Upgrade HPE iLO from Linux Command Line

1. Download HPE iLO firmware files from HPE portal.

 (Make sure you download the required version from here)



 

2. Confirm downloaded packages are full by comparing sha256sum result

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# sha256sum /tmp/CP027911.scexe
dc77e7233b3ecde405ed43a404ca81e2900083448ebf19e7612cccba57f00ddf  /tmp/CP027911.scexe
[root@ams-server-101 ~]# sha256sum /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
9867452e6e1bcbf9ed4f9bc4e7c48d552d7e77348ae026712685c2ef58f76555  /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm


3. Install hponcfg (if not available)

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# rpm -ivh /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm
warning: /tmp/hponcfg-4.6.0-0.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID b1275ea3: NOKEY
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:hponcfg                ########################################### [100%]


4. Check current Firmware version

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# hponcfg | grep Firmware
Firmware Revision = 2.40 Device type = iLO 4 Driver name = hpilo


5. Update firmware file permission and run it  

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# chmod u+x /tmp/CP027911.scexe

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# /tmp/CP027911.scexe

FLASH_iLO4 v1.18 for Linux (Mar 31 2016)
(C) Copyright 2002, 2016 Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Development Company, L.P.
Firmware image: ilo4_250.bin
Current iLO 4 firmware version  2.40; Serial number ILO2M270802JM

Component XML file: CP027911.xml
CP027911.xml reports firmware version 2.50
This operation will update the firmware on the
iLO 4 in this server with version 2.50.
Continue (y/N)?y
Current firmware is  2.40 (Dec 02 2015 00:00:00)
Firmware image is 0x1001b1c(16784156) bytes
Committing to flash part...
******** DO NOT INTERRUPT! ********
Flashing is underway... 100 percent programmed. -
Succeeded.
***** iLO 4 reboot in progress (may take more than 60 seconds.)
***** Please ignore console messages, if any.
iLO 4 reboot completed.


6. Verify updated Firmware

[root@ams-server-101 ~]# hponcfg | grep Firmware
Firmware Revision = 2.50 Device type = iLO 4 Driver name = hpilo
 
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