CN100576799C - On-line updating firmware system and method thereof - Google Patents

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CN100576799C
CN100576799C CN 200410088654 CN200410088654A CN100576799C CN 100576799 C CN100576799 C CN 100576799C CN 200410088654 CN200410088654 CN 200410088654 CN 200410088654 A CN200410088654 A CN 200410088654A CN 100576799 C CN100576799 C CN 100576799C
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A system for replacing firmware on line consists of web server having list of firmware to be replaced and list of renewable electronic unit, above one agent server set on electronic units and connected to web server, control unit for obtaining lists according to response of request command and for selecting out firmware to be replaced and electronic units data as well as for commanding web server to send firmware to be replaced to electronic unit corresponding to electronic unit data. It features that the firmware to be replaced is loaded on internal memory through agent server when firmware to be replaced is received by each electronic unit.

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一种在线更新固件的系统及其方法 An online firmware update system and method

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种更新固件的系统及其方法,特别是涉及一种通过远程控制 The present invention relates to a system and method of updating firmware, particularly relates to a remote control

装置的浏览器连结web服务器来进行电子装置固件更新的系统及其方法。 Browser means for connecting to a web server system and an electronic device firmware update. 背景技术 Background technique

一般而言,电子装置可能因为已知的问题(Bug)、未知的问题或需提高效能而需要提出相对应的解决方案,而现有由厂商所提出的解决方案大多为修改硬件装置或更新固件(firmware,或称韧体)。 In general, the electronic device may be due to a known problem (Bug), unknown problem or need to improve the effectiveness and the need to propose a solution corresponding to the existing solutions proposed by the manufacturers of most of the hardware device to modify or update the firmware (firmware, also known as firmware). 但直至目前为止,更新固件是已知的最方便的解决方法,所以对于电子装置上的诸多问题与状况厂商都尽可能以更新固件的方式来做为解决方案。 But so far, the firmware update is known most convenient solution, so for many problems with the vendors on the status of electronic devices as far as possible to update the firmware way to do for the solution.

请参阅图1所示的现有多台电子装置更新固件的方法示意图,如图所示现有更新程序大多利用储存有待更新固件与更新程序的储存装置10,通过人工操控的方式,让各个电子装置15的固件获得更新。 Please refer to FIG. 1 a plurality of conventional electronic device firmware update process diagram shown in FIG using mostly conventional update storage device 10 is stored to be updated with the update firmware program, manually actuated, which allows each of the electronic firmware means 15 for an update. 这种方式在大量电子装置需处理固件更新的状况下将浪费很多人力资源。 In this way a large number of electronic devices to be processed firmware update status will waste a lot of human resources. 举例来说,电子装置制造商在研发或制造期间利用更新固件来解决电子装置的问题时,所需更新的电子装置的数量可能达数千台之多,因此每次更新固件都需耗费很多人力资源。 When, for example, electronic device manufacturers during the R & D or manufacturing use firmware update to solve the problem of the electronic device, the number of electronic devices required updates may reach as many as thousands, so each firmware update are required to spend a lot of manpower resources.

另外许多使用者对于人工操控更新固件的方式并不熟悉,而导致更新失败,最后导致电子装置无法再使用的状况也时有所闻。 In addition, many users to manually update the firmware control manner not familiar with, but the update fails, leading state of the electronic device can not be reused are also heard. 因此,许多制造商的客服单位对于产品固件更新所付出的资源也相对的非常庞大。 Therefore, many manufacturers of the product firmware updates for customer service unit to pay for resources is relatively very large.

另请参阅图2,现有多台电子装置通过网络更新固件的方法示意图。 See FIG. 2, a schematic diagram of the conventional method of updating firmware plurality of electronic devices via a network. 如图所示现有通过网络来更新固件的方式是利用将储存于远程电子装置20上的待更新固件与更新程序通过网络30下载至欲更新固件的目的端电子装置40上, 然后在目的端电子装置40上各自执行更新程序。 Conventional manner to update the firmware by using the network shown in FIG be stored in the remote electronic device 20 to update firmware updates via the network 30 to download the firmware to be updated on the destination of the electronic device 40, and then at the destination on the electronic apparatus 40 each perform the update procedure. 而此种更新方式在资源浪费问题上仍未获得明显改善。 And this update on the way the problem is not a waste of resources to achieve significant improvement.

