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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Installing Firmware

Updated firmware can be installed using one of the following:

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center – Ops Center Enterprise Controller can automatically download the latest firmware from Oracle, or firmware can be loaded manually into the Enterprise Controller. In either case, Ops Center can install the firmware onto one or more servers, blades, or blade chassis.

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  • Oracle System Assistant – Oracle System Assistant can download and install the latest firmware from Oracle. The server must be booted to Oracle System Assistant. The GUI displays a list of installed firmware and available updates, and then lets you choose what updates to install.

    For more information, refer to your server's administration guide.

  • Oracle Hardware Management Pack – The Oracle Hardware Management Pack fwupdate CLI tool allows you to update system firmware without shutting down the OS. It runs from the OS command line, and provides command options to reset individual devices as required.

    For more information, go to: http://www.oracle.com/goto/OHMP/docs.

  • Oracle ILOM – The Oracle ILOM web interface or CLI can be used to update the Oracle ILOM and BIOS firmware bundle. An option allows you to leave the OS running and postpone the BIOS update until the next server reset. Otherwise Oracle ILOM shuts down the OS and resets the server.

    For more information, go to: http://www.oracle.com/goto/ILOM/docs.