Work with inventory file
The inventory file consists of the cluster management LIFs of the systems that are eligible for firmware updates. It contains the list of clusters with disk and shelf firmware filename information wherever applicable.
For service processor firmware update, node hostnames and SP/BMC IP is included in the inventory file.
Inventory file format
The following is a sample inventory file format with both disk and shelf firmware updates:
clusters: - clustername: <cluster management LIF-1> disk_fw_file: all.zip shelf_fw_file: all_shelf_fw.zip - clustername: <cluster management LIF-2> disk_fw_file: all.zip sp_nodes: - hostname: <node hostname 1> sp_fw_file: SP_FW_308-03990_11.5.zip sp_fw_type: bmc sp_fw_ver: '11.5' sp_ip: <BMC IP> - hostname: <node hostname 2> sp_fw_file: SP_FW_308-03991_5.8.zip sp_fw_type: sp sp_fw_ver: '5.8' sp_ip: <SP IP>
In the example, both shelf and disk firmware updates are applicable on cluster-1 and disk and SP/BMC firmware updates are applicable on cluster-2.
Delete a cluster from the inventory file
In case you do not want to apply firmware updates on a particular cluster, you can remove the cluster from the inventory file.
For example, if you do not want to apply disk firmware updates on cluster-2, you can remove it from the inventory file using the following command:
clusters: - clustername: <cluster management LIF-1> disk_fw_file: all.zip shelf_fw_file: all_shelf_fw.zip
You can observe that all the data for cluster-2 has been deleted.
If you want to apply only disk firmware updates on cluster-1 and not shelf firmware updates, you can do so using the following command:
clusters: - clustername: <cluster management LIF-1> disk_fw_file: all.zip
You can see that the shelf_fw_file key and value have been removed from cluster-1.
|Manual addition of clusters or controllers is not supported.|