因此若能通过单一主机的控制便能完成多台电子装置更新固件的程序,将能减少人力资源的浪费,增加企业的竞争能力。 Therefore, if the electronic device will be able to complete the process of firmware update multiple control through a single host, you will be able to reduce the waste of human resources, increase the competitiveness of enterprises.

4发明内容 4 SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

本发明所要解决的技术问题在于提供一种在线更新固件的系统及其方法, 通过远程控制的方式让多台电子装置可同时进行固件的更新。 The present invention solves the technical problem is to provide a system and method for online updating of the firmware, by way of remote control allows multiple electronic device firmware can be updated simultaneously.

为了实现上述目的本发明提供了一种在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于, 包含:一web服务器,具有一待更新固件清单与一可更新电子装置清单; 一个 To achieve the above object the present invention provides a system firmware updates, characterized in that, comprising: a web server, having a list of firmware may update the list with an electronic device to be updated; a

以上的代理服务器,分设于一个以上的电子装置中,且通过网络与该web服务器连接;及一控制装置,根据一请求命令的响应,通过一浏览器与该web 服务器连接,以获取该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单,并从该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单选取一待更新固件以及一个以上的 Or more proxy servers, grouped in more than one electronic device, and connected to the web server via a network; and a control means, in response to a command according to a request, the connection to the web server through a browser to obtain the pending update the firmware can be updated lists and a list of electronic devices, and firmware to be updated from the list and update the electronic device may select a list of firmware to be updated as well as a more

电子装置数据,并令该web服务器将该待更新固件传送至对应于该电子装置数 Data of the electronic device, and enabling the web server to update the firmware to be transmitted to the number corresponding to the electronic device

据的该电子装置中;其中,各该电子装置接收到该待更新固件时将通过该代理服务器将其加载至一内存中。 The data in the electronic device; wherein each of the electronic device received by the proxy server to load it into a memory when the firmware to be updated.

上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该可更新电子装置清单记录可通过该web服务器与该代理服务器而相互连接的各该电子装置的地址数据。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that the recording device may update a list of electronic addresses of the data of each electronic device may be connected to each other through the proxy server to the web server.

上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该代理服务器还包含一更新程序, 用以令该待更新固件加载该内存中。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, the proxy server further comprising an update program for enabling the firmware to be updated is loaded in the memory.

上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该代理服务器在该待更新固件加载该内存中后,还将传送一更新完成信号至该web服务器中,并令该电子装置重新激活以使该待更新固件生效。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, the proxy server to be updated, the firmware loaded in the memory, the update completion also transmits a signal to the web server, and re-enabling the electronic device to be updated so that the activation firmware to take effect.

上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该更新完成信号通过该控制装置的该浏览器显示。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, through the update completion signal indicates that the browser of the control device.

上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该控制装置在预设的门槛时间内未接收到该更新完成信号时,则通过该浏览器显示更新失败信号。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, the control means does not receive the update completion signal, through the browser to display update failure signal within a predetermined threshold time. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该内存为一闪存。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that the memory is a flash memory. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该闪存为基本输入/输出系统。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, the flash memory basic input / output system. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,其中该闪存为基板管理控制装置。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, wherein the flash memory is a baseboard management controller. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该内存为电可擦除只读存储器。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that, the memory is electrically erasable read-only memory. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该电可擦除只读存储器为基本输入/输出系统。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that the electrically erasable read only memory is a basic input / output system. 上述在线更新固件的系统,其特点在于,该电可擦除只读存储器为基板管理控制装置。 The above-described firmware updates system, characterized in that the electrically erasable read only memory is a baseboard management controller.

