||Download the HUU ISO file:
- Navigate to the following URL:
- In the middle column, click
Servers – Unified Computing.
- In the right-hand column, click
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Standalone Server
- Choose the name of your model of server in the right column.
Unified Computing System (UCS) Server
- Choose the release number.
Download Now to download the
- Verify the information on the next page, and click
Proceed With Download.
- Continue through the subsequent screens to accept the license
agreement and browse to a location where you want to save the file.
||If you want to prepare the ISO for a local upgrade, complete this
step; Otherwise, go to Step
- Burn the ISO image onto a writable disk (CD).
- Connect a VGA monitor and USB keyboard to the Cisco C-Series
- Insert the disk into the USB DVD drive of the Cisco C-Series
- Go to Step
||Prepare the ISO for a remote upgrade using the
- Use a browser to connect to the
software on the server that you are upgrading.
- in the address field of the browser, enter the
IP address for that server, and then enter your username and password.
Launch KVM Console on the toolbar to
- In the
Add Image and click the
- In the
Client View area, in the
Mapped column, check the check box for the
ISO file that you added and then wait for mapping to complete.
- After the ISO file appears as a mapped remote device, go to
||Boot the server and press
F6 when prompted to open the
Boot Menu screen.
Boot Menu screen, choose the prepared ISO:
- For a local
upgrade, choose the physical or externally connected CD/DVD device and then
- For a remote
Cisco vKVM-Mapped vDVD1.22, and press
The server boots from the selected device.
||After the HUU boots, Cisco End User License Agreement (EULA)
appears, read the EULA and click:
Agree to agree with the license agreement and proceed with the
Disagree to cancel.
After you accept the EULA, when the
Cisco Host Upgrade Utility window appears with
a list of all the components that are available for update.
||If you want to update all the listed components, click
If you are updating to 2.0 (x) from versions 1.5(1l) and
before, or from version 1.5.3 both the active and the backup versions of Cisco
IMC will be updated to 2.0(x).
During update the KVM connection will be lost, you have to
reconnect to view the progress of the updates.
||If you want update specific components from the list, choose the
components that you want to update.
We recommend you update the firmware on all components using
Update all option, unless you want to
specifically update the firmware of a component.
When you update the firmware of one of the following three
or CMC, we recommend that you also update the firmware of the other two
If you update the
Exit and then
Ok to activate the
If you choose to update
and any other component with it and if you have not chosen BIOS, then on exit,
you will be prompted to update the
Chassis Firmware, click
Yes in the confirmation box to update the chassis
This initiates the update and the status of the update is
displayed in the
Update Status column. You can also view a
more detailed log of a series of activities and statuses that are involved
while updating the firmware in the
Execution Logs section.
||If you want to update the firmware of the hard disk of a server,
Update HDD Firmware. A window displays a list
of hard disk drives on the server that support new firmware. Hard disk drives
that do not support firmware upgrades are not listed.
Updating the firmware of the hard disk drive could result in
data loss. Cisco recommends that you take a complete system backup prior to
updating the firmware.
- To update the firmware of all the hard disks, click
With this option, HDDs with the latest firmware installed are
- To update a specific HDD, choose the HDD and click
||Reboot the server.
||Reboot the server, and click
Last Update Verify
to verify if the update was successfully completed.
This action compares the previously updated firmware version for
each component that was updated using the HUU with the current version of the
firmware on the components and provides the status of the update.
||If you want to save the log files of the update status for later
Log files that contain a detailed status of the update are saved
to an external USB device that is connected to the server physically or through
the KVM vMedia.
If an error occurs while updating the firmware, you are prompted
to save the error log. Click
Save Logs to save the log to an externally
connected USB. This log can be used for identifying the cause of the error and
Exit to exit from the HUU.
- If you have updated
and not the BIOS, when you click
gets activated and you lose connectivity to the
- If you have selected
LOM for update and you are on shared LOM mode, when you click
Exit, you lose connectivity to the