Firmware upgrade on SunFire v440 / Netra 440

Firmware upgrade procedure on SunFire v440 / Netra 440

Steps to upgrade the firmware version

1.Check the current version of firmware

server:/var/tmp/patching/118319-02 # prtconf -V
OBP 4.22.33 2007/06/18 12:42

2.Download the firmware patch from oracle website www.support.oracle.com

server:/var/tmp/patching # unzip 142707-01.zip
Archive:  142707-01.zip
   creating: 142707-01/
  inflating: 142707-01/README.142707-01
  inflating: 142707-01/Install.info
  inflating: 142707-01/802-3233-25.ps
  inflating: 142707-01/unix.flash-update.SunFire440.sh
  inflating: 142707-01/817-6957-10.pdf
  inflating: 142707-01/flash-update-SunFire440
  inflating: 142707-01/unix.flash-update.README
  inflating: 142707-01/copyright
  inflating: 142707-01/LEGAL_LICENSE.TXT
  inflating: 142707-01/142707-01.html
  
server:/var/tmp/patching # cd 142707-01

server:/var/tmp/patching/142707-01 # ls -l
total 15334
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root       51204 Mar 28  2012 142707-01.html
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root     3159237 Feb  2  2010 802-3233-25.ps
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root      132830 Feb  2  2010 817-6957-10.pdf
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root          59 Feb  2  2010 copyright
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root     2534580 Feb  1  2010 flash-update-SunFire440
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       14621 Feb  2  2010 Install.info
-r--r--r--   1 root     root       18775 Sep 17  2010 LEGAL_LICENSE.TXT
-rw-r--r--   1 root     root       49239 Mar 28  2012 README.142707-01
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root        3622 Feb  2  2010 unix.flash-update.README
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root     1829586 Feb  1  2010 unix.flash-update.SunFire440.sh

3. Run the Script to upgrade the firmware .

server:/var/tmp/patching/142707-01 # ./unix.flash-update.SunFire440.sh

Flash Update 2.4: Program and system initialization in progress...

Current System Flash PROM Revision:
-----------------------------------
OBP 4.22.33 2007/06/18 12:42 Sun Fire V440,Netra 440

Available System Flash PROM Revision:
-------------------------------------
OBP 4.30.0 2010/01/06 14:45

NOTE: The system will be rebooted (reset) after the firmware has been updated.
However, if an error occurs then the system will NOT be rebooted.

Do you wish to update the firmware in the system Flash PROM? yes/no : yes

Erasing the top half of the Flash PROM.
Programming OBP into the top half of the Flash PROM.
Verifying OBP in the top half of the Flash PROM.

Erasing the bottom half of the Flash PROM.
Programming OBP into the bottom half of Flash PROM.
Verifying OBP in the bottom half of the Flash PROM.

Erasing the top half of the Flash PROM.
Programming POST into the top half of Flash PROM.
Verifying POST in the top half of the Flash PROM.

The system's Flash PROM firmware has been updated.


Please wait while the system is rebooted...


Shutdown started.    Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:37:40 PM EDT

Changing to init state 6 - please wait
Broadcast Message from root (syscon) on server Sun Sep 24 23:37:40...
THE SYSTEM server IS BEING SHUT DOWN NOW ! ! !
Log off now or risk your files being damaged

updating /platform/sun4u/boot_archive


server:/root # bash

4. Once Server rebooted check the updated firmware version on the server.

server:/root # prtconf -V
OBP 4.30.4.a 2010/01/06 14:45
server:/root #

Vikrant.Singh

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