本发明还提供一种在线更新固件的方法,其特点在于,包含下列步骤:通过一控制装置提出一请求命令至一web服务器;根据该请求命令的响应,从该web服务器获取一待更新固件清单以及一可更新电子装置清单;根据该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单,确认一待更新固件以及一个以上的电子 The present invention further provides a method of online updating the firmware, characterized in that, comprising the steps of: a request command made to a web server via a control means; obtaining a list of firmware to be updated from the web server in response to the request command in accordance with and may update a list of electronic devices; list based on the updated firmware can be updated and a list of electronic devices, the firmware to be updated and a confirmation of more than one electron

装置数据;令该web服务器传送该待更新固件至对应于该电子装置数据的一个以上的电子装置中;确认该电子装置产生一更新完成信号;及通过该浏览器显示该更新完成信息。 Means transactions; enabling the web server transmits the firmware to be updated to correspond to more than one electronic device to the electronic device data; confirm that the electronic device generates an update completion signal; and a display by the browser to the update completion information.

上述在线更新固件的方法,其特点在于,该控制装置通过一浏览器提出该请求命令。 The method of the above-described firmware updates, characterized in that, the control means of the request command made by a browser.

上述在线更新固件的方法,其特点在于,在预设门槛时间内确认该更新完成信号并未产生时,通过该浏览器显示一更新失败信号。 Line of the above-described method for updating the firmware, characterized in that, to confirm that the update completion signal is not generated by the browser displays the update failure signal within a predetermined threshold time.

上述在线更新固件的方法,其特点在于,加载该待更新固件至该内存的步骤通过更新程序用以执行。 The method of the above-described firmware updates, characterized in that, to load the firmware to be updated by the updating step the program memory to perform.

本发明的功效,在于不仅可让客服单位运用于协助使用者执行固件更新程序以提高服务效率,另外制造厂商通过此系统与方法可大大减少更新固件所需耗费的人力资源。 Efficacy of the invention is that not only lets the customer service unit used to assist the user to perform a firmware update in order to improve efficiency, the other manufacturers through the system and method can greatly reduce the cost required to update the firmware of human resources.

以下结合附图和具体实施例对本发明进行详细描述,但不作为对本发明的限定。 The present invention will be described in detail in conjunction with the accompanying drawings and the specific embodiments, but not limit the present invention.

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图1为现有多台电子装置更新固件(firmware)的方法示意图; Figure 1 is a schematic view of the conventional electronic device a plurality of firmware update (Firmware) method;

图2为现有多台电子装置通过网络更新固件的方法示意图; FIG 2 is a conventional method of updating the firmware of the electronic device through the plurality of network schematic;

图3为本发明较佳实施例的更新状态示意图; 3 is a preferred embodiment of the invention, a schematic diagram of the update state;

图4为本发明较佳实施例的系统结构图; FIG 4 a preferred embodiment of a system configuration of the embodiment of the present invention, FIG;

图5为本发明较佳实施例的方法流程图;及 The method of the preferred embodiment of Figure 5 a flow chart of the present invention; and

图6为web服务器以及电子装置在步骤240后所对应执行的流程步骤的流程图。 FIG 6 is a web server and the electronic device after the step 240 of flowchart steps performed corresponds.

其中,附图标记:IO-储存装置,15-电子装置 Wherein, reference numerals: IO- storage device, the electronic device 15

20-远程电子装置,30-网络 Remote electronic device 20, the network 30-

40-目的端电子装置 Destination electronic device 40

llOieb服务器,112-待更新固件清单 llOieb server, 112- firmware to be updated list

114-可更新电子装置清单 114- can update the list of electronic devices

120-电子装置,122-代理服务器 120- electronics, 122- proxy server

130-控制装置,132-浏览器 The control device 130-, 132- browser

步骤210-通过控制装置提出一请求命令至一web服务器步骤220-根据该请求命令的响应,自该web服务器获取一待更新固件清 Step 210- proposed by the control means a web server in step 220 in response to a request command according to the request command, which is obtained from a web server to be updated firmware clear

单以及一可更新电子装置清单 And a single updateable list of electronic devices

步骤230-根据该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单,选取一待更新固件以及一个以上的电子装置数据 Step 230- the basis of the list and the list of firmware to be updated, the electronic device can be updated, data of a selected electronic device and firmware to be updated more than one

