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iLO5 System ROM Updates & PowerShell Cmdlets to see pending changes

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  • 1.  iLO5 System ROM Updates & PowerShell Cmdlets to see pending changes

    Posted Nov 26, 2021 09:48 AM
    Anyone know of a way to programmatically see which System ROM chip will be used at next boot, or which System ROM version is pending?

    I've found you can go through the whole process of uploading new System ROM (BIOS) image to iLO's repo, and successfully flash the System ROM with new BIOS image, but all the HPE BIOS / Firmware / iLO Repo-Inventory cmdlets don't show the newer or pending bios version.  From my testing, I gather that the new System ROM is actually flashed to the "Redundant System ROM" device (the one that's not been used at last boot), and it then sets a flag to swap chips at next boot so the recently flashed ROM is used and becomes 'Primary'.  However, there doesn't seem to be a way to discover when a server is in this state and a different System ROM version is pending a reboot?

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    Greg Walker
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