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jd7000
Frequent Advisor

Updating HBA on HP RX3600

Hi,

Very new to HP-UX and integrity servers.

I am trying to update an AB378B HBA which is inside an RX3600.

I have downloaded a multiboot image and run the following command:

fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 rom_fw_update /tmp/Q24A2181.BIN

This updated the firmware version but the BIOS didnt update?

Any ideas how I update the BIOS for the HBA?

Thanks

John
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

> This updated the firmware version but the
> BIOS didnt update?

How did you determine this?

What's a "BIOS"? Does an rx3600 have one?

Showing actual commands with their actual
output can be more helpful than vague
descriptions and interpretations (especially
when one is "Very new to HP-UX and integrity
servers".)
AnthonySN
Respected Contributor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

as mentioned above there is no bios in integrity.

post the output of
fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 vpd
jd7000
Frequent Advisor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

What's a "BIOS"? Does an rx3600 have one?

Are you for real? Basic Input/Output System.

The HBA has a BIOS.

The results of VPD are:

# fcmsutil /dev/fcd0 vpd

V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Description : HP PCI-X 2.0 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA

Part number : AB378-60101

Engineering Date Code : A-4844

Part Serial number : JP49490532

Misc. Information : PW=7.5W;PCI=66MHZ;PCI-X=266MHZ

Mfd. Date : 4949

Mfd. ID : AB378-60101

Check Sum : 0x15

EFI version : 01.09

ROM Firmware version : 04.04.04

BIOS version : 01.26

FCODE version : 01.17

Asset Tag : NA

# fcmsutil /dev/fcd1 vpd

V I T A L P R O D U C T D A T A
--------- ------------- -------

Product Description : HP PCI-X 2.0 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA

Part number : AB378-60101

Engineering Date Code : A-4844

Part Serial number : JP49490454

Misc. Information : PW=7.5W;PCI=66MHZ;PCI-X=266MHZ

Mfd. Date : 4949

Mfd. ID : AB378-60101

Check Sum : 0x12

EFI version : 01.09

ROM Firmware version : 04.04.04

BIOS version : 01.26

FCODE version : 01.17

Asset Tag : NA

The ROM firmware version was 4.00.90.

Any idea how I update the BIOS?

Thanks

John
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

> Are you for real? Basic Input/Output System.

Oh, you mean that DOS/Windows stuff?:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS

> The HBA has a BIOS.

Does HP-UX use it? (If not, then who cares
how old it is?)

> Any idea how I update the BIOS?

How do you know that there's an updated one?
jd7000
Frequent Advisor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

Its in the release notes when you download the FW?

Torsten.
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Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

There are notes and README inside the zip file.
Just copy to a thumb drive and run the update from EFI shell.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Zygmunt Krawczyk
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Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

Hi,

the recommended firmware version for AB378B HBA is fw 5.03.02.

Download the hp_qxx246xaf1.89risc5.03.02.zip file from

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=pl&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=3365397&swItem=co-83145-1&prodNameId=3365398&swEnvOID=4001&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

and follow the installation instruction in attached release notes.
The upgraded components are: EFI driver and RISC firmware. This upgrade tool upgrades BIOS also, but BIOS is not used on Integrity/HP-UX servers.

Regards,
Zygmunt
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Updating HBA on HP RX3600

Usually there is no need to worry about FC HBA firmware when using HP-UX, because the driver brings all needed bits (except you are booting via this HBA). So make sure your driver is up to date.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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