HP Virtual Connect Firmware upgrade

HP has released the new firmware for the HP Virtual connect devices, on June 2013 they released the firmware version 4.01 this was a major release with lot of improvements and fixes.

 

You can download the firmware version 4.01 for windows (if you are doing the upgrade from a windows OS)

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=4144085&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4064

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084&prodNameId=4144085&swEnvOID=4064&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-3e137331d4634d7eb0c3acd6d8

Release notes :- http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c03801912/c03801912.pdf 

Documentation :- http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual&lang=en&cc=us&docIndexId=64180&taskId=135&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084

STEP-1

You need to install the latest “HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility “ in a windows OS where you perform the upgrade. You can download this from below link

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4144084&prodNameId=4144085&swEnvOID=4064&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-24f4181668464f12938d00cdbf

Once installed, just run the utility and you can see the below.

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STEP-2

Run the HP firmware exe, it will extract to a binary file (*.bin)

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STEP-3

Open the “Virtual Connect Support Utility” then give the command “update” then give the OA IP address, user name and password. Then accept the default values

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It will ask for the Virtual connect user name and password and give those;

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Once you gave the Virtual connect credentials, and type “YES” then it will start the upgrade process and you can see the percentage of the progress.

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Once completed you will get the below, the interesting part is we don’t need to reboot the VC manually it will do automatically.

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About GK_RAJ

An enthusiastic IT person, with an intense passion towards Datacenter technologies. I am a VMware vExpert Title holder and working as a Technical Consultant, in Qatar. I am exposed to VMware vSphere, Storage, Bladecenters, Datacenter operations, Symantec Backup, Deduplication technologies and carry rich and diversified experience in these domains. I specialize in Designing & Consulting on VMware VSphere, the integration of Storage and Network Stacks to VSphere. With my experience, I help Organizations/Enterprises to achieve their CAPEX & OPEX savings, develop DR and BCP strategies, Consolidation services with Virtualization using VSphere, and prepare them to move to Cloud. In the meantime, I would like to share my knowledge and do a good contribution to the community. I am an Indian citizen, and have a Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. I have certified in VCAP5-DCD, VCP-Cloud, VCP 4 & 5, MCITP, MCSE.

Posted on September 12, 2013, in HP Bladecenter, HP Virtual Connect. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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