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HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator (OA) - Firmware Version 3.00 Release Notes

Information

HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator firmware version 3.00 was released on March 30 2010.

The firmware is available for download via FTP:

Click here to download hpoa399.bin from HP FTP website .

Click here to download HP BladeSystem Onboard Administrator firmware version 3.00 .

It is also available via the HP BladeSystem c-Class Onboard Administrator - Download drivers and software web page.

Click here to go to the HP BladeSystem c-Class Onboard Administrator's download drivers and software .

Details

Upgrade Requirement:

NOTE:
  • HP recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.
  • Onboard Administrator v3.00 EBIPA changes to support configuring device bays or interconnect bays in different IP subnets (particularly to support the new Enclosure VLAN feature) require a new CLI command to save the EBIPA settings. Enclosure configuration files saved on previous Onboard Administrator versions will not have the new SAVE EBIPA command, so it is highly recommended that the Enclosure configuration file be saved after the Onboard Administrator is updated to version 3.00; even if the new EBIPA features are not used, to ensure that the Enclosure configuration file has the proper EBIPA command sequence to restore the EBIPA settings.
  • Internet Explorer 6 does not natively support IPv6. Please review Microsoft Technical Note, for details on using Internet Explorer 6 with the Onboard Administrator v3.00 configured for IPv6.

Click here to access the article on how IIS 6.0 supports IPv6 Non-HP site .

NOTE: The above-mentioned URL will take you to a non-HP Web site. HP does not control and is not responsible for information outside of the HP Web site.

As of Onboard Administrator v2.60, the Onboard Administrator detects power supplies within the scope of Customer Advisory and flags them with a "Red X" critical error condition and displays the message: Click here to view the HP customer advisory "HP strongly recommends replacing power supply #X at the customer's earliest possible convenience pursuant to Customer Advisory. " Flagged power supplies continue to function and the enclosure remains operational.

For more information click here to view the user advisory .

If above URL does not work, click here to access the technical article .

Click here to view HP BladeSystem Firmware Maintenance .

Notes:

Deliverable Name: HP BladeSystem c-Class Onboard Administrator Firmware

Release Version: Version 3.00

Previous Version of Firmware: Version 2.60

Firmware Dependency: For firmware compatibility information, please see HP BladeSystem Firmware Maintenance.

Enhancements/New Features:

Hardware Support:

Added support for the HP BLc7000 2400W Platinum Power Supply Firmware Additions.

Added support for IPv6.

Added support for Virtual LAN (VLAN) networking within the c-Class enclosure.

Added support for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1.

Added support for Internet Explorer 8 in compatibility mode only.

Added support for Mozilla Firefox 3.5.

Added support for logging blade correctable and uncorrectable memory errors on G6 server blades only.

Enhanced Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping:

Provides for a maximum allowable cap range based on the hardware and firmware available in the enclosure and installed server blades.

Can now be enabled in a non redundant power environment.

Can now be enabled in a DC-powered enclosure.

Added a new CLI command that retrieves and displays a server blade’s iLO 2 Event Log.

Modified the SHOW ALL to also include the iLO 2 Event Log for all installed server blades.

Enhanced the handling of previously cached browser pages when upgrading the Onboard Administrator.

Self-signed certificates generated with Onboard Administrator v3.00 now use a SHA1 signature instead of the less secure MD5 signature.

Enhanced Enclosure Bay IP Addressing (EBIPA) to support individual network settings for each bay instead of global network settings which encompass all bays.

The method used to determine duplicate EBIPA IP addresses within OA 2.60 and earlier has been found to be unreliable and at times indicates duplicate IP addresses that were in fact not duplicate, thus duplicate IP address checking has been removed from the OA 3.00.

Problems Fixed:

Security Fix for Apache vulnerability CVE-2007-6203 .

Click here to view the national vulnerability database Non-HP site .

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Fixed the issue indicated in HP Customer Advisory. Click here to view the HP customer advisory

Click here for HP Onboard Administrator – Enclosure Bay IP Addressing (EBIPA) . May Not Function Properly if Multiple Subnets Are Used in the Address Range Configuration at

Click here to view the HP customer advisory

Click here for HP Onboard Administrator (OA) - OA Firmware 2.60 May Falsely Report the Status of Some Cisco MDS 9124e Switches at:

Click here for HP Onboard Administrator (OA) - OA Firmware 2.60 .

Click here to view the HP customer advisory

Click here for ProLiant BL460c/xw460c G6 Server Blade - HP Onboard Administrator Does Not Display HP Part Number Information for ProLiant BL460c G6 Server Blades Running Certain Versions of the System ROM .

