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ILO Update : Which version should we select ?

 
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AlexLaforge
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ILO Update : Which version should we select ?

Hi,

We have a HP ProLiant DL160 Gen 8 server, with VMWare ESXi 6.0.0 actually installed on it.

We started to update it to VMWare ESXi 6.5, but the upgrade stopped, stating that we need to update the HP ILO before going forward.
Our current HP ILO is 600.9.0.2.8-1OEM.600.0.0.2159203

So here is my question : Which ILO should I select ?
- Should I pick an ILO version from this page (related to my ACTUAL version of ESXi 6.0) ?
http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpe/dec2016/

- Should I pick an ILO version from this page (related to my DESIRED version of ESXi 6.5) ?
http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/hpe/jan2017/

Thank you very much,

In such a world, you must learn to learn.
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AlexLaforge
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Re: ILO Update : Which version should we select ?

Hi,

I've finally found a safe way to upgrade to ESXi 6.5 and to update the HP ILO in the same time : I used the OEM HPE image, for which the offline bundle can be downloaded from the VMWare website (link below)

It worked perfectly (and so fast : almost 10 seconds !). My ESXi has now switched from 6.0 to 6.5, and the https:/ESXI-IP-ADDRESS/ui is working perfect.

Here is the process for everyone who needs it :

  • Download the Offline Bundle from : https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI65-HPE&productId=614
  • Upload the Offline Bundle in your datastore (do NOT change its name - do NOT unzip it)
  • Shut down your VM's
  • Put your ESXi in "Maintenance mode"
  • Manually Start the SSH service
  • Type the following PUTTY command-line (assuming that your datastore is named "datastore1" in my example) :
    esxcli software profile update -p HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-OS-Release-650.9.6.0.28 -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-OS-Release-4564106-HPE-650.9.6.0.28-Nov2016-depot.zip
  • You should get "The update completed sucessfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective"
  • Type the following command-line to Reboot :
    reboot -f
  • Connect to https:/ESXI-IP-ADDRESS/ui, got to your Host > "Services", and ensure that the TSM-SSH (SSH) Service is "Stopped". (Stop it and configure it to never start automatically if needed)

That's it ! You ESXI server is now 6.5 and the HP ILO was upgraded during the process.

:-)

In such a world, you must learn to learn.