Updating firmware and device drivers

IBM periodically makes UEFI code, service processor (IMM) firmware, diagnostic firmware updates, and device driver updates available for the blade server. Several methods are available to update the firmware for the blade server.

If you are updating the firmware for the blade servers in a scalable blade complex operating in single partition mode, you only must update the firmware for the primary blade server. When you update the firmware for the primary blade server, the firmware for the secondary blade server is updated as well. Device drivers are updated through the operating system.

You can update the firmware and device drivers for the blade server by using one of the following methods.

For more information about updating firmware and the preferred methods, see the http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5082923&brandind=5000020.

For additional instructions about updating the firmware before attaching a IBM MAX5 expansion blade, see http://www.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5085756