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Torsten.
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

I also like the "old" methods as an alternative, but I think HP wants to make the HP SUM the one for all tool.

Hope this helps!
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Eric Dittman
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

I have no problems with HPSUM as the recommended method as long as they continue to offer the old methods as a supported alternative.

 

The key is "supported alternative".

Torsten.
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

Tell it to HP!
;-)

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Eric Dittman
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

I did.  I hope others that would like to see the older methods supported do as well.

Torsten.
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

We will see.
Meanwhile we wait for HP SUM version 5:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/spp/hpsum/index.html

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mits
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Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

HPSUM has the benefits below. From my view point, the benefits colored with the blue were not available for the legacy EFI or HP-UX update tools. The legacy tools require the system rebooting always. With the HPSUM, If you want to update 2 or more multiple servers, you can do it by launching the HPSUM once.

 

Features and Benefits

• Easy-to-install Firmware updates

Allows delaying the reboot to a more convenient time

• Reduce time managing your IT environment

• Minimize reboots and system downtime for maintenance

• Control over Firmware update schedule

• Control over Firmware update processes

• Enable automation of Firmware update process

• Minimal user interaction

• Ability to remotely manage multiple system Firmware update processes

Ability to update multiple firmware components in different remote systems at the same time

(example – you can update OA and System Firmware in two different systems at the same

time)

• Supports both HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers

 

As to the Windows/Linux OS for HPSUM, you can use your local PC connected to your network and update the remote system firmware. I can update all servers installed in the remote office from home without any problem.

fhsjvl
Frequent Advisor

Re: rx2800 i2 firmware

While HPSUM may be the only supported way to upgrade the firmware of an rx2800 i2 server, it should be noted that using HPSUM 5.0.1 to upgrade the firmware of an rx2800 i2 server from bundle 26.21 to bundle 26.30 fails with the message "no applicable components".

 

However the (unsupported) method of upgrading the firmware on p. 14 of the aforementioned document "HP Integrity Servers and HP 9000 Servers Firmware Update Options" (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02845885/c02845885.pdf) does work.

 

Contrary to what they say in the description file of bundle 26.30 you do need different .bin files for the Rack Mount server version and the Office Friendly Server version. For the RM version you need to extract the .bin files from CP016708.EXE. For the OFS version you need to extract the .bin files from CP016709.EXE. Both zip/exe files are in bundle 26.30.