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HUAWEI X6000 Server Upgrade Guide (iBMC) 05

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Performing the Upgrade

Performing the Upgrade

Scenarios

Upgrade the server BIOS on the Upgrade Firmware page of the iBMC.

The BIOS can be upgraded when the OS is powered on or powered off. After the upgrade, the OS needs to be restarted for the upgrade to take effect. The restart interrupts running services.

The BIOS can be upgraded in either of the following modes:

The following uses iBMC 2.50 as an example. The Upgrade Firmware page may vary according to iBMC versions.

Impact on the System

During the BIOS upgrade:
  • Upgrading the BIOS from V0xx or V3xx to V6xx will restore the BIOS to default settings. Please exercise caution.
  • If the system does not respond, or the server is powered on and off repeatedly during the upgrade, power off and on the server after the upgrade.

Procedure

  1. Obtain the BIOS upgrade package.

    Obtain and decompress biosimage.hpm. For details about how to obtain the upgrade package, see Obtaining the Upgrade Packages and Documents.

  2. Log in to the iBMC.

    Log in to the iBMC WebUI. For details, see Logging In to the iBMC WebUI.

    NOTICE:

    If the iBMC version is earlier than 2.56, restart the iBMC before upgrading the firmware. To restart the iBMC, do as follows:

    • Log in to the iBMC WebUI, choose System > Firmware Upgrade, and click Restart iBMC in the Firmware Version Info area. For details about how to log in to the iBMC WebUI, see Logging In to the iBMC WebUI.
    • Log in to the iBMC CLI and run the ipmcset –d reset command to restart the iBMC. For details about how to log in to the iBMC CLI, see Accessing the iBMC CLI.

  3. Upgrade the BIOS.

    NOTE:

    Do not power on, power off, reset, or restart the server OS during the upgrade.

    1. On the iBMC page, choose System > Upgrade Firmware, as indicated by (1) and (2) in Figure 6-1.
      Figure 6-1 Upgrade Firmware page
    2. In the Upgrade Firmware area, click, as indicated by (3) in Figure 6-1.
    3. In the displayed Browse window, navigate to the local directory that stores biosimage.hpm, and click Open.

      The upgrade package is selected, and the Upgrade Firmware page is displayed.

    4. Click Upgrade, as indicated by (4) in Figure 6-1.
    5. Click OK.

      The upgrade takes about 10 minutes. The upgrade is complete when the progress reaches 100%.

    NOTE:

    If the server is powered off and the BIOS is upgraded twice without powering on the server between the two upgrades, the BIOS is restored to default settings. Please exercise caution.

  4. Make the BIOS upgrade take effect.

    • If the upgrade is performed offline, power on the server to make the upgrade take effect.
      1. Choose Power > Power Control on the main menu.
      2. Click Power On.

        A Confirm dialog box is displayed.

      3. Click Yes.
    • If the upgrade is performed online, do as follows:
      NOTICE:
      • The Power Control page varies slightly depending on the iBMC version. For details, see the iBMC online help.
      • You can use the remote virtual console to view the server power-on process. In the navigation tree, choose Remote Control > Remote Virtual Console (shared mode).
      • If the OS has been installed on the server, forcibly restarting the server on the iBMC WebUI may damage user programs or unsaved user data. Select an appropriate restart mode based on actual requirements.
      • If the server fails to start after a forced restart, shut down the server, roll back the BIOS to the source version, and then upgrade the BIOS to the target version. For details, see Step 2 to Step 5.
      • If TPM is enabled, proceed depending on whether the OS has been installed.
        • If the OS has been installed:
          • If the OS can be accessed, restart the OS. The BIOS new version takes effect after the server is restarted.
          • If the OS cannot be accessed, forcibly restart the server on the iBMC WebUI.
          1. Choose Power > Power Control on the main menu.
          2. Click Forced System Reset.

            A Confirm dialog box is displayed.

          3. Click Yes.
        • If the OS has not been installed:
          • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart the OS. The BIOS new version takes effect after the OS is restarted.
          • If the server does not respond, forcibly restart the server on the iBMC WebUI.
          1. Choose Power > Power Control on the main menu.
          2. Click Forced System Reset.

            A Confirm dialog box is displayed.

          3. Click Yes.
      • If TPM is not enabled, proceed depending on whether the OS has been installed.
        • If the OS has been installed:
          • Access the OS and restart the OS. The BIOS new version takes effect after the server is restarted.
          • Forcibly restart the server on the iBMC WebUI.
          1. Choose Power > Power Control on the main menu.
          2. Click Forced System Reset.

            A Confirm dialog box is displayed.

          3. Click Yes.
        • If the OS has not been installed:
          • Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart the OS. The BIOS new version takes effect after the OS is restarted.
          • Forcibly restart the server on the iBMC WebUI.
          1. Choose Power > Power Control on the main menu.
          2. Click Forced System Reset.

            A Confirm dialog box is displayed.

          3. Click Yes.

  5. (Optional) If you need to modify the BIOS configuration, press Delete during system startup to enter the BIOS.
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