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ILO2 online upgrade - ESX 4.1

Charlie88
Occasional Advisor

ILO2 online upgrade - ESX 4.1

Am trying to run the online ILO upgrade on ESX4.1U1 on BL460c G1 blade. It fails complaining HP ILO driver is not loaded:

sh CP014256.scexe

FLASH_iLO2 v1.12 for Linux (Aug 31 2009)
Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Firmware image: ilo2_205.bin

ERROR: Make sure hp Lights-Out driver is installed and loaded. Also, execute the utility as 'root'. []

I am running as root. hp-ilo is running:

service hp-ilo status
Status of hp-ilo:
hpilo driver is loaded. [ OK ]

Any ideas? This is part of a scripted build process - have a lot of blades to upgrade and don't want to have to fun firmware CD or upload ILO firmware to every ILO manually. This is meant to work and ran fine under ESX 3.5.x

Thanks.
3 REPLIES
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: ILO2 online upgrade - ESX 4.1

No, not meant to work and expressly unsupported. Best practice would be to PXE boot and apply this as part of your build process before installing ESX.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: ILO2 online upgrade - ESX 4.1

You can actually upgrade all of the ilo's at once from the OA's Command Line Interface.

Just an idea, I know it does not replace your scripted method.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Charlie88
Occasional Advisor

Re: ILO2 online upgrade - ESX 4.1

Hi David,
Can you point me to anything that says this is unsupported? I obtained the file via the HP Support & Drivers website - searched for bl460c, selected VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 as the O/S, followed the link to
* RECOMMENDED * Firmware CD Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - HP Integrated Lights-Out 2
The release notes include ESX 4.1 as a supported O/S.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=1842750&prodNameId=3288156&swEnvOID=4091&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-949698a14e114478b9fe126499

Thanks.