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HP Firmware Manager User's Guide
Published: December 2006
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Table of Contents
About This Document.........................................................................................................7
Intended Audience....................................................................................................................................7
Document Organization.............................................................................................................................7
Typographic Conventions..........................................................................................................................7
HP Encourages Your Comments.................................................................................................................8
1 HP Firmware Manager (FM)..........................................................................................9
HP FM Features and Benefits......................................................................................................................9
HP FM Update Methods............................................................................................................................9
Types of Updates.......................................................................................................................................9
Downloading Firmware Packages.............................................................................................................10
Subscribing to Receive Firmware Releases Notices Automatically...............................................................12
2 Updating Firmware Using HP OS Initiated Firmware Manager.............................13
Updating Firmware on an HP-UX System..................................................................................................13
Before Updating Firmware..................................................................................................................13
Upgrading Firmware on an Entry-Class System....................................................................................14
Upgrading Firmware on a Mid-Range or High-End System...................................................................15
Upgrading Firmware on the Complex.............................................................................................15
Upgrading Firmware on a Partition................................................................................................16
Upgrading Firmware on a Partition Plus Unassigned Cells...............................................................17
Verifying the HP-UX Firmware Update................................................................................................17
Updating Firmware on a Linux System......................................................................................................18
Before Updating Firmware..................................................................................................................18
Upgrading Firmware..........................................................................................................................18
Verifying the Linux Firmware Update..................................................................................................19
Updating Firmware on a Windows System................................................................................................20
Before Updating Firmware..................................................................................................................20
Upgrading Firmware on an Entry-Class System....................................................................................20
Upgrading Firmware on a Mid-Range or High-End System...................................................................22
Verifying the Windows Firmware Update............................................................................................25
3 Updating Firmware Using HP Offline Firmware Manager .....................................27
Creating a CD..........................................................................................................................................27
Boot a System from a CD..........................................................................................................................27
Starting the Firmware Manager.................................................................................................................27
Reviewing Release Notes..........................................................................................................................28
Selecting and Updating Firmware.............................................................................................................29
Verifying the Update................................................................................................................................31
Using HP OFM on Mid-Range and High-End Systems...............................................................................32
Updating the Current Partition............................................................................................................33
Updating Different Partitions..............................................................................................................33
Updating Unassigned Cells.................................................................................................................33
Removing Power......................................................................................................................................33
Index.................................................................................................................................35
Table of Contents
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List of Figures
1-1
1-2
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-5
HP Firmware Download Table......................................................................................................10
Product Page..................................................................................................................................11
HP Package Setup..........................................................................................................................21
Windows Entry-Class System Firmware Comparison..................................................................21
Windows Firmware Package Upgrade Results.............................................................................22
Windows Firmware Package Installation......................................................................................23
Windows Mid-Range and High-End System Firmware Comparison..........................................24
Windows Firmware Package Upgrade Results.............................................................................24
HP OFM Manage Firmware..........................................................................................................28
Viewing HO OFM Release Notes..................................................................................................29
Management Processor Reset........................................................................................................30
HP OFM Update Progress.............................................................................................................31
HP OFM Results............................................................................................................................32
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About This Document
This document describes how to use the HP Firmware Manager (HP FM) tools to update system
firmware.
Intended Audience
This document is for system administrators and users of Integrity and PA-RISC systems who
manage and update system firmware.
Document Organization
The following table describes how this document is organized:
Chapter
Describes
Chapter 1, “HP Firmware Manager (FM)” The purpose and uses of the HP Firmware Manager (FM).
Chapter 2, “Updating Firmware Using HP How to use HP Firmware Manager to update firmware on a system that
OS Initiated Firmware Manager”
is running the HP-UX, Linux, or Windows® operating system.
Chapter 3, “Updating Firmware Using HP How to use the HP Firmware Manager to update firmware on an Integrity
Offline Firmware Manager”
system that is not running an operating system.
Typographic Conventions
This document uses the following typographical conventions:
%, $, or #
audit(5)
Command
Computer output
Ctrl+x
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE
[ERROR NAME]
Key
Term
User input
Variable
[]
{}
...
|
A percent sign represents the C shell system prompt. A dollar
sign represents the system prompt for the Bourne, Korn, and
POSIX shells. A number sign represents the superuser prompt.
A manpage. The manpage name is audit, and it is located in
Section 5.
A command name or qualified command phrase.
Text displayed by the computer.
A key sequence. A sequence such as Ctrl+x indicates that you
must hold down the key labeled Ctrl while you press another
key or mouse button.
The name of an environment variable, for example, PATH.
The name of an error, usually returned in the errno variable.
The name of a keyboard key. Return and Enter both refer to the
same key.
The defined use of an important word or phrase.
Commands and other text that you type.
The name of a placeholder in a command, function, or other
syntax display that you replace with an actual value.
The contents are optional in syntax. If the contents are a list
separated by |, you must choose one of the items.
The contents are required in syntax. If the contents are a list
separated by |, you must choose one of the items.
The preceding element can be repeated an arbitrary number of
times.
Indicates the continuation of a code example.
Separates items in a list of choices.
Intended Audience
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WARNING
CAUTION
IMPORTANT
NOTE
A warning calls attention to important information that if not
understood or followed will result in personal injury or
nonrecoverable system problems.
A caution calls attention to important information that if not
understood or followed will result in data loss, data corruption,
or damage to hardware or software.
This alert provides essential information to explain a concept or
to complete a task
A note contains additional information to emphasize or
supplement important points of the main text.
