The Update Firmware task determines whether an update is available by comparing the firmware versions in the most recent platform software release to the currently installed server system and device firmware. You can preview the changes, compare version numbers, manually select which components to update, or choose to update all firmware components. It is highly recommended that you choose to update all firmware components.
Some firmware components require a server reboot immediately following a firmware update. If required, the server might automatically reboot when the update process finishes.
For updates to Oracle ILOM, the actual time it takes to perform the update depends on the Local Host Interconnect setting in Oracle ILOM. A quicker method using an internal USB Ethernet connection is used by Oracle System Assistant when the Local Host Interconnect setting in Oracle ILOM is configured as host managed (true), which is the default. If the Oracle ILOM Local Host Interconnect setting is not configured as host managed, a slower method is used by Oracle System Assistant for the update.
Note - Before you begin the firmware update, use the Get Updates task to download the most recent platform software release from Oracle.
Follow these steps to update firmware using Oracle System Assistant.
The Update Firmware screen appears.
The system performs the firmware update check and the Firmware Update Check progress box appears.
The Firmware Update Install Changes dialog box appears.
You can also review the Component Type, Device Name, Firmware/BIOS Installed, and Firmware/BIOS Available.
To perform a selective firmware update, select the firmware updates that you want to install, then click the Install Updates button.
Note - Components that are up to date cannot be updated and, therefore, are not selectable.
To install all firmware updates (if you did not click the Preview Changes button), click the Install All Updates button on the Update Firmware screen.
The Oracle ILOM root account.
A user account assigned the Administrator role (which includes the aurco roles).
A user account customized with the aurco roles.
Note - A user account with only the admin (a) role will not provide enough privileges to perform the update from Oracle System Assistant.
Note - If the update process proceeds without prompting you to log in to Oracle ILOM, a different update method is used which can take longer to complete (up to 40 minutes).
The Update Firmware progress bar appears.
If a system reboot is required for the firmware updates to take effect, the system will reboot automatically.