CN106919078A - Rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method - Google Patents

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CN106919078A
CN106919078A CN201510993077.8A CN201510993077A CN106919078A CN 106919078 A CN106919078 A CN 106919078A CN 201510993077 A CN201510993077 A CN 201510993077A CN 106919078 A CN106919078 A CN 106919078A
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Abstract

The present invention provides a rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method, and it runs on a server cabinet, the described method comprises the following steps:A. monitor whether the server cabinet meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition, if it is, step b is performed, if it is not, then continuing executing with this step;B. each rack backboard and/or the firmware of each baseboard management controller are obtained automatically, then perform step c;C. the firmware version of all of rack backboard and/or all of baseboard management controller is analyzed, the setting of collocation user, picks out the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller that update firmware and need not updating firmware;Then step d is performed;D. intercept without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing renewal firmware.

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Rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method

Technical field

The present invention is a kind of rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method.

Background technology

In the framework of frame (Rack) or rack (Chassis) product, by equipment cabinet management controller (RMC, the Rack Management of a specific responsibility monitoring, whole frame of system or rack information Controller) collocation multiple RBP (Rack Back Plane, rack backboard), multiple BMC (Baseboard Management Controller, baseboard management controller) are managed work.In such framework, the firmware version collocation with each corresponding controller (BMC, RBP) must be consistent, could be linked up under identical firmware structure, to reach Information Searching and Management function.

In the use of frame or enclosure product, consume if any partial objects or change position is moved, need to only do the replacing of partial objects, such as replacing of mainboard, backboard.Result after replacing often causes the inconsistent of firmware version, in turn results in the conflict on internal control communication among unit.Substantial amounts of manpower must be put into management with the time to carry out the uniformity confirmation of firmware version, updated firmware.However, more new capital of the firmware of existing rack is updated through network or USB interface manually using external archive, unusual trouble, and need to spend manpower.

In view of this, the present invention provides a kind of rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method, its can automatic synchronization firmware version, reduce and spent in managerial manpower.

The content of the invention

It is a primary object of the present invention to provide a kind of rack firmware self-synchronous system and its method, its can automatic synchronization firmware version, reduce managerial manpower spend.

It is up to above-mentioned purpose, the present invention provides a kind of rack firmware self-synchronous system, it runs on a server cabinet, the server cabinet include an equipment cabinet management controller and several be connected to the rack backboard of the equipment cabinet management controller, each rack backboard connects several nodes, described several nodes are respectively provided with a baseboard management controller, each rack backboard and each baseboard management controller have a firmware, the firmware includes firmware version data and