Steps to upgrade the firmware of HP Virtual Connect Module using Virtual Connect Support Utility ( VCSU )

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.

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5288598&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4138

Linux : http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_23f20c9a46da43d9a75aeb00af

Latest Version : http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_3b24f68469fb4090a82ea0f398#tab1

VCSU –  Installation Steps

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Once the Installation is completed then open it using the command prompt or we can find it in the start-programs

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Depends on the model  download the latest firmware .

HP Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D Module for c-Class BladeSystem.

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5288598&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4138

Use the below command to see the help and other option.

VCSU –a <Action>

 VCSU –a help

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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.

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Next will show the steps to take the configuration backup.

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Steps to update the firmware

VCSU –a <Action >

 VCSU –a update

 Syntax

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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.

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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 )

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Next it will ask the wait time to activate of bays and reboot.

Provide it as per your environment need.

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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

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It will show the current version and the New Version

We need to confirm the update – type – YES

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Make sure to note the below warning

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 Monitor the update , it will show the % below for the update

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Once the update is completed , It will start the activation.

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 It was there for around 15 mins at 20% and noticed that one of the firmware it got activated ..

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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.

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 After 45-50 Mins update has been completed

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Reference :

https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=3942029&docId=emr_na-c04567803&docLocale=en_US

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c02616817

http://community.hpe.com/hpeb/attachments/hpeb/bladescategory04/540/1/Common%20Myths_2nd_edition_4AA0-4515ENW.pdf

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03154250&lang=en-us&cc=us

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02885443

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One Response to Steps to upgrade the firmware of HP Virtual Connect Module using Virtual Connect Support Utility ( VCSU )

  1. Zachary says:

    Thank you for this!

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