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eSight V300R010C00 Operation Guide 07

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Server Firmware Upgrade

Server Firmware Upgrade

Viewing the Firmware Version State

This section describes how to view the current version of all firmware on all servers.

Procedure
  1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

  2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Firmware Version State.

  3. In the firmware version state list, view the current version of all firmware on all servers.

    • After uploading the baseline package of the server firmware, you can view its baseline version.

      For details about how to upload the baseline package, see Adding a Firmware Upgrade Package.

    • If the current version of the firmware on the server is inconsistent with the baseline version, the Update button is displayed. You can upgrade the firmware.

      For details about how to upgrade the firmware, see Creating an Upgrade Task.

Configuring Automatic Update

If eSight can access Huawei technical support website for carriers, you can configure automatic update of the firmware upgrade package so that the package can be updated to the specified directory of eSight in real time.

Prerequisites
  • You have obtained an account of Huawei technical support website for carriers.
  • eSight can access Huawei technical support website for carriers (http://support.huawei.com/carrier/).
Procedure
  1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

  2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Automatic Update Setting.

  3. Set automatic update parameters as prompted.

    NOTE:

    The support account indicates your account registered at Huawei's technical support website. You can click Account Test to verify the entered support account. If the account is invalid, contact Huawei technical support engineers.

  4. Click Save to complete the automatic update configuration.

Adding a Firmware Upgrade Package

A firmware baseline package should be associated with a server so that it can be used to upgrade the specified firmware of the server to the target version.

Prerequisites

You have obtained an account of Huawei technical support website.

NOTE:

Huawei technical support website:

Context

You can add a firmware upgrade package in either of the following ways:

  • Online download: If eSight can access Huawei technical support website for carriers, the online download mode is recommended.
    The system automatically checks whether the upgrade package needs to be updated. If yes, the system automatically downloads the firmware upgrade package from Huawei technical support website and automatically upgrades the firmware based on the preset upgrade policy. After the baseline package is associated with a device, the system automatically displays a message asking whether the firmware needs to be upgraded.
    NOTE:

    Rack servers, high-density servers, blade servers, KunLun servers, and switch modules support firmware upgrade.

  • Local upload: Download an upgrade package and digital signature file to a local path and upload them to eSight.
Procedure
  • Online download
    1. Configure automatic update. For details, see Configuring Automatic Update.
    2. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

    3. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > File Management.

    4. Click Online Download.

    5. Configure basic information about the baseline package, and select download conditions and associated devices.

      Set Baseline package type to Auto update.

    6. Click OK.
  • Local upload
    1. Download the server firmware upgrade package and digital signature file from Huawei technical support website.
    2. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

    3. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > File Management.

    4. In the information pane on the right, click Add.

    5. Configure basic information about the baseline package, and select associated devices.
      • In a web browser, open only one page to upload the upgrade package each time to avoid operation failures.
      • A standard firmware upgrade package is a package that is downloaded from the support website and contains a digital signature file.
      • A customized big package is a package that is packed using the Huawei Server Online Software Package Download Tool and contains multiple standard firmware upgrade packages. For details about how to customize a big package, see How Do I Customize a Big Package for Firmware Upgrade.
    6. Click OK.

Creating an Upgrade Task

If the firmware version on the server is inconsistent with the baseline version, you can upgrade the firmware to the baseline version.

Prerequisites
  • To upgrade the operating system or configure the HBA, CNA, and RAID firmware of a server, ensure that the account used to connect the server to eSight has the KVM, SNMP, and Redfish permissions.
  • You have known the physical server where the eSight VM is located. For details, see How Do I Query the Physical Server Where the eSight VM Is Located.
Context
  • You can upgrade the server firmware in either of the following ways:
    • Use Task Management to implement batch upgrade.

      A batch upgrade task can upgrade devices to the same version without associating a baseline package.

    • Use Firmware Version State to implement quick upgrade.

      You can view all firmware versions of a device. During the upgrade, you need to associate the device with a baseline package. The upgrade can be performed only when the baseline package version is different from the firmware version.

      NOTE:

      To view specified firmware and driver versions or upgrade the driver, ensure that the operating system and iBMA have been installed on the device and the iBMC version must be 2.53 or later. For details, see the Supported Server Specifications sheet of the eSight Supported Features.

  • When the daylight saving time starts (that is, 23 hours for that day), if the task of updating the firmware upgrade package should be executed within the hour that disappears, the task will not be executed on that day.
    NOTE:

    The change when the daylight saving time starts is not necessarily 1 hour. The change of 30 minutes is also possible.

