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Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

 
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Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Hi,

 

I have a BL465c G7 with iLO3. The ROM BIOS is A19 12/20/2010 and wish to upgrade the latest version which is 03/14/2018. Note this is the mothboard bios, not the iLO firmware.

 

Can I update this via the ILO3? There is seems no mention of this (unlike ILO4 which it does and works ok).

Thanks.

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

For ILO4 and ILO5 it works good.

No idea about ILO3.

Is there a hint in the online help like in the newer ILOs?


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Unfortunately there is nothing in the help or the online user guide : 

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=c02774507&docLocale=en_US

As per the screenshot off the internet below.

 

JNZsJ

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Hi, 

No, You can not update BIOS firmware using iLO 3.

Please let us know if you have any further query.

 

Regards, 

Rhythm, HPE Employee

Regards,
HPE Employee

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Hi, 

This is not possible.  Download the latest supported SPP for G7 servers here:

https://techlibrary.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx?version=G7.1

Just mount the .ISO file from your iLO virtual console or virtual CD-ROM and you can either install all available updates or just the ones you need (like BIOS).

The SPP is both supported as bootable media, or can be launched from within your OS.

Bart

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Advisor

Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

After reading the release notes, that ISO does not contain the latest BIOS.

 

 

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

You can use this SPP and add the component manually or use the custom SPP + hotfix:

 

https://spp.hpe.com/custom/#/sources/YnAwMDMxMjguMTUxNDQ2NjkzNA


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Hi,

 

When I click on the link it says support validation required.

Unfortunately I dont have any valid support - its expired.

What else can I try?

Thanks.

 

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

How about this:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_59f38f0bef0c4980bac9c49345

or

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_fb4e8e2a86544e4a8a10451a54

or

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_0fba8acb86e242dfae0338d3d6


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Updating ROM BIOS via iLO3 question

Thanks for links, I have the BIOS update file, just unable to execute it. The server is on the other side of the world, so I only have iLO access.

 

How do I add the file to the SPP? When I load up the SPP I cannot see anywhere to add it in?

 

Thanks.