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Borley

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Updating firmware from the live host: possible?
« on: July 04, 2020, 04:36:43 pm »
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the 1.00 > 2.00 firmware update procedure.

It looks like the files need to be sent from another computer. Can this be done simply by wiring ethernet ports 0 or 1 directly to the BMC ethernet port?

I would rather avoid having to trust another computer in the process, if at all possible.
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Re: Updating firmware from the live host: possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 11:07:42 pm »
I guess you could loop it back with the Ethernet ports, but I think a less technically disgusting way would be a USB serial port connected to the BMC headers on the board, and upload things via serial.

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Re: Updating firmware from the live host: possible?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2022, 10:35:27 am »
Some reading up would have clarified this:

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Note that you cannot access the BMC in any way from the host system over network -- the NCSI interface has no support for this, and all access including pings will fail.

Anyway, I have gotten it upgraded a few months ago, the proper way.
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