Update the appliance

Image files for appliance updates are available from http://www.hpe.com/info/hpeoneview/updates.

The amount of time required for the download depends on the content delivered in the image file and the speed of your network connection.

For a standalone appliance, if the update is successful, the appliance restarts. After restarting, the appliance returns to the Settings screen. The new appliance version is displayed in the Appliance panel. If the installation fails, the appliance reverts back to its previous state, then restarts.

NOTE:

Browser considerations

  • If you want to upload an image file larger than 4 GB through the UI, you must use a Firefox or Chrome browser. The file size limitations of Internet Explorer prevent large data transfers.

  • If you do not have access to a Firefox or Chrome browser, or if you prefer to perform the file upload from a command line, you can use the documented REST calls to upload the file from a Windows or Linux command line. After uploading the image file using REST calls, you can then use any supported browser to install the update from the UI.

The restart does not disrupt the operation of the systems under management, but it does close the management console.

For more information, see About appliance updates.

Prerequisites
  • Minimum required privileges: Infrastructure administrator

  • Before you start the appliance update, ensure that no other users are logged in to the appliance and that no one logs in during the update.

  • Create and download a backup file before updating the appliance.
  • Upgrade all iPDU power delivery devices managed by HPE OneView to a minimum firmware version of 2.0.22.12. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends upgrading to the latest available firmware version.

  • Create a VM snapshot of your system before you install an update file.

Procedure
  1. From the main menu, select Settings and do one of the following:
    1. Click Update appliance in the Appliance panel.
    2. Click Appliance on the Settings screen, and then select Actions > Update appliance.
  2. Access the appliance website. In the Update Appliance screen, click Get latest updates.
  3. Locate any update images for the appliance. An update image is a large, encrypted file; the file name has the .bin extension.
  4. Read the HPE OneView Release Notes for the update to determine disk space requirements and the time required for the update. There can be additional requirements, for example, to ensure that the HPE OneView release version is appropriate.
  5. Read the Release Notes for the update to determine disk space requirements and the time required for the update. There can be additional requirements, for example, to ensure that the HPE OneView release version is appropriate.
  6. Download the image file to your local computer.
  7. To upload the image file from your local computer to the appliance, do one of the following:
    1. Drag the image file from a folder on your local computer and drop it in the box on the Update Appliance screen.
      NOTE:

      Some versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer do not support this method.

    2. Click Browse, browse to the image file, and select it.

      The appliance validates the image file after you upload it.

      If the image file is invalid or if there is insufficient disk space, the appliance deletes the image file and displays the errors.

  8. Upload the image file to the appliance. You can install it immediately or at a later time.
    • To upload the image file and install it immediately, choose Select an update image and click Upload and install.

    • To upload the image file now but install at a later time, choose Select an update image and click Update only.

    • To install an uploaded image file:

        1. Choose Update from uploaded image and verify that it is the correct image file. Otherwise, browse to select it.

        2. Click End User License Agreement and Written Offer.

          Review the terms and accept them.

        3. Click Update.

  9. View the status and progress of the update with the progress bar.
  10. After the appliance resumes activity, view its associated messages by accessing the Activity screen, locating the Update appliance task, and clicking it.

    The appliance is restarted during the update. The services are brought up after the restart. For a high availability clustered appliance, the updates occur in sequence, first to the active appliance and then to the standby appliance.

  11. Verify the operation by examining the Firmware version and date in the Appliance panel screen details.

If the update is successful, the appliance restarts. After restarting, the appliance returns to the login screen. Log in to the appliance. The new appliance version is displayed in the Settings screen.

If the installation fails, the appliance reverts back to its previous state, then restarts.