About updating firmware for logical interconnects

Firmware activation options allow you to maintain network availability and reduce the probability of outages due to human error. You also have the option of staging the firmware for later activation. You can activate the staged firmware on an individual interconnect or on all interconnects.

You have the following options when updating firmware based on the logical interconnect:

Option

Description

Update firmware (stage + activate)

Stages (uploads) the selected firmware to the secondary flash memory on the interconnect, and then activates the firmware as the baseline. At the end of this operation, all member interconnects are running the same firmware baseline and are compliant with one another.

This option and parallel activation affects the connectivity to and from the servers until the activation is complete, but does update the firmware in the shortest time.

See About activating firmware options for information about parallel activation.

To stage and activate, see Stage and activate firmware for update from logical interconnect.

Stage firmware for later activation

Stages (uploads) the selected firmware to the secondary flash memory on the interconnect, but does not activate the firmware. You can activate the firmware at a later time.

This option allows manual sequencing of the firmware activation and is the preferred approach to minimize service interruption.

To stage and activate later, see Stage firmware for later activation for update from logical interconnect.

Activate firmware

Activates the selected staged firmware.

To activate later, see Activate the firmware for update from logical interconnect.

When updating firmware based on the logical interconnect, if one or more interconnects are already running the targeted firmware version, HPE OneView excludes those interconnects from the firmware update.