VDS-IS and VQE CDE 280 CIMC Firmware and BIOS Firmware Upgrade
Before You Begin
You must ensure that you have successfully installed Java software version 6.45.
Step 1 Log into the UCS Management controller.
Step 2 Click the Admin tab and choose the Firmware Management to view the existing version of the CIMC Firmware and the BIOS Firmware.
Step 3 Click the Server tab.
To upgrade the firmware and BIOS, perform the following steps:
a. Choose Summary > Launch KVM Console to launch the Console.
b. In the Opening viewer popup window, select the Open with drop-down list, choose Java(TM) Web Start Launcher and click OK.
c. Click Continue in the Warning – Security popup window.
d. From the KVM Console, choose Virtual Media > Activate Virtual Devices.
e. In the Unencrypted Virtual Media Session popup window select the Apply this session radio button.
f. Click Apply.
On successful activation of the virtual device, you can view a check mark before the Activate Virtual Devices.
g. Choose Virtual Media > Map CD/DVD to map the ISO image.
Note You must ensure that you have already downloaded a ISO image before upgrading.
h. In the Virtual Media popup window, click Browse, and select the required ISO image.
i. Click Open.
Note If user upgrade the UCS CIMC and BIOS to 3.0 Version and try for VDSIS ISO to rescue or manufacturing the CDE 280 device which will fail with import/export utility. To avoid this failure, the user needs to run and enable Power Characterization in the UCS.
Figure F-1 Selecting ISO Image
j. Click Map Device.
You can view a check mark before the ISO File Mapped to CD/DVD in the KVM Console.
Figure F-2 Mapping Device
Step 4 Reboot the server:
a. Choose Power > Power Cycle Systems (cold boot) to reboot the server.
b. Click Yes to continue to execute a server control action. Device gets restarted automatically.
c. Press F6 for the Boot Menu Options as shown in Figure F-3.
Boot Menu Options
Figure F-3 Boot Menu Options
You can view the Entering Boot Selection Menu as shown in Figure F-4.
Figure F-4 Entering Boot Selection Menu
Step 5 Choose Cisco vKVM-Mapped vDVD1.22 option from the Please select boot device popup window by navigating using the down arrow key.
Figure F-5 Selecting Boot Device
On successful selection, ISO image will be loaded and the Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility will be loaded after some time as shown in Figure F-6.
Figure F-6 Loading Cisco ISO Image
Note The upgrade may take approximately 10 to 20 minutes.
Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility launches with the latest version.
Figure F-7 Cisco UCS Host Upgrade Utility
Step 6 Click I Agree in the End User License Agreement.
Step 7 Click Update, after you select the required components.
Step 8 Click Update All, if you want to update all the components.
Figure F-8 Updating Components
Step 9 Click Yes in the confirmation popup window, to update firmware on all the components.
Figure F-9 Updating Firmware for the components
Step 10 Click Yes to proceed with the firmware update.
Figure F-10 Updating Firmware
On successful firmware update, the status changes to the following:
- SCHEDULED—Schedules the process for the selected components
- IN PROGRESS —Displays the progress of the scheduled process
- SKIPPED—Skips the process if both the versions are same
- PASS—Process gets passed once the component is successfully updated.
Figure F-11 Scheduled Status for the Selected Components
Figure F-12 Status of the Selected Components
Step 12 Click Exit after all the components are updated.
Click Yes on the confirmation popup window to exit.
Figure F-13 Exit the Firmware Update
Step 13 Choose Virtual Media > ISO file mapped to CD/DVD, to unmap the ISO file mapped to CD/DVD.
Step 14 Click Yes to unmap the drive request.
Figure F-14 Unmap the Drive Request
Step 15 Choose Power > Power Cycle Systems (cold boot) to reboot the server.
Step 16 After Rebooting the server, log into the UCS Management controller.
Click the Admin tab and choose the Firmware Management to view the updated current version of the Cisco IMC Firmware and the BIOS Firmware.
Figure F-15 Upgraded to Latest UCS Firmware and BIOS
VDS-IS and VQE CDE280 CIMC Firmware and BIOS Firmware Downgrade
Step 1 Log into the Cisco UCS Management controller. After you upgrade the CIMC and BIOS Firmware to higher version, the previous version will become the backup version.
Step 2 Choose Admin > Firmware Management > Activate BIOS Firmware.
Note You will receive an error message as displayed in Figure F-16. Click OK.
Figure F-16 Power Off the Server
To Power Off the server, follow the steps:
a. Click the icon to Power Off the Server, and
b. Click Activate BIOS firmware to activate the BIOS Firmware.
Step 3 Select the Firmware version to downgrade and Click Activate Firmware.
Note By default, the backup version of the firmware image remains selected in the popup window.
Figure F-17 Activating BIOS firmware
Step 4 While you perform a refresh, BIOS Firmware status changes to Write Host Flash.
On successful completion of downgrade, the backup version becomes the running version.
Figure F-18 Downgrading BIOS Firmware
Step 5 Click Activate Cisco IMC Firmware to load the Backup CIMC Firmware.
Note By default, the backup version of the CIMC Firmware remains selected in the popup window.
Step 6 Click Activate Firmware.
Figure F-19 Activating Cisco IMC Firmware
Note The Cisco IMC is restarted and is not reachable. You must enter the new URL in the browser location bar if the IP address or the HTTP ports have changed.
On successful completion, the backup versions of CIMC Firmware and BIOS Firmware becomes the running versions.
Figure F-20 Downgraded to previous version of CIMC Firmware