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7.9 firmware upgrade

Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

7.9 firmware upgrade

Hi,

I just recently upgraded a few of my servers with firmware upgrade CD 7.9, all went well except one box, which died. I guess at network card firmware upgrade. it starts booting, initialize ILO, and array, then it stops without saying anything.
Do you have any idea?

Thanks very much
Imre
14 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

what is the server model?
any error?

- try reseating the components
- try minimum configutation: 1 processor, 2 memory modules, no PCI cards.
- clear NVRAM
- remove any attached device (storage)

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

sorry, it's a DL380G4!
I already tried min config, no HDD 1 proc, 2 memory module, no PCI cards...
- tried nvram clear
- tried to use recovery rom (I think the ROM is ok, so it didn't help)

Thanks
Imre
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

about this
"- tried to use recovery rom (I think the ROM is ok, so it didn't help)"

the server is stopping after the controller is initialized right?

or do you have any chance to boot the server with CD or floppy?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

It stops after the array controller is initialized, then it would initialize the network card option rom, (at least all the others do this), but it stops after array initialization, and nothing happens... I have to push the button for 4 sec to turn off... no cd no flopy boot.. :-(
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

is it hanging on HP ethernet boot agent???

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi,

it doesn't say anything after the array initialized, just the cursor goes one line down, and stops.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

sounds like system board(6i controller?), if you have any chance to swap components between servers that would help you

regards
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Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

I have another server, and tried to change everything except the mainboard (and devices integrated on the mainboard) I don't know if I can remove sa from motherboard...
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

if the controller is a 6i do you know?

you can not swap the controller because it is embbeded on the SB.

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

Hello,
Whats the Boot order set to ?
Is the Network cable connected while this is happening ? if so try removing it.

James.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

teh only way if it is the controller would be swappiing SB and I dont know if you can do it.

regards




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James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

BTW Imre,
Which is the Network controller here ??

James.

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Imre Rajki
Occasional Advisor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

Hi,

it is a 6i controller integrated, but the problem is not with that card...

I tried to install a PCI-X network card, and after array initializitaion the network card option ROM is initialized, so the problem is not with the array controller....
But again it stops after initializing the added PCI-X card. so the problem is with the integrated NIC (I don't know the exact type)...

Thanks
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: 7.9 firmware upgrade

hi

I dont know if I'm confused
at the beginning was
"it starts booting, initialize ILO, and array, then it stops without saying anything.
"

so now is "and after array initializitaion the network card option ROM is initialized"

I just wanted to know what is the text you got in POST

well both 6i or nic card they are integrated if one of them is having issues the SB is the part


so you dont have the option to get into BIOS (RBSU) right?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!