded to Oneview I got error "Unable to validate the signature for the HPE BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Firmware, Ethernet plus 8Gb 20-port and 8/16Gb 24-port FC Edition Component for Linux component contained with the firmware baseline SPP-Gen9-2018-03-Full-Gen9-Synergy-A.iso. The component does not have a valid HPE signature."  Thinking it was me, I tried several more times selecting different filters but always got the same error.  So I downloaded the full SPP and tried to upload it to Oneview.  Nope, same issue.  

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Hello All.

we have been able to create an custom SSP from the HPE SSP site, this bundle was accepted from Oneview and we could update our environment to the versions below:

  •  HP ProLiant BL460c G9 BIOS to I36 22.01.2018
  • HP ProLiant BL460c G9 FlexFabric 20Gb 2-Port 650FLB Firmware 11.4.1231.6
  • HP ProLiant BL460c G9 HP QMH2670 16Gb FC HBA Firmware v2.1.57.1
  • HP ProLiant BL460c G9 iLO-4 firmware 2.55
  • C7000 Onboard Adminiastrator firmware to 4.80
  • C700 Virtual Connect firmware 4.62 (Ehternet 4.62 / FC 8GB/20Port 2.15 - FC 8GB/24Port 3.09)

It seems that our original issue is solved now and after roughly one week we do not see any issues.

Seems that this version is running as needed.

Keep you posted about the outcome.

Regards

 

Eugen

EuRo
Kerry Quillen
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Eugen - I tried your method but still get the invalid signature error.  Ive tried numerous filter combos with the same results

peyrache
Respected Contributor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Tried to download latest SPP 201803 and create custom locally
JY
Kerry Quillen
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Tried that but still got the same error.  I'm currently downloading the full spp from the traditional download site as opposed to the custom spp page.  I'm trying to accomplish 2 things - a) create a custom spp with just c7000 componenets (OA & VC) and b)create a new baseline for my DL and BL Gen9 servers that has the spectre/meltdown updates included. 

Kerry Quillen
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

The traditional download site does not seem to have the Full SPP so that was a waste of time.  I just downloaded the newest SPP 2018.03.0-B and successfully uploaded it to Oneview w/o the "unable to validate the signature" error.

PatrickLong
Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

Just curious, where did you get the "-B" variant of the SPP 2018.03.0?  The revision history on the SPP download page only seems to refer to a single version,  Version:2018.03.0 (28 Feb 2018)

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_a134fa75a1bd4fb980e7850b91#tab-history

 

Kerry Quillen
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to update to Virtual Connect Firmware 4.62

I only see that on the custom download page.  It appears that only the base SPP is available on the standard download pages. Baffles me why HPE does it that way.