We need to download and install the HP utility-Tool called HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Support Utility ( VCSU ) to upgrade the HP Virual Connect Flex Module .
By using the below link , download the tool and install it in your local machine.
VCSU – Installation Steps
Once the Installation is completed then open it using the command prompt or we can find it in the start-programs
Depends on the model download the latest firmware .
HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem.
Use the below command to see the help and other option.
VCSU –a <Action>
VCSU –a help
To check the current module Version
VCSU –a Version
We need to provide the HP OA IP and its login.
Then it will ask for the Virtual Connect Domain login.
Next will show the steps to take the configuration backup.
Steps to update the firmware
VCSU –a <Action >
VCSU –a update
Once provided the below command
VCSU –a update
It will prompt to connect the HP OA and we need to provide the username and password
Next we need to point the firmware download location.
Next it will ask for the password for the backup and also if any force update option.
Since it is Optional and no need , Just give enter to move to the next step.
Next it will ask for VC-Ethernet \VC-Fiber Module activation order
Provide the default option ( odd-even )
Next it will ask the wait time to activate of bays and reboot.
Provide it as per your environment need.
Next it will prompt to connect the Virtual Connect Domain and we need to provide the username and password.
Wait for few seconds and then type ENTER
It will show the current version and the New Version
We need to confirm the update – type – YES
Make sure to note the below warning
Monitor the update , it will show the % below for the update
Once the update is completed , It will start the activation.
It was there for around 15 mins at 20% and noticed that one of the firmware it got activated ..
Almost after 25 mins and around 20% of the activation , found blades which is running on the enclosure stops pinging and all came up after around 5 mins.
So make sure the blades are configured with proper redundancy to avoid any downtime on blades.
After 45-50 Mins update has been completed