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My First Time Story: Upgrading HP Proliant BL460c Firmware

This is yet another my first time story collection whereby I successfully upgrading HP Proliant BL460c firmware from Linux. There are 3 firmwares to be upgraded; BIOS – System ROM, Lights-Out Management (aka iLO) and Storage Controller. This machine is running RHEL 5.2 and all of the firmwares were upgraded ‘online’ from operating system itself.

BIOS – System ROM

Previous Version: I15 11/02/2008

[root@localhost ~]# hpasmcli
HP management CLI for Linux (v1.0)
Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Group, L.P.

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NOTE: Some hpasmcli commands may not be supported on all Proliant servers.
      Type 'help' to get a list of all top level commands.
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hpasmcli> show server
System        : ProLiant BL460c G1
Serial No.    : [deleted]
ROM version   : I15 11/02/2008
iLo present   : Yes
Embedded NICs : 2
        NIC1 MAC: 00:1b:78:00:98:56
        NIC2 MAC: 00:1b:78:00:98:5e

Processor: 0
        Name         : Intel Xeon
        Stepping     : 11
        Speed        : 3000 MHz
        Bus          : 1333 MHz
        Core         : 4
        Thread       : 4
        Socket       : 1
        Level2 Cache : 8192 KBytes
        Status       : Ok

Processor total  : 1

Memory installed : 16384 MBytes
ECC supported    : Yes

Current Version: I15 05/12/2009

[root@localhost ~]# hpasmcli
HP management CLI for Linux (v1.0)
Copyright 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Group, L.P.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Some hpasmcli commands may not be supported on all Proliant servers.
      Type 'help' to get a list of all top level commands.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
hpasmcli> show server
System        : ProLiant BL460c G1
Serial No.    : [deleted]
ROM version   : I15 05/12/2009
iLo present   : Yes
Embedded NICs : 2
        NIC1 MAC: 00:1b:78:00:98:56
        NIC2 MAC: 00:1b:78:00:98:5e

Processor: 0
        Name         : Intel Xeon
        Stepping     : 11
        Speed        : 3000 MHz
        Bus          : 1333 MHz
        Core         : 4
        Thread       : 4
        Socket       : 1
        Level2 Cache : 8192 KBytes
        Status       : Ok

Processor total  : 1

Memory installed : 16384 MBytes
ECC supported    : Yes

Modus Operand
1) Download necessary firmware file
2) Execute the file. sh [file-name]
3) Reboot to activate new firmware.

Lights-Out Management

Previous Version: 1.70

login as: osteam
osteam@10.201.100.68's password:
User:osteam logged-in to ilomachine(10.201.100.68)
iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition 1.70 at 17:50:39 Dec 02 2008
Server Name: localhost
Server Power: On

hpiLO->

Current Version: 1.78

login as: osteam
osteam@10.201.100.68's password:
User:osteam logged-in to ilomachine(10.201.100.68)
iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition 1.78 at 15:43:13 Jun 10 2009
Server Name: localhost
Server Power: On

hpiLO->

Modus Operand
1) Download necessary firmware file
2) Execute the file. sh [file-name]
3) Reboot to activate new firmware.

Storage Controller

Previous Version: 1.72

[root@localhost ~]# hpacucli ctrl slot=0 show

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 0
   Serial Number: [deleted]
   Cache Serial Number: [deleted]
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Chassis Slot:
   Hardware Revision: Rev A
   Firmware Version: 1.72
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 sec
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Accelerator Ratio: 50% Read / 50% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 128 MB
   Battery Pack Count: 1
   Battery Status: OK
   SATA NCQ Supported: False

Current Version: 1.82

[root@localhost ~]# hpacucli ctrl slot=0 show

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 0
   Serial Number: [deleted]
   Cache Serial Number: [deleted]
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Chassis Slot:
   Hardware Revision: Rev A
   Firmware Version: 1.82
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 sec
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Accelerator Ratio: 50% Read / 50% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 128 MB
   Battery Pack Count: 1
   Battery Status: OK
   SATA NCQ Supported: False

Modus Operand
1) Download necessary firmware file
2) Execute the file. ./[file-name]
3) Reboot to activate new firmware.

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