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HP Virtual Connect Firmware Upgrade Steps and ProceduresTechnical white paperTable of contentsAbout this document.....................................................................................................................2Firmware and Software Updates....................................................................................................2Baseline Firmware Release Set contents.......................................................................................2Onboard Administrator..............................................................................................................3Virtual Connect.........................................................................................................................3Virtual Connect Support Utility....................................................................................................3BladeSystem Firmware Installation Order.........................................................................................5Firmware Update Requirements......................................................................................................5General Requirements...............................................................................................................5Pre-installation Instructions..........................................................................................................6Firmware Update Instructions.......................................................................................................10Installation Notes....................................................................................................................10Installation Process..................................................................................................................10Firmware Update Process.........................................................................................................10Firmware Update Considerations..............................................................................................12Installation Options.................................................................................................................13Firmware Downgrade Considerations...........................................................................................17Firmware Downgrade Process..................................................................................................17Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager..............................................................................................18HP Smart Update Manager..........................................................................................................18Appendix A: Resetting VC Manager.............................................................................................19For more information...................................................................................................................21
2About this documentThis document specifies the versions of firmware and software as well as recommended steps for updates to VirtualConnect (VC) version 3.18 or later from previous versions in HP BladeSystem single and multi-enclosure VC Domainenvironments. The firmware and software versions listed in this document have been tested as a solution set and arefully supported by HP.It is recommended that users read this entire document before attempting firmware update to the Virtual Connectenvironment and clearly understand all of the steps and procedures outlined in this document.This document was last updated 6/17/2011CAUTION:The specific firmware and software versions listed in this document provide support for HPVirtual Connect environment and must be used together to ensure complete solution componentcompatibility and full functionality, since these have been tested as a set. Using other version levelsmight result in operational issues.Firmware and Software UpdatesSetup of your HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosure with HP Virtual Connect modules and supported adapters (integratedand mezzanine cards) will require use of the latest HP BladeSystem Firmware Release Set 2011.05 with updates forspecific components of the solution.For best results, follow the pre-deployment planning steps in the HP VirtualConnect for c-Class BladeSystem Setup and Installation Guideand the HP BladeSystem ProLiant FirmwareManagement Best Practices Implementer Guide (See Additional Resources sections for download sites) to deploy thebaseline set with component updates.Always install the firmware recommended for this release for the following items:HP BladeSystem Onboard AdministratorHP Virtual ConnectServer blade system ROMsEthernet mezzaninesFibre Channel mezzaninesiLOFor a complete list of recommended firmware and software versions for HP BladeSystem environments with VCmodules and supported adapters, see the HP BladeSystem Firmware Maintenance website(). Click theCompatibility & Downloadstab and navigate to theAdditional Informationsection to download the recommended HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric Solution RecipeWhite Paper.

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