RPL - Z790 IPMI Firmware Update Guide

Modified on Mon, 31 Jul 2023 at 02:55 PM

To update your Blackcore RPL IPMI Firmware, please follow the following steps.

For firmware files, please contact support.

Before updating firmware, it is recommended to save your existing configuration

Saving Existing Configuration

  • From the IPMI webui, navigate to "Maintenance -> Backup Configuration"
  • Tick "Check All" box
  • Click "Download" button
  • Your config file will be downloaded to your local machine. Please rename appropriately
    • The file format is "<filename>.bak"

Updating IPMI Firmware

  • From the IPMI webui, navigate to "Maintenance -> Firmware Update"

  • Click "Choose File", and select the firmware file provided by the Blackcore support team
    • This will be in the format "<filename>.ima"
  • Click "Start firmware update"
  • You will see the following screen:
    Note the default mode will overwrite all existing settings

  • To preserve existing configuration, please tick "Preserver all Configuration" checkbox, or adjust settings in "Maintenance -> Preserve Configuration" prior to flashing.
  • Click "Proceed to Flash", the file will now be uploaded to the BMC
  • Once uploaded, you will be given an version-compare overview
  • Click "Flash Selected sections" and accept the message prompt, the firmware will now flash
  • Once flashed, the IPMI will reset, this will make the interface inaccessible for a number of minutes
  • Once the flash is completed, the webui will come back up and you will be able to log back in

If config was not preserved, IPMI user and password will reset to defaults, this is:

User: admin
Pass: admin

You will need to login once, and will be prompted to update the default password

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