02-06-2019 02:49 AM - edited 02-06-2019 08:33 AM
I have troube flashing an recent BIOS and IMM2 to an IBM X3550 M4 7914 PKK.
Downloading the IMM Firmware (IMM2:6.0,6.6,7.0; UEFI 2.6,2.8) from the IBM Site and Flashing it via IMM2 returns "The uploaded file is not a valid update firmware file")
What i tried:
Creating image with
BOMC 9.41,9.64,10.1,11.3,11.4, selected 7914 downloading the Firmware (several times)
and flashing it returns "The Update is not meant for this system"
But it flashed the Raidcontroller Firmware without issues.
So i reinstalled the system with Windows and tried UXSPI 10.1 to Download and Install the Firmware UXP Package but that returns also
"Error flashing firmware: 0x26 (The update is not meant for this system.)"
So i tried it again with UXSPI 9.63 that didn't recognize the UXP Packs i downloaded before but after I klicked "install latest [...]" it also failed with "Node 0: The specified update is not meant for this system."
I verified that Comands via USB is enabled in UEFI
For laughs and giggles i tried to flash DSA, same version, via IMM2 and that did work.
I wanted to try BOMC 9.66 but it Reports, that the IBM Repo isn't available.
I tried to Upgrade with UXSPI 10.5 and i get the Error, "Unknown Failure: [...]"
I tried UXSPI 10.2 and IMM2 6.6/UEFI 2.6 (redownloaded that) and get the same Error:
I tried to flash the UEFI 1.70 (same Version as current) with UXSPI 9.63 and also get the not menat for this system Error.
That makes no sense to me. I let the UXSPI detect and download the Updates.
I'd gladly take suggestions here. What can I do to resolve this?
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02-08-2019 03:56 AM
An interesting thing is, that i researched the firmware SN/No. installied is: 1.70 D7EG40YUS and the UXSPI 9.63 detected Machine Type 7914 and Downloaded UEFI 1.70 Y5E140A AND UEFI 1.70 VVE142A and UEFI 1.70 D7E140Y but after i tried to install UEFI 1.70 via UXSPI it stated, it isnt for my System.
02-08-2019 10:21 AM
Hello there is quite a bit of information you've posted. I apolgize if i missed the following questions from the post.
Can you let me know what current version of UEFI/IMM firmware you are using on the x3550 M4?
If possible from the IMM could you post a pic of the Server Firmware tab?
It looks like your currently using UEFI 1.70, but I'm a bit unclear from everything that has been tried.
Also by chance has the motherboard in this server ever been replaced? It may be possible the VPD did not get set correclty. If this is the case this could be corrected using onecli.
Here is an article that covers this. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT507532
Before you go through the artilce please verify that the information is set correclty using the following commands. You can DM me the output so you do not have to post this publicly.
Example: issue the following command to check the settings
OneCli.exe config show SYSTEM_PROD_DATA
Last but not least could you send me the C:\IBM_Support\.IFLASH_ERR_WIN-DBPO2K0HIC0_7914_20190206100753.773000+-60.log.
I would like to review this for further information.
02-09-2019 02:37 AM - edited 02-09-2019 03:01 AM
Hello, arosett, thank you very much for your reply!
Yes, i tried to update from UEFI 1.70 and IMM 5.41
UID and SN matches the displayed Numbers in IMM, i just deleted them.
But that did only work after setting the absolute Path in Global.Config from OneCli to ASU:
The mentioned Log may be already deleted but I will send you an recent one.
Thanks in Advance!
02-15-2019 09:09 AM - edited 02-15-2019 11:50 AM
Out of spite i tried to set the Systemid to 7914 instead of 7914PKK with onecli, but that just crashed onecli.
All Messages and Errors suggest, that i try to flash the wrong firmware. But if i type the SN in Lenovo Support it says i can get the uefi and imm only on the IBM site and returns this Link: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=System%20x3550%20M4&product=ib...
Where i clicked "uefi" and dl.
Then i have to insert my IBM ID and then i get
The fix ids are null. Selected Fix ID(s):  Order State History: [Initial] Order Time: Fri Feb 15 16:52:21 UTC 2019 Entry URL: https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/downloadFixes HSB Order ID:
so, i tried it again and got:
i click download and mount it.
Then i open UXSPI 9.63 (it recognizes machine type 7914 and OS) and klick update local machine, look in folder: mounted cdrom, use latest.
It then compares the update says i need to update - wants the 4.31 IMM2 present (i have installed IMM2 5.41 )
(out of caution i klicked, target 2nd FW Bank)
I didn't insert an IPMI/IMM2 Login
I click next and it says running, till
I get the same Error again.
It Shows this in the Errorlog:
If you have any further ideas, I would be pleased to hear them.
03-01-2019 11:55 AM - edited 03-01-2019 01:26 PM
arosett wanted to test something and fix me up with an batch script to install the update anyway.
In the Meantime I tried my luck with a completely different Server (also 7914PKK) and BOMC 9.66 and failed.
In the logs there it seems to be an issue with the IMM authentication, so i created a new userassword with superuser access privileges and tried again...
...unfortunately without luck.
So still stuck.
03-05-2019 10:17 AM
Thanks Jay for all of the information as we have been speaking through PM. I am glad to see that the process that we came up with worked for you.
03-06-2019 12:16 AM
thank you very very much again for your support!
He Said there will be an detailed KB article and he wants to link it here, when its ready. So in the meantime, if anybody else has this Problem, you can flash the Update via iflash64 and turn off the checks for it.
But you have to be very sure, what you flash and that it is really for your server, otherwise you can render it useless.
The procedure from arosett is:
To start things off on my local hard drive I created a folder called update C:\Update. This is where I placed all downloaded files to try and keep things straight. I also have made the assumption you have the IPMItool installed in your environment.
You will also need to download the following utilities.
At this point your update folder should look like the following.
Open a command line. Please be sure to run as administrator.
Browse to the Update folder.
You will need to use your own environment’s IP and passwords, and have a network connection to the IMM.
Please run the following commands:
Flash IMM 7.00 1aoo86d, Reset IMM
1) iflash64.exe --host 192.168.70.125 --user USERID --password PASSW0RD --package imm2_1aoo86d-7.00.upd --bypass_platform --skip_min_level --force --no-reboot
2) asu64.exe rebootimm --host 192.168.70.125 --user USERID --password PASSW0RD
Flash UEFI 2.80 d7e166d primary, power on