C H A P T E R  5

Updating the ELOM Firmware

This chapter describes how to update the SP using the ELOM web interface.

This chapter contains the following sections:


5.1 Updating BIOS, CPLD and the SP

Use this procedure for updating the ELOM.


procedure icon  To Update BIOS, CPLD and the SP

1. Download the Tools and Driver CD ISO image from http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp.

2. Burn a CD or mount the ISO image and locate the combined firmware image file:

Use firmware/bmc/x6250v*.rom

where * is a variable that identifies the file version number.

3. Save the file to your hard disk.

4. Navigate your browser to:

http://SP-ip-address

5. Log in to the SP web interface:

Login: root

Password: changeme

6. Select Remote Control, then Remote Power Control.

7. Power off the system. Select Power Off, then click the Submit button.

8. Select Maintenance, then click Enter Upgrade Mode.

9. Locate the firmware upgrade file.

a. Click Browse.

A browser-type window opens.

b. Browse for the x6250v*.rom file.

c. Select the file then click Open.

The browser closes.

10. Select Start Upgrade.

The firmware upgrade process updates the BIOS and the SP. After the upgrade is complete, the SP reboots and the web session is restarted.

Proceed to Updating the CPLD


5.2 Updating the CPLD

The following procedure is rarely used, and should not be done unless instructed by Sun Service personnel.

This procedure is used for server modules equipped with ELOM service processors only.


procedure icon  To Update CPLD (Common Programmable Logic Device) on the Motherboard

1. Download the Tools and Driver CD ISO image from http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp.

2. Burn a CD or mount the ISO image and locate the combined firmware image file firmware/bmc/CPLD_V*.jbc.

3. Save the CPLD_V*.jbc file to a location on your hard disk.

4. Ensure that the host operating system is shut down.

5. Login to the ELOM web interface.

6. To power off the system, select Power Off, then click the Submit button.

7. Select Maintenance and click Enter Upgrade Mode.

8. Click Browse and select the CPLD_V*.jbc file.

where * is a variable that identifies the file version number.

9. Select Upgrade to upgrade the CPLD.

10. Wait until the upgrade is finished.

11. Power cycle or reset the server to enable the new CPLD to take effect.


5.3 Updating the REM Firmware

The following procedure describes how update the firmware in the Raid Expansion Module (REM) from a DOS-bootable USB thumb drive.

You can also update the REM firmware using the procedures in the Sun StorageTek RAID Software Manager User’s Guide.


procedure icon  To Update the REM Firmware from a DOS-Bootable USB Thumb Drive

1. Download the Tools and Driver CD ISO image from http://www.sun.com/servers/blades/downloads.jsp.

2. Burn a CD or mount the ISO image and locate the Adaptec firmware file:

firmware/REM

3. Copy all the files there to the DOS-bootable USB thumb drive.

4. Connect a dongle cable, keyboard, monitor, and USB thumb drive to the server module.

5. Boot the USB thumb drive to DOS.

a. Restart the server module.

b. When BIOS is booting press F8.

After some messages, the software prompts you to select a boot device.

c. Select USB boot device, then press Enter.

The server module boots to DOS and displays the DOS prompt.

A:\>

6. Navigate to the directory where you placed the Adaptec files.

7. Enter the command afu.

The Adaptec Flash Utility window appears.

8. Select Update the Flash Image, then press Enter.

The utility displays a message:

Please insert disk lebeled “Sun STK RAID REM Firmware Disk.

9. Press OK to select the file.

The utility displays a similar message for the next file.

10. As the utility loops through the files on the USB thumb drive one-by-one, press OK until all the files are selected.

When all the files are selected, the utility displays a message:

AFU is about to update firmware...

11. Select OK.

The utility asks you to wait, and displays a number of messages. This can take several minutes.

When it is done, the utility displays a message:

Flash image was updated and verified successfully. Press any key to continue.

12. Press any key.

The utility displays a message “Please restart the computer” then offers another list of selections.

13. Select Exit, and confirm by selecting Yes.

The utility exits to DOS.

14. Press Alt-Ctrl-Del to reboot the server module.

The server module reboots.