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John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

I've got 4 chassis running firmware version 2.10 and I'am looking to upgrade that to 2.20. Does anyone know how to do a firmware upgrade on the chassis? I'm unable to find any info on doing this.

Thanks,
John
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor
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Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

Use 2.30 recomended !

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24088.html

For Windows Operating Systems:
· Click on Start -> Programs -> HP System Tools -> HP ProLiant BL rack upgrade utility
· Click on Browse to select the firmware image
· Select the enclosures you wish to upgrade.
· Click Start to begin the flash process.
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

Thanks,

That was easy.......
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

Hey, Just one more question. Will upgrading the firmware brng down the Chassis? The 4 chassis I need to upgrade are all power supply chassis. I have two in each rack. I'm planning to do one at a time just in case.
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

I would recommend do one at time, Process take ~15 minutes per Enclosure do for Power also
Update will not cause Power down or etc, There should be no affect to production.

If you have any problems at Upgrade let us know

Ole Thomsen_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

KOV, are you sure that 2.30 is recommended under all circumstances?

According to http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/6614.html the only change from 2.20 is support for chassis integrated SAN switches.

So far I have decided not to upgrade, but maybe you have some insight that could change that position :-)

Ole Thomsen
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade


management module
It is a self-contained micro-controller that:
communicates with the Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) management device on each server blade
communicates with the power management module attached to the rear of the power supply enclosure
monitors the power supplies and power enclosure
delivers alerts and status data to the server blade management module
and determines during the auto power-up sequence if adequate power is available for newly installed server blades

in one word: functionality for some newer devices with newer Firmware might depend from 2.30 for proper communication/power calculation
if you not adding any new Blades, patch panels or switches, you can ignore Update and use 2.20
Wayne Stoll
Occasional Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

Recommended that after you upgrade the firmware.....using a paper-clip.....hit
the reset button on each enclosure. This will
make sure the Management Modules have rebooted with the new firmware. This will not cause any Blade reboots and I have done
in live production environments many times.
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

The upgrade to 2.30 went smoothly on Saturday, but HPsim still shows the firmware being 2.10. What do I need to do in order for HPSIM to pick up on the firmware change?
Thanks,
John
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

I would assume some delay or problem with discovery
Good question for Management team
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/categoryhome.do?categoryId=495

What about Ilo Rack view does it show Correctly?
Vince Rosato
Occasional Visitor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

I have another question that goes along with this. I am currently receiving the following error message from several blade enclosures:

The power subsystem in enclosure XXXX (serial number of the enclosure), named XXX, is no longer redundant

Currently running version 2.20 in all blade and power enclosures. From what I am reading, it seems that version 2.30 may take care of this. Has anyone else seen this message before? And if so, did 2.30 take care of it?
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

There's a small cable that runs from each chassis. Do you have that installed?
Vince Rosato
Occasional Visitor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

If you are talking about the blue management link cable that links all the enclosures together, then yes, they are installed.
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

There was still a small pigtail that goes between the two powersupply chassis.
Vince Rosato
Occasional Visitor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

There is a short black cable connecting both power supply enclosures. They are located on the left hand side of the enclosure labeled "LS".
John Stalzer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

that's the one.......
look at upgrading your firmware. That's the only thing left.
Vince Rosato
Occasional Visitor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

There is one other thing that I noticed, all of the power enclosures are showing they have been configured with version 2.20, but each of the power supplies in the enclosure is showing a firmware version of 1.70. Is this normal?
Karljohan Lundh
Occasional Visitor

Re: Chassis Enclosure firmware upgrade

have another question that goes along with this. I am currently receiving the following error message from several blade enclosures:

The power subsystem in enclosure XXXX (serial number of the enclosure), named XXX, is no longer redundant

Currently running version 2.20 in all blade and power enclosures. From what I am reading, it seems that version 2.30 may take care of this. Has anyone else seen this message before? And if so, did 2.30 take care of it?

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I have the "error", according to the FW i'm running 2.20 on all my enclosures, both power and blade. Integrated management log claims that the 2 power enclosures run on 2.10?? I have a HUGE problom as well with my bladerack. When I remove/insert BL25p blades into the blade enclosures other blades FAILS! They loose nic connectivity and in the worst cases SHUT DOWN. My idea might be that the power enclosures fail to "count" the right amount o power needed and shuts down blades to protect power over consumption?

I have the FULL bladerack, 2 powerenclosures and 5 bladeenclosures so it should be all ok, all cables (both blue and black between enclosures is connected and have green lights/flash yellow for connection). I have registerd a case of the "power" fault when inserting/removing blades into the bladeenclosures but HP can´t help me at this time. I do hope the new FW 2.30 that I'm upgrading right now might solve my probloms. What I can't figure is, why does my FW on the power enclosure say I run/upgrade from 2.20 and the Integrated management log tell me "chassis enclosure adress 4CBB requires minimum firmware revision 2.20. It is currently 2.10.