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Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

 
CA1257184
Occasional Contributor

Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

Hello,
I'll update the firmware on my SAN Switch 2/8V to the version 4.4.0b. So I have downloaded the zip file on the HP-webpage, wich contains the firmware.
I read the install hint on the HP-webpage. I should place the firmware on a ftp server and I should load the firmware from there. For this I should give a path to the file "release.plist" which contains the rpm file list for the update.
But in the unpacked folder are a lot of other folders as "SWBD10", "SWBD12" .... In each folder are locate a file "release.plist". They are not identical.
Which folder I should use for my switch?

Thanks for help

Rainer
5 REPLIES 5
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

None, just follow the installation instructions literally - the switch will insert the name on its own.
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Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

Rainer:

One of the things I try to do is place the firmware package right at the root of the ftp site (temporarily of course), then run firmwaredownload.


When it prompts you for the ftp location...
just enter "release.plist".

The switch automatically knows which directory to go to. I can attach a screenshot later on as I will be doing this on 4 switches.



Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

Attached is an example of the text output from the FirmwareDownload command...

the -n is so that the redundant firmware partition does not autocommit after I restart the switch. It is not needed if you do not expect to go back to your working firmware.

The "xxx"'s obviously get replace with your pertinent information.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

Sorry... that should be firmwaredownload -s.

The -s puts it into Single CP mode You will be asked if you want to autocommit and reboot before the command starts the download....



XXXXXXXXXX:admin> firmwaredownload -s
Server Name or IP Address: xx.xx.xx.xx
User Name: xxxx
File Name: release.plist
Password:
Do Auto-Commit after Reboot : n
Reboot system after download : y


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
CA1309061
Occasional Advisor

Re: Firmware Update on FC-Switch 2/8V

The current version of firmware is 5.0.x The version 4.4.0c is acceptable too. I upgrade many switches using 5.0.x version without any problem... You may "lock" ftp user access only to specific folder (user home directory) with the unpackaged files.

Hope this help.