Oracle® Server CLI Tools for Oracle Solaris 11.2 User's Guide

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Updated: November 2015

fwupdate Features

fwupdate enables you to update firmware for the following components:

  • Disk drives (spinning media and flash drives)

  • Oracle ILOM service processor and BIOS

  • HBA and embedded storage controllers, SAS1, SAS2 and SAS3

  • LSI SAS expander devices, SAS1, SAS2 and SAS3

  • Emulex and QLogic Fiber Channel controllers

    Note -  Updating Emulex and QLogic Fiber Channel controller firmware using fwupdate requires the Emulex and QLogic vendor tools. If these packages are not already installed, install them as described in the Oracle Hardware Management Pack for Oracle Solaris Installation Guide.
  • Mellanox InfiniBand controllers

  • Intel LOM (LAN on Motherboard)

  • Intel Network Interface Cards (NICs)

You can use fwupdate to do the following:

  • Examine firmware information for devices in a server

  • Check firmware file compatibility

  • Update device firmware using an automated XML metadata file