Updating the Server Firmware

To update the server firmware, use the information in this topic.

The Firmware Update option displays and allows you to update the system, adapter and power supply firmware levels.

The current status and versions of firmware for the BMC, UEFI, LXPM, LXPM drivers, and adapters are displayed, including the BMC primary and backup versions. There are four categories for the firmware status:
Attention: Installing the wrong firmware update might cause the server to malfunction. Before you install a firmware or device-driver update, read any readme and change history files that are provided with the downloaded update. These files contain important information about the update and the procedure for installing the update, including any special procedure for updating from an early firmware or device-driver version to the latest version. As the web browser may contain XCC cache data, it is recommended to reload the web page after the XCC firmware has been upgraded.

To update the server firmware, complete the following steps:

  1. Click Update Firmware. The Update Server Firmware window opens.
  2. Click Browse to select the firmware update file that you want to use.
  3. Navigate to the file you want to select and click Open. You are returned to the Update Server Firmware window with the selected file displayed.
  4. Click Next > to begin the upload and verify process on the selected file. A progress meter will be displayed as the file is being uploaded and verified. You can view this status window to verify that the file you selected to update is the correct file. The status window will have information regarding the type of firmware file that is to be updated such as BMC, UEFI, or LXPM. After the firmware file is uploaded and verified successfully, click Next to select the device you want to update.
  5. Click Update to begin the firmware update. A progress meter shows the progress of the update. When the firmware update is completed successfully, click Finish. If the update requires the XClarity Controller to be restarted in order to take effect, a warning message will be displayed. For details on how to restart the XClarity Controller, see Power actions.