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pjake
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firmware upgrade

Hello People,

I am having a firmware upgrade being done by HP on by 8640 box. Somehow we have this experience that it goes and corrupts the vpars, and hp still has no reason for this. I want to know when firmware upgrade is done can i disconnect my boot disks so that nothing wrong happens on the boot disks.Does firmware upgrade does anything on the OS boot disk also at the efi level .

Thanks
Jake
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: firmware upgrade

"Does firmware upgrade does anything on the OS boot disk ...".


No.

Depending on the method of update sometimes a file is copied to the EFI area and executed - that's it.

What version of vPars and HP-UX do you run?

Example: hp-ux 11.13 and vPars A.04.06.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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pjake
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Re: firmware upgrade

A.04.03.03 HP-UX Virtual Partitions for 11.23

So basically my question was I can unplug my san and still firmware upgrade can go fine ?Firmware upgrade has nothing to do with OS boot disks ?
Torsten.
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Re: firmware upgrade

Your vPars version is already unsupported, see

http://docs.hp.com/en//1705/oc.pdf

chapter 3.6 Obsolescence of vPars Releases

Consider to update!

Maybe you have a problem between firm- and software, who knows ...


Hope this helps!
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cnb
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Re: firmware upgrade

Hi Jake,

As Torsten pointed out it depends. This update is performed offline with the o/s down and power off. This upgrade also addresses some EFI boot management issues. Please see the release notes for specific information:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1844071&swItem=ux-64551-2&prodNameId=1844072&swEnvOID=54&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=5

HTH,

Marc Morin_2
Advisor

Re: firmware upgrade

Hi Jake,

Was just wondering which version you were upgrading to and from. i.e going to V4.1 from...

Also which method were you using to update the firmware.

- MP initiated using an FTP server

or

- CD image (.iso)

Thanks,

Marc