Fixed an issue where uploading a configuration script would intermittently display "500 An internal error has occurred within Apache ". The script would successfully execute but no script feedback would be displayed.

Fixed an issue where SET FACTORY was not properly clearing all settings and certificates, and syslog.

Fixed an issue where an Onboard Administrator operator would be able to force a manual failover. Now only an administrator can perform this task as documented.

Fixed an issue where a user would not be properly logged out of a linked enclosure when enabling Two Factor Authentication on the linked enclosure.

Fixed an issue where adding a new LDAP group in the Onboard Administrator would default administrator access instead of user access.

Fixed an issue where a standby Onboard Administrator’s network settings would be reset during firmware mismatch. The correction for this issue will only take effect when both Onboard Administrators are at v3.00.

Fixed an issue where the SET LDAP PORT command would set erroneous information if the command was specified without arguments.

Fixed an issue where SSH access to the OA could become disabled when deleting the active user with administrative access.

Enhanced user certificate administration. Now if Two Factor Authentication is enabled a warning message will be displayed if attempting to delete a user certificate.

Fixed an issue where the DVD Connect Status LCD screen would be unavailable for users with operator privilege.

Fixed an issue where XML reply displayed the wrong LCD firmware version.

Fixed an issue where the CONNECT SERVER command would terminate the CLI session if the max number of iLO users was reached.

Fixed an issue where a weak password would not show the proper error message.

Fixed an issue where a degraded blade would generate multiple redundant syslogs.

Fixed an issue where a tape storage blade using 50W of power or less would report an error of "too little power ".

Fixed an issue introduced in version 2.50 where the Insight Display (LCD) DVD connect screen and KVM menu screen would display "Unknown " for blade names.

Fixed an issue where Enclosure KVM to individual blades would not handle CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK keys correctly.

Fixed an issue which logged false power supply status changes from OK to UNKNOWN.

The ability to sort the iLO Event Log and the blade IML log has been removed from the OA GUI due and will now be displayed in the order received from iLO.

Fixed an issue where a PCI partner blade would remain powered on when the partner's server blade was removed. The PCI partner blade will now power off if the server blade is removed.

Fixed an issue where the OA would incorrectly report a failed status on some Cisco MDS 9124e switches.

Fixed an issue in OA v2.60 where PowerDelay did not work in properly.

Fixed an issue where an LDAP search context could not be entered when it contained 127 characters.

Fixed an issue where a server blades Power Management Controller version was not be properly cleared when a blade was removed or moved to a different slot.

Fixed an issue where the "Virtual Connect Manager ..." link would sometimes open a blank page.

Fixed an issue where LDAP search contexts 4-6 were not being set properly when using the First Time Setup Wizard.

Fixed an issue where the CONNECT SERVER and CONNECT SERVER SERIAL commands would fail if keys on the keyboard where pressed before the connection was made.

Fixed an issue where the "power capacity " values in "enclosure power summary " and "show power " may not match.

Fixed an issue where the SHOW VCMODE CLI command would display the message "Operation failed " even though it did not actually fail.

Fixed an issue where an Operator-level user was not able to configure opt-out bays for Enclosure Dynamic Power Capping.

Fixed an issue where assigning user permissions to interconnect bays in the First Time Setup Wizard would exclude interconnect bay 8 in a c7000 enclosure even if it was checked.

Fixed an issue where the "enclosure dynamic power capping " status would be present on some blades but not others.

Fixed an issue where unassigning a Virtual Connect profile from a blade would not always update the blade's status.

Fixed an issue where a Switch Module's Health LED wasn't always set properly.

Added syslog messages to track users who login and logout using Two-Factor authentication.

Fixed an issue where setting the enclosure name occasionally failed when using the First Time Setup Wizard.

Added the display of BL2x220c blades to the Fan Zones summary page.

Added a field on the OA TCP/IP settings page to indicate whether or not the OA was in DHCP mode or Static mode.

Fixed an issue where negative Power available values could be displayed for the c7000 enclosure.

Fixed an issue were enclosure DVD actions were not recorded in the OA syslog.

Modified the maximum URL length used to upload OA configuration scripts from 64 to 127 characters.

Fixed an issue where the OA configuration script produced by the Insight display interface did not contain all the information produced through the GUI or CLI interfaces.

Fixed an issue where KVM menu screen on the Insight Display would be displayed before initialization was complete.

Known Issues: None

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