Updating the system firmware by using the BMC

Learn how to update the system firmware by using the baseboard management controller (BMC).

The system firmware is a combination of the BMC firmware and the PNOR firmware. To update the system firmware, update both the BMC firmware and the PNOR firmware by using the BMC.
Note: System firmware update is supported only on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
To update the BMC firmware, complete the following steps:
  1. Log in to the BMC by entering the user name and password. Then, press Enter.
  2. From the Maintenance list on the BMC dashboard, select Firmware Update.
  3. In the Firmware Update window, select Enter Update Mode. Click OK.
  4. In the Firmware Upload window, choose the .bin file from the folder on your system and click Upload Firmware. Wait for the file to be uploaded. Then, click OK.
  5. The existing and new versions of the BMC firmware are displayed. Ensure that the Preserve Configuration check box is selected. Ensure that the Preserve SDR check box is not selected. Click Start Upgrade.
    Note: You cannot perform other activities by using the BMC interface until the firmware update is complete.
  6. The upgrade progress of the firmware update is displayed. After the firmware update is complete, restart the system.
  7. After the restart of the system is complete, verify the firmware revision level in the System menu of the BMC dashboard.
To update the PNOR firmware, complete the following steps:
  1. Log in to the BMC by entering the user name and password. Then, press Enter.
  2. From the Maintenance list on the dashboard, select PNOR Update.
  3. In the PNOR Upload window, choose the .pnor file from the folder on your system and click Upload PNOR. Wait for the file to be uploaded. Then, click OK.
  4. The existing and new dates of the PNOR firmware are displayed. Click Start Upgrade.
    Note: You cannot perform other activities by using the BMC interface until the PNOR update is complete.
  5. The progress of the PNOR update is displayed. After the PNOR update is completed, restart the system.



Last updated: Wed, September 13, 2017