Updating firmware

You can use the Update Firmware (UXSP) job to update all of the firmware on a target server from the IBM Pre-boot environment.

About this task

To update the firmware on a server by using the Update Firmware (UXSP) job, follow these steps:


  1. Acquire UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 for all of the systems to be updated.
  2. Start the Altiris Deployment Solution console.
  3. Navigate to the IBM Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition 9.6 > Modular Deployment Tools > Step 1 - Pre-installation Hardware Configuration > Update Firmware (UXSP) folder.
  4. Run the Update System Firmware job against the target system. You can customize the following variables for these jobs from the Altiris Deployment Solution console. The default values are shown.
    • TK_UXSP_UpdateXpressSystemPacks="/sgdeploy/updates/uxsp"
    • TK_UXSP_ApplyLatest="No"
    • TK_UXSP_UXSPIUpdateFlags="update --unattended --firmware"