SPR-M / SPR-X BIOS Update Guide

Modified on Thu, 23 Nov 2023 at 04:16 PM

To update your Blackcore SPR BIOS please follow the following steps.


Warning

Updating the BIOS will wipe all user configuration settings. 


To save a copy of the current configuration, please follow the SPR Profile Save & Restore guide.

Please note - this is not supported on BIOS version 0215 (Initial Release)
If you can not save a profile, please contact support to create a profile for you before updating your BIOS


To Update the BIOS

Via IPMI

  • From the IPMI webui, navigate to "Maintenance -> BIOS OOB Update"
  • Click "Choose File" and select the correct BIOS file
  • Click "Upload BIOS File", and wait for the file to be uploaded to the system



  • Once upload is complete, you will see "Uploaded successfully" message as above.
  • You will now need to reboot the server, which will now boot to a image flashing utility and automatically start the flashing process
Please note: The system must post fully to boot to the image flashing utility. Please do not try to enter the BIOS during this period as you will interrupt the flash process.



  • Once completed, the system will restart and the new BIOS will be applied


Via Linux

  • Copy "afulnx_64" script to a Linux host.
  • Run the script like so:
./afulnx_64 <path-to-bios-file> /B /P /K /N
  • Once complete, reboot the system for changes to take affect.


BIOS settings will be wiped, if you need to restore a profile as mentioned at the start of this guide, please follow SPR Profile Save & Restore guide.






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