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Outlines how to update the firmware on an HPE Apollo 4200 cluster
- HPE Apollo 4200 Qumulo cluster
- Latest Qumulo-certified HPE Service Pack (SPP) provided by Qumulo Care
NOTE: Never update the firmware using an SPP that has not been provided by Qumulo, as this can introduce unsupported firmware versions into your environment. You should also never perform firmware updates for HDD/SSD drives or individual hardware components unless specifically instructed to do so by Qumulo Care.
To ensure that a Qumulo-supported version of firmware is running on your HPE cluster, a Field Verification Tool (FVT) runs during the initial Qumulo software installation. When new firmware is released, you can use a Qumulo-certified HPE Service Pack (SPP) supplied by the Qumulo Care team to update to the latest version.
The SPP must be installed on every node in the cluster and will result in a 30 minute per node offline period during the firmware update. After performing an update, wait for the newly-updated node to rejoin the cluster and re-enter PROTECTED status before proceeding to the next node.
Update Firmware using a Qumulo-Certified SPP
- Copy the .img file from the latest Qumulo-certified SPP onto a USB stick.
- Insert the USB key into the node or mount the .iso file from the SPP as a virtual optical drive if you are performing the update via the IPMI (iLO).
- Open a command line and SSH into the node:
ssh admin@[IP address]
- Run the following commands to stop the qfsd service and reboot the node:
sudo service qumulo-qfsd stop
sudo shutdown -r
- Wait for the node to reboot into the Smart Update Firmware Boot Menu.
- Select the Automatic option and allow the SPP to run, following any prompts that appear.
- Remove the USB key (or unmount the virtual optical drive)once the SPP updates are complete.
- Reboot the node.
After the newly-updated node rejoins the cluster and the cluster status returns to PROTECTED, proceed to the next node. Repeat these steps for all nodes in your cluster.
You should now be able to successfully update the firmware on an HPE Apollo 4200 cluster
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