To update firmware on VMware ESXi systems, the system must be IMM-based. The target system must be reachable on port 5989 through CIM-HTTPS. For updates from an FTP server, the server must be properly configured. Currently only ESXi hypervisor; self-update requires FTP server.
Follow Smart Update Manager Steps and complete the firmware update. Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at: http://www.hpe.com/info/spp/documentation To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server: Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host. Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update.)
· To update drivers, it is advised to use the VMware Update Manager. Firmware are provided by Dell. There are several ways to update them: If the ESXi Server can be powered off, it is advised to use the Dell ISO update. Booting on this file will automatically update all the firmware.
· Place the desired firmware to be updated in the directory, /SPP20xxxxx/hp/swpackages on the USB key. Mount the USB key on a remote server running Windows or Linux; CD /hp/swpackages and ./hpsum; Select the next button; Click Add Single Target; Type the IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated; Enter the ESXi host …
Caution: If you upgrade hosts managed by vCenter Server, you must upgrade vCenter Server before you upgrade the ESXi hosts. If you do not upgrade your environment in the correct order, you can lose data and lose access to servers.
Windows, Linux, and VMware ESXi Part Number: 831983-405 Published: April 2020 Edition: 1 Abstract This document describes how to use Integrated Smart Update Tools to update firmware and operating system drivers on HPE ProLiant servers. This document is intended for individuals who understand the configuration and operations of
deploying drivers and firmware updates to servers running a supported VMware operating system in online-remote mode. HP SUM runs on a supported Linux or Windows system and communicates with the VMware server as a network-based (remote) target. HP SUM on SPP. Sometimes, some firmwares can be updated only offline, so you can boot server using HP SPP and the upgrade will be done …
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