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Updating the Firmware

The flashupdate command updates both the service processor firmware and the host firmware.

The flash image consists of the following components:

Updating the Firmware

To use the features and fixes in subsequent firmware releases, perform this procedure.

procedure icon  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
Trying 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 ()
Please login:

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:

The command usage is as follows:

flashupdate [-s IP_address -f pathname] [-v]

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.

sc> resetsc
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.

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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