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eSight V300R009C00 Operation Guide 09

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Firmware Upgrade Management Introduction

Firmware Upgrade Management Introduction

eSight supports automatic upgrades of firmware embedded in Huawei servers.

Definition

eSight supports automatic upgrades of firmware embedded in Huawei servers.

Function

Firmware upgrade management includes baseline management, upgrade task management, and report management.

Baseline Management

The upgrade package baseline management function of eSight enables administrators to customize a baseline package or configure eSight to automatically synchronize the baseline package from the Huawei support website. eSight automatically checks server firmware versions based on the versions defined in baseline packages and reports errors detected. In this way, administrators can obtain the latest updates of Huawei server firmware versions.

Upgrade Task Management

eSight supports task-based automatic firmware upgrade. Administrators can create firmware upgrade tasks as required.

Report Management

eSight allows administrators to view firmware upgrade statistics reports and firmware upgrade statistics summaries.

Application Restrictions

Restrictions When Southbound and Northbound Services Are Isolated

The network for isolating the southbound and northbound services is not applicable to the eSight multi-subnet scenario.

Southbound and northbound service isolation means that the southbound and northbound IP addresses of eSight are isolated. The northbound IP address is used to log in to the eSight UI, and the southbound IP address is used to communicate with servers.

  • Scenario where the southbound and northbound services are not isolated:

    Multiple network adapters on the eSight server can communicate with the servers.

    The in-band, out-of-band, and fully out-of-band networking modes are supported.

  • Scenario where the southbound and northbound services are isolated

    Only one network adapter on the eSight server can communicate with the servers.

    • The management plane IP address and the service plane IP address of the server are on the same plane.

      The in-band, out-of-band, and fully out-of-band networking modes are supported.

    • The management plane IP address and the service plane IP address of the server are on different planes.

      The in-band, out-of-band, and fully out-of-band networking modes are supported.

Application Restrictions on Firmware Upgrade

Table 9-14 lists the application restrictions on firmware upgrade.

Table 9-14 Application restrictions on firmware upgrade

Restriction Type

Description

Server

The firmware upgrade function applies only to rack servers, blade servers, high-density servers, and KunLun servers. For details about the supported server models and versions, see the Supported Server Specifications sheet of the eSight Supported Features.

Server service

  • The physical server where the eSight VM is located cannot be upgraded because the server will restart during the upgrade, interrupting the firmware upgrade task. If you need to upgrade the firmware of the physical server where the eSight VM is located, use the single-node management software.
  • When you upload or download a firmware upgrade package, the capacity of the disk where eSight is installed must be equal to or larger than 40 GB.
  • If the E9000 blade, switch module, or HMM is being upgraded, you cannot create a firmware upgrade task for the E9000 server. Otherwise, the new firmware upgrade task will fail.
  • To upgrade the driver of a server, you must install the operating system and iBMA software on the server.
  • During the upgrade of the entire E9000 chassis, if the Fabric planes or Base planes of the switch modules are stacked and alarm information of the switch modules is not updated in time, update the E9000 server in the blade server list after the upgrade.
  • eSight cannot display and upgrade firmware on extension subracks of KunLun servers.
  • Due to the DST transition, the firmware upgrade duration may be inaccurate. Calculate the upgrade duration based on the DST transition rule of the current year.

Switch modules

  • Switch module firmware upgrade supports the upgrade of firmware on the Fabric, Base, and FC planes.
  • When the Fabric and Base planes of switch modules are stacked, use the fast upgrade mode to reduce the service interruption duration.
  • The Fabric and Base planes of the switch module support patch software upgrade and do not support upgrade of the same version.
  • If the Fabric planes of the switch modules are stacked, you can upgrade the Fabric plane of the active switch module, while that of the standby switch module can be automatically upgraded. You can also upgrade the Fabric planes of the active and standby switch modules together. If only the Fabric plane of the standby switch module is upgraded, the upgrade will fail.
  • The Fabric plane of the switch board CX710 cannot be rolled back from version 6.03 or a later version to a version earlier than 6.03.
  • Raid2308 and Raid3008 do not support version rollback.

Firmware version

  • During simultaneous upgrade of the driver and firmware on the server device, the iBMC and BIOS firmware upgrade files occasionally fail to be uploaded to the server device. You are advised to upgrade the iBMC version to 2.60 or later to reduce the upgrade failure rate.
  • During upgrade of the firmware of a blade server, eSight displays a message indicating that the server device fails to be restarted. However, the server device has been successfully restarted. You are advised to upgrade the iBMC version to 2.90 or later to reduce the upgrade failure rate.
  • If the iBMC version of the XH321 V3 is upgraded to 2.90 or later, the iBMA can be properly displayed.

Restraints on firmware packages

A maximum of 100 firmware upgrade packages with a total size of no more than 5 GB can be downloaded online at a time. The total size of firmware upgrade packages uploaded at a time cannot exceed 5 GB.

Key Parameters

eSight supports a maximum of 10 concurrent firmware upgrade tasks.

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Updated: 2019-05-17

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