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Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

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Graham Land
Regular Advisor

Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Proliant novice :

I've got to upgrade the firmware on iLOs, RiLOEs & RiLOE IIs in live host systems.

I have read that the older RiLOEs require you to boot the host system from floppy to upgrade the firmware.

However is it possible to upgrade the newer iLOs and RiLOEIIs without having to reboot the host operating system?

Is there any documentation available about this?

Thank You,
Graham.
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

There are few options how to run
Online, Offline, Diskette, Remote Deployment and Firmware CD
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locOsCat/20_66.html

You can find treasured info from provided PDF
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00487453/c00487453.pdf

Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor
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Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Restart necessary to complete Updates in every type of flash.
Graham Land
Regular Advisor

Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Is restart necessary for host system as well as iLO ?
Jon Southby
Occasional Contributor

Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Graham,

If you upgrade via the iLO web interface, the host server does not require a restart. The iLO will restart itself for the changes to take effect.

Regards

Jon
Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Jon is correct. ILOs and RILOs will require they be reset, but the server will not need to be rebooted or reset at all. This is assuming you're using the web interface to flash the firmware upgrade though.
The truth is out there, but I forgot the URL..
Graham Land
Regular Advisor

Re: Does iLO upgrade require host server reboot?

Thank you everyone you've been most helpful!
iLO firmware upgrade over the web does not require a reboot of the host system.