Obtaining firmware updates
You can use the Chassis Management Module or a management node, if installed, to update the chassis firmware.
- Chassis Management Module
- Compute nodes
- I/O modules
- Flex System Manager management node
In addition, some of the optional hardware devices that you can order for the chassis have device drivers that you must install.
For example, Ethernet controllers are integrated on each compute node system board. The Ethernet controllers provide 1000 Mbps full-duplex capability only, which enables simultaneous transmission and reception of data to the external ports on the Ethernet switches. You do not have to set any jumpers or configure the controller for the compute node operating system. However, you must install a device driver in the compute node to enable the compute node operating system to address the Ethernet controller.
See the documentation that comes with your optional hardware devices for information about installing any required device drivers.
Using the Chassis Management Module
For more information about using the Chassis Management Module web interface to update the chassis firmware, see Lenovo Flex System Chassis Management Module Chassis management options.
You can use the Chassis Management Module command-line interface to update the chassis firmware. See Lenovo Flex System Chassis Management Module update command for more information.
Using a management node
You can also use the Flex System Manager management node to update firmware and device drivers for all of the chassis components, if one is available. For more information about using the Flex System Manager management software to update firmware and device drivers for the chassis components, see the Flex System Manager information page.