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Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

Hi,

I'm trying to run the ROM Update utility from the Firmware Maintenance CD (7.30) on a BL20p G2.

As this blade has no local drives, I'm using the Virtual Media functionality of iLO Advanced in order to boot up the CD.

The CD does boot up, however when I try to lauch ROM Update, I get the error message:

The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:2381

and the screen then just hangs...

A similar error occurs when running SmartStart 7.30, when trying to go into the Diagnostic Utility...

Any ideas on how this can be made to run ?


Cheers,

Rob
5 REPLIES
John Marinov
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

Rob,

Update the firmware for the BIOS using the offline disk from here:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/family/model/1342.html?locale=en_US&prodSeriesId=316587
Most likely this one:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/20884.html

Once this is done, reboot and re-try your firmware CD.

Cheers,
Peter Bishop
Occasional Visitor

Re: Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

I to get the same error. I have a BL20p G3 with PSP v7.40 and latest BIOS. The system freezes and when I try to run server diag from the virtual CD that is when I get the error message. Any thoughts beyond PSP or firmware updates?

Peter
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_EA050913_CW02
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_ES050801_CW01


.. The connection was refused when attempting to contact 127.0.0.1:2381

is that happened prior you mount or after you mount CD and restart Server ?
did you get console view at all ?

Create firmware diskette and use mounted Floppy, boot from it

ILO firmware up to date ?
run Offline with .bin file exactly per instruction, at least 1.75 (1.82 latest)
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/8358.html
for .bin file
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/6214.html

all disk are original or burned, had you tried from different PC or Laptop ?

how you connect to ILO from front or network
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_ES040622_CW02
Peter Bishop
Occasional Visitor

Re: Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

::
how you connect to ILO from front or network
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=PSD_ES040622_CW02
::
This may the meat of the matter. I have been attaching to the iLO board on the Blade server across the network, but have not been detaching the dongle attached to the front console.

Peter
Dominic Olds
Occasional Visitor

Re: Error launching ROM Update from Firmware Maintenance CD via iLO

Not sure if this got fixed but it is a known issue with some SmartStart CD's. Download the latest ISO image of the smartstart CD and go from there.
Regards
Dom.