IPMI Firmware Update¶
The process for updating firmware on the IBM Power9 Server (Boston) is documented below.
Collect the required files¶
Collect the following files and put them into a directory on the Management Node.
- pUpdate utility
- .pnor for host
- .bin for bmc
rflash in Hierarchy, the firmware files/directory must be accessible on the Service Nodes.
rflash command, specify the directory containing the files with the
rflash <noderange> -d /path-to-directory/
pUpdate utility is leveraged in doing the firmware update against the target node and will do the following:
- power off the host
- flash bmc and reboot
- flash host
- power on the host
Monitor the progress for the nodes by looking at the files under
rinv command to validate firmware level:
rinv <noderange> firm | xcoll