  • eSight supports firmware upgrade for different types of servers. The following table lists the supported firmware types and effective modes.
    • Rack servers, blade servers, and high-density servers
      Table 9-21 Driver and iBMA software upgrade

      Device Type

      Upgrade Mode

      Firmware Type

      Effective Mode

      Impact on Services

      Taking Effect After a Delay

      Server

      Out-of-band upgrade

      iBMA

      NOTE:
      • To upgrade the iBMA software, ensure that the iBMC version is 2.57 or later.
      • eSight supports the iBMA software upgrade on V3 and V5 servers when the iBMA version is V1.30 or later.

      For the Windows Server and SUSE Linux operating systems, the upgrade takes effect immediately.

      Services are not affected.

      N/A

      For the VMware operating system, if the upgrade package does not contain the iBMA kernel driver, the upgrade takes effect immediately.

      For the VMware operating system, if the upgrade package contains the iBMA kernel driver, the upgrade takes effect after the operating system automatically restarts.

      Services are interrupted.

      CNA/HBA/NIC/IB driver

      The upgrade takes effect after the operating system automatically restarts.

      Services are interrupted.

      RAID driver

      NOTE:
      • Taking effect after a delay indicates that a component is manually restarted to make the upgrade take effect. After the restart, you need to manually refresh the device to ensure that the firmware version information is updated in a timely manner.
      • During driver upgrade, the iBMC version must be later than or equal to 2.53, and the HMM version must be later than or equal to 6.50.
      Table 9-22 Firmware upgrade

      Device Type

      Upgrade Mode

      Firmware Type

      Effective Mode

      Impact on Services

      Taking Effect After a Delay

      Server

      Fully out-of-band upgrade

      CNA/HBA/NIC/IB

      The upgrade takes effect after the operating system is restarted.

      Services are interrupted.

      Not supported

      RAID

      HDD

      NVDIMM

      SSD

      Out-of-band upgrade

      BIOS

      The upgrade takes effect after the operating system is restarted.

      Services are interrupted.

      Supported

      NOTE:

      The upgrade takes effect when the operating system of the host is reset.

      CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the server is powered off and then powered on.

      Supported

      NOTE:

      The upgrade takes effect after the server is powered off and on.

      iBMC

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      Services are not affected.

      N/A

      HMM

      Out-of-band upgrade

      HMM

      The upgrade takes effect after the HMM is restarted.

      Services are not affected.

      N/A

      CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the HMM is restarted.

      Entire device

      Out-of-band upgrade

      LCD

      The upgrade takes effect immediately.

      Services are not affected.

      N/A

      FAN

      Switch module

      Out-of-band upgrade

      Fabric

      The upgrade takes effect after the switch module plane is restarted.

      • In stacked state, the service interrupted duration depends on the network configuration. In typical networking scenarios, services are interrupted for 1.5 to 3 seconds.
      • In non-stacked state, services are interrupted for 5 to 10 minutes.

      N/A

      Base

      FC

      The upgrade takes effect after the switch module plane is restarted.

      Services are interrupted.

      CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the switch module is automatically reset.

      • In stacked state, the CPLDs are upgraded one by one without affecting services.
      • In non-stacked state, the switch modules are automatically reset after the CPLD upgrade. As a result, services are interrupted for 5 to 10 minutes.

      iBMC

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      Services are not affected.

    • KunLun servers
      Table 9-23 Firmware upgrade

      Firmware Type

      Effective Mode

      Impact on Services

      LCD_APP

      The upgrade takes effect immediately without restart.

      Services are not affected.

      CMC

      The upgrade takes effect after the CMC is restarted.

      CMC_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the CMC is restarted.

      The firmware can be upgraded only after the physical partition of the device is powered off, which will cause service interruption.

      ACM_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the CMC is restarted.

      CPI_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the CMC is restarted.

      CIM_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the CMC is restarted.

      NCM_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      FIO_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      BIO_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      SCM_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      LPM_CPLD

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      BIOS

      The upgrade takes effect after the physical partition is powered on.

      iBMC

      The upgrade takes effect after the iBMC is restarted.

      During the restart, the monitoring and management functions provided by the iBMC are interrupted. Do not perform other operations during this period of time.

      NOTE:

      Before upgrading the KunLun server, set Power Policy to Restore Previous State or Remain Off for the physical partition.

Procedure
  • Use Task Management for upgrade.

    Set the firmware upgrade policy and upgrade the firmware based on the policy.

    1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

    2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Task Management.

    3. Click Create.
    4. Set an upgrade task as prompted.

      Item

      Description

      Basic task information

      Enter the task name and description.

      Device whose firmware is to be upgraded

      Select a device whose firmware is to be upgraded.

      NOTICE:

      Do not select the physical server where the eSight VM is located. If the physical server where the eSight VM is located is upgraded, 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.

      Firmware package for upgrade

      • Use the baseline package associated with the device: If there is an associated baseline package, it can be directly used for upgrade.
      • Select a baseline package from the list: The firmware upgrade package you have added or downloaded online can be used for upgrade.
      NOTE:

      Associating a baseline package is to associate an upgrade package with a device. One device can be associated with only one baseline package.

