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HP 9000 A180C Firmware Update Manual

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HP Integrity Servers and HP 9000 Servers
Firmware Update Options
HP Part Number: 5900-2655
Published: March 2013
Edition: 4

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  • Page 1 HP Integrity Servers and HP 9000 Servers Firmware Update Options HP Part Number: 5900-2655 Published: March 2013 Edition: 4...
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2010, 2013 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 Firmware Manager......................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..........................7 HP OFM..........................8 Additional firmware installation options..................8 EFI image...........................8 iLO 3..........................8 MP-Initiated.........................8 Firmware update options comparison..................8 Frequently Asked Questions.....................10 How can I be notified when new firmware packages are available?.........10 Where can I download firmware packages?................10...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    HP Release Sets for Superdome 2 servers HP Firmware Manager For HP 9000 and HP Integrity systems introduced 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.
  • Page 5: Hp Integrity And Hp 9000 Firmware Update Solutions

    If you have registered your product through the HP Subscriber's Choice website, you can subscribe to email notifications when firmware updates are available for download. The HP Subscriber's Choice service is available at: http://www.hp.com/go/subscribe-gate1 HP Integrity and HP 9000 firmware update solutions HP Integrity Systems This table lists the HP Integrity systems and their various Firmware update options as of the publication date of this document.
  • Page 6 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 (continued) HP Firmware Manager (FM) Others HP OSIFM HP OFM EFI Image MP-initiated HP 9000 Systems HP-UX Linux® Windows® OpenVMS rp4440 Legend: x = Available NA = Not applicable HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) HP SUM is a tool that runs from a networked Windows X86 or a Linux X86 workstation or laptop.
  • Page 8: Hp Ofm

    HP OFM HP OFM provides an intuitive, OS independent and menu driven procedure for firmware installation. The installation procedure begins and ends in the offline state. The HP OFM tool is delivered as an ISO image that must be burned onto a CD. The system must be booted from the CD to invoke HP OFM.
  • Page 9 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 Target method method at components components components system can using a CD the EFI from the ILO...
  • Page 10: Frequently Asked Questions

    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 update but requires process a physical DVD-ROM be inserted in the target system Initiate...
  • Page 11: How Can I View The Firmware Version Installed On My System

    Choose Drivers and Software. Enter the system type in the product field and press Enter. For example: BL870 i2. Select your system from the list displayed, or skip to step 6 if no list is displayed. Select the Operating System or Cross Operating System from the list. Click Firmware - System or Firmware bundle.
  • 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

    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?”...
  • Page 15 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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