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About This Document
1 HP Firmware Manager (FM)
HP Firmware Manager (HP FM) is a set of tools for updating firmware on an Integrity or PA-RISC
system. HP FM is packaged with firmware and distributed through the web. You can use HP
FM to update firmware on a system that is running the HP-UX, Windows, or Linux operating
system or on a system that is not running an operating system.
This chapter describes the features and benefits of the HP FM software and how to download
and use the most suitable HP FM option for your system.
This chapter addressing the following topics:
• HP FM Features and Benefits
• HP FM Update Methods
• Types of Updates
• Downloading Firmware Packages
• Subscribing to Receive Firmware Update Notices Automatically
HP FM Features and Benefits
The following lists some of the HP FM features and benefits:
•
•
•
•
•
Web-based download of firmware packages
Automatic notification of new firmware updates as they become available
User-friendly interface to perform the firmware update process
Reduce time to manage your IT environment
Control over firmware update processes and schedule
HP FM Update Methods
HP FM provides two methods of updating firmware. The method to use depends on whether
or not the operating system is running on the system:
•
HP OS-Initiated Firmware Manager (HP OSIFM)
If the HP-UX, Linux, or Windows operating system is running on the system, use HP OSIFM.
HP OSIFM provides a firmware package in a patch or product file for HP-UX and a Smart
Component file for the Windows and Linux. You download the patch, product, or Smart
Component to a system, and then use the operating system to update the firmware.
•
HP Offline Firmware Manager (HP OFM)
If the operating system is not running on the system, or to update the firmware for a device
in the boot path, use HP OFM. HP OFM provides a firmware package as an .ISO image
that you download to a system to create a CD. You then use the CD to boot the system and
update the firmware. HP OFM is available only for Integrity systems.
For a list of systems and operating systems that support HP OSIFM and HP OFM, see the HP
Integrity and HP 9000 Servers Firmware Update Options section on the Business Support Center
web page at:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00399523
Types of Updates
Using HP FM, you can perform the following types of firmware updates:
Upgrade
Downgrade
Selecting a firmware update that is newer than what is installed upgrades
the firmware to the selected version.
Selecting a firmware update that is older than what is installed
downgrades the firmware to the selected version.
HP FM Features and Benefits
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Reinstallation
Selecting a firmware update that is the same as what is installed reinstalls
the firmware to the same version (if the firmware installer supports
reinstallations).
Downloading Firmware Packages
Each firmware package is intended for a specific type of system or device and updates the
firmware for that system or device only. Attempting to use a firmware package on a system or
device other than intended will not update the firmware. Follow these steps to download a
firmware package:
1.
2.
Go to the website at: http://www.hp.com.
Select Software & Driver Downloads.
The Software & Driver Downloads page is displayed.
3.
Enter the system type in the product field and press Enter.
A Product search results page is displayed.
4.
Select the desired system from the list.
A Software & Driver Downloads page is displayed that lists the available operating systems
for the system.
5.
Select the desired operating system from the list.
A Software & Driver Downloads page is displayed that lists the available firmware packages
for the system.
6.
Select the desired firmware package.
A table of available firmware releases similar to Figure 1-1 is displayed, which shows the
following:
• A description of the firmware package.
• The current version of the firmware package and the type of firmware package:
— ISO HPOFM identifies an HP FM Offline Firmware package.
— OSIFM identifies an HP FM Online Firmware package.
— FTP, EFI Image, and MP Initiated are other types of firmware distribution methods.
•
•
•
•
The size of the download.
The estimated download time.
Previous versions information.
The Download button.
Figure 1-1 HP Firmware Download Table
7.
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Click on the Description link. A product page similar to Figure 1-2 is displayed, which shows
the following:
HP Firmware Manager (FM)
•
•
General information about the firmware package.
Tabs to pages that contain more information about the firmware package, such as
enhancements, fixes, release notes, and so on.
NOTE: The release notes for a firmware package contain the latest information about
the firmware package, prerequisite tasks that you must perform before updating
firmware, and update instructions. You must have the release notes available when
you update firmware.
•
•
A Download button.
A Content feedback section, where you can provide information about your experience
downloading a firmware package.
Figure 1-2 Product Page
8.
Download a firmware package by clicking Download and following the instructions on the
screen.
NOTE:
Always download firmware files in binary mode.
If you download an OSIFM firmware package, you download a file that contains the firmware
package in one of the following types of files:
•
For HP-UX on an entry-class system, one of the following:
— A patch with the name of PHSS_nnnnn, where nnnnn indicates the patch number
—
A product with the name of productname_nnnn, where nnnn indicates the product
number.
•
For HP-UX on a mid-range or high-end system, a product with the name of
IPF_nnnn.depot, where nnnn indicates the product number.
•
For Linux , a Smart Component file with the name of CPnnnnnn.scexe , where nnnnnn
indicates the Smart Component number.
For Windows, a Smart Component file with the name of cpnnnnnn.exe, where nnnnnn
indicates the Smart Component number.
•
See Chapter 2 for information on how to perform an firmware update on a system running
the HP UX, Linux, or Windows operating system.
Downloading Firmware Packages
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If you download an ISO HPOFM firmware package, you download an .ISO file that contains
the firmware package from which you must create a CD to use to boot an Integrity system.
See Chapter 3 for more information.
