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Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

Frank Lagana
Occasional Advisor

Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

Have a ML570 G2 with 5300 (3.54 Firmware) would like to upgrade firmware on hard drives while server is online....also runing HPSIM 4.2... can this be done ?????
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Andrzej Kowalik
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

Online firmware upgrade mean that you can do that from operating system without booting from support diskettes or Firmware Maintenance CD. But this not mean that upgrade is executed "on the fly". You always must reboot server after online firmware upgrade.
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/webdoc/rom/OnlineROMFlashUserGuide.pdf
regards,
Andrzej
Frank Lagana
Occasional Advisor

Re: Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

Sounds Good.... Thats what I thought

Thanks
Akos Hegedus
Valued Contributor

Re: Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

I dont't think it is possible. You can upgrade online the system rom, iLO firmware, and SmartArray firmware. The other components require the use of the Proliant Firmware Maintenance CD or a BIOS floppy disk.

regards
Akos
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

No, drives need to be taken offline to be updated.
Frank Lagana
Occasional Advisor

Re: Upgrading Firmware on SCSI Hard drives while online ???

Thanks all....I found my answer

Frank