How to upgrade Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch firmware
(Doc ID 2394706.1)
Last updated on MAY 17, 2021
Applies to:Private Cloud Appliance X5-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.0.1 and later
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X4-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance X3-2 Hardware - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The PCA internal NM2-36P Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch may require minimum firmware to support newer sub-component hardware (power supply) on the switch.
This document describes one method to upgrade the firmware from version 2.1.x to version 2.2.9-3.
This document can also be used as guidelines for general patching and/or maintenance upgrading from 2.1.8 -> 2.2.7 -> 2.2.13.
Recent InfiniBand switches use a power supply that requires a newer firmware version. Because some firmware versions may cause the ILOM shell to hang, Oracle PCA requires that you install firmware version 2.2.9-3.
Oracle PCA racks shipped prior to Release 2.3.3 all contain InfiniBand switches with firmware version 2.1.8-1 or older. Because the firmware has changed from unsigned to signed packages, there is no direct upgrade path to version 2.2.9-3. Therefore, an intermediate upgrade to unsigned version 2.2.7-2 is required.
Newer shipping PCA 2.3.3 racks may already have the 2.2.9-3 firmware already installed on the switches. In 2.3.4, the PCA ISO will include 2.2.9-3, as well.
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