Subscribing to Receive Firmware Releases Notices Automatically
You can subscribe to automatically receive firmware release notices when new firmware packages
are available by creating a profile at the following HP website: http://www.hp.com/go/myhpalerts
Creating a profile requires that you provide the following information, which is used only to
automatically notify you about selected firmware updates notices:
• Products for which you would like to receive firmware release notices
• Preferred notification method:
— HTML email
— Text email
— RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
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•
Frequency of notification:
— As they become available
— Weekly
— Monthly
•
Information about you, such as your name and email address
HP Firmware Manager (FM)
2 Updating Firmware Using HP OS Initiated Firmware
Manager
Downloading an HP OS-Initiated Firmware manager (OSIFM) firmware package downloads a
file that contains a firmware release in a patch or product for HP-UX or a Smart Component for
Linux or Windows.
This chapter addresses the following topics:
• Updating firmware on an HP-UX System
• Updating firmware on a Linux System
• Updating firmware on a Windows System
Updating Firmware on an HP-UX System
Downloading an HP OSIFM firmware package on a system running the HP-UX operating system
downloads a file that contains the firmware package in either a patch or a product, depending
on the type of system:
• A patch or product for an entry-class system
• A product for a mid-range or high-end system
To determine if the firmware package is in a patch or product, see the release notes for a firmware
package.
This section describes how to update firmware on an entry-class, mid-range, or high-end system
running the HP-UX operating system. It describes the following tasks:
• Tasks to perform before updating firmware
• Upgrading firmware on an entry-class system
• Upgrading firmware on a mid-range or high-end system
• Verifying the firmware update
For procedures on how to downgrade or reinstall firmware, see the firmware package release
notes.
Before Updating Firmware
The following lists tasks that you must complete before updating firmware on a system running
the HP-UX operating system:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Perform all the tasks listed in the prerequisites section in the firmware releases notes. For
information on obtaining release notes for a firmware package, see step 7 in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
Schedule a time to update firmware when it is convenient to reboot the system.
Review the HP Support Line User Guide or the HP support terms and conditions for
precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties.
Do not update firmware during an operating system installation, update-UX, or dynamic
root disk session.
Do not update firmware on the iLO Management Processor over the network while updating
system firmware.
Back up the system. For additional information, see the administration guide that came with
the operating system.
For entry-class systems, clear the system event logs. Follow these steps to clear the system
event logs:
1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO Management Processor (MP).
2. Log in to the iLO Management Processor as an administrator.
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3.
Display the show logs menu, for example:
# SL
A show logs menu appears.
4.
5.
At the Enter menu item or [Ctrl-B] to Quit: prompt, enter c.
At the Are you sure you want to clear all logs? (Y/[N]): prompt, enter
y.
The following message appears:
-> Logs have been cleared.
Upgrading Firmware on an Entry-Class System
You can upgrade firmware on an entry-class system from either a product or a patch. This section
describes how to upgrade firmware on an entry-class system from a product and a patch. To
identify whether the firmware package is in a product or patch, see the firmware package release
notes.
Upgrading from a Product
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware from a product on an entry-class system that is
running the HP-UX operating system:
1.
2.
Log in as superuser.
Change to the /tmp directory:
# cd /tmp
3.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory as described in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
A file named productname_nnnn is downloaded, where nnnn indicates the product number.
4.
Extract the files from the productname_nnnn file. For example:
# sh productname_nnnn
The productname_nnnn.depot file is created.
5.
Compare the firmware versions on the system to those in the package. For example, the
following command displays the firmware version in the cx2620_4_11.depot file and
firmware versions currently installed on the system:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -p -x autoreboot=true -x \
mount_all_filesystems=false -x reinstall=true -x \
allow_downdate=true -s /tmp/cx2620_4_11.depot FM_cx2620
If the output indicates that more information can be displayed in the agent log file, enter:
# swjob -a log SYSTEM_NAME-0148 @ SYSTEM_NAME:/
where SYSTEM_NAME-0148 is the job ID of the swinstall command output.
If any errors prevent the firmware upgrade, the log also shows the error messages. You
must resolve the errors before the upgrade can proceed.
6.
Start the firmware upgrade. For example, the following command upgrades the system with
the firmware in the cx2620_4_11.depot file:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x mount_all_filesystems=false \
-x reinstall=true -x allow_downdate=true -s /tmp/cx2620_4_11.depot FM_cx2620
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After the firmware is upgraded, the current partition will reset and boot HP-UX.
7.
To verify that the firmware upgrade is successful, see Verify the HP-UX Firmware Update.
Upgrading from a Patch
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware from a patch on an entry-class system that is running
the HP-UX operating system:
1.
2.
Log in as superuser.
Change to the /tmp directory:
# cd /tmp
3.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory as described in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
A file named PHSS_nnnnn is downloaded, where nnnnn indicates the patch number.
4.
Extract the files from the PHSS_nnnnn file. For example:
# sh PHSS_nnnnn
The following two files are created:
• PHSS_nnnnn.depot, which contains the software for the firmware package.
•
5.
PHSS_nnnnn.text , which contains these installation instructions.
Compare the firmware versions on the system to those in the package. For example:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -p -x patch_match_target=true -s \
/tmp/PHSS_nnnnn.depot
6.
Install the firmware package. For example:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x patch_match_target=true \
-s /tmp/PHSS_nnnnn.depot
When the firmware is upgraded, the system will reset and boot HP-UX.
Upgrading Firmware on a Mid-Range or High-End System
This section describes how to upgrade firmware from a product on a mid-range or high-end
system that is running the HP-UX operating system. On a mid-range or high-end system, you
can upgrade the whole complex. On a high-end system, you can additionally upgrade a specific
partition or a specific partition plus the unassigned cells. This section describes how to perform
these three types of upgrades.