步骤240-令该web服务器传送该待更新固件至对应于该电子装置数据的一个以上的电子装置中 Step 240- enabling the web server transmits one or more of the electronic device firmware is to be updated, the electronic device corresponding to the data

步骤250-确认更新完成信号是否产生 Step 250 to confirm whether an update completion signal

步骤260-显示该更新完成信号 The step of displaying the update completion signal 260-

步骤270-显示更新失败信号 Step 270- display update failure signal

步骤310-确认电子装置数据上所记录的电子装置可执行更新程序步骤320-传送待更新固件至允许被更新的各电子装置步骤330-加载待更新固件至内存 Step 310- confirmed on the electronic device the electronic device-executable data recording program updating step to update the firmware to be 320- to allow the transfer of each step of the electronic device is updated to update the firmware to be loaded 330- memory

步骤340-传送更新完成信号并重新激活各电子装置以执行待更新固件步骤350-传送警示信号 Step 340- transmits an update completion signal and reactivate the electronic device to perform each step of the firmware to be updated, a warning signal transmitting 350-

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首先,请参阅图3所示,为本发明较佳实施例的更新状态示意图。 First, please refer to FIG. 3, the preferred embodiment of the present invention, a schematic diagram of the update state. 如图所示,本发明是通过控制装置130通过网络30选取储存于web服务器110中的待更新固件与电子装置数据,再促使web服务器110根据电子装置数据将待更新固件传送至电子装置数据中所记录的电子装置120中,并促使各个电子装置120自动执行更新固件的程序。 As shown, the present invention is the control device 130 to be stored by the network 30 to select the web server 110 with the electronic device firmware update data, then the firmware causes the web server 110 transmits the data to the electronic device the electronic device according to the data to be updated recorded in the electronic device 120, the electronic devices 120 and causes the program automatically updates the firmware.

再请参阅图4所示,本发明较佳实施例的系统结构图,如图所示本发明的 Referring again to FIG. 4, a system configuration diagram of the preferred embodiment of the present invention, the present invention is shown in FIG.

7在线更新固件的系统,主要的系统功能模块包含:(A) web服务器110; (B) 代理服务器122;以及(C)控制装置130,分别详细说明如下: 7 online firmware update system, the main function modules of the system comprising: (A) web server 110; (B) the proxy server 122; and (C) control means 130, are described in detail as follows:

(A) web服务器110中储存有具有待更新固件清单112与可更新电子装置清单114。 (A) web server 110 stores the firmware has to be updated and the list 112 may update the list of the electronic device 114. 其中,web服务器110可通过http通信协议与其它的网络装置相互的收发信息,而待更新固件清单112为可通过http通信协议传送的固件数据。 Wherein, web server 110 may send and receive information with each other via the http protocol with other network devices, a list of firmware and the firmware data 112 to be transmitted through the http protocol to be updated.

待更新固件清单112记录有许多的固件数据,使用者可从此待更新固fH青单112中选取其中一个固件数据做为执行更新程序所需的待更新固件。 Firmware update list 112 to be a number of the firmware data is recorded, the user can be updated from a single green solid fH 112 select one of the data as required to perform the firmware update firmware to be updated.

另外,可更新电子装置清单114中记录可通过web服务器与代理服务器连接进行远程更新的电子装置的地址数据。 Further, the list of the electronic device 114 can update the recorded data may be an address of an electronic device remote update server via the proxy web server. 使用者可从可更新电子装置清单114 中选取多个电子装置的地址数据做为欲执行更新程序的电子装置数据。 The electronic device can be used as a user data update program to be executed from the list of available updates the electronic device 114 to select the address data of the plurality of electronic devices.

(B) 多个代理服务器122分别设于多台电子装置120中并与web服务器110连接。 (B) a plurality of proxy servers 122 are provided in the plurality of electronic devices 120 and 110 are connected with the web server. 而电子装置120可根据web服务器110的操作而使其固件获得更新。 And the electronic device 120 may obtain firmware update it according to the operation of the web server 110. 举例来说,当电子装置120接收到web服务器110所发送的待更新固件时即会自动地执行固件更新程序。 For example, when the electronic device 120 receives 110 the web server to be sent i.e. to update the firmware automatically perform the firmware update program.

