Update firmware

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Description

Update action

Specifies the firmware action for the logical interconnect. See About firmware associated with a logical interconnect for more information.

Firmware baseline

Specifies the firmware version set as the baseline for the logical interconnect.

Force installation

Requires (forces) firmware update on every member interconnect regardless of its current installed version.

To install an older firmware version than the version contained in the SPP, you must select the Force installation option to downgrade the firmware. You might want to install older firmware if the newer firmware is known to cause a problem in your environment.

CAUTION:

Forcing a firmware downgrade might leave a server unstable.

Ethernet activation

Specifies the firmware activation option for any Ethernet interconnects. See the About activating firmware options for more information.

Default value:

Odd/even

Activate firmware for

When activating firmware, specify which modules are to be activated. All interconnects are selected by default.

Delay
The amount of time, specified in minutes between 0–60, to wait between activating or rebooting VC Ethernet, FlexFabric, or VC-FC interconnect modules. Activation delay applies only to odd/even and serial activations and is optional. HPE recommends a minimum of 5 minutes.
IMPORTANT:

Setting the delay to a high value between activations results in long wait times in serial activation mode. For example, setting the delay to 60 minutes between activations will take one hour for each interconnect in the logical interconnect.

Default value:

5

Fibre Channel activation

Specifies the firmware activation option for any Fibre Channel interconnects. See the About activating firmware options for more information.

Default value:

Serial