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How to upgrade the firmware of a server

 
UnixT
Frequent Advisor

How to upgrade the firmware of a server

Hi All,

I just need a brief idea about the steps to be performed to upgrade the firmware in an ia server.

Thanks in advance
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

It's just possible that the procedure might
depend slightly on the server model.

Normally, a search at hp.com for a server's
model number will lead to fairly complete
info on firmware for that system, including
installation instructions.

I might suggest an actual Web page, but my
psychic powers are to weak to reveal your
server's model number.
UnixT
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

Thanks Steven for your reply and you can take the model of the server as rx8620 just an example. I just need a little idea on how to do it.
Sharma Sanjeev
Respected Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

Hi UnixT

There are diffrent procedure to do firmware upgrade, but i would suggest to upgrade through patch ( swinstall )another one is through bin file ( ftp server )

Regards
Sanjeev
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Sharma Sanjeev
Respected Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

in one patch all firmware upgrade is included like BMC,MP & PDC

Regards
Sanjeev
Everything is Possible as " IMPOSSIBLE" word itself says I M POSSIBLE
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

>> in one patch all firmware upgrade is included like BMC,MP & PDC


No.

Since this is a cell based server it is a bit more complicated.


IMHO the best advise is to ask HP support to do it.



If you do something wrong you can easily kill your system.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Torsten.
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Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

However, instructions are here:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=51400&swItem=pf-54856-1&prodNameId=346370&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Sharma Sanjeev
Respected Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

@Torsten

Yes, u will have all in one pacth bundle

& he has just asked how to upgrade, its his decision weather he was to engage HP or do himself

Regards
Sanjeev
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

hi,

if its a normal no Cell based server :

offline CD / ptach on the os level

if its a Cell based server :

go to reconfuguration mode and it will be downloaded trough ftp ftom SMS station

mikap
Olivier Masse
Honored Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware of a server

Torsten provided what you need to know.

With the 20 series you can't use OFM and must set up an FTP server, then ask the MP to grab the firmware files using FTP. Some manual work is required. I did it a few times, it's doable and well documented, but if you're not comfortable better ask HP to do this.

Olivier.