在实际上的应用此电子装置可为:台式计算机(desktop)、笔记本计算机(laptop)、信息家电(infor腿tion appliance, IA)、个人数字助理(Personal Digital Assistant, PDA)以及设置于服务器内的刀锋服务器等。 In fact, the application of the electronic device can be: a desktop computer (desktop), notebook (laptop), information appliances (infor legs tion appliance, IA), a personal digital assistant (Personal Digital Assistant, PDA) and disposed within the server blade servers.

(C) 控制装置130将根据其所发送的请求命令的响应通过浏览器132与web服务器110连结,以从web服务器110获取待更新固件清单112以及可更新电子装置清单114,再从上述的清单中分别选取出待更新固件以及电子装置数据并令web服务器110将待更新固件传送至对应于电子装置数据的各个电子装置120中。 (C) in response to the control device 130 through the browser 132 is coupled to web server 110, web server 110 to be acquired from the firmware update list 112 and may update a list of electronic device 114 according to a request command its transmitted then from the above list were selected in an electronic device and firmware to be updated so that the data and the web server 110 to update the firmware to be transmitted to the electronic device corresponding to the respective data to the electronic device 120.

其中,浏览器132可通过http通信协议与web服务器110相互传送数据, 另外当控制装置130通过浏览器132选取待更新固件与电子装置数据后,web 服务器110会在确认各电子装置120可执行更新程序(固件允许被更新)后, 将待更新固件传送至对应于电子装置数据的各个电子装置120中。 Wherein the browser 132 may transmit data to each other through a communication protocol http web server 110, when the control means 130 further when the browser 132 to select the firmware to be updated with the data of the electronic device, the web server 110 will perform the updating of the electronic device Recognizes 120 after the program (firmware allowed to be updated), update the firmware to be transmitted to the electronic device corresponding to the respective data 120 of the electronic device.

相反地,当确认电子装置120不可执行更新程序时(如,电子装置120 正在执行更新程序中时),web服务器110将传送警示信号至控制装置130中, 而控制装置130将通过浏览器显示132此警示信号。 Conversely, when the electronic device 120 to confirm the update is not performed (e.g., the electronic device 120, when the update is being performed), the Web server 110 transmits a warning signal to the control device 130, and the control unit 130 displays the browser 132 this warning signal.

另外接收到待更新固件的电子装置120,将通过代理服务器122将待更新固件加载至电子装置120的内存中,并传送更新成功信号至web服务器110 后,促使电子装置120重新激活,以使待更新固件生效。 After an additional receiver to the electronic device to be updated, the firmware 120, through proxy server 122 will be updated, the firmware is loaded into the memory of the electronic device 120, and transmits the update success signal to the web server 110, cause the electronic device 120 to reactivate to cause to be firmware update to take effect. 而web服务器110 则会将更新成功信号再传送至控制装置130中。 The web server 110 will update success signal longer be sent to the control device 130.

上述的内存可为闪存(Flash ROM)或电可擦除只读存储器(EEPROM);另外上述的闪存或电可擦除只读存储器可为电子装置上的基本输入/输出系统(BIOS)或基板管理控制装置(BMC)。 The above-described memory may be a flash memory (Flash ROM), or electrically erasable programmable read only memory (the EEPROM); further the above-described flash memory or electrically erasable read only memory may be an electronic device on a basic input / output system (BIOS) or the substrate management control means (BMC).

另外,当在预设门槛时间内的web服务器110并未接收到电子装置120 所传送的更新成功信号时,便会送更新失败信号至控制装置130中,而控装置130将通过浏览器132显示此更新失败信号。 Further, when the web server 110 within a predetermined threshold time not received the update success signal transmitted by the electronic device 120, the update will fail to send a signal to the control means 130, and the control device 130 will be displayed by the browser 132 this update failure signal.

