TITLE: HP Integrity rx2800 i2 Rack-optimized/Data Center Servers (AH395A) Firmware Bundle – for Linux based HP Smart Update Manager

HP Integrity rx2800 i2 Servers Bundle
Bundle Version : 26.06

System Firmware Version : 01.20
FGPA Firmware Version : 02.00
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.40.43
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 02.09

HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM)
HPSUM Version : 4.9.5

This bundle contains the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM) Linux x86 application, the firmware for HP Integrity rx2800 server i2 Rack-optimized/Data Center Servers (AH395A) only (System firmware (SFW), FPGA firmware, iLO-3 MP firmware & Power Monitor firmware.) This bundle can be used to update the firmware using the HPSUM application from a Linux x86 system.

Note: Any updates to the information below will be available on the release notes for HP Integrity rx2800 i2 Servers Bundle for HP Smart Update Manager running on Linux, available on www.hp.com

For more information on HPSUM, review the HP Smart Update Manager User Guide which is available on hp.com at:

More information about firmware update methods can be obtained from the following document.


HP recommends systems used in Mission Critical environments update to this revision of firmware during the next system maintenance period in order to improve system reliability.

 [X] Critical (see important notes below for usage restriction)
     [  ]  Panic,  [  ]  Hang,  [  ]  Abort,   [  ]  Corruption,  [  ]  Memory Leak,
     [X]  Other: Risk to mission critical environments Security
     [  ]  Hardware Enablement,  [X] Software Enablement
 [  ]  Recommended
 [  ]  Optional
     [  ] Hardware Enablement,  [  ]  Software Enablement, [  ]  non-critical
 [  ] Initial Customer Release

HP Integrity rx2800 i2 Servers Bundle
Bundle Version : 21.07

System Firmware Version : 01.09
FGPA Firmware Version : 01.14
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.30.30
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 02.09

HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM)
HPSUM Version : 3.7.1

HP Integrity rx2800 i2 Server

HP-UX 11i v3 OE Update Release for March 2010 (and later OE Releases)
Microsoft Windows server 2008 R2
OpenVMS 8.4

NOTE: HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM) for Linux is supported on following Linux Operating System flavors:

International English



The following issues have now been resolved:



Please review all instructions and the "Hewlett-Packard Support Tool License Terms" or your Hewlett-Packard support terms and conditions for precautions, scope of license, restrictions, and limitation of liability and warranties, before installing this package. It is important that you read and understand these instructions completely before you begin. This can determine your success in completing the firmware update.

A. Extracting and Running HPSUM

  1. Download the binary rx2800i2_fw_bndl_lin.tar.gz in a new folder on your Linux system.
  2. Extract the bundle by using the below command:
  3. The above step will extract the contents of the bundle in the new folder where the rx2800i2_fw_bndl_lin.tar.gz file is located. HPSUM and firmware components must reside in the same folder.
  4. Execute hpsum, located in the extracted folder, by logging as super user or in root privilege.Executing hpsum will bring up a graphical user interface of the HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM). HPSUM provides an easy-to-use graphical interface that enables you to deploy and maintain firmware components.
NOTE: HPSUM 4.9.5 requires a workaround to run in Japanese. Please see ‘Workaround for running HPSUM 4.9.5 in Japanese’ instructions below.

NOTE: HPSUM also provides a Command Line Interface (CLI) that allows user to perform scripted installations in silent mode. For more information please refer to the HPSUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.

B. Installing the Firmware Components using HPSUM - Graphical User Mode

  1. Once started, a page displays with HPSUM introduction content on it. The introduction describes HPSUM, its usage, enhancements (if any), and EVA bundle information.
  2. Choose - Define Repositories that you want to be considered for updating
    1. The Source Selections screen allows you to choose directories where smart components are located. The directory to which the bundle is extracted is the default location.
    2. You can optionally have HPSUM check www.hp.com for additional metadata needed for the utility to discover devices.
    3. HPSUM will build an inventory of firmware bundles - packages that can be used to update firmware.
    4. The Inventory Progress screen displays while HPSUM builds an inventory of available updates.
    5. Click the "Next" button to move on to the next step.
  3. Define - Select Targets: i.e., servers you want to update
    1. The "Select Targets" screen enables you to choose one or more targets for component installation.
      NOTE: "Local Host" is not applicable for installing the firmware updates included in this bundle.
    2. The target for installation can be managed in two ways:
      1. Manage individual target by selecting "Add Single Target"
      2. Manage a collection of Targets as a group by selecting "Manage Groups". Each group can contain one or more targets.

