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dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Question about upgrading server firmware.

Group,

Is there anyone who can help explain to me how I go about upgrading the firmware on a Proliant DL380 G3 Server?

I have downloaded, extracted and burned the iso files for the Smart Start CD's as well as the Firmware Management CD's but I'm not quite exactly sure of the steps that need to be taken in order to do this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Doug
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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Doug you can select any server and navigate for Updates
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/index.html

Under Categories you can find Firmware CD
Under Revision history see for newer Firmware CD 7.40B
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/revision/9014.html

Verify Line
For a specific list of FW included with this CD â ¦
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/WebDoc/firmware/firmware740content.pdf

Every CD has release date also (20 Dec 05) for 7.40 B

Every newer Update after that date, not a part of CD
So additional Review needed from general downloadable categories.
Sometimes they marked NEW !

For DL380 G4 7.40 B would be enough.
CD is easy to navigate enough to boot and follow up screen, mainly scan for Newer Updates, show newer Updates, select them and Update

Smart start Cd only for assistance for Install, Diagnostics and PSP
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

if some of the link broken verify and remove
in the address
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

typo For DL380 G3 7.40 B would be enough
dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Would you be able to explain to me what the step by step instructions are to properly do a server firmware upgrade on this server using Redhat linux enterprise 4?

Im kinda confused as to exactly how to go about this.

Thanks

Doug
dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Redhat Linux enterprise or the equivelent to CentOS 4.2 as far as the operating systems from the list. The Closest choices are Redhat enterprise but i plan to use Centos but thats not a choice and I want to make sure i pick the correct firmware upgrade.

Doug
dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Group,

Is there anyway to upgrade the server firmware without having to rely on the operating system to unpack a file flash the rom and then clean up as indicated in the instructions page?

Is there anyway to upgrade the server firmware like is done when you upgrade the firmware on the lights out card (just tell it where the file is and click submit and it does it for you automatically)?

Thanks

Doug
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Doug,
maybe I didn't understand your question, but I think KOV already answer your question:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24048.html
Firmware Maintenance CD is OS independent !
You need to boot server from Firmware Maintenance CD and do update...

dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Group,

Never Mind I figured out how to do the firmware upgrades.

Thanks Anyway.

Doug
dapaq2
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Question....

Why is my DL380 G3 NOT a supported server in the list of supported servers for firmware maintenance cd version 7.40b?

Does that just mean that the firmware maintenance cd version 7.30 is the current and upto date version for my server?

Anyway im updated to P29 9-15-04 on the server firmware and I have my lights out card up to date at 1.82.

Now it's off to figure out how to update my NIC card's and Storage Controller firmware since my the firmware maintenance cd didnt detect them.

Doug

Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Question about upgrading server firmware.

Doug,

1) 7.40 will work on DL380 G3 server as well

2) One of the reasons why firmware maintenance cd "don't detect" SmartArray controller - you already have last firmware for SmartArray.
firmware maintenance CD detect only hardware with outdated firmware.
Check firmware version you have for SmartArray controller (you see firmware version during POST proccess) - probably you already have last version
3) NIC firmware - AFAIK there are no offline firmware for NIC(so you cannot update NIC firmware with firmware maintenance CD), you need to use online firmware update:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24045.html