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Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

auspexian
Occasional Advisor

Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

I can't seem to run the FW Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on a 2ea DL580 G5 with 128G RAM and 4 CPUs.

I get the black screen after click on loading firmware cdrom.

I tried and F2 nothing.

Tried with 2ea CDROM from 2 diff download.

Anyone knows how I can get around beside removing RAM and CPUs?

Tks

John
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

hi

what you can do is run the Firmware in the OS itself I have not tested that capability on Linux but I know for sure since I've done you can run the Firmware CD on the OS like running proliant support pack the utility will popuo with a discovery window where you can next next next and after update finishes you just reboot


try that and let me know

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

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

hi

you try also this

run the CD in text mode instead of graphical mode by pressing the ESC key when the first screen appears. The CD will then continue booting normally in text mode.

bye
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

just tested

when you got the screen to select booting from HDD or Firmware CD you press F8 you will be prompted to switch to test mode once there press enter and let is run


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

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

Thank you, will try it out early AM Monday.

J
auspexian
Occasional Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

Sorry, no luck.

At the screen to select boot from disk or run the firmware update, I pressed F8, nothing. Updown and return work good.

I did remove all PCIe cards (2ea HBAs)

Tks

John
Dimetry
Occasional Visitor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

I have similar problem.
During booting DL580G5 from FW8.20 cd the server just stops responding. Tried with different cd`s and downoads.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

hi Auspexian again

I found this similar to the ESCAPE action but adding something else to try the Firmware CD work with more than 64GB - a public HP advisory

""""
1. From the first graphical screen, press the ESC key.
2. Choose to enter text mode.
3. At the prompt, type "sos mem=4G" and press the ENTER key.
""""""
all details here
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01554945&dimid=1046218472&dicid=alr_sep08&jumpid=em_alerts/us/sep08/all/xbu/emailsubid/mrm/mcc/loc/rbu_category_AdvisoryProLiant/alerts

ProLiant Servers with Exactly 64 GB of Memory May Stop Responding While Booting the SmartStart Release 8.10 or the Firmware Maintenance CD Version 8.20

bye try and let us know

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
auspexian
Occasional Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

Thank you so much for your research.
I'll try it after 5pm.

Yesterday, I downloaded new file and burned new CD. I now have 3 diff CD of 8.2 Non work on DL 580G5 with 64G or 128G.

But each one worked on DL380, DL 360g5 with 16G RAM.

thanks

John

Axel Müller_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

Same Problem here, server has 128 GB Ram.. did the and SOS thing work as expected?

Tom
auspexian
Occasional Advisor

Re: Firmware Maintenance CDROM 8.20 on DL580 G5

Not for us. We are using CDROM FW 8.1 OK, not 8.2.

Tks

J.