Upgrading Firmware on the Complex
Follow these steps to upgrade firmware on the complex:
1.
2.
Select an HP-UX partition from the complex.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory on the selected HP-UX partition as
described in Downloading Firmware Packages.
A file named IPF_nnnn.depot is downloaded, where nnnn indicates the product number
and firmware version. For example, IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot is the firmware package
for the SX2000 Superdome Server.
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3.
Compare the firmware versions on the system to those in the package. For example, the
following command displays the firmware version in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot
file and the firmware that is currently installed on the system:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -p -x autoreboot=true -x \
mount_all_filesystems=false -x reinstall=true -x \
allow_downdate=true -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
If the output indicates that more information can be displayed in the agent log file, enter:
# swjob -a log SYSTEM_NAME-0148 @ SYSTEM_NAME:/
where SYSTEM_NAME-0148 is the job ID of the swinstall command output.
If any errors prevent the firmware upgrade, the log also shows the error messages. You
must resolve the errors before the upgrade can proceed.
If you select firmware that is the same as on the system, a message about removing power
is also displayed.
4.
Start the firmware upgrade. For example, the following command upgrades the system with
the firmware in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot file.
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x \
mount_all_filesystems=false -x reinstall=true -x \
allow_downdate=true -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
If instructed to remove power to the system, see Removing Power.
After the firmware is upgraded, the current partition will reset and boot HP-UX and all
other powered on partitions will reset.
5.
6.
To verify that firmware upgrade is successful, see Verify the HP-UX Firmware Update.
After the firmware upgrades successfully, enter the Management Processor PE command
to power on any partitions or unassigned cells that were powered off before the upgrade.
Upgrading Firmware on a Partition
Follow these steps to upgrade firmware on a partition:
1.
2.
Select the HP-UX partition from the complex to start the firmware upgrade.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory on the selected HP-UX partition as
described in Downloading Firmware Packages.
A file named IPF_nnnn.depot is downloaded, where nnnn indicates the product number.
For example, IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot is the firmware package for the SX2000
Superdome Server.
3.
Install the install_fw.sh installation shell script in the /usr/bin directory. For example:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD.HPOSIFM.BIN
4.
Compare the firmware versions on the system to those in the package. For example, the
following command displays the firmware version in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot
file and the firmware that is currently installed on the system:
# /usr/bin/install_fw.sh -p -P -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
If the output indicates that more information can be displayed in the agent log file, enter:
# swjob -a log SYSTEM_NAME-0148 @ SYSTEM_NAME:/
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where SYSTEM_NAME-0148 is the job ID of the swinstall command output.
If any errors prevent the firmware upgrade, the log also shows the error messages. You
must resolve the errors before the upgrade can proceed.
5.
Start the firmware upgrade. For example, the following command upgrades the system with
the firmware in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot file:
# /usr/bin/install_fw.sh -P -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
After the firmware is upgraded, the current partition will reset and boot HP-UX.
6.
To verify that the firmware upgrade is successful, see Verify the HP-UX Firmware Update.
Upgrading Firmware on a Partition Plus Unassigned Cells
Follow these steps to upgrade firmware on a partition plus unassigned cells:
1.
2.
Select the HP-UX partition from the complex to start the firmware upgrade.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory on the selected HP-UX partition as
described in Downloading Firmware Packages.
A file named IPF_nnnn.depot is downloaded, where nnnn indicates the product number
and firmware version. For example, IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot is the firmware package
for the SX2000 Superdome Server.
3.
Install the install_fw.sh installation shell script in the /usr/bin directory. For example:
# /usr/sbin/swinstall -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD.HPOSIFM.BIN
4.
Compare the firmware versions on the system to those in the package. For example, the
following command displays the firmware version in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot
file and the firmware that is currently installed on the system:
# /usr/bin/install_fw.sh -p -u -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
If the output indicates that more information can be displayed in the agent log file, enter:
# swjob -a log SYSTEM_NAME-0148 @ SYSTEM_NAME:/
where SYSTEM_NAME-0148 is the job ID of the swinstall command output.
If any errors prevent the firmware upgrade, the log also shows the error messages. You
must resolve the errors before the upgrade can proceed.
5.
Start the firmware update. For example, the following command upgrades the system with
the firmware in the IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot file.
# /usr/bin/install_fw.sh -u -s /tmp/IPF_SX2000_SD_5_5d.depot \
FM_SX2000_SD
After the firmware is upgraded, the current partition will reset and boot HP-UX.
6.
7.
To verify that the firmware upgrade is successful, see Verify the HP-UX Firmware Update.
After the firmware upgrades successfully, enter the Management Processor PE command
to power on any partitions or unassigned cells that were powered off before the upgrade.
Verifying the HP-UX Firmware Update
After the firmware updates, the system will reset and boot HP-UX. To verify whether the firmware
update is successful, do the following:
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•
•
Log in to the Management Processor, enter CM, and enter the SYSREV command to display
system firmware version information.
For a product, view the results in the /var/adm/osifm/osifm.out file.
Updating Firmware on a Linux System
Downloading an HP OSIFM firmware package on a system running the Linux operating system
downloads a file that contains the firmware package as a Smart Component. This section describes
how to update firmware on an entry-class system that is running the Linux operating system. It
describes the following tasks:
•
•
•
Tasks to preform before updating firmware
Upgrading firmware
Verifying the firmware update
For procedures on how to downgrade or reinstall firmware, see the firmware package release
notes.
