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FusionServer Tools 2.0 FwUpgrade User Guide 16
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Upgrading the Firmware by Creating a Firmware Package Image

Upgrading the Firmware by Creating a Firmware Package Image


This section describes how to upgrade the firmware by integrating the firmware package into the FwUpgrade ISO image file. This method applies to iBMC versions earlier than V242 or iMana. The following uses the MZ512 as an example to describe how to upgrade the firmware using FwUpgrade.


  • Conditions
    • A Huawei V2 or V3 server is available.
    • You have obtained the FwUpgrade image file.
    • An ISO creation tool, such as UltraISO (version is recommended), has been installed on the customer side.
  • Data

    You have obtained the following data:

    • IP address of the iBMC/iMana management network port
    • User name and password for logging in to the iBMC/iMana WebUI


  1. Download the server hard disk, NIC, or RAID controller card firmware package (such as E9000 MZ510&512(Emulex BE3) from the Support or Support-E website, and ensure that the firmware package contains the automatic upgrade script

    • You can download the server hard disk firmware package from the Support or Support-E website.
    • You can download the server NIC or RAID controller card firmware package from the Support or Support-E website.

  2. Place the firmware package in the FwUpgrade ISO file.

    1. Open the FwUpgrade ISO file (for example, by using the UltraISO tool of which the version is recommended), as shown in Figure 2-5.
      Figure 2-5 Opening the FwUpgrade ISO file
      • The firmware package is created by using the UltraISO tool as an example in this topic, which is for reference only. Customers are responsible for obtaining the usage authorization.
      • The screenshots and detailed steps related to ISO file operations in this topic are based on the UltraISO tool. The operations may vary according to ISO file tools.
    2. Go to the Project directory, as shown in Figure 2-6.
      Figure 2-6 Project directory
    3. Copy the firmware package to the Project directory of the ISO file, as shown in Figure 2-7.
      Figure 2-7 Copying files
      • The E9000 MZ510&512(Emulex BE3) firmware package can be used to upgrade the firmware of the MZ510 and MZ512. If the server has the MZ510 and MZ512, the firmware of the MZ510 and MZ512 will be upgraded at the same time.
      • You can directly drag the files to the opened ISO image or copy and then paste the files.
    4. Click in the UltraISO window.

      The modified ISO file is saved.

  3. Perform the firmware upgrade.

    1. Mount the modified FwUpgrade ISO file and restart the server. For details, see Mounting FwUpgrade Using the Remote Virtual Console.

      The server is restarted and the initial screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-8.

      Figure 2-8 Initial screen
    2. Select FusionServer Tools FwUpgrade-Vxxx by using the upward or downward arrow key on the keyboard.

      FwUpgrade is loaded and the firmware is automatically upgraded, as shown in Figure 2-9 and Figure 2-10.

      Figure 2-9 Upgrading the firmware
      Figure 2-10 Upgrading the firmware

      After the firmware upgrade is complete, the server automatically restarts. You can view the firmware version during the restart process.

Updated: 2020-03-25

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