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Question: How do you upgrade thousands of iLO 4 firmware?

 
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Henry_B
Occasional Advisor

Question: How do you upgrade thousands of iLO 4 firmware?

I'm curious to see what everyone uses to upgrade iLO 4 firmware in an enterprise environment. We currently have a custom PowerShell script that is logging into the Onboard Administrators in each of our enclosures and upgrading iLO 4 firmware in over 4,000 blades. The process works, but is there a better/faster tool out there?

I know iLO Amplifier Pack is available, does anyone have any experience using it? How about iLO Federation? Any input will help.

Environment is mostly OneView managed, and we are trying to avoid having one universal account.

Thanks!

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Ashutosh_D
HPE Pro

Re: Question: How do you upgrade thousands of iLO 4 firmware?

ILO amplifier can be used upgrade Firmware of Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 servers. It also supports group of ILO's part of ILO federation group.

Please find the ILO amplifier user guide for reference.

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c05384285

 

 

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rgb99
Trusted Contributor

Re: Question: How do you upgrade thousands of iLO 4 firmware?

I use https://github.com/rgb99/scripts_public/blob/master/iLO-Firmware/iLO45FWMassUpgrade1.1.ps1 to upgrade the firmware on iLO devices all at once. It does require the same credentials, however. Maybe it can be of assistance to you. 

Henry_B
Occasional Advisor

Re: Question: How do you upgrade thousands of iLO 4 firmware?

Hi @Ashutosh_D ,

Thanks for the link to the manual. A quick look over and I just found out Amplifier pack will not upgrade iLO's that are OneView controlled! Good to know.

 

Thanks for that link @rgb99 . The code looks clean good job!!! I'll check it out.