NOTE:
HP OSIFM is currently available only for entry-class systems running Linux.
Before Updating Firmware
The following lists tasks that you must complete before updating firmware on a system running
the Linux operating system:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Perform all the tasks listed in the prerequisites section in the firmware releases notes. For
information on obtaining release notes for a firmware package, see step 7 in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
Schedule a time to update firmware when it is convenient to reboot the system.
Review the HP Support Line User Guide or the HP support terms and conditions for
precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties.
Do not update firmware on the iLO Management Processor over the network while updating
system firmware.
Back up the system. For additional information, see the administration guide that came with
the operating system.
Clear the system event logs. Follow these steps to clear the system event logs:
1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO Management Processor (MP).
2. Log in to the iLO Management Processor as an administrator.
3. Display the show logs menu, for example:
# SL
A show logs menu appears.
4.
5.
At the Enter menu item or [Ctrl-B] to Quit: prompt, enter c.
At the Are you sure you want to clear all logs? (Y/[N]): prompt, enter
y.
The following message appears:
-> Logs have been cleared.
Upgrading Firmware
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware on a system running the Linux operating system:
1.
2.
Log in as superuser.
Change to the /tmp directory, for example:
# cd /tmp
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3.
Download the firmware package to the /tmp directory as described in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
A file named CPnnnnnn.scexe is downloaded, where nnnnnn indicates the Smart
Component number.
4.
Run the CPnnnnnn.scexe file, for example:
# ./CPnnnnnn.scexe
5.
Monitor the console during the firmware upgrade. During the upgrade you are prompted
for the following responses:
• When prompted for the firmware update type, Enter 0 (firmware upgrade).
• When prompted for the firmware update mode, Enter 0 (firmware update).
The resulting output displays the firmware versions on the system as compared to those
in the package.
Errors preventing the firmware update are listed in the /var/cpq/Component.log file.
You must resolve errors before the upgrade can proceed.
•
•
Enter Y when prompted OK to proceed.
Enter Y when prompted OK to reboot.
When the firmware upgrade is complete, the system will reset and boot Linux.
6.
To verify if the firmware upgrade was successful, see Verifying the Linux Firmare Update.
The following options are supported for a Smart Component on an entry-class Integrity system:
Usage: CPnnnnnn.scexe [options]
Options:
-f
-g
-s
-v
-r
-h
Force the package installation. This option can force a reinstallation when the firmware
versions are the same or a downgrade when the firmware version is older than the one
installed.
Allow downgrade. This option can force a firmware downgrade only when the firmware
version is older than the one installed. No reinstallation takes place if the firmware versions
are the same.
Update in silent mode, which means no interaction. You must enter all options on the
command line.
Display version information.
Reboot if required.
Display help.
Usage Examples:
To preview whether or not the firmware upgrade would be successful without actually performing
the upgrade, enter:
# ./CPnnnnnn.scexe -p
To downgrade newer firmware to versions in the package with an automatic reboot and no user
interaction, enter:
# ./CPnnnnnn.scexe -g -s -r
Verifying the Linux Firmware Update
After the firmware updates, the system will reset and boot Linux. To verify whether the firmware
update is successful, do the following:
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•
•
Log in to the iLO Management Processor, enter CM, and enter the SYSREV command to
display system firmware version information.
View the results in the /var/cpq/Component.log file.
Updating Firmware on a Windows System
Downloading an HP OSIFM firmware package on a system running the Windows operating
system downloads a file that contains the firmware package as a Smart Component. This section
describes how to update firmware on an entry-class, mid-range, or high-end system that is
running the Windows operating system. It describes the following tasks:
•
•
•
•
Tasks to perform before updating firmware
Upgrading firmware on an entry-class system
Upgrading firmware on a mid-range or high-end system
Verifying the firmware update
For procedures on how to downgrade or reinstall firmware, see the firmware package Release
Notes.
Before Updating Firmware
The following lists the tasks that you must complete before updating firmware on a system
running the Windows operating system:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Perform all the tasks listed in the prerequisites section in the firmware releases notes. For
information on obtaining release notes for a firmware package, see step 7 in Downloading
Firmware Packages.
Schedule a time to update firmware when it is convenient to reboot the system.
Review the HP Support Line User Guide or the HP support terms and conditions for
precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties.
Do not update firmware on the iLO Management Processor over the network while updating
system firmware.
Back up the system. For additional information, see the administration guide that came with
the operating system.
Clear the system event logs. Follow these steps to clear the system event logs:
1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO Management Processor.
2. Log in to the iLO Management Processor as an administrator.
3. Display the show logs menu, for example:
# SL
A show logs menu appears.
4.
5.
At the Enter menu item or [Ctrl-B] to Quit: prompt, enter c.
At the Are you sure you want to clear all logs? (Y/[N]): prompt, enter
y.
The following message appears:
-> Logs have been cleared.
Upgrading Firmware on an Entry-Class System
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware on an entry-class system that is running the Windows
operating system:
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1.
2.
Log in as Administrator.
Download the firmware package as described in Downloading Firmware Packages.
A file named cpnnnnnn.exe is downloaded, where nnnnnn indicates the Smart Component
number.
3.
Double-click the cpnnnnnn.exe file.
The HP Package Setup window is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1 HP Package Setup
4.
Click Install.