      Firmware to be upgraded

      Select the type of firmware to be upgraded.

      NOTE:

      When the Fabric and Base planes of the switch modules are stacked, only upgrade the Fabric and Base plane of the active switch module, and the Fabric and Base plane of the standby switch module is automatically upgraded. If the Fabric and Base plane of the standby switch module is directly upgraded, the upgrade will fail. To upgrade the firmware on the Fabric and Base plane of a switch module, perform the following steps to check the stack status:

      1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.
      2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Server Device > Blade Server.
      3. Click the IP address of the server where the switch module to be managed is located.
      4. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Component > Hardware.
      5. In the information pane on the right, expand the Switchboard area.
      6. Check the value of Stack State.

      Firmware matching policy

      If Match Firmware Model is enabled, eSight automatically identifies the firmware model on the device to perform upgrade. If Match Firmware Model is disabled, eSight does not match the firmware model but forcibly performs upgrade using the related upgrade package.

      NOTE:

      If the iBMA software is not installed on a server and the Match Firmware Model function is enabled, the firmware upgrade task will fail to be created.

      Upgrade time window

      • Immediate upgrade: The upgrade is executed immediately.
      • Timing upgrade: The upgrade is executed at a specified time.

      Effective mode

      • Auto restart after upgrade: The server is restarted automatically after the upgrade.
      • Manual restart after upgrade: Only the upgrade procedure is executed. Users need to manually restart the server for the upgrade to take effect.
    5. Click OK.
  • Use Firmware Version State to implement quick upgrade.

    If the firmware is associated with a baseline version, and the current firmware version is different from the baseline version, you can create an upgrade task to perform the upgrade.

    1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

    2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Firmware Version State.

      • The current version indicates the version of the firmware on the current device.
      • The baseline version indicates the version of the firmware in the baseline package associated with the device on eSight.
      • If the current and baseline versions of certain firmware on a device are different, the Update button is displayed.
    3. Click Update in the Operation column of the name of the device to be upgraded.

      To upgrade device firmware versions in batches, select the devices whose firmware versions need to be upgraded and click Update in the upper left area of the function pane.

    4. Configure the firmware upgrade task and click OK.

Checking the Firmware Upgrade Result

After the firmware upgrade task is executed, you can view the progress and result to confirm that the firmware upgrade is successful.

Procedure
  1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

  2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Task Management.

  3. In the information pane on the right, click a firmware upgrade task record to view its progress.

  4. Click the plus sign in front of IP Address of a specified device to check the upgrade results of all firmware types of the device.

  5. Check the firmware upgrade results and rectify the fault if there is any.

    • If Execution Result of the firmware upgrade task is Partially succeeded or Failed, perform the following steps to re-upgrade the firmware that failed to be upgraded:
      1. View the upgrade failure cause.

        View the failure cause in the Details column, as shown in the figure in 4.

      2. Perform the following operations to re-upgrade the firmware that failed to be upgraded:
        1. Add a firmware upgrade package.

          For details, see Adding a Firmware Upgrade Package.

        2. Create an upgrade task.

          For details, see Creating an Upgrade Task.

        3. Check the firmware upgrade result.

          For details, see 1 to 5.

    • If Succeeded is displayed in the Execution Result column, perform the following operations to check whether the firmware is upgraded to the target version:
      1. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Firmware Version State.
      2. In the Firmware Version State list, check whether the firmware version is the target version.
        NOTE:

        After the card firmware version and driver version are upgraded, there is a delay before the firmware version status changes. It is recommended that you refresh the device in the server list 15 minutes later, and then check the card firmware version and driver version. For details about how to refresh servers, see Managing Server Device.

        • If the version is the target one, no further action is required.
        • If the version is not the target one, go to 5.c.
      3. Contact technical support engineers.

Rolling Back the Firmware Upgrade

If the firmware upgrade task is successfully executed, but the firmware services are abnormal, roll back the firmware to the source version.

Prerequisites

You have obtained the source version of the firmware.

Context

Before upgrading the firmware, query the source version. If services are abnormal after the upgrade, roll back the firmware to the source version through the firmware upgrade process.

Procedure
  1. Add a firmware upgrade package.

    For details, see Adding a Firmware Upgrade Package.

  2. Create an upgrade task.

    For details, see Creating an Upgrade Task.

  3. Check the firmware upgrade result.

    For details, see Checking the Firmware Upgrade Result.

Viewing the Firmware Upgrade Statistics Report

You can view firmware upgrade statistics reports and firmware upgrade statistical analysis in real time and export them to an Excel file.

Procedure
  1. Choose Resource > Server from the main menu.

  2. In the navigation tree on the left, choose Firmware Management > Upgrade Statistics Report.

  3. Set parameters and view the firmware upgrade statistics report.
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