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Nikolape
Occasional Advisor

Automation of firmware updates

Hello all,

Sorry if I missed a conversation regarding this topic, but I was wondering if number of servers (DL160, 360, 380, 580, Gen7, Gen8, Gen9, c7000 chassis etc.) could be automatically updated when it comes to firmware (SPP)?

I have found some cdmlet's for POSH, like HPEiLOCmdlets or HPOneView.400 (OneView appliances) but I cant seem to find any solution for SPP updates. Our organisation has hudreds of these servers, and this would significantly saved our time..

Any proposals? 

BR,
Nikola.

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Automation of firmware updates

It depends on your needs ...

You can mount a SPP image to ILO and let a server boot from in order to update the firmware ...

You can run a SUM with a SPP baseline as a remote session against a server to update firmware and drivers ...

You can automate all this by using OneView starting with Gen8 servers and using a standard or custom SPP as a baseline ...


Hope this helps!
Regards
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Nikolape
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Re: Automation of firmware updates

Hello Torsten,

Thanks for reply. 

I know these options. But I was interested in another solution, if there is one. For example, we wrote some scripts using POSH and HPEiLOCmdlets for updating iLO's. For a defined list of IP's (defined in some .csv file) update iLO, and command runs serially (when one iLO is updated, it connects to other and so on). 

The task of server updates (SPP) would be much easier, if we could script these jobs too. 

BR,
Nikola.

Torsten.
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Re: Automation of firmware updates

For ILO (4 and later) you may also consider ILO federation and ILO Amplifier.


Hope this helps!
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Nikolape
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Re: Automation of firmware updates

What are those? POSH cmdlets?

Torsten.
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Re: Automation of firmware updates

ILO federation is a built-in functionality, ILO Amplifier is an appliance.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Nikolape
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Re: Automation of firmware updates

Tnx Torsten,

iLO Amplifier seems preety fine for me. I will get into this a bit further.