The Package installability check window appears, displaying status information. No action
is necessary. This window closes and another Package installability check window appears
as shown in Figure 2-2. This window displays the firmware versions on the system as
compared to those in the package and any errors that prevent the upgrade, which you must
resolve before continuing.
Figure 2-2 Windows Entry-Class System Firmware Comparison
5.
Click one of the following:
• Cancel — to cancel the firmware upgrade and end this procedure without upgrading
the firmware.
• Install — to proceed with the firmware upgrade. The HP Setup Windows Firmware
Package window appears with the results of the upgrade, as shown in Figure 2-3.
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Figure 2-3 Windows Firmware Package Upgrade Results
6.
Click Reboot.
A Reboot Confirmation window is displayed.
7.
Click Yes.
The system resets and boots Windows.
8.
To verify if the firmware upgrade was successful, see Verifying the Windows Firmware
Update.
Upgrading Firmware on a Mid-Range or High-End System
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware on a mid-range or high-end system running the
Windows operating system:
1.
2.
3.
Select a Windows partition from the complex to download the firmware package.
Log in as administrator.
Download the firmware package as described in Downloading Firmware Packages .
A file named cpnnnnnn.exe is downloaded, where nnnnnn indicates the Smart Component
number.
4.
Double-click the cpnnnnnn.exe file.
The Windows Firmware Package dialog screen appears, as shown in Figure 2-4.
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Figure 2-4 Windows Firmware Package Installation
5.
In the Firmware Update Scope section, select the type of upgrade:
• Partition — for the current partition
• Complex — for the whole complex
• Partition+ — for the current partition plus unassigned cells
NOTE:
6.
HP does not support the use of Partition or Partition+ for mid-range systems.
Click Continue.
The Package installability check window appears, displaying status information. No action
is necessary. This window closes and another Package installability check window appears
as shown in Figure 2-5. This window displays the firmware versions on the system as
compared to those in the package and any errors that prevent the upgrade, which you must
resolve before continuing.
If you select complex and firmware that is the same as on the system, then you are prompted
to reinstall. If you select to reinstall, the Package installability check dialog box displays a
message about removing power, followed by a power cycle confirmation box. If instructed
to remove power to the system, see Removing Power.
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Figure 2-5 Windows Mid-Range and High-End System Firmware Comparison
7.
Click one of the following:
• Cancel — to cancel the firmware upgrade and end this procedure without upgrading
the firmware.
• Install — to proceed with the firmware upgrade. The HP Setup Windows Firmware
Package window appears with the results of the upgrade, as shown in Figure 2-6.
Figure 2-6 Windows Firmware Package Upgrade Results
8.
Click Reboot.
A Reboot Confirmation window is displayed.
9.
Click Yes.
The system resets and boots Windows.
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10. To verify that the firmware upgrade is successful, see Verifying the Windows Firmware
Update.
11. After the firmware upgrades successfully, enter the Management Processor PE command
to power on any partitions or unassigned cells that were powered off before the upgrade.
Verifying the Windows Firmware Update
After the firmware updates, the system resets and boots Windows. To verify whether the firmware
update is successful, you can:
• Log in to the Management Processor, enter CM, and enter the SYSREV command to display
system firmware version information.
• View the results in the [SystemDrive]:\CPQSYSTEM\log\cpqresult.log file.
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3 Updating Firmware Using HP Offline Firmware Manager
Downloading an HP Offline Firmware Manager (OFM) firmware package, downloads a file that
contains the firmware package as an .ISO image. From this image you create a CD to boot an
Integrity system, independent of the installed operating system. However, you must have access
to a system that is running an operating system and that has a CD burner and software to perform
some tasks, such as downloading the firmware package and creating the CD.
This chapter addresses the following topics:
• Creating a CD
• Booting a System from a CD
• Starting the Firmware Manager
• Reviewing Release Notes
• Selecting and Updating firmware
• Verifying the Update
• Using HP OFM on Mid-Range and High-End Systems
During the firmware update process, do not reset or move the system, mount or eject media,
interfere with reboots, or remove power (unless instructed). Any of these actions can cause the
firmware update to fail and can leave the system in an unstable state.
Review all instructions and the HP Support Line User Guide or the HP support terms and conditions
for precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties.
Creating a CD
Follow these steps from a system that is running an operating system to create a CD for an HP
OFM firmware package:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Download the firmware package as described in Downloading Firmware Packages.
Uncompress the downloaded file using an uncompression utility, for example the WinZip
utility.
Locate the uncompressed .ISO file.
Insert a blank CD into a CD burner, and use a CD burning application to burn the .ISO file
to the blank CD.
When the CD creation is complete, move the CD to target system for firmware update.
Boot a System from a CD
Follow these steps to boot a system from a CD:
NOTE: If autoboot is enabled on the system, you will have only a limited amount of time to
complete these steps before the operating system automatically boots.
1.
Power on the system.
The system boots to the EFI Boot Menu.
2.
3.
Insert the CD with the .ISO image into the CD drive.
From the EFI Boot Menu, select Internal Bootable DVD and press Enter.
The system boots from the CD, and the HP Offline Firmware Manager Welcome window
is displayed.
Starting the Firmware Manager
Follow these steps to start the HP OFM Firmware Manager:
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1.
On the HP Offline Firmware Manager Welcome window, select OK and press Enter.
The Update Firmware menu is displayed.
There are some minor differences in the HP OFM Menu for entry-class, mid-range, and
high-end systems.
2.
From the Update Firmware menu, select Manage Firmware and press Enter.
