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How to Upgrade System Firmware on Sun/Oracle X86 Systems (Doc ID 1968158.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2019

Applies to:

Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Server X7-2 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Server X4-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
x86
x86_64

Goal

This document will guide you on how to locate and install Firmware upgrades on Sun/Oracle X86 systems.

Note that some of the information contained herein may apply to other Sun/Oracle systems (Such as ILOM based SPARC systems, and certain Sun/Oracle Storage products), but is written explicitly to apply to X86 systems Only.

If you require assistance with upgrading firmware on other Sun/Oracle devices and systems, please open a support SR for the appropriate Support Group and they will be happy to assist you further.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING ORACLE ENGINEERED SYSTEMS:-
Firmware for Oracle Engineered Systems (Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, Supercluster, Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (OVCA), Big Data Appliance(BDA) ) is controlled and tested by Product Development. Provided firmware versions are specific to any given image version. Never attempt to update firmware manually on Oracle Engineered Systems except under the direction of an Oracle Technical Services Engineer (TSE).

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 General Steps
 I. Determine if you need to upgrade firmware
 II. Locate and Download the latest update for your system
 Upgrading Firmware
 Using the ELOM/ILOM WebGUI/WebBUI (Browser Graphical Interface)
 Using the ILOM CLI (Command Line Interface)
 COMMON STEPS AFTER UPGRADE IS COMPLETE (Optional, but recommended)
 RECOVERING FROM A FAILED FIRMWARE FLASH
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