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Update Blade BIOS without OS through SUM

 
hwasp
Occasional Contributor

Update Blade BIOS without OS through SUM

Hello,

I am wondering if is possible to update the BIOS of a collection of Blades through the Smart Update Manager (SUM) if there is no O.S. installed on the blades. If I add the blades to SUM as iLO node I can update only the iLO.

Cheers!

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Torsten.
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Re: Update Blade BIOS without OS through SUM

it depends on the model.
But you can boot the SPP to upgrade the formware, e.g. you can use enclosure firmware management.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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hwasp
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Re: Update Blade BIOS without OS through SUM

Hi Torsten,

Yes, but I have 64 old Blades chassis (no O.S. yet) to upgrade and I would like to do it in a centralized way. Since SUM is able to do this quite quickly with the iLO upgrade and the Control Plane upgrade, I was wondering if the same can be done with the BIOS/Firmware of the blades. 

Cheers

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Update Blade BIOS without OS through SUM

For "older" blades SUM needs a running OS as a target, so you can either boot SPP or use (customized) SPP in order to run EFM - enclosure firmware management), which is in fact booting SPP for each blade in an automated way.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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