Oracle System Assistant enables you to update the system firmware to the latest versions. You can preview the changes, compare version numbers, manually select the components to update, or choose to update all firmware components.
For best results, update all firmware components to the latest versions.
The time required to perform an update on the service processor firmware depends on whether the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect is enabled. If the interconnect is enabled, the update is completed more quickly. For more information about the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect, see Oracle ILOM Management Connection Options.
Before you begin, perform the procedures in Preparing Oracle System Assistant for Updates.
For instructions, see Accessing and Using Oracle System Assistant.
The Firmware Update Check progress bar appears. Once Oracle System Assistant has finished checking for updates, the Install All Updates and View Details buttons appear.
The Firmware Update Install Changes dialog box appears.
During the update process, the server might reboot several times. After each reboot, the server will automatically launch Oracle System Assistant and continue the update process.
If the firmware update includes updates to Oracle ILOM, remote console sessions will be disconnected during the update process.
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.