请参阅图5,为本发明的在线更新固件的方法的方法流程图,此方法的运作流程将说明如下: Refer to FIG. 5, the online method of updating firmware of the method of the present invention, a flow chart, the operation flow of this method will be explained as follows:

首先,步骤210,通过控制装置提出请求命令至web服务器;当使用者欲更新电子装置120的固件时,可利用控制装置130中的浏览器132通过网络向web服务器110提出请求命令。 First, in step 210, the control device request command made to the web server; When the user wants to update firmware of the electronic device 120, the control device 130 may utilize a browser 132 in order to request a web server 110 via the network.

然后,步骤220,根据请求命令的响应,从web服务器获取待更新固件清单以及可更新电子装置清单;web服务器110确认控制装置130具有操控权时, 便会将待更新固件清单112与可更新电子装置清单114回传给控制装置130 以供使用者选择。 Then, step 220, based on the response request command acquired from the web server to update the firmware to be updated and a list of the electronic device list; web server 110 checks the control device 130 has a control right, will be updated, the firmware can be updated with the list of the electronic device 112 Listing 114 back to the control device 130 for the user to select.

然后,步骤230,根据待更新固件清单以及可更新电子装置清单,选取待更新固件以及电子装置数据;使用者可从待更新固件清单112中选取待更新固件与自可更新电子装置清单114中选取电子装置数据,以确认欲更新的待更新固件数据与电子装置120。 Then, in step 230, the firmware to be updated according to the update list and a list of electronic devices, and electronic device firmware select data to be updated; the user may select the firmware to be updated from the list to be updated, the firmware 112 may update the electronic device 114 from the list of selected the electronic device data, to confirm that the firmware to be updated with the data of the electronic device 120 to be updated.

然后,步骤240,令web服务器传送待更新固件至对应于电子装置数据的一个以上的电子装置中;当控制装置130选取完待更新固件与电子装置数据后,web服务器110便会自动传送更新固件至电子装置数据所对应的各个电子装置120中。 Then, step 240, so that the web server transmits the firmware to be updated to correspond to more than one electronic device electronics data; when the electronic device firmware is to be updated control data selection means 130, the web server 110 automatically transmits the firmware update each electronic device to the electronic data corresponding to the device 120.

步骤250,确认更新完成信号是否产生;当更新程序完成后各个电子装置120将会通过web服务器110回传更新成功信号至控制装置130中,从而做为确认更新成功的确认信息。 Step 250, update completion confirmation signal is generated; if the electronic devices 120 will pass back through the web server 110 after successful update update signal to the control device 130, so as to confirm successful update confirmation.

步骤260,显示更新完成信息;控制装置130接收到更新成功信号时便会 Step 260, the display update completion message; the control means 130 receives the update success signal will

9通过浏览器132显示此更新成功信号以通知使用者更新程序已完成。 9 browser 132 displays the update successfully signal to notify the user that the update has been completed.

另外,当web服务器110在预设的门槛时间内并未接收到电子装置120 所传送的更新成功信号时,其便会传送更新失败信号至控制装置130,步骤270,以通知使用者产生更新失败的状况。 Further, when the web server 110 is not receiving the update success signal transmitted by the electronic device 120 within a preset time threshold, which will transmit an update failure signal to the control device 130, step 270, to notify the user generated update failed situation.

请参阅图6所示web服务器以及各电子装置在步骤240后所对应执行的流程步骤。 Please web server shown in FIG. 6 as well as the electronic device of FIG see process steps performed after step 240 corresponds. 首先,步骤310,确认电子装置数据上所记录的电子装置可执行更新程序;当web服务器110确认控制装置130己选择完待更新固件与电子装置数据时,web服务器110将根据电子装置数据确认被选取的电子装置120是否可执行更新程序(若被选取的电子装置120正在执行更新程序时,即表示不可执行更新程序)。 First, in step 310, the electronic device on an electronic device to confirm data recorded program executable update; web server 110 confirms if the control means 130 when the firmware is already selected data with the electronic device to be updated, the web server 110 to confirm the data according to the electronic device the electronic device 120 is selected executable update program (if they are of the electronic device when the selected program 120 update is being performed, it means that the update is not performed).

