Getting Firmware versions of Sun ALOM, ILOM, ELOM and V20z/V40z systems

Thursday, December 31, 2009

This writing shows the commands to fetch the installed firmware versions on different kinds of Sun servers like ALOM, ILOM, ELOM and other IPMI based service processors (like v20z, v40z), getting the installed firmware versions may be useful for system administrators to upgrade/reinstall firmware manually from the server management console.

Note: You can get the firmware version displayed after logging into the management console (before getting into the management prompt), use the below commands to get more detailed information.

1. Getting installed firmware version on an ALOM systems
2. Getting installed firmware version on an ILOM systems
3. Getting installed firmware version on an ELOM systems
4. Getting installed firmware version on V20z/V40z IPMI based service processors

1. Getting installed firmware version on an ALOM systems (like Sun Fire V125, V210, V240, V245, V250, V440, V445, Netra 210, 240, 440)

Logon to the SC.

ALOM-v125-sp> showsc version -v
Advanced Lights Out Manager v1.6.9
SC Firmware version: 1.6.9
SC Bootmon version: 1.6.9

SC Bootmon Build Release: 01
SC bootmon checksum: B398A9C8
SC Bootmon built Dec 15 2008, 15:12:15

SC Build Release: 01
SC firmware checksum: 100B1E9D

SC firmware built Dec 15 2008, 15:12:46
SC firmware flashupdate DEC 27 2009, 09:34:14

SC System Memory Size: 8 MB

SC NVRAM Version = f

SC hardware type: 0

ALOM-v125-sp>

2. Getting installed firmware version on an ILOM systems (like Sun Fire X4100, X4100 M2, X4140, X4150, X4170, X4200, X4200 M2, X4250, X4270, X4600, X4600 M2, etc)

Logon to SP.

-> version
SP firmware 2.0.2.5
SP firmware build number: 32265
SP firmware date: Fri Apr 25 20:35:59 PDT 2008
SP filesystem version: 0.1.14

->

3. Getting installed firmware version on an ELOM systems (specific ones like Sun Fire X2100, X2100 M2, X2200, X2200 M2)

Logon to SP

/SP -> cd AgentInfo
/SP/AgentInfo

/SP/AgentInfo -> show

/SP/AgentInfo
Targets:
PEF
PET
SEL
console
mail
SNMP

Properties:
HWVersion = 0
FWVersion = 1.10
MacAddress = 00:12:42:70:34:D2
IpAddress = 192.168.1.2
NetMask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
DhcpConfigured = disable
DateTime = 12/31/2009-00:47:52
Name = SUNSP0016062248D2
Location =
Contact =
ConsoleTimeOut = 180
ConsoleMux = agent

Target Commands:
show
cd
set

/SP/AgentInfo ->

4. Getting installed firmware version on V20z/V40z IPMI based service processors

Logon to the SP.

localhost $ inventory get software
Name Revision Install Date Description
BIOS-V20z V1.33.5.2 Thu Sep 1 12:56:38 2005 Platform BIOS for V20z servers
Operator Panel V1.0.1.1 Fri Mar 25 20:00:57 2005 Operator Panel Firmware
PPCBoot V2.1.0.16 Thu Sep 1 12:45:57 2005 PPCBoot Software
SP Value-Add V2.3.0.11 Mon Apr 3 17:17:09 2006 SP Value-Add Software
SP Base V2.3.0.11 Mon Apr 3 17:17:09 2006 SP Base Software
localhost $ exit

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