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jstuer
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Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

I have downloaded the .scexe file but do not know how to extract the .bin file I need to update the iLO. I copied it down to the ESXi server and ran sh ./CP015685.scexe.  I get an error - Make sure these programs are on the path: tar gzip tail sleep rm ln mkdir mktemp


I also tried this command sh CP015685.scexe --unpack=/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ilo  I get the error that sh can not open CP015685.scexe


Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Download the windows version, extract it on any windows pc and you get the *.bin file. Then use the ilo web interface and update.

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Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

I have the file but how do you extract it? 

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It is a .exe file, use a windows system and double click the file, you would get two options extract and install, click on extract and to a folder, you would find a .bin file, login to ILO and go to admininstration and browse to choose the .bin file

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It is not an .exe file rather a .scexe file.  Windows does not have the software to open it.

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scexe is the linux hell archieve. get the windows file!

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Sorry, I kept clicking of the first link with out reading the whole description.  I got the windows file and extracted the .bin.  It took the file, but the log said firmware update via webpage failed.

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you may want to try it again , if not successful, do it through the fw dvd
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&swLang=8&mode...
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Did you use IE9 to upgrade the iLO2 firmware? I cannot use IE9 to upgrade my iLO2. It always fails.

 

I have been debugging this issue and it seems there is a bug with the Content-Length in IE9.  It is telling iLO2 a wrong lenght value when uploading the bin file and iLO2 ends up declaring the image as invalid.

 

Edit: Ok, I found the root cause of why IE9 fails to flash iLO2 firmware.  I'm getting it fixed in the next iLO2 firmware release. 

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I tried again with IE 8 this time and it still failed. 

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Strange, what about offline ? Was the offline ILO firmware succesful ?

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Your .bin file could be corrupted or incomplete.  The binary for all the iLO2 versions 2.0x are 3072K bytes long.

 

Please try downloading the iLO2 v2.07 Windows Online component again, execute it and then select "extract" to a folder.

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Get this file and extract it:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/sc-windows-fw-ilo/p1443420321/v71020/cp015686.exe

 

you will get this file

 

17.08.2011  10:38         3.145.728                   ilo2_207.bin

 

 

Now connect to the ILO web page and use this file for update.

 

 

Have a look into the README.TXT file too.


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I got the iLO firmware updated using the USB key.    Thanks everyone! 

 

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Benco
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It is definitely a browser issue.  Faced the same problem, found this thread when searching for a fix, and tried it on an XP machine running IE 8 and it flashed no problem on both servers.  On IE9 both failed at the very last step.

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It was a bug in the iLO2 webserver code that somehow surfaced few months ago after IE9 got some updates. It is related to the content length value that IE9 gives iLO2 when uploading the firmware image. But, not everybody running IE9 sees this issue. Also, I know by fact that if you use a proxy, you're likely not going to see this issue. 

 

Anyway, the bug is fixed in iLO2 version 2.09

 

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Same bug in 209... Upgrade with IE9 fails, but with firefox everything is OK

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Are you already running 2.09 and upgrading to what?

 

By the way, I was told today that IE8 is exhibiting the same issue now. 

Apparently, MS recently patched IE8 and it is now behaving the same way as IE9.  The workaround is to upgrade iLO2 firmware to 2.09 using Firefox.  Once 2.09 is up and running, next time you need to upgrade iLO2 firmware, you can use IE8 or IE9.

 

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Pwheeler
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Message 19 of 25 (19,076 Views)

Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

Just ran into this issue myself - both on IE7 and IE8.

 

Firefox workaround allowed me to upgrade allowed me to get from 1.78 to 2.09.

 

 

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Please try upgrading from 2.09 to 2.12 using IE8 or IE9. It should work fine now.

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ITRC-remote-lights-out-mgmt-iLO/iLO2-v2-12-released-to-the-FTP/td-p/573...

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Message 21 of 25 (18,880 Views)

Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

I used IE9 in compatibility mode.

 

I first encoutered problems using IE9 and uploading the bin file.

But after switching the ILO website to compatibility mode in IE 9 the firm update worked fine!


 


 

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Specforghost
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Message 22 of 25 (16,606 Views)

Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

Suprisingly my fix was as follows:

 

I installed using FireFox instead of IE

 

If you are on a DoD Network you'll need the add-on DoD Configuration 1.3.6

 

Server: HP Proliant G5

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Message 23 of 25 (16,256 Views)

Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

Is this the latest update for the iLO firmware?  I can't get a definitive answer.  And my problem is, I need the firmware for servers that are on a development network and it has no internet connectivity.  So, basically, I need to be able to download the full thing in one sweep.

 

Any ideas?

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Oscar A. Perez
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We just released 2.15 to the FTP this morning. But, it is not going to hit the HP.com website until later next month.

 

Online ROM Flash Component for Windows 64-bit
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/sc-windows-fw-ilo/p2023401934/v82929

 

Online ROM Flash Component for Windows 32-bit
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/sc-windows-fw-ilo/p1443420321/v82928

 

Online ROM Flash Component for Linux
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/sc-linux-fw-ilo/p1285463034/v82920

 

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BOYAN BIANDOV
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Message 25 of 25 (2,422 Views)

Re: Upgrade iLO2 firmware on a DL380 G6 running ESXi 4.1

scexe files contain a hidden --unpack flag that will unpack the contents to the directory of your choosing.

For example:

# ./SOMEFILE.scexe --unpack=/tmp/test/
SOMEFILE.xml
SOMEFILE-PayLoad-version.version.version-1.zip
something.txt
installer
readme.txt
reference.xml

 

 

This is how you do it, upload your file to any Linux box and then:

 

ilo4_200.png

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