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New iLO 4 Firmware ver 2.03 out on 07/Nov/2014


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For those not in the know, I found and upgraded the iLO4 on my Microserver to version 2.03 which includes a few fixes (which I honestly dont understand).
Nonetheless, its better to upgrade to the latest and the greatest.

 

You can fetch it from here.
 
iLO4 Version 2.03 Changelog:

 

PART NUMBER:  657149-017
FILE NAME:    iLO4_203.bin
TITLE:        iLO 4 firmware v2.03
 
 
LANGUAGE:  English
 
 
DIVISIONS:  Systems
 
 
PRODUCTS AFFECTED:
 
  HP ProLiant BL660c Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server  
  HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL585 Gen8 Server  
  HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL385p Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server  
  HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL380e Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server 
  HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 SE Server
  HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server 
  HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9 Server 
  HP ProLiant DL160 Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server 
  HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server   
  HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant SL270s Gen8 SE Server   
  HP ProLiant SL250s Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant SL230s Gen8 Server   
  HP ProLiant XL230a Gen9 Server 
  HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8   
  HP ProLiant WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade   
 
 
OPERATING SYSTEM:
    Microsoft Windows Server 2008, R2
    Microsoft Windows 2012, R2
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86, AMD64/EM64T)
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (x86, AMD64/EM64T)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86, AMD64/EM64T)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86, AMD64/EM64T)
    VMware ESX 4.0, 4.1
    VMware ESXi Server 5.0
    VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5
 
 
SYSTEM CONFIGURATION:  N/A
 
 
PREREQUISITE:  N/A
 
BUILD DATE:  October 14,2014
EFFECTIVE DATE:  November 9, 2014
 
 
DESCRIPTION:   Firmware for the Hewlett-Packard
               iLO 4 Management Controller
               
 
LAST RECOMMENDED OR CRITICAL VERSION: N/A
 
 
PREVIOUS VERSION: 2.02
 
 
UPGRADE REQUIREMENTS: RECOMMENDED
 
  Users should update to this firmware version if their system is
  affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of
  the enhanced functionality provided by this version.
 
FIRMWARE DEPENDENCY:
 
  For best performance and IPv6 support, HP recommends upgrading to the latest versions
  of the iLO utilities:
  
  • HPQLOCFG 1.20 (replaced CPQLOCFG)
  • HP Lights-Out XML Scripting Sample 4.40 bundle
  • HPONCFG 4.4.0.0
  • LOCFG.PL 4.40 (included in the HP Lights-Out XML Scripting Sample bundle)
  • HPLOMIG 4.40 (upgrade HPLOMIG before installing this version of iLO 4)
 
 
KNOWN ISSUES: None
 
Fixes:
• Improved the reliability of DIMM SPD read/write operations.
• A timing issue could cause intermittent Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) test failures.
• Booting from an SD card with ESXi could fail.
• AMD-based HP ProLiant Gen 8 servers with iLO 4 2.00 or 2.02 might report incorrect processor temperatures.
• HP ProLiant Gen8 servers with iLO 4 2.00 or 2.02 might report an incorrect value for the temp1 sensor.
• HP ProLiant Gen8 servers with iLO 4 2.00 or 2.02 might display an incorrectly lit FAN1 Systems Insight Display (SID) LED when no FAN1 is installed.
• HP ProLiant Gen8 servers with iLO 4 2.00 or 2.02 might have incorrect power supply fan settings.
• Partitions on the NAND device might fail to mount.  In some cases, this could result in Active Health System download failures or the Embedded User Partition might not be available.
• Addressed SSRT101745
• Addressed SSRT101790
• iLO reset on large memory configuration ProLiants.
 
 
 
Note: To address the “POODLE” security vulnerability, the iLO security policy has changed and SSLv3 is now disabled. You may need to enable TLS (Transport Layer Security) in your browser 
in order to access the iLO web interface.  TLS is the successor to SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).
 
 
Enhancements:
• Added support for TLS v1.1 and TLS v1.2 when using HTTPS URLs with iLO scripted virtual media, firmware update, 
  certificate import, SSH key import, and for HP remote support registration and data collection.
 
 
Feature previews:
  • Shared Network Port port selection—Allows you to choose between port 1 and port 2 
    for Shared Network Port functionality. You can configure this setting
    on the Network > Shared Network Port > General page in the iLO web interface. 
    
    NOTE: Not all sideband NICs are supported. In some cases, port 2 might not 
    be fully functional. 
    
  • iLO network connection auto-select—Allows you to configure iLO to automatically 
    select the iLO Dedicated Network Port or Shared Network Port, based on the 
    detected network activity. This feature can be configured
    by using the iLO CLI or XML scripting. 
 
 
SUPPORT -
 
1.  iLO 4 firmware updates and utilities can be found here:
 
 
2. IPv6 network communications - Dedicated network connection only
     Supported Networking Features
                IPv6 Static Address Assignment
                IPv6 SLAAC Address Assignment
                IPv6 Static Route Assignment
                IPv6 Static Default Gateway Entry
                DHCPv6 Stateful Address Assignment
                DHCPv6 Stateless DNS, Domain Name, and NTP Configuration
                Integrated Remote Console
                OA Single Sign-On
                HP-SIM Single Sign-On
                Web Server
                SSH Server
                SNTP Client
                DDNS Client
                RIBCL over IPv6
                SNMP
                AlertMail
                Remote Syslog
                WinDBG Support
                CPQLOCFG/HPLOMIG over an IPv6 connection
                Scriptable Virtual Media
                CLI/RIBCL Key Import over IPv6
                Authentication using LDAP and Kerberos over IPv6
                iLO Federation
     Networking Features not supported by IPv6 in this release 
                IPv6 Over Shared Network Port Connections
                IPMI 
                NETBIOS-WINS
                Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) Support
                Embedded Remote Support (ERS)
 
3. You might encounter a “data inconsistency error” when you use iLO Federation
   Management. This error occurs when an iLO on your network is not 
   responding correctly. Use the data on the Multi-System map page to troubleshoot data 
   inconsistency errors.
 
DOCUMENTATION -
 
1.  iLO 4 documentation is available at http://www.hp.com/go/iLO/docs.
 
2.  Check the online help for information about how to use iLO. To access the 
    online help, Click the question mark icon in the upper right corner of 
    any iLO web interface page.
 
HOW TO USE -
 
1.  Download the iLO 4 Online Firmware Update Component for your
    operating system.
 
2.  Install the firmware using one of these options:
 
    a) Run the component on the host to be updated.
       The component will update the iLO 4 firmware and reset the iLO processor.
 
    B) Extract the firmware from the component. This will place the firmware
       image file, iLo4_yyy.bin (where yyy represents the firmware version), in
       the target directory.  You now have these options:
 
       i) Login to iLO, navigate to the Update Firmware page, and update the
          firmware from there.
 
       ii) Use the HP Lights-Out Configuration Utility (CPQLOCFG) and RIBCL/XML
           scripts to update iLO 4 across the network.
 
       iii) Use the HP Online Lights-Out Configuration utility (HPONCFG) and
            RIBCL/XML scripts to update iLO 4 from the supported host OS.
 
3.  iLO automatically resets after a successful update.
    There is no need to manually reboot the iLO.
 
Copyright 2014 by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
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