HP has made the process very simple for firmware upgradation for Proliant servers;
just like we do microsoft upgrade for any server we can use HP version control repository that will contact to HP Site &download the firmwares that are available.
Step1: Make one of the server in your enviornment as version control repository manager.
Download the Version control repository manager from the HP site:
After installation of software , you will found the option of repository manager on HP System management Home page
2. Click on it to start the menu for repository manager
Configure repository manager settings & schedule update from HP
After the repository is configured , you can wait & check the logs if all the updates have been downloaded.
Go to the servers for which you want to update HP related software/ firmwares
Step2: Go to HP System management Home page
click version control agent —> settings–> add the name of the repository manager server & user id & password for admin to connect to that server
step 3: check after some time you will find the softwares & firmwares that needs upgradation(select & install)
Note:- for online flash ROM , do not select its installation with other HP softwares, it has to be done independently.
Note:- If Online method is not working for you then use Offline method.