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Using This Documentation

Oracle Server CLI Tools Overview

CLI Tools Command Syntax and Conventions

Using the biosconfig Tool

Using the ubiosconfig Tool

Using the fwupdate Tool

fwupdate Overview

fwupdate Command Prerequsite

Downloading Firmware Files

Automatic and Manual Update Modes

Host-to-ILOM Interconnect

fwupdate Command Overview

fwupdate Command-Line Interface

Automatic Mode fwupdate Command-Line Interface

Manual Mode fwupdate Command-Line Interface

list Subcommand

update Subcommand

Automatic Mode update Subcommand

Manual Mode update Subcommand

reset Subcommand

fwupdate Network Based Service Processor Options

How to Use fwupdate to Update an Oracle ILOM Service Processor

Execution Summary

Using the raidconfig Tool

Using the ilomconfig Tool

Using the hwmgmtcli Tool

Using the zoningcli Tool

Using ipmitool for Windows

CLI Tools Error Codes


Automatic Mode update Subcommand

The automatic mode update subcommand updates the specified target device by using the firmware update information contained in the XML metadata file provided in the platform firmware download.

When using an XML metadata file, the update subcommand supports the following targets:

Note ‐ Emulex Fiber Channel cards cannot be updated using fwupdate on a server running Oracle Solaris 11 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.

Options for the update subcommand in automatic mode are listed in the following table.

Short Option
Long Option
Precedes name of the device to update. The name is the mapped name, which you can retrieve by using the fwupdate list command. This option is mandatory for single component mode, but optional when used with an XML file.
Optional. Checks all input, executes an available dry-run check command on the firmware and component, but makes no permanent changes.
If the firmware package contains a metadata XML file, this command provides the path to the filename.
Logs all actions in the specified file.
Starts processing input metadata from an XML file at a given priority level, skipping all lower levels.
Suppresses informational message output and only returns error codes.
–- silent-reboot
Enables a reboot to update the firmware without a prompt. Reboot happens automatically.
Enables no-reboot option without a prompt. User is not prompted, and a reboot will not take place.

Note ‐ The system might need to be rebooted to complete the firmware update.

The following are automatic mode update command examples:

See also: