Update firmware from a logical enclosure

You can update logical interconnects, unmanaged interconnects (if any), and the servers with server profiles to set the firmware to a specified baseline.

You can update firmware from a logical enclosure for shared infrastructure, shared infrastructure and profiles, and OA (Onboard Administrators) only, if any.

NOTE:

When a logical enclosure firmware update is in progress, do not initiate a firmware update from a logical interconnect that is part of that logical enclosure.

If the selected firmware bundle is in warning state, you cannot update firmware from logical enclosure. The warning state is due to the missing components which are required to complete the logical enclosure firmware update.

Prerequisites
  • Privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Server administrator

  • One or more SPPs are added to the appliance firmware repository. For more information about using firmware repositories, see About firmware repositories.

  • Power off any servers that lack server profiles or that have been set to either offline mode or managed manually in the server profile.

  • Applicable only for a single frame setup with Image Streamer: To update Frame Link Modules, power off the servers booted from Image Streamer and also the Image Streamer appliance. Single frame Image Streamer appliance is not set up for high availability of boot volumes.

  • Add or import ESXi clusters before performing a cluster aware firmware update.

Procedure
  1. From the main menu, select Logical Enclosures.
  2. In the master pane, select the enclosure on which you want to update a firmware file.
  3. Select Actions > Update firmware.
  4. Enter the data requested on the screen.
    A warning message displays if the logical enclosure consists of one or more hypervisor profiles when the Shared infrastructure and profiles option is selected along with the orchestrated activation option.
    NOTE:

    Create or import VMware ESXi clusters in HPE OneView to perform rolling updates of hypervisor clusters. For more information about orchestrated hypervisor cluster updates, see About orchestrated and parallel activation.

  5. Click OK.

    As the update progresses, if any one component of the update fails, the logical enclosure update will fail. An alert is displayed. Follow the resolution instructions proposed in the alert to resolve the issue.

  6. Verify that the new firmware baseline is listed in the details pane of the Logical Enclosures screen.