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FusionServer Pro X6000 Server iBMC (V300 to V369) User Guide 09

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Firmware Upgrade

Firmware Upgrade

Function Description

The Firmware Upgrade page allows you to perform the following operations:

  • View firmware version information of the server.
  • Restart the iBMC.
  • Switch between the active and standby iBMC images.
  • Upgrade the server firmware.

The iBMC has two images deployed in active/standby mode. Upgrade the standby image and then the active image. After the standby image is upgraded, the iBMC restarts and automatically switches to the standby image file. If an automatic switchover is not performed, manually switch over services to the standby image.

  • During the upgrade process, do not power off the server or restart the iBMC.

  • After upgrading the iBMC firmware, restart the iBMC for the new version to take effect. However, you do not need to restart the server. Therefore, the services running on the server will not be affected.

  • If the mainboard BIOS and component CPLDs need to be upgraded, upgrade the CPLDs only after the BIOS upgrade takes effect. Otherwise, the BIOS upgrade will fail.
  • You do not need to restart the server after the LCD and PSU firmware is upgraded. However, you need to restart the server for the new versions to take effect after upgrading the following firmware:

    • BIOS firmware
    • Complex programmable logical device (CPLD) firmware of the mainboard
    • CPLD firmware of the hard disk backplane
    • CPLD firmware of the hot-swappable PCIe riser card

    Before upgrading the firmware, stop the services running on the server. This prevents service interruption when the server is restarted.

The iBMC Help describes only how to upgrade firmware on the iBMC WebUI. For details about how to obtain the firmware upgrade packages and reference documents and verify the upgrade, see the upgrade guide delivered with the server you use.

Figure 3-26 shows the firmware upgrade process.

Figure 3-26 Firmware upgrade process
Provides guidance for you to upgrade the iBMC firmware. Provides guidance for you to upgrade other firmware. Provides guidance for you to view firmware versions. Provides guidance for you to view system alarms.

GUI

Choose System from the main menu, and select Firmware Upgrade from the navigation tree.

The Firmware Upgrade page is displayed.

Parameter Description

Table 3-65 Parameters on the Firmware Upgrade page

Parameter

Description

Firmware Version Info

Primary Partition Image Version

Version number of the iBMC firmware in the primary partition.

Backup Partition Image Version

Version number of the iBMC firmware in the backup partition.

BIOS Version

BIOS version number.

CPLD Version

CPLD firmware version.

Image Switchover

Switches between the iBMC images in the primary and backup partitions.

Restart iBMC

Restarts the iBMC for the upgrade to take effect.

Firmware Upgrade

NOTE:
  • During the upgrade of the iBMC firmware of V3 servers, the KVM, screenshot, and video functions are not available.
  • The iBMC will reboot to apply the firmware after upgrading the iBMC or SD card controller.
  • If the BIOS is upgraded without shutting down the OS, the upgrade takes effect after the OS is restarted.
  • Do not power off the server or restart iBMC during the upgrade.
  • V5 servers do not support SD controllers.

Upgrade File

Selects the local directory where the firmware upgrade package is stored. The firmware upgrade package to be uploaded must be an *.hpm file.

Setting method:
  1. Click .

    Select the local directory where the firmware upgrade package is stored. Click Open. The Firmware Upgrade page is displayed.

  2. Click Upgrade. The following information is displayed:
    Are you sure you want to perform this operation?
  3. Click Yes.

    The iBMC starts the upgrade.

Upgrade Progress

Displays the firmware upgrade progress.

Upgrade Status

Displays the firmware upgrade status.

Procedure

Viewing Firmware Versions

  1. On the menu bar, choose System.
  2. In the navigation tree, choose Firmware Upgrade.

    The Firmware Upgrade page is displayed.

  3. View the iBMC, BIOS, and CPLD versions.

Upgrading iBMC firmware.

  1. On Firmware Upgrade, select the upgrade package from Upgrade File based on the methods provided in Table 3-65.
  2. Click Upgrade.

    The following information is displayed:

    Are you sure you want to perform this operation?
  3. Click Yes.

    The iBMC starts the upgrade, and Upgrade Progress displays the upgrade progress.

    After the upgrade is complete, the following information is displayed under Upgrade Status:

    The upgrade is complete.
  4. Repeat 1 to 3 to upgrade the active image of the iBMC.

Upgrading Other Firmware

  1. On Firmware Upgrade, select the upgrade package from Upgrade File based on the methods provided in Table 3-65.
  2. Click Upgrade

    The following information is displayed:

    Are you sure you want to perform this operation?
  3. Click Yes.

    The iBMC starts the upgrade, and Upgrade Progress displays the upgrade progress.

    After the upgrade is complete, the following information is displayed under Upgrade Status:

    The upgrade is complete.

    After the BIOS firmware is upgraded, the following information is displayed in Upgrade Status:

    File upload successfully. The upgrade takes effect automatically after the next power-off or restart

Performing an Image Switchover for the iBMC Firmware

Perform an image switchover for the iBMC firmware only when necessary. The image switchover is optional during the upgrade.

  1. On the Firmware Upgrade page, click Image Switchover.

    The following information is displayed:

    iBMC will restart after the switchover is complete. Continue?
  2. Click Yes.

    The originally backup partition image file of the iBMC firmware is in use.

    The login page is displayed, and the following information is displayed:

    iBMC is restarting. Please wait a few minutes.

    After the iBMC is restarted, the login page is displayed.

Restart iBMC

Restart the iBMC as required. This operation is not mandatory during the upgrade.

  1. On Firmware Upgrade, click Restart iBMC.

    The following information is displayed:

    Are you sure you want to perform this operation?
  2. Click Yes. The iBMC restarts.

    The login page is displayed, and the following information is displayed:

    iBMC is restarting. Please wait a few minutes.

    After the iBMC is restarted, the login page is displayed.

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Updated: 2019-08-01

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