步骤320,传送待更新固件至可执行更新程序的各个电子装置中;当被选取的电子装置120可执行更新程序时,web服务器110则会将待更新固件传送到各个电子装置120中。 Step 320, update the firmware to be transmitted to the respective electronic device may perform the update program; is selected when the electronic device 120 may perform the updates, web server 110 will be to be transferred to the respective electronic device firmware update 120.

然后,步骤330,加载待更新固件至内存;接收到待更新固件的各个电子装置120其内部的代理服务器122会将待更新固件加载(写入)到内存中。 Then, in step 330, the firmware is loaded into memory to be updated; receiving the respective electronic device to be updated, the firmware 120 inside the proxy server 122 loads the firmware will be updated (written) into the memory.

最后,步骤340,传送更新完成信号并重新激活各电子装置以执行待更新固件;当代理服务器122确认待更新固件加载后将发送一个更新完成信号。 Finally, step 340, and transmits the update completion signal reactivate the electronic device to perform each of the firmware to be updated; confirmed when the proxy server 122 loads the firmware will be updated sends an update completion signal.

另外,在上述步骤310中若确认电子装置数据上所记录的电子装置不允许执行更新程序时,步骤350, web服务器110将回传送一个警示信号至控制装置130中并通过浏览器132显示。 Further, when the above-described step 310 when it is confirmed in the electronic device on the electronic device to the recorded data is not allowed to perform the update procedure, step 350, web server 110 transmits a warning signal back to the control device 130 and display 132 through the browser.

如上所述,本发明所提出的在线更新固件的系统及其方法不仅可让客服单位运用于协助使用者执行固件更新程序以提高服务效率,另外制造厂商通过此系统与方法还可大大减少更新固件所需耗费的人力资源。 As mentioned above, the system and method for firmware updates of the proposed invention is not only to let the customer service unit used to assist the user to perform a firmware update in order to improve efficiency, the other manufacturers through the system and method can also greatly reduce firmware update required human resources consumed.

当然,本发明还可有其他多种实施例,在不背离本发明精神及其实质的情况下,熟悉本领域的技术人员可根据本发明作出各种相应的改变和变形,但这些相应的改变和变形都应属于本发明权利要求的保护范围。 Of course, the present invention may have various other embodiments without departing from the spirit and the essence of the present invention, those skilled in the art can make various corresponding modifications and variations according to the present invention, these corresponding changes and variations should fall within the scope of the claims of the invention.

