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???_185
Regular Advisor

upgrade firmware

rx7620 system firmware version is low.
I try to upgrade upper version.
But what order should I upgrade, anything else to do?

Firmware info:
Firmware revision = 001.015
FP SWA driver revision: 1.18
IPMI is supported on this system.
BMC version: v05.21
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Arunvijai_4
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware

http://docs.hp.com/en/A7027-96026-en/A7027-96026-en.pdf

Hope this will be useful to you.

-Arun
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for"
kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware

System F/W upgrade of these systems is not intended to be done by end users/customers. Pls call HP support to do this since their are some step by step (importent) procedures to carefully folluw to make this upgrade sucessful.

Do not just mix and match individual upgrades but use the right firmware bundle or you could bring your system in a unusable state.


Kris
Andrew Rutter
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware

hi,

It is recommended to have HP do it for you, as it most likely have support anyway.

if you want to do it yourself there is a PDF with installation intructions in the patch

http://www5.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?BC=patch.breadcrumb.main|patch.breadcrumb.search|&patchid=PF_COLYEIG0400&context=firmware:cpu

unzip the patch and read See rx8620_rx7620_SEU_V4_0_ReleaseNotes.pdf for firmware
update instructions.


Andy
Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware


Hi,

Though the latest FWs are available, there are dependencied between the various firmwares, hence it is always recommended to consule HP before doing and FOR DOING the firmware upgrade.

The incorrect update may result in a unusable server. !

With Regards,

Siva.

Nothing is Impossible !
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware

Is there a specific reason why you want to upgrade?
???_185
Regular Advisor

Re: upgrade firmware

I've know rx series have to upgrade MP, BMC FW, EFI FW, SYSTEM FW
so, how about rp series?
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade firmware

Hi,

For "rp" series of servers , depending type of server ( npar capable etc. ) the firmwares are
PDC
IODC
PDHC
SFW ( it includes other firmware for cell boards ,backplanes )
SEU
GSP/MP

For you first question about order of the firmware upgrade on "rx" server, it is usually mentioned in the release notes of the new firmware. Saying that SFW ( includes EFI , IPMI and other backplane firmwares ) and BMC are supposed to upgraded at the same time. If you have MP card installed ( which is optional in rx ) then you may need to upgrade its firmware too. The inter-dependability of SFW,BMC & MP is usually mentioned in the release notes.
Sometimes upgrading from lower version to latest version , you may need to upgrade to one of the intermediate level before you can upgrade to latest level.

It is always better to consult HP before upgradation of firmware because it is very critical activity.