Use this procedure to update server firmware using Oracle System Assistant.
The Update Firmware task allows you to update system firmware (BIOS and Oracle ILOM SP) and hardware device firmware in the system to the latest versions. It allows you to preview the changes, compare version numbers, manually select the components to update, or choose to update all firmware components.
For the best result, update all firmware components to the latest versions.
The time it takes to perform an Oracle ILOM/SP update depends on the Local Host Interconnect setting in Oracle ILOM.
If the Local Host Interconnect setting in Oracle ILOM is configured as host managed (true), it uses the internal Host-to-ILOM interconnect. This is the default, and it is the fastest.
If the Local Host Interconnect setting in Oracle ILOM is configured as host managed (false), it takes longer.
Before You Begin
Prepare Oracle System Assistant for updates. For details, see Preparing Oracle System Assistant for Updates.
Use Oracle System Assistant to get the update package. For details, see Update Oracle System Assistant and the Firmware Files on the Oracle System Assistant USB Drive (Oracle System Assistant Release 1.1).
See Accessing Oracle System Assistant for details.
The Update Firmware screen appears.
The Firmware Update Check progress box appears as the task polls the components and performs the firmware update check.
The Firmware Update Install Changes dialog box appears.
You can also review the Component Name, Device Name, Firmware/BIOS Installed, and Firmware/BIOS Available.
The update firmware progress bar appears.
The system might reboot several times. If it has more updates to install, it reboots back to Oracle System Assistant and continues with the firmware update.
If the firmware update includes updating Oracle ILOM, the Oracle ILOM Remote Console session might get disconnected and you might have to restart it.
Oracle System Assistant displays a completion message when the updates are all installed.
Caution - Data corruption and loss of functionality. Do not interrupt the firmware update process. The server might reboot automatically several times. Do not interrupt it until you are certain that it is done.