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  1. 1、一种在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,包含: 一web服务器,具有一待更新固件清单与一可更新电子装置清单; 一个以上的代理服务器,分设于一个以上的电子装置中,且通过网络与该web服务器连接;及一控制装置,发出一请求命令至该web服务器,通过一浏览器与该web服务器连接,该控制装置根据该web服务器对该请求命令的响应,以获取该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单,并从该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单选取一待更新固件以及一个以上的电子装置数据,并令该web服务器将该待更新固件传送至对应于该电子装置数据的该电子装置中; 其中,各该电子装置接收到该待更新固件时将通过该代理服务器将其加载至一内存中。 1, an online firmware update system comprising: a web server, with an updated list may be a list of firmware update of the electronic device; more than one proxy server, is divided into at least one electronic device, and a network connection to the web server; and a control means for issuing a request command to the web server, connected to the server through a web browser, the control means in response to the request command based on the web server, to acquire the to-be firmware update may update the list and the list of electronic devices from the list and update the firmware can be updated and the electronic device to select a list of firmware to be updated, and one or more data of the electronic device, and enabling the web server to update the firmware to be transmitted to the corresponding to the electronic device to the electronic device in the data; wherein each of the electronic device received by the proxy server to load it into a memory when the firmware to be updated.
  2. 2、 根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该可更新电子装置清单记录可通过该web服务器与该代理服务器而相互连接的各该电子装置的地址数据。 2, the online firmware update system according to claim 1, characterized in that the address data may be updated each electronic device an electronic list of the recording device can be connected to each other through the proxy server to the web server.
  3. 3、 根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该代理服务器还包含一更新程序,以使该代理服务器将该待更新固件加载至该电子装置的内存中。 3, the online firmware update system according to claim 1, wherein the proxy server further comprises an update, so that the proxy server to update the firmware to be loaded into the memory of the electronic device.
  4. 4、 根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该代理服务器在该待更新固件加载该内存中后,还将传送一更新完成信号至该web服务器中,并令该电子装置重新激活以使该待更新固件生效。 4, according to claim 1, wherein the online firmware update system, wherein the proxy server to be updated, the firmware loaded in the memory, will transmit an update completion signal to the web server, and enabling the electronic reactivate the device so that the pending firmware update to take effect.
  5. 5、 根据权利要求4所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该更新完成信号通过该控制装置的该浏览器显示。 5. The system of claim online updating firmware according to claim 4, wherein the display update completion signal through the browser of the control device.
  6. 6、 根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该控制装置在预设的门槛时间内未接收到该更新完成信号时,则通过该浏览器显示更新 6, according to claim 1, wherein the online firmware update system, wherein the control means does not receive the update completion signal within a predetermined threshold time, through the browser to display update
  7. 7、根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该内存为一闪存。 7, according to claim 1, the online firmware update system, wherein the memory is a flash memory.
  8. 8、根据权利要求7所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该闪存为基本输入/输出系统。 8. The system of claim firmware updates of claim 7, wherein the flash memory is a basic input / output system.
  9. 9、 根据权利要求7所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,其中该闪存为基板管理控制装置。 9, line according to claim 7, wherein said firmware update system, wherein, wherein the substrate is a flash memory management control means.
  10. 10、 根据权利要求1所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该内存为电可擦除只读存储器。 10, according to claim 1, wherein the online firmware update system, wherein the memory is electrically erasable read-only memory.
  11. 11、 根据权利要求10所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该电可擦除只读存储器为基本输入/输出系统。 11, line according to claim 10, wherein said firmware update system, characterized in that the electrically erasable read only memory is a basic input / output system.
  12. 12、 根据权利要求10所述的在线更新固件的系统,其特征在于,该电可擦除只读存储器为基板管理控制装置。 12, line according to claim 10, wherein said firmware update system, characterized in that the electrically erasable read only memory is a baseboard management controller.
  13. 13、 一种在线更新固件的方法,其特征在于,包含下列步骤: 通过一控制装置提出一请求命令至一web服务器;根据该请求命令的响应,从该web服务器获取一待更新固件清单以及一可更新电子装置清单;根据该待更新固件清单以及该可更新电子装置清单,确认一待更新固件以及一个以上的电子装置数据;令该web服务器传送该待更新固件至对应于该电子装置数据的一个以上的电子装置中;确认该电子装置产生一更新完成信号;及通过该浏览器显示该更新完成信息。 13. A method of updating firmware of the line, characterized by comprising the steps of: a request command made to a web server via a control means; The response to the request command, access a list of firmware to be updated from the web server and a may update the electronic list of devices; firmware update manifest based on the pending and may update the electronic list of devices, confirm a pending update the firmware, and an electronic device data of one or more; enabling the web server transmits the pending update the firmware to correspond to the electronic device data one or more electronic device; confirm that the electronic device generates an update complete signal; and a display by the browser to the update completion information.
  14. 14、 根据权利要求13所述的在线更新固件的方法,其特征在于,该控制装置通过一浏览器提出该请求命令。 14. The method of claim 13 firmware updates claims, characterized in that the control means of the request command made by a browser.
  15. 15、 根据权利要求13所述的在线更新固件的方法,其特征在于,在预设门槛时间内确认该更新完成信号并未产生时,通过该浏览器显示一更新失败信 15. The method of claim 13 firmware updates claims, characterized in that, confirm that the update completion signal is not generated, a display update failed channel through which the browser predetermined threshold time
  16. 16、根据权利要求13所述的在线更新固件的方法,其特征在于,加载该待更新固件至该内存的步骤通过更新程序用以执行。 16. The method of claim 13 firmware updates claims, wherein the step of loading the firmware to be updated by updating the program memory to perform.
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