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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


fwupdate Overview

fwupdate enables you to work with firmware files for the following targets:

You can use fwupdate to do the following:

fwupdate Command Prerequsite

Before using the fwupdate command to update device firmware, you must quiesce the device.


Caution  ‐  System hang or data loss. Before updating device firmware, make sure that the device is quiesced.

For example, when updating the firmware on a hard drive:

Downloading Firmware Files

Download firmware files from

Search for the product that you want to update and download the latest firmware package available for that product.

Automatic and Manual Update Modes

With Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.1 and later, the fwupdate tool supports automatic mode and manual mode.

Host-to-ILOM Interconnect

With Oracle Hardware Management Pack 2.2 and later, fwupdate supports the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect, which can significantly speed up the firmware update process. For more information, refer to:Enabling the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect in Oracle Hardware Management Pack Installation Guide .