The Manage Firmware window is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-1
Figure 3-1 HP OFM Manage Firmware
This menu is the primary interface for HP OFM. It displays:
• Usage instructions.
• A list of firmware updates in the package, the components to which they apply, the
current firmware version number, and the update firmware version number.
— A check box ([ ]) indicates that you can select the firmware for an update.
Firmware and any indented components below it are a group and are updated
together. You cannot update only some components in a group. Multiple instances
of the same type of component are usually also considered as a group.
—
—
A series of dashes (–––) indicates that you cannot select the firmware for an update.
For example, older firmware might be incompatible with the newer system
hardware. To display more information, select the firmware, then press Enter.
A plus sign (+) indicates that multiple instances of the firmware were detected. To
view the instances, highlight the line containing the + and press Enter.
A new window opens, listing each instance of that device present on the system.
Reviewing Release Notes
To review release notes for a firmware package, highlight the firmware entry and press the
spacebar on the Manage Firmware window. The screen switches to a text reader that displays
the release notes, similar to what is shown in Figure 3-2.
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Figure 3-2 Viewing HO OFM Release Notes
Selecting and Updating Firmware
Follow these steps to select and update firmware:
1.
From the Manage Firmware window, select the firmware to update. To select:
• All possible updates, press Enter, which selects the default of Select all.
• Individual updates, press Tab and arrow keys until the cursor is on the check box ([
] ) associated with an update, then press Enter.
An X will appear in each selection box, indicating that the firmware will be updated.
To deselect, press Tab and arrow keys until the cursor is on the check box ([ ] ) associated
with an update and press Enter or select Deselect all to clear all selections.
For information about selecting partitions and cells on a mid-range or high-end system, see
Using HP OFM on Mid-Range and High-End Systems.
2.
Select Begin update.
The firmware update process beings.
3.
Monitor the console during the firmware update.
During the update, you might be prompted to confirm certain actions and will be prompted
for the EFI password if the EFI shell is protected by an administrator password.
The system will reboot and might require multiple reboots, depending on each firmware
update requirement. After each reboot, HP OFM will automatically restart using a Firmware
Update boot option.
If the reboot sequence is interrupted, the firmware update will be incomplete. In this case,
exit to the EFI Boot Manager and manually select the Firmware Update option to complete
the update cycle.
4.
If the Management Processor firmware was updated, the Management Processor will reset
and the message shown in Figure 3-3 will be displayed. At this time, you must reestablish
any Telnet session to view the results.
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Figure 3-3 Management Processor Reset
5.
A final confirmation screen is displayed. Select Continue.
Progress of the firmware update is displayed, as shown in Figure 3-4. Monitor the progress.
If instructed to remove power to the system, see Removing Power.
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Figure 3-4 HP OFM Update Progress
Verifying the Update
After all firmware updates complete, a Firmware Update Results screen is displayed, as shown
in Figure 3-5.
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Figure 3-5 HP OFM Results
The following lists the possible results:
[OK]
[FAILED]
The firmware update was successful without any errors.
The firmware update was not successful. This line is followed by an error status
message providing detail. Up to 20 failing instances are stored.
Failures could be due to an update program error, version error, a problem
with the device, trouble reading the disk, an unexpected system reset, or a
problem with the EFI environment. Check the firmware release notes for more
information.
Although unusual, it is also possible that the EFI environment has exhausted
its NVRAM memory, and you must delete some EFI variables by using the set
-d <var> EFI Shell command. This event is indicated by a warning message
on exit from the Manage Firmware screen.
You can perform a failed update again by selecting the device from the Manage
Firmware screen. If the update continues to fail, check the hardware.
CAUTION: An update failure can corrupt firmware and render the system
unstable. If the system or its devices stop functioning after a firmware update,
contact HP Support for assistance.
[EXECUTED]
The update program does not return status codes indicating whether the update
was successful or failed. To determine if the update was successful, select OK,
then revisit the Manage Firmware screen and verify that the Installed Revision
and Packaged Revision match.
Closing the results screen returns to the Main menu, where you may choose more updates or
exit HP Offline Firmware Manager. To complete the process, select Exit on the main screen and
press Enter to exit HPOFM and return to the EFI environment.
Using HP OFM on Mid-Range and High-End Systems
For mid-range and high-end systems, the Manage Firmware screen format differs from the format
for entry-class systems. The screen is divided into blocks, starting with shared firmware
components, followed by firmware for each partition listed by number and by any unassigned
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cells that are present. Within each block, firmware components are ordered by cabinet number
followed by cell number.
The current partition (on which HP OFM is running) is identified by a > pointer and labeled
Current Partition. Any firmware that can be updated is listed within the block for the current
partition.
Shared firmware components appearing in the first block are special. Those not requiring a full
complex update are automatically selected by the system. The rest require manual selection and
can only be selected if the system is eligible for a full complex update (security privileges are
correct and all partitions and unassigned cells are eligible for update.) You can then select the
check box if you want to update the shared components as part of a full complex update (all
other boxes must also be checked). If some partitions, unassigned cells, or shared components
themselves are not eligible for update, the shared components are marked by dashes instead of
a check box, and a full complex update is not possible, although the system can still update the
automatically selected components.
You can select different portions of a cellular system for update, depending on system model,
the nPartition Configuration Privilege enabled for the system by the Management Processor
PARPERM command, and the firmware update permissions granted to the current partition by
the Management Processor SO command.
This section describes firmware update options for partitions and cells on a mid-range or high-end
system.
Updating the Current Partition
Follow these steps to update the firmware on the current partition:
1.
2.
3.
Ensure that permissions are set correctly on the partition as described in the release notes.
Select the check box for the Current Partition.
Select Begin update.
To downgrade the current partition to older firmware, you must downgrade the entire complex.
Updating Different Partitions
Follow these steps to update the firmware on a different partition:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Shut down the partition's operating system to the Reset for Reconfiguration state.
Set Complex Wide permissions as described in the release notes.
Select the check box for the desired partition or partitions.
Select Begin update.
If the partition's operating system is not in the RR state (as indicated by dashes), exit HP
OFM, check the state of the operating system, and retry the update.
Updating Unassigned Cells
Follow these steps to update the firmware on unassigned cells:
1.
2.
3.
Set Complex Wide permissions as described in the release notes.
Select the check box for the unassigned cells (at the end of the display) and at least one
partition.
Select Begin update.
All unassigned cells will be updated together.
Removing Power
Under certain condition, such as complex-wide reinstallations, a firmware update might require
temporarily removing all power from the system to cause the affected hardware to activate its
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new firmware. If this action is required, a warning message is displayed before the update begins.
When the updates have begun and it is time to remove power, the following power-cycle message
is displayed on the console, indicating that you have 30 minutes to cycle the power; the amount
of time remaining will count down as the minutes elapse:
WARNING: Activating the new firmware requires cycling ALL input A.C. power to the system.
Please switch off the UPS or circuit breakers NOW. Wait 30 seconds, then follow your
system's power-up procedure to restore power.
You have 30 minutes remaining to begin this action
Having received the advance warning, you should periodically check the console for the
power-cycle message. Follow these steps when the message is displayed:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Perform an orderly power shutdown using Management Processor PE commands or
equivalent to turn off all power to the system.
Physically switch off circuit breakers or unplug power cords, starting with expansion cabinets
(if present) and finishing with the main cabinet.
Wait 30 seconds, then restore power.
Reconnect the Management Processor to your original firmware-update session.
If you fail to cycle power within 30 minutes, an error is displayed and the system will be operating
in an unsupported state, possibly with a combination of new and old firmware. Although the
system usually continues to run in this unsupported state, HP recommends that you immediately
perform the update again, and perform the power cycle when requested within 30 minutes.
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Index
B
benefits, 9
C
CD
booting a system from, 27
creating for offline firmware upgrade, 27
complex
upgrading firmware on HP-UX, 15
current partition
upgrading using HP OFM, 33
D
downgrade, 9
E
EFI boot menu, 27
entry-class HP-UX system
upgrading , 14
upgrading from a patch, 15
upgrading from a product, 14
entry-class Windows system
upgrading , 20
F
features, 9
firmware
upgrading firmware using HP OFM , 27
upgrading firmware using HP OSIFM , 13
upgrading on a Windows system, 20
upgrading on an HP-UX system, 13
verifying the HP OFM upgrade, 31
verifying the upgrade on a Linux system, 19
verifying the upgrade on a Windows system, 25
verifying the upgrade on an HP-UX system , 17
Firmware Manager
description, 9
features and benefits, 9
update methods, 9
firmware package
downloading, 10
firmware release notes, 11
reviewing using HP OFM, 28
firmware release notices
subscribing to receive automatically, 12
firmware update
types of, 9
H
high—end HP-UX system
upgrading , 15
high—end Windows system
upgrading , 22
HP Offline Firmware Manager (see HP OFM)
(see also HP OFM)
HP OFM, 9, 27
Manage Firmware window, 28
primary interface for, 28
starting, 27
upgrading firmware on entry-level systems, 29
upgrading firmware on mid—range and high-end
systems, 32
verifying the upgrade, 31
HP OS-Initiated Firmware Manager
(see also HP OSIFM)
HP OSIFM, 9, 13
HP OS—Initiated Firmware Manager (see HP OSIFM)
HP Support website, 10
HP-UX complex
upgrading firmware on, 15
HP-UX partition
upgrading firmware on, 16
HP-UX partition plus unassigned cells
upgrading firmware on, 17
HP-UX system, 13
prerequisites for upgrading firmware on, 13
upgrading firmware on entry-class system, 14
upgrading firmware on mid-range or high-end system,
15
verify the upgrade, 17
L
Linux system, 18
prerequisites for upgrading firmware on, 18
upgrading firmware on, 18
verify the upgrade, 19
M
mid—range HP-UX system
upgrading , 15
mid—range Windows system
upgrading , 22
MP reset
during HP OFM firmware upgrade, 29
P
package
(see also firmware package)
partition
upgrading current using HP OFM, 33
upgrading different using HP OFM, 33
upgrading firmware on HP-UX, 16
partition plus unassigned cells
upgrading firmware on HP-UX, 17
patch
upgrading on an HP-UX system, 15
power
removing before a firmware upgrade, 33
product
upgrading on an HP-UX system, 14
35
R
reinstallation, 10
release notes
(see also firmware release notes)
S
software requirements, 9
U
unassigned cells
upgrading firmware on HP-UX, 17
upgrading using HP OFM, 33
update
(see also firmware update)
upgrade, 9
V
verification
HP OFM upgrade, 31
HP-UX system firmware upgrade, 17
Linux system firmware upgrade, 19
Windows system firmware upgrade, 25
W
Windows system, 20
prerequisites for upgrading firmware on, 20
upgrading firmware on entry-class system, 20
upgrading firmware on mid-range or high-end system,
22
verify the upgrade, 25
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