The flashupdate command updates both the service processor firmware and the host firmware.
The flash image consists of the following components:
- System controller firmware
- Partition description
Updating the Firmware
To use the features and fixes in subsequent firmware releases, perform this procedure.
To Update the Firmware
1. Make sure that the SC Ethernet management port is configured.
This is required to access the new flash image over the network. See Powering On the System for the First Time.
2. Open a Telnet session and connect to the system controller, as in the following example.
% telnet 129.xxx.xx.xx
Connected to 129.xxx.xx.xx.
Escape character is'^]'.
Use is subject to license terms.
Symptom) Advanced Lights Out Manager 1.0.11 ()
Substitute the IP address of your system controller.
3. Login as admin, using the password you defined during the configuration of the system controller.
Please login: admin
Please Enter password: password
4. Execute flashupdate command.
The flashupdate SC command is used to update the system controller flash image. The flashupdate command requires the following information:
- IP address of a system on the network that can access the flash image
- The full pathname to the flash image that the IP address specified above can access.
- The username and password of an account registered on the system specified by the IP address used above.
The command usage is as follows:
flashupdate [-s IP_address -f pathname] [-v]
- -s IP_address is the IP address of any system on the network that can access the flash image
- -f pathname is the full pathname to the flash image
- -v is the flag to turn on verbose message output
sc> flashupdate -s 129.xxx.xx.xx -f / net/macross.east/export/data5/ontario/debug/golden/latestbuild/ combined-OSP-image-1.0.7
Password: password ............................................................... . Update complete. Reset device to use new image.
5. Reset the system controller.
After the flash has been updated, you must reset the system controller for the new image to take affect. To reset the system controller, issue the resetsc command. When you issue this command, you will be prompted to confirm that you want to reset the system controller. Reply y when prompted.
Note - To bypass the confirmation prompt, you can use the -y flag with the resetsc command. If resetsc is issued from a Telnet session, upon reset the Telnet session will be terminated. The output from the reset will be displayed on the serial console on the system controller.
Are you sure you want to reset the SC [y/n]? y
User Requested SC Shutdown
The system controller resets, runs diagnostics, and returns to the login prompt. The following example is for the serial console.
ALOM POST 1.0
Dual Port Memory Test, PASSED.
TTY External - Internal Loopback Test
TTY External - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.
TTYC - Internal Loopback Test
TTYC - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.
TTYD - Internal Loopback Test
TTYD - Internal Loopback Test, PASSED.
Full VxDiag Tests - PASSED
Status summary - Status = 7FFF
VxDiag - - PASSED
POST - - PASSED
LOOPBACK - - PASSED
I2C - - PASSED
EPROM - - PASSED
FRU PROM - - PASSED
ETHERNET - - PASSED
MAIN CRC - - PASSED
BOOT CRC - - PASSED
TTYD - - PASSED
TTYC - - PASSED
MEMORY - - PASSED
MPC885 - - PASSED
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