Preparing for BOFM

To prepare your environment for BOFM, you must upgrade the firmware of the AMMs and blades, including the BMC, BIOS, and additional expansion cards in your environment. In addition, optimum use of BOFM requires that you setup your blade environment to boot from SAN.

Important: UXSPs simplify the updating of all of your firmware. However, before you can upgrade your firmware on Emulex and Qlogic drivers, you must ensure that these fiber channel cards are already installed and operating properly. If you are not using UXSPs, follow the instructions in Steps to update firmware without an OS.