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Mahen1205
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Registered: ‎02-21-2014
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Need advice on steps to upgrade Blade c7000 server

Hi All,

 

I have a Blade c7000 enclosure consisting of 6 servers which I have listed below. would like to know the best way to upgrade all of their firmware.

 

Bay 1 – Proliant BL460c G1

Bay 2 – Proliant BL460c G1

Bay 5 – Proliant BL460c G1

Bay 6 – Proliant BL460c G1

Bay 7 – Proliant BL680c G5

Bay 8 – Proliant BL680c G5

 

Thank you.

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Vijayasarathy
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
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Re: Need advice on steps to upgrade Blade c7000 server

 

The Service Pack for ProLiant (HP SPP) is way to upgrade the firmware components of the Blade server and the c-Class enclosure and all interconnects. The following links provides the download page :

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?spf_p.tpst=swdMain&s...

 

You  may refer to the quick start guide for a detailed user guide for SPP:

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.BINARYPORTLET/public/kb/docDisplay/resource.proc...

 

A list of supported server is found in the following link:

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/doc/p1822529277/v85395/SPP2013.02.0-ServerSupportGuide.pdf

 

The release notes provide more information about SPP

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/doc/p1822529277/v88816/SPP2013.02.0rev4ReleaseNotes.pdf

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

I am an HP employee.


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marcelkoedijk
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Registered: ‎05-29-2007
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Re: Need advice on steps to upgrade Blade c7000 server

Use the lasted Service Pack for Proliant  feb2o14

Important is the following order:

 

1. Update all servers first via the SPP

2. Update Onboard Administrator

3. Update Virtual Connect

 

Windows servers, use the spp iso online. run fron windows hpsum. this way the firmware, driver and agents are installed at once.

 

ESX Servers, use de SPP iso offline, boot from it. it only installed firmware

for recommendations of vmware see  http://vibsdepot.hp.com/

 

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Vijayasarathy
Posts: 270
Registered: ‎01-10-2012
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Re: Need advice on steps to upgrade Blade c7000 server

 

You may refer to the following for a detailed list of update order:

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/kb/docDisplay/?spf_p.tpst=kbDocDispl...

 

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

I am an HP employee.


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