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install firmware


I have my first firmware upgrade task to perform on a HBA that is downlevel:

can someone provide me the upgrade process - I am currently reading the manual.


Pieter 't Hart
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Re: install firmware

In the same link you refer to
- download the .zip file
- extract the files
- read the file 392a2_fw_upgrade_proc.txt

Read the file from a Floppy (for Alpha systems which support floppy) :

1) Get the new Firmware image (xxx393a0.SYS), and copy it to a fat-formatted floppy on a PC.
2) Boot a current LFU from media or the network, and get to the LFU prompt (UPD> ).
3) Put the FAT floppy into the floppy drive on the Alpha system.
4) Do the update from floppy via the "-path" specifier :
UPD> update pga0 -path fat:dd393a0.sys/dva0
(where pga0 is the LP8000 in this example, and dva0 is the floppy device).
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: install firmware

Hi Chris,

I normally use the bootable firmware CD to perform upgrades, as you don't have to mess around with floppies.

The latest CD image is available from here:

Hope this helps,


Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: install firmware

CDROM is the easiest way. So, you upgrade all machine firmware at one time.

Just download the cdrom image, burn it, boot from the CDROM, run the update command.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Super Advisor

Re: install firmware

Thanks all,

I have the perfect solution and an HP engineer is going to do the work at the remote-site whilst performing a memory upgrade