Upgrade HPE iLO from Linux Command Line

Gini Gangadharan

Gineesh Madapparambath | Backpacker, Foodie, Techie |
techbeatly.com | rovervibes.com
1. Download HPE iLO firmware files from HPE portal.

Make sure you download the required version from here

2. Confirm downloaded packages are full by comparing sha256sum result
[[email protected] ~]# sha256sum /tmp/CP027911.scexe
dc77e7233b3ecde405ed43a404ca81e2900083448ebf19e7612cccba57f00ddf /tmp/CP027911.scexe
[[email protected] ~]# sha256sum /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
9867452e6e1bcbf9ed4f9bc4e7c48d552d7e77348ae026712685c2ef58f76555 /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
3. Install hponcfg (if not available)
[[email protected] ~]# rpm -ivh /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
warning: /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID b1275ea3: NOKEY
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
 1:hponcfg ########################################### [100%]
4. Check current Firmware version
[[email protected] ~]# hponcfg | grep Firmware
Firmware Revision = 2.40 Device type = iLO 4 Driver name = hpilo
5. Update firmware file permission and run it
[[email protected] ~]# chmod u+x /tmp/CP027911.scexe
[[email protected] ~]# /tmp/CP027911.scexe

FLASH_iLO4 v1.18 for Linux (Mar 31 2016)
(C) Copyright 2002, 2016 Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Development Company, L.P.
Firmware image: ilo4_250.bin
Current iLO 4 firmware version 2.40; Serial number ILO2M270802JM

Component XML file: CP027911.xml
CP027911.xml reports firmware version 2.50
This operation will update the firmware on the
iLO 4 in this server with version 2.50.
Continue (y/N)?y
Current firmware is 2.40 (Dec 02 2015 00:00:00)
Firmware image is 0x1001b1c(16784156) bytes
Committing to flash part...
******** DO NOT INTERRUPT! ********
Flashing is underway... 100 percent programmed. -
Succeeded.
***** iLO 4 reboot in progress (may take more than 60 seconds.)
***** Please ignore console messages, if any.
iLO 4 reboot completed.
6. Verify updated Firmware
[[email protected] ~]# hponcfg | grep Firmware
Firmware Revision = 2.50 Device type = iLO 4 Driver name = hpilo

 


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Gini Gangadharan

Gineesh Madapparambath | Backpacker, Foodie, Techie | techbeatly.com | rovervibes.com

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