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HP Vizualize,Visualize b2000 Supplementary Manual: Obtaining And Updating System Firmware

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Obtaining and Updating System Firmware

To update a system's firmware, obtain the firmware patch from the patch server website at
one of the following URLs:
The patch file is a combined shar'ed file that contains an ASCII cataloging file, a readme
type ASCII file, and the firmware LIF binary file. The LIF volume is bootable to ODE,
which in turn runs the UPDATER utility to download the firmware image files.
To identify the current version of the firmware on the system to be updated, re-boot the
system and do the following:
1. Interrupt the boot process and, from the Boot Console Handler prompt, type
<information> and press
2. Identify the firmware revision. The last two digits in the patch name indicate the
To install the firmware update, follow the directions in the readme file.
A new method to update the PA8500/8600 workstation system firmware is available
January 2000 as an OS patch. The initial patch is PHSS_19794 on HP-UX 10.20 ACE 9912
and PHSS_20146 on HP-UX 11.00 containing revision 3.1 system firmware. It will be
superceded with higher revision firmware patches as they are released. You can find the
patches by searching for firmware patch on the OS patch site.
Perform the installation by using swinstall and following the installation process. This
will cause a reboot to flash the firmware update and then another reboot to initialize the
system hardware with the new firmware revision. This process has the advantage of
starting the installation from the operating system, requires no special hardware such as a
DAT tape, and requires no user intervention other than waiting for the two reboots.
Chapter 6
Boot Console Handler
Obtaining and Updating System Firmware



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