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Out of Band ILOM Update on Exadata (Doc ID 3003265.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 23.1.0.0.0 to N/A
x86 64 bit

Symptoms

Message on console output:
[ 456.292045] rc-oracle-exadata-zero[167702]: [ERROR] ILOM IP is unreachable. Skipping ILOM firmware update.

Message in CheckHWnFWProfile output:
# /opt/oracle.cellos/CheckHWnFWProfile -action check -component ILOM
[WARNING] The hardware and firmware does not match with the profile. See details below

[WARNING] ILOM firmware upgrade was attempted before and failed because its IP was unreachable. <<< The new message

<Check_Result Server_Model="ORACLE_SERVER_X8-2L_EXTREME_FLASH">
<Check_Result_for_ILOM>
<ILOM SIGNATURE="X8-2L">
<ILOMVersion SUSPEND_UPDATE="No" COMPARE_TYPE="ILOM_VERSION_COMPARE">
<Required VALUE="5.1.3.20 r153596"/>
<Found VALUE="5.1.0.23 r146986"/>
</ILOMVersion>
</ILOM>
</Check_Result_for_ILOM>
</Check_Result>

[WARNING] The hardware and firmware does not match with the profile. See details above

 

Changes

 Starting in Exadata SW 23.1.0.0.0, CheckHWnFWProfile no longer falls back to flashing ILOM via the KCS interface.  This is because KCS method is very slow and does not work reliably.

Cause

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