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M8-8 / M7-8 / M7-16 - How to update System firmware (Doc ID 1987771.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2020

Applies to:

SPARC M7-8 - Version All Versions and later
SPARC M7-16 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
SPARC M8-8 - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


CAP PROBLEM OVERVIEW: How to update System firmware

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Notes :

  • The System Firmware procedure is the same for M8-8, M7-8, and M7-16 servers,
  • all the SPs and SPPs are updated at the same time from the Active SP, no specific user interaction is required to update the Standby SP and SPPs,
  • the image for M8-8, M7-8, and M7-16 is named Sun_System_Firmware-x_x_x_x-SPARC_M7-Systems.pkg or Sun_System_Firmware-x_x_x_x-SPARC_M7+M8-Systems.pkg
    where x_x_x_x is the SysFW version
  • although upgrading System Firmware from CLI is the prefered method, it's possible to upgrade from the BUI : SP / ILOM Administration / Maintenance / Firmware Update.

Before starting the firmware update procedure, obtain the latest SysFW image by downloading the appropriate patch to a location that is network-connected with the Active SP unit.  See Doc ID 1967048.1


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