[ PCA ] PCA 2.3.1 Upgrade: How to update the ILOM firmware on PCA nodes. (Doc ID 2282101.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X3-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Private Cloud Appliance X6-2 Server Upgrade - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

PCA release 2.3.1 has a minimum firmware level update for certain generations of server hardware.

From the Release Notes for Release 2.3.1:

There are multiple versions available of the service processor that provides the servers' ILOM functionality.
For full compliance, Oracle specifies new minimum firmware levels for these generations of server hardware:

   Oracle Server X5-2: software 1.8.0, ILOM firmware 3.2.8.24, BIOS 30.10.04.00
   Oracle Server X6-2: software 1.3.0, ILOM firmware 3.2.8.24, BIOS 38.07.00.00

All the relevant files are included in the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Release 2.3.1 ISO file

This document shows one possible CLI method to update the firmware.

Note:
If you need to upgrade the ILOM firmware on an x5-2 node, you need to check and do this process first:
PCA 2.3.1 Upgrade: How to check the Oracle System Assistant (OSA) BIOS status on PCA nodes. (Doc ID 2281943.1)

Solution

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