Upgrade iLO firmware from Linux shell

You can upgrade the iLO firmware from the Linux shell itself.
1. Download the right firmware version from HP site and upload it to the server which you want to upgrade.

2. Now login to the server and simply run the file which you downloaded from hp site.

mytestsrv1:/var/tmp # ./CP014890.scexe
FLASH_iLO2 v1.12 for Linux (Aug 31 2009)
Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Firmware image: ilo2_206.bin
Current iLO 2 firmware version  2.01; Serial number ILOXXXXXXX
Component XML file: CP014890.xml
CP014890.xml reports firmware version 2.06
This operation will update the firmware on the
iLO 2 in this server with version 2.06.
Continue (y/N)?y
Current firmware is 2.01 (Aug 04 2010 11:16:29)
Firmware image is 0x300000 bytes
Committing to flash part...
******** DO NOT INTERRUPT! ********
Flashing completed!
Attempting to reset device.
Waiting for iLO 2 to reboot...
iLO 2 reboot completed. 

That's all. you are done. iLO firmware has been upgraded to newer version.

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January 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM delete

I believe this is BIOS firmware upgradation.

January 15, 2021 at 11:20 PM delete

iLO5 should be platform independent... but in case you have linux
1. download new iLO5 firmware version for Linux platform from HPE website
2a extract bin file ... unzip ilo5_xxx.fwpkg
2b extract bin file ... sh xxx.scexe --unpack=DIRECTORY
3. upload bin file via iLO5 webGUI to repository
4. install new firmware version via iLO5 webGUI
good luck


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