Before You Begin
Identify the version of Oracle ILOM that is currently running on your system. See Determining Current Firmware Versions.
Download the firmware image for your server from the Sun platform product web site. See How to Download Firmware Updates.
Copy the firmware image to a local server using a supported protocol (TFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS).
Obtain an Oracle ILOM user name and password that has Admin (a) role account privileges. You must have Admin (a) privileges to update the firmware on the system.
To verify that you have network connectivity to update the firmware, type -> show /SP/network.
Note - The firmware update process takes about fifteen to twenty minutes to complete, depending on whether it is a 4 or 8 socket system. During this time, do not perform other Oracle ILOM tasks. When the firmware update is complete, the system reboots automatically.
See Connecting to Oracle ILOM in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide for more information.
->load –source supported_protocol://server_ip/path_to_firmware_image/filename.ima
Use TFTP, FTP, HTTP, or HTTPS.
A note about the firmware update process appears, followed by message prompts to load the image. The text of the note depends on your server platform.
The prompt to preserve the configuration appears.
Type y to save your existing Oracle ILOM configuration and to restore that configuration when the update process is completed.
Typing n at this prompt advances you to another platform-specific prompt.
A prompt to postpone the BIOS update appears.
Note - If you answer no (n) to the prompt, the system postpones the BIOS update until the next time the system reboots. If you answer yes (y) to the prompt, the system automatically updates the BIOS, if necessary, when updating the firmware.
The system loads the specified firmware file and then automatically reboots to complete the firmware update.
If you did not preserve the Oracle ILOM configuration before the firmware update, you must perform the initial Oracle ILOM setup procedures to reconnect to Oracle ILOM. See Communicating With Oracle ILOM and the System Console in Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Installation Guide for additional information.