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Installing Software and Firmware

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»About the Version Control Agent
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Installing Software and Firmware
»Initial ProLiant Support Pack Install
»Database Tables
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To update managed servers with the most current software, HP Systems Insight Manager provides software update capabilities that use the Version Control Agent and Version Control Repository Manager.

Automated software updates through HP Systems Insight Manager have the following restrictions:

  • Updates can be performed only on ProLiant servers that have the Version Control Agent installed and trust the HP Systems Insight Manager server. The Install Software and Firmware feature cannot be used with third-party systems.

    Note: For more information regarding trust relationships, refer to Administering the Software - Trusted Certificates. Once the trust relationship is established, you must click Last Update in order to update the status to trusted.

  • Updates require ProLiant Support Pack or components, version 5.3 or later. The Install Software and Firmware feature does not support third-party software.

    An exception to these restrictions is that Blade Infrastructure Firmware (switch) can be installed to switches even though they are not running the HP Version Control Agent.

  • Updates are supported on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

To install software and firmware:

  1. Select DeployDeploy Drivers, Firmware and AgentsInstall Software and Firmware.

  2. Select target systems. Refer to Using Tasks - Creating a Task for more information.

  3. Click [Next].

  4. Under Select a Version Control Repository, select the repository to retrieve the catalog from.

    Note: This section only displays systems that are authorized by the current user name. If the current user is not authorized to view the systems, a message displays, indicating that the user does not have authorization rights on the system.

  5. Under Contents of selected version control repository, click the expand tree icon icon to drill down and view the contents of the Version Control Repository that you selected.

    Note: To expand the tree to display all contents, click expand menu icon located in the upper right corner of the Contents of selected Version Control Repository section. Click collapse menu icon to collapse the listings.

    Select the components you want to install.

  6. Click [Next].

    The Select Install Options section is displayed.

  7. The items are installed in the order in which they are listed. To reorder the items:

    1. Select the item to reorder, and click [Move Up] to advance the item up.


    2. Click [Move Down] to move the item down.

  8. Select Force downgrade if necessary if you are installing software that is older than the version currently installed. This option is disabled by default.

  9. Select Bring systems to full power before install if you want to bring systems to full power before the installation. If this option is not selected, the installation is attempted and might fail because the system was not running at full power.

    Note: The targeted system must support Magic Pocket technology to be brought to full power.

    If selected, the target systems are brought to full power before the install is selected.

  10. By default, Reboot systems if necessary after successful install is selected. You can deselect this option if you do not want to reboot after the installation. However, the successful task status indicates that a reboot is required to complete the update.

  11. Click [Schedule] to configure a time for the update to occur. Refer to Using Tasks - Scheduling a Task. Click [Prev] to return to the previous screen, or click [Run Now] to immediately install the software.

    If you click [Schedule], the Schedule Task section is displayed.

Firmware Deployment to Switches

Check the following when deploying firmware to switches:

  • When updated HP switch firmware, select only switch devices, and only a single switch firmware component.

  • Make sure that the switch firmware image version always matches the switch firmware boot image.

  • Some of the older switch components do not generate a log file. The switch update status can be found by running the ProLiant Interconnect Switch Upgrade tool. This tool is installed automatically as part of an Install Software/Firmware Task to a switch device.

Related Procedures

» Using Tasks - Scheduling a Task
» Using Tasks - Task Results List

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» Using Default Tools - Version Control