Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How to upgrade firmware for HP Proliant Servers

HP has made the process very simple for firmware upgradation for Proliant servers;

just like we do microsoft upgrade for any server we can use HP version control repository that will contact to HP Site &download the firmwares that are available.

Step1: Make one of the server in your enviornment as version control repository manager.

Download the Version control repository manager from the HP site:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/dl_windows.html

After installation of software , you will found the option of repository manager on HP System management Home page



2. Click on it to start the menu for repository manager

Configure repository manager settings & schedule update from HP



After the repository is configured , you can wait & check the logs if all the updates have been downloaded.

Go to the servers for which you want to update HP related software/ firmwares

Step2: Go to HP System management Home page

click version control agent ---> settings--> add the name of the repository manager server & user id & password for admin to connect to that server



step 3: check after some time you will find the softwares & firmwares that needs upgradation(select & install)

Note:- for online flash ROM , do not select its installation with other HP softwares, it has to be done independently.



refrence:- http://www.hp.com/wwsolutions/misc/hpsim-helpfiles/mxhelp/mxportal/en/useTools_vc_installswfw.html

Note:- If Online method is not working for you then use Offline method.

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  5. Hello Vikas,

    Can you please update the Blog how to check Installed Firmware Versions on servers (Windows). Where to compare firmware is the latest one or outdated.
    What a outdated Firmware version have impact on the server. Some time during the Case of BSOD this firmware also comes in play.

    So kindly explain the process to check Firmware via HP SIM and to upgrade any specific Firmware in Production Environment.

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