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HP CD-ROM Server - Upgrading the Firmware

Introduction
The firmware stored in Flash memory on the server can easily be updated over the network. All firmware updates supporting CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are free of charge.
  note:
The program (firmware) that runs your server is stored in Flash memory. This is a memory chip that, like ordinary RAM memory, keeps its contents even when the power is turned off. However, you can erase its contents and write new data to it. When firmware updates with new features are available for your server, you can download them to the flash memory without having to replace any parts.
Checking if an update is available
Contact your HP-authorized dealer for the most recent releases of firmware. Your existing firmware version is identified on the Administration Web page for this Server, when the server is highlighted (and in the config.ini file in the ServerProperties folder in the System folder).
You can also use the HP Web site or contact your nearest HP Customer Care Center.
Updating the server’s Flash memory
You can implement an update to your Flash memory over the network using FTP on a TCP/IP network. To upgrade over the network you need the following:
  • The file with the new server firmware. The file name is hpcd_ <version> (for example, hpcd_411.bin for the firmware release 4.11). Obtain the updated file from the HP Web site or your HP-authorized dealer.
  • A computer on the network with TCP/IP and FTP. On Windows NT computers, you can issue the ftp command at the DOS prompt.
  • The server must also be installed on the network with TCP/IP configuration.
Follow the steps below to install new server firmware:
  1. Obtain a copy of the firmware update file from your HP-authorized dealer or from HP’s Electronic Support services.
  2. Login to the server using the command: ftp <IP-address/host-name> where <IP-address/host-name> is either the IP address or the host name assigned to the server.
  3. You will be prompted for user ID and password. Use the user ID root, which has the default password pass. (root is the user ID with the highest priority.)
  4. Issue the command bin to change to binary transfer mode.
  5. Issue the command: put <filename> flash where <filename> is the name of the new server firmware (for example, hpcd_411.bin).
      caution:
    Be careful not to interrupt the file transfer. If the transfer is interrupted, the server may become inoperative and must be returned to HP.
  6. Wait for the transfer to complete. This normally takes 1 to 4 minutes. The server will then automatically restart with the new server firmware.
  7. Log out using the command quit, bye, or exit, depending on your FTP version.
  8. Cycle power to the server. With the new firmware operating, your password for root reverts to the original setting pass.
Instructions on how to install your server firmware are also supplied with the firmware update.

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