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Firmware and Software Upgrade Process
This chapter describes how to upgrade the firmware and software in preparation for installing a Netra CP2500 board and associated hardware in a Netra CT 410 or Netra CT 810 server.
You can upgrade the firmware and software well in advance of installing the hardware. When upgrading multiple systems, it may be preferable to first upgrade the firmware and software, then perform testing to ensure that the upgrade is successful before upgrading the hardware.
This chapter contains the following topics:
Before upgrading the firmware and software, perform the tasks detailed in this section. The information in this section assumes your starting condition is a Netra CT 410 or Netra CT 810 server with either a Netra CP2140 or CP2160 board.
1. Back up the system configurations (host, satellite, or both) to another system.
2. Obtain the required versions of the firmware and software.
The required versions of the CPU and alarm card firmware are provided in Chapter 1 and might be superseded by versions documented in the Release Notes. Perform the following procedures to upgrade the firmware.
1. To display the OpenBoot PROM version, SMC firmware, PLD, and SMC FPGA information, type at the ok prompt:
2. To determine the current alarm card firmware version on the system, use the version command at the alarm card CLI prompt.
If you do not have the most current versions of the CPU and alarm card firmware, go to the SunSolveSM Web site, http://www.sun.com/sunsolve, and download the most recent versions of the following firmware patches:
Refer to the following documentation:
Refer to the Readme file in the patch for any special installation instructions, and to the Netra CT Server System Administration Guide (819-2743) for instructions on upgrading the firmware on the alarm card.
The following information provides instructions for upgrading to the minimum required software operating system. The software requirements are detailed in Chapter 1.
To determine the release number of Solaris OS, at the machinename prompt type:
The Solaris version displays in the following format: X.X.X or X.X
The Netra CP2500 board requires the Solaris 9 FCS Operating System (Solaris 9 FCS OS) with patches for the Netra CT810 and Netra CT410 servers.
To obtain the Solaris 9 FCS OS, contact either your sales representative or field service technician. This OS version is available only by special order (part number SOLZS-09AC9AYM) through a qualified Sun representative.
Upgrade the OS as follows. For detailed instructions, refer to the Solaris 9 Operating System Collection documentation.
1. Install the software by one of the following methods:
The system boots from the CD and the Solaris OS installation begins. Provide appropriate answers to various prompts that are displayed as the software is installed.
a. At the ok prompt (on the system being built), enter:
The Ethernet address is displayed in the following format: X:X:XX:XX:XX:XX, for example: 8:0:20:7e:f6:dc.
b. Type the Ethernet address obtained in Step a into the install server as a boot client.
Refer to the Solaris software documentation to set up an install server.
c. At the ok prompt on the client (of the system being built), enter:
The system boots from the network and the Solaris software is installed from the network. Various prompts are displayed as the system is installed; answer them as appropriate.
2. After the Solaris OS is installed, at the ok prompt, enter:
The system configures itself after the installation. If the installation is successful, the system boots to a Solaris login prompt.
Download the patches from the SunSolve web sites, then apply them. For the latest listing of patches and detailed instructions for downloading and applying them, refer to the Netra CT Server Release Notes (819-2739).
After installing the firmware, software, and patches, validate that the upgraded versions were installed correctly.
1. To display the OpenBoot PROM version, SMC firmware, PLD, and SMC FPGA information, type the version command at the ok prompt:
2. To display the alarm card firmware version on the system, type the version command at the alarm card CLI prompt.
3. To display the patch versions, enter the following command: