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.

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. The upgrade_bmc.sh script is supported on the following platforms:

  • MPX 5550
  • MPX 8005
  • MPX 11500
  • MPX 11515
  • MPX 22000

Upgrade a standalone appliance

Perform the following steps:

  1. Download and install the latest Citrix ADC software build.

  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.