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Firmware update ILO of HPE DL385 gen1

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Playing around with old hardware brought me to a place where I needed to firmware upgrade the ILO of an HPE DL385 G1 server in linux (Centos6). Fairly simple actually

[root@dl385 ~]# ./CP023365.scexe
FLASH_iLO v1.10 for Linux (Mar 19 2009)
Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Firmware image: ilo196.bin
Current iLO firmware version 1.87; Serial number ILOow�:nػ_�_�ܕ/ϟ

Component XML file: CP023365.xml
CP023365.xml reports firmware version 1.96
This operation will update the firmware on the
iLO in this server with version 1.96.
Continue (y/N)?y
***** DO NOT INTERRUPT! *****
Firmware image file is being sent … 100%
Flash is in progress…
Firmware flash is complete.
The device will reset …
Device reset will complete in 1 seconds…
[root@dl385 ~]#

Firmware update HPE smartarray 6i in linux

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Playing around with old hardware brought me to a place where I needed to firmware upgrade some HPE Smart Array 6i controllers in linux (Centos6). Fairly simple actually

[root@dl385 ~]# sh ./CP009358.scexe
Firmware CD Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array 6i
* Version of rom to be flashed: 2.84
* Number of controllers: 1
* The version of existing Array ROM is 2.68
* 1 controller(s) will be flashed
* This operation may take about 2 minutes
Flash ROMs Now? (Yes/No): yes
Flashing 1 controller(s), please wait....
Success: Product 40910e11 at controller position 0
with old version 2.68 has been updated with new version 2.84.
ROM Flash complete. New firmware will take effect when the server is rebooted.
As part of the reboot process, you should power cycle the server and any
external drive arrays.

Upgrading HP LaserJet 4250 fw

Friday, February 13th, 2015

To my joy I noticed that my HP LaserJet 4250 had an ancient FW. Not that the newer firmwares provided anything useful in my case. Neither bugfixes for bugs that I was hit by, or features that I longed for. The process of FW upgradinga HP LaserJet 4250 to a newer FW is actually quite simple. Here goes


zensonic@x230:~/Downloads$ wget

zensonic@x230:~/Downloads$ ncftp
NcFTP 3.2.5 (Feb 02, 2011) by Mike Gleason (

Copyright (c) 1992-2011 by Mike Gleason.
All rights reserved.

Connecting to…
FTP Server Ready
Logging in…
Hewlett-Packard FTP Print Server Version 3.0.
Directory:    Description:
PORT          hp LaserJet 4250

To print a file use the command put <filename> [portx]
or ‘cd’ to a desired port and use put <filename>.

User logged in.
Logged in to
ncftp / > bin
ncftp / > mput lj4240_4250_4350fw_08_250_2.rfu

lj4240_4250_4350fw_08_250_2.rfu:  ETA:   0:00   16.68/ 16.68 MB  277.63 B/s


And then the printer rebooted yielding.


All done.

A trip to Häckeberga Castle in Sweden

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Just returned from a trip to Häckeberga Castle in Sweden with my wife I just have to write that this is one of the best weekends in a long time. The castle is beautifully located on one of the 7 islands in the Häckebergalake.The castle nicely presents itself

Häckebergas castle

What sets the experience apart from your normal swedish castle is these things:

  • The nature surrounding the castle is simply astonishing. Almost no man made sound can be heard and it is very easy to take a tour into one of the forrests around the castle without hearing or meeting anybody but yourself and your spouse.
  • The food served at the castle is of gourmet class. It is not your average continental steak or ala carte menu. You get a 4-dish gourmet menu with 2-3 appetizers in between. It is complemented with a 4 glass wine menu that enhances the experience believe it or not.
  • The staff is professional yet very relaxed and friendly
  • There is only room for very few guests due to the limited amount of rooms, so it never gets crowded (the downside being that you have to book months in advance ;-)

I had a splendid weekend there. Real quality time with my beautiful wife. Will not be the last time we visit that place!