Solved

server update

Posted on 2012-03-29
3
367 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-25
We have a server IBM x3500 with raid 5 configuration and on windows server 2003 SP2. Now our question is how we can update the bios of the server with the same configuration and it will not affect any installation program from the server. What is the safe ways/operation even the server is running online, can we do on this issue..
Thanks and hope to solve this issue.
0
Comment
Question by:seraj786
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Lance_P earned 500 total points
ID: 37781202
You will need to reboot the server and boot from a disk that has the BIOS image burned on it.

from

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5086608

You cannot upgrade the server in an online mode.

BIOS upgrades do not affect installed applications, but does support the OS better.

A Backup is always advised in all cases.
0
 

Author Comment

by:seraj786
ID: 37781393
THE Above Mention server is a file Server which has 1.8 tb of Hdd on Raid 5 , and we have to update the Bios in order to Upgrade the Memory from 8GB to 32 gb .
Though we have Backup of the Server , but if anything goes wrong and i have to retrieve the backup it would take 1-2 days as the Data is very huge and 150 Users are connected  on it  which is my worry.
Simply i want to know if i update the bios and restart the server would ther be a Problem on My OS which is win 2003 and My Share drive .

Kindly Note My Server All Hdd is on Raid 5.

I would really Appreciate if Someone can Tell me the Safest Way to Update the Bios without Effecting the OS and The Data.
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Lance_P
ID: 37781489
I update the BIOS for Server all the time and have never come across any issues so far. Rest assured everything will be fine.

Once you download the ISO and burn it to the disk, boot from it and the upgrade will take no more than a couple of minutes.

Your RAID will not be affected. Neither the OS nor the DATA. Having a backup is always my suggestion.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
CRM Comparsion 3 83
WSUS Feature Updates for WIndows 10 6 105
Windows 2003 domain controller crashed BDC is 2008 server 4 77
Enterprise Mode 4 29
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
On Sep 22nd 2014 Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 and back in July Update Rollup 3 was released.  So we now have:   Update Rollup 1Update Rollup 2Update Rollup 3Service Pack 1Update Rollup 1 for S…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question