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Upgrading iLO 2 Firmware through SSH

Recently I had a problem upgrading the iLO firmware on one of our servers through the GUI.  This particular server did not have an OS on it at the time so normally I would update through the web interface.  However since the firmware on this machine would not work with IE 11 I had no choice but to upgrade through SSH.

Before you start copy your firmware file (ilo2_225.bin in my case) to a local web server and make note of the URL.

  • Login to the iLO with your favorite SSH client.
  • Once connected type “cd map1/firmware1”
  • Now type the following command replacing the URL with your own URL.

         “load –source

  • The update will now begin.  It can take up to 10 minutes for the process to complete.  You will be disconnected from your session during the upgrade. 
  • Login to iLO again and type “version” to verify the update has been completed.
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  1. September 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Balta's Blog and commented:
    It worked for me on a stubborn Proliant DL360 G5 that did not want to upgrade. ILO2 had to be upgraded from 1.4x to 1.83 to 1.22 so it worked.

  2. Larry
    March 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I know this is a bit old but it worked for me. I had a difficult Proliant DL360 G6 running iLO2 v2.01 serving as a VMware host and could not get it updated. Using the information provided here I was able to upgrade in steps to v2.05, v2.09, v2.20 and then v2.29.
    Thanks for posting this information.

  3. Mark Quinn
    April 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

    mike if your interested I used to do allot of ilo scripting for windows with xml files I did it all with vbscript that generated the xml config files.

  4. peter
    April 28, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Good! Thanks a lot!

  1. July 22, 2015 at 9:24 am

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