The following procedure describes how to upgrade the BMC firmware:
Login to the BMC using the following credentials:
On the BMC main screen, select the Remote Control tab. The Remote Control screen displays.
Click Power Control (or select Server Power Control option from the navigation pane). The Power Control and Status screen displays.
- Select Power Off Server - Orderly Shutdown option and click Perform Action.
NoteThis action will only power off the host side of the SBC; the BMC is still up.
Select the Maintenance tab in the BMC GUI to enter the Maintenance screen.
If the power was not shutdown successfully as described in step 4, you will see the following pop-up message appears. Complete the step 4 before proceeding.
Click Enter Update Mode. The Update Mode confirmation dialog displays.
Click OK. The Firmware Upload screen displays.
- Click Browse, and from the Open dialog, browse to and select
bmc5x00_<release>.romfirmware image where
<release>is the latest BMC firmware version. To determine the exact version, see the applicable release notes at SBC Release Information.
- Click Open. The chosen file displays next to the Browse button.
Click Upload Firmware to upload the selected BMC image file.
An image verification dialog appears. Click OK to continue.
Verify that the Existing Version and New Version fields in Firmware Verification section are different. If the versions are different, continue to the next step to start the upgrade. Otherwise, click Cancel to exit out of the upgrade.Note: The above figure only displays the firmware version up to two decimal places. To determine the exact version, see the applicable release notes at SBC Release Information.
Click Start Upgrade. When the warning dialog displays, click OK to continue.
WarningOnce the upgrade process starts, do not close the screen.
The firmware upgrade process takes a few minutes to complete. The upgrade progress displays in the Flash Status screen.
Once the firmware upgrade completes, a confirmation screen appears.
NoteOnce the upgrade completes, BMC and host reboots automatically. Verify that the SBC starts and sync with its peer server before proceeding further.
- To verify the BMC version, see Checking the Existing Software Version.
For HA configuration, see Upgrade Flows for guidance.