HP A180 Update Manual

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HP Integrity Servers and HP 9000 Servers
Firmware Update Options
HP Part Number: 5992- 1 077
Published: January 2012
Edition: 3

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    HP Integrity Servers and HP 9000 Servers Firmware Update Options HP Part Number: 5992- 1 077 Published: January 2012 Edition: 3...

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    © Copyright 2010, 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction..........................4 HP Integrity and HP 9000 firmware update solutions..............5 HP Integrity Systems......................5 HP 9000..........................6 HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM)..................7 HP FM............................7 HP OSIFM..........................8 HP OFM..........................8 Additional firmware installation options..................8 EFI image...........................8 iLO 3..........................8 MP-Initiated.........................8 Firmware update options comparison..................9 Frequently Asked Questions.....................11 How can I be notified when new firmware packages are available?.........11 Where can I download firmware packages?................11...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction This document is updated when new methods or firmware components are introduced. A new firmware update method was introduced in May 2010 starting with the new Integrity server blades that were released. This method uses a tool, HP Smart Update Manager, that comes bundled with the firmware update packages.

  • Page 5: Hp Integrity And Hp 9000 Firmware Update Solutions, Hp Integrity Systems

    NOTE: Firmware compatibility matrices are provided at http://www.hp.com/go/bizsupport. For HP 9000 and HP Integrity systems shipped prior to 2010, Hewlett-Packard offers a simple, flexible procedure for updating system Firmware called HP Firmware Manager (HP FM). HP FM will continue to be available for systems introduced prior to 2010.

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    Table 1 HP Integrity supported firmware update methods (continued) HP SUM online HP FM (Firmware Manager) Others Through MP (ILO) HP Smart HP OSIFM OA GUI, MP-initiated ILO 3 GUI Update Image TUI, or CLI & CLI Manager Integrity HP-UX Linux®...

  • Page 7: Hp Smart Update Manager (hp Sum)

    Table 2 HP 9000 supported firmware update methods HP Firmware Manager (FM) Others HP OSIFM HP OFM EFI Image MP-initiated HP 9000 Systems HP-UX Linux® Windows® OpenVMS Cellular Systems HP 9000 Superdome sx2000 rp8440 rp7440 Non-Cellular Systems C8000 rp24xx rp54xx rp7400 rp3410 rp3440...

  • Page 8: Hp Osifm, Additional Firmware Installation Options, Efi Image, Mp-initiated

    The HP FM solutions are packaged with the tools and documentation necessary to manage the update process. HP FM manages firmware updates for HP 9000 and pre-2010 HP Integrity systems. HP OSIFM HP OSIFM enables firmware installation that takes advantage of standard operating system software installation tools.

  • Page 9: Firmware Update Options Comparison

    Firmware update options comparison Table 3 Firmware update options features and benefits Installation HP SUM HP OSIFM HP OFM - EFI Image Insight MP textual Options: ISO Image manager interface line SuperDome 2 ILO3 GUI/CLI Features & All firmware All firmware All firmware All firmware All firmware...

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    Table 3 Firmware update options features and benefits (continued) Installation HP SUM HP OSIFM HP OFM - EFI Image Insight MP textual Options: ISO Image manager interface line SuperDome 2 ILO3 GUI/CLI can be running, or offline, or power up or down Reboot to OS One reboot...

  • Page 11: Frequently Asked Questions, How Can I Be Notified When New Firmware Packages Are Available

    Frequently Asked Questions How can I be notified when new firmware packages are available? You can receive automatic notification when a new firmware package is posted on the HP web site. To receive the notification, you need to subscribe to alerts. This subscription is free of charge. To subscribe, go to http://www.hp.com/go/myalerts.

  • Page 12: Feedback

    Feedback As we are continue to improve the Firmware update process, we welcome your feedback on this document and on the Firmware update process. Send feedback to: TEAM-FWupdateFeedback@external.groups.hp.com NOTE: If you encounter issues while performing a firmware update, please contact HP support. Feedback...

  • Page 13: Glossary

    Glossary The Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) defines the interfaces between the operating system and the system Firmware and between the Firmware driver and the system Firmware. It is processor architecture agnostic. FPGA Field-programmable gate array. An integrated component of a server that can be updated with new firmware by users after manufacturing.

  • Page 14: A Updating Firmware Using Ilo 3, Files To Use To Update Through Ilo3

    A Updating firmware using iLO 3 Files to use to update through iLO3 You must extract the firmware files from the HP Integrity firmware bundle before upgrading firmware through iLO 3. Download the HP Integrity firmware package. For information on how to download the firmware bundle, see “Where can I download firmware packages?”...

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    When the system firmware update is complete, power on the server and check the firmware versions with the sysrev command. How to update firmware through iLO 3...

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