System firmware consists of two components: a SP component and a host component. The SP firmware component is located on the SP and the host component is located on the motherboard. In order for the system to operate correctly, these two components must be compatible.
When replacing the SP, you must restore the configuration settings maintained in the SP. Before replacing the SP, save the configuration using the Oracle ILOM backup utility. Refer to the Oracle ILOM documentation for instructions on backing up and restoring the Oracle ILOM configuration.
After replacing the SP, the new SP firmware component must be compatible with the existing host firmware component. If the firmware components are incompatible, load new system firmware as described in Install the SP.