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Oracle® Server CLI Tools for Oracle Solaris 11.3 User's Guide

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Updated: April 2018

fwupdate and Service Processor Access

When updating system firmware including the service processor (SP), fwupdate can be used over a local Host-to-ILOM interconnect or a remote Ethernet network connection. When using local update, fwupdate uses the fastest local interface available. If a Host-to-ILOM connection is available this fast connection is used, otherwise the slower KCS interface is used.

When issuing a fwupdate command that accesses the service processor, login credentials are not required when using the local Host-to-ILOM interconnect, but they are required for a remote Ethernet network connection.

Note -  For systems with an Oracle ILOM version earlier than 3.2.4, to use a LAN interface (either the Host-to-ILOM interconnect or Ethernet network connection) you must manually include credentials using the -H and -U options for commands that access a service processor. If credentials are not provided the commands will default to the slower local KCS interface to access the local service processor.

The credential options listed in the following table are supported for fwupdate when accessing a service processor over a network connection.

Short Option
Long Options
This option is followed by the host name or IP address of the remote service processor.
This option is followed by the user name with root access used to log in to the remote service processor.

When using these options to access an SP connection, you must use both options together.

Note -  The password required by the network connection can be piped in on stdin for scripting use.