Update firmware with a server profile

  • Privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Server administrator.

  • For Gen10 servers, if you choose Firmware and Operating System (OS) Drivers using Smart Update Tools or Firmware only using Smart Update Tools installation method, ensure that the following minimum version of the Integrated Smart Update Tools is installed and configured with the iLO credentials:
    • High security mode: SUT or later.

    • FIPS mode: SUT or later.

    • CNSA mode: SUT or later.

    For additional information on configuring SUT with iLO credentials, see Integrated Smart Update Tools for Windows and Linux User Guide and Smart Update Tools for VMware ESXi User Guide at Smart Update Tools Information Library.
  1. Edit the existing server profile or create and apply a server profile.
    1. Specify the version of the SPP.
    2. Update or enter the Firmware settings.
    3. Optional: Schedule firmware updates from a server profile.
  2. To complete the update, do one of the following:
    1. If this is a new profile, click Create to create the server profile.
    2. If you are editing an existing profile, click OK to update the server profile.
  3. Power on the server to activate the firmware.
    1. From the main menu, select Server Hardware.
    2. Select the server and then select Actions > Power on.
  4. Verify that the new firmware baseline is listed in the details pane on the Server Profiles screen.

    During a firmware update on a server hardware resource, HPE OneView disables certain alerts, if no user action is expected on them. In general, such alerts are automatically cleared during a firmware update. For example, life cycle alerts such as the power transitions, iLO resets, and connectivity status alerts related to server hardware are automatically disabled. Alerts arising due to a firmware update, but do not have an automatic clearing action are displayed in the Activity panel of the Server Hardware screen.