        Managing Target Individually

        Click "Add New Target". Fill in this page by providing the following details of the target:

        1. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the target.
        2. Choose the Target type from the drop down.
        3. Enter the description of the target entry to identify the host for future use.
        4. Finally, provide the user name and password of the selected target. HPSUM will try to connect to the remote host and validate the login credentials.

        Managing a Collection of Targets as a Group

        1. To manage any group, first the individual targets should be added. For that, follow the instructions of "Managing Target Individually".
        2. Once the targets are added, click "Manage groups".
          1. Enter a name for the Group and the description.
          2. Select the available targets to add it in the group.
    3. HPSUM contacts the host to validate the credential details one at a time for each host.
    4. HPSUM runs a discovery routine that determines which Firmware Components are already installed on the remote host.
  4. Select what you want to install.
    1. HPSUM displays firmware item to be installed on the hosts.
    2. For more details and component level granularity, select the item and click the "Select Components" link.
      IMPORTANT: Both iLO and SFW components must be installed together as a pair on the system.
      NOTE: If firmware is latest or already up-to-date version, HPSUM displays the message "Nothing-to-Install". You can override and choose to perform force reinstallation or downgrade the firmware by clicking the "Installation Option" and checking “Force Install” option.
      NOTE: System Firmware update supports delayed activation - where the new firmware gets downloaded to the iLO but is programmed only when you power down the system at a convenient time. Delayed activation is the default setting for SFW update. This setting can be changed by doing the following actions:
      1. Click "Configure Now"
      2. Select the "Upload and Activate" checkbox.

      If "Upload and Activate" is selected, HPSUM will do the following actions:

      1. Send a graceful shutdown and power off request to the system as part of the update
      2. Then power up the system after the System Firmware has been programmed.

      If you choose to do the power off manually, the programming will take approximately 8 minutes to complete the programming operation before power can be turned on again.

    3. Repeat the above 2 steps for all targets listed, until HPSUM displays "Ready" against each listed items to be installed.
  5. Launch the update - Install
    1. Proceed with installation of the selected firmware on the selected hosts by clicking the "Install" button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
    2. HPSUM displays the progress of the firmware update on the target.
    3. Do not interrupt HPSUM until it completes the firmware installations on all remote hosts.
    4. When the update completes, HPSUM displays success message (or failure message in case of firmware update failure) for each host.
    5. HPSUM Debug Logs are located in "\tmp\hp_sum" folder on the local system.
Workaround for running HPSUM 4.9.5 in Japanese:

When running HPSUM on Linux:

  1. Create a new text file using your choice of text editors
  2. Enter (or cut and paste) the following lines
         # HPSUM workaround for Japanese support
         echo REBOOTALLOWED = YES > patch_ja.txt
         runpath=`dirname $0`
         $runpath/hpsum -inputfile=patch_ja.txt $*
         rm -rf patch_ja.txt
  3. Save the file as hpsum_ja.sh in the same directory where hpsum.exe exists
  4. From a shell prompt, change to the directory where HPSUM exists, and set the file mode of hpsum_ja.sh to ‘executable’ as follows:
         chmod +x hpsum_ja.sh
  5. Start HPSUM by running:
Continue to use this command whenever running HPSUM (i.e., there is no need to redo steps 1-4 if the command file exists)

C. Using HPSUM Command Line Interface (CLI) Mode
Please refer to the HPSUM User Guide or the "CLIHelp.txt" file in the extracted folder.

HPSUM User Guides will be available in the following URLs shortly:


  1. WARNING: Do not disconnect power supply to HP Integrity Server during the firmware upgrade process or else the ROM will be corrupted.

HPSUM displays the current version of the firmware on the host. However user can also log in to the iLO-3 MP and use the following procedure to find out the current firmware versions.

  1. Establish a telnet session with the iLO-3 MP.
  2. Logon to the iLO-3 MP using the Administrator password.
  3. Type "CM" to enter the Command Menu.
  4. Type "SYSREV" to display system revision information. The following should be displayed if the current firmware is installed.


     Revisions               Active         Pending
     iLO FW               :  01.40.43
     System FW          :  01.20
     MHW FPGA       :  02.00
     Power Mon FW   :  02.09
     Front Panel HW   :  02.00 /* This may differ. Hardware dependent. */
     PRS HW             :  02.06 /* This may differ. 2.07 is OK too. */
     IOH HW             :  02.02 /* This may differ. Hardware dependent. */




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Bundle Version : 21.07



HP Smart Update Linux Firmware Bundle
Bundle Version : 18.03

System Firmware Version : 01.03
FGPA Firmware Version : 01.13
iLO-3 Firmware Version : 01.20.17
Power Monitor Firmware Version: 02.09

HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM)
HPSUM Version : 3.7.1

As we are continuing to improve the firmware management process we welcome your feedback on this document and on the firmware update process.