Logical Domains 1.3 Administration Guide

ProcedureUpgrade System Firmware Without an FTP Server

If you do not have access to a local FTP server to upload firmware to the service processor, you can use the sysfwdownload utility, which is provided with your system firmware upgrade package on the SunSolve site:


  1. Run the following commands within the Solaris OS.

    # cd firmware_location
    # sysfwdownload system_firmware_file
  2. Shut down the Solaris OS instance.

    # shutdown -i5 -g0 -y
  3. Power off the system and update the firmware.

    sc> poweroff -fy
    sc> flashupdate -s
  4. Reset the service processor and power on the system.

    sc> resetsc -y
    sc> poweron