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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-07-06T15:36:40Z by srinivasushekharappa
srinivasushekharappa
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Pinned topic Blades firmware update -BCH

‏2014-05-22T05:37:36Z |

Hi,

Is there any way to update all the blades firmware in BCH at a time... Update xpress can be used if OS is installed...

IMM & uEFI can be done with AMM at a time.... How to do all the codes to all the blades in single shot?

 

  • gez
    gez
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    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-05-22T19:33:19Z  

    In the AMM under blade tasks -> firmware update, you can select multiple of the same type of blade.  You can then update the IMM or uefi to all selected blades at once.  NOTE:  blades must be the same machine type

  • srinivasushekharappa
    15 Posts

    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-05-23T15:28:58Z  
    • gez
    • ‏2014-05-22T19:33:19Z

    In the AMM under blade tasks -> firmware update, you can select multiple of the same type of blade.  You can then update the IMM or uefi to all selected blades at once.  NOTE:  blades must be the same machine type

    I agree...but i wanted to do all the firware updates at a shot. Is there any way?

  • gez
    gez
    275 Posts

    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-05-27T12:21:14Z  

    I agree...but i wanted to do all the firware updates at a shot. Is there any way?

    Bootable media creator is your best bet

    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=tool-bomc

  • srinivasushekharappa
    15 Posts

    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-05-28T07:56:33Z  
    • gez
    • ‏2014-05-27T12:21:14Z

    Thankyou Gez

  • ballang
    ballang
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    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-07-02T11:18:28Z  

    Thankyou Gez

    Hi Guys,

    I have the same issue, I have over 2000 blades in over 200 chassis across our estate that periodically require full system firmware updates.  with the BOMC i can hit every update in one go, but it takes 20-30 minutes to run and I can only do one balde at a time through the remote console.  Thats roughly 6 hours to update a full chassis.  Thats crazy!!  I want to be able to select mulitple blades and hit them with a BOMC type update all at the same time much like you can do with the Uefi and IMM updates.

     

    If anyone knows of any method where this is possible please let me know, its possible on HP!  Yet another area where HP Blade is far superior than IBM!

  • srinivasushekharappa
    15 Posts

    Re: Blades firmware update -BCH

    ‏2014-07-06T15:36:40Z  
    • ballang
    • ‏2014-07-02T11:18:28Z

    Hi Guys,

    I have the same issue, I have over 2000 blades in over 200 chassis across our estate that periodically require full system firmware updates.  with the BOMC i can hit every update in one go, but it takes 20-30 minutes to run and I can only do one balde at a time through the remote console.  Thats roughly 6 hours to update a full chassis.  Thats crazy!!  I want to be able to select mulitple blades and hit them with a BOMC type update all at the same time much like you can do with the Uefi and IMM updates.

     

    If anyone knows of any method where this is possible please let me know, its possible on HP!  Yet another area where HP Blade is far superior than IBM!

    Option available on the IBM FastSetup, but not sure whether it is possible for multiple blades. I haven't tried...

    http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=TOOL-FASTSET