Upgrade the LOM firmware on a Citrix ADC MPX appliance

Citrix has automated the upgrade of LOM firmware within Citrix ADC MPX software. It is no longer necessary to know your hardware platform or download any LOM firmware. For more information about available and supported firmware upgrade versions, see LOM Firmware Upgrade

Note: This procedure requires two reboots to complete and therefore a disruption in production traffic is expected. Citrix recommends that you perform the upgrade during a maintenance window. In a high availability setup, perform the upgrade on the secondary node to minimize disruption to production traffic.

Upgrade a standalone appliance

Perform the following steps:

  1. Download and install the latest Citrix ADC software build according to the table in the LOM Firmware Upgrade page.

  2. Reboot the appliance to install the new drivers that are needed for the LOM upgrade.

  3. At the command line, type: shell.

  4. At the shell prompt, type: upgrade_bmc.sh

  5. Wait for the upgrade process to complete. The appliance automatically reboots after the upgrade is complete.

Upgrade the appliances in a high availability setup

Perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the secondary node and upgrade it as described in Upgrade a standalone appliance.

  2. Force a high availability failover. The secondary node is now the primary node. The primary node becomes secondary.

  3. Log on to the new secondary (old primary) node and upgrade it as described in Upgrade a standalone appliance.

Upgrade the LOM firmware on a Citrix ADC MPX appliance