Automatic command-line mode uses an XML metadata file that is included in the platform firmware downloads.
The following restrictions apply when using the fwupdate command:
You must be in root permission level to run fwupdate commands on Unix-based platforms, or administrator permission level for Windows platforms.
An XML metadata file containing information on platform firmware must be available. Check your firmware release notes for information on availability of the metadata file.
For Solaris systems, after hot-plugging any device, run the devfsadm -C command to reenumerate all of the system device nodes before running the fwupdate command.
When a command fails, it returns one of several failure codes listed in fwupdate Error Codes.
Note - Default (noarg) behavior of the tool lists the help options. Incomplete command-line arguments result in an error, and context-sensitive help is displayed.
Automatic fwupdate mode uses the following syntax:
fwupdate subcommand target —x filename .xml options
where target is the type of device that is being listed or updated, filename is the .xml file that contains the firmware update metadata, and subcommand is one of the options shown in the following table.