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praveen..
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How to upgrade the firmware?

Hi,
I have one server - ia64 hp server rx7620

Its current firmware is :

Firmware revision = 001.022
FP SWA driver revision: 1.18
IPMI is supported on this system.
BMC version: v06.06

I have 8 CPUs installed on this server, but now it was showing only 2 CPUs,

I faced the same issue on another server some times before, then HP Suppport upgraded the firmware of that server.

Now I dont have HP Support.

This server is physically very far from me.
I can access this server using putty and I can get its console (MP- Prompt) using Cyclades Web Manager Login.

Please can me know can I upgrade its firmware from here (Means physically far from the server, but I have MP console login)?

If yes, How to upgrade it?

Please suggest
Thanks
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Torsten.
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Re: How to upgrade the firmware?

Hi,

first of all you should run and post a full output of

MP:CM> sysrev

to get all details about the current firmware.

You should near your system while upgrading, because you have probably to unplug the power from the box.

Anyway, I would recommend to contact HP and let them do the upgrade to prevent any damages and problems.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Berd
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Re: How to upgrade the firmware?

Hi Praveen,

The only time that I have upgraded the firmware is prior to an O/S upgrade, and a specific base level was required. In this instance the firmware was upgraded by way of a patch.

Have your tried searching the patch database, do you know what revision you want to go to ?

Berd
praveen..
Super Advisor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware?

[] MP:CM> sysrev

Cabinet firmware revision report

PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE :

System Backplane : GPM FM OSP
------- ------- -------
1.002 1.002 1.002

PCI-X Backplane : LPM HS
------- -------
2.000 1.000

Core IO : Master Slave
-------- -------
2.008 2.008

LPM PDHC
------- -------
Cell 0 : 1.002 1.006
Cell 1 : 1.002 1.005


FIRMWARE:

Core IO
Master : A.006.006
Event Dict. : 1.002
Slave : A.006.006
Event Dict. : 1.002

Cell 0
PDHC : A.003.015
Pri SFW : 1.015 (IA)
Sec SFW : 1.022 (IA)

Cell 1
PDHC : A.003.015
Pri SFW : 20.002 (PA)
Sec SFW : 1.022 (IA)


[] MP:CM>



I have another team near to server , they can poweroff the server which i need.

Please suggest

can i do it remotely?

Thanks
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to upgrade the firmware?

Your current firmware is version 3.01, version 4.2 is the newest.
It can be found here
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=de&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=447687&prodNameId=346366&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=pf-43300-1

Make sure you follow every step very, very carefully! Otherwise you may seriously damage your system. Anyway, I would recommend to contact HP and let them do the upgrade.

If this question is related to the CPUs in failed status in your other thread, I doubt if this problem will be solved by upgrading the firmware.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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