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

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Updated: April 2018

fwupdate Features

fwupdate enables you to update firmware for the following components:

  • System firmware and the Oracle ILOM service processor. System firmware includes BIOS for x86, and OBP, Hypervisor, NYX, POST, etc. for SPARC

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

  • Disk drives (spinning media and flash drives)

  • 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:

  • List firmware information for devices in a server

  • Check that the system's firmware is at the minimum required version for supported features and security

  • Ensure firmware file compatibility

  • Update device firmware using an automated XML metadata file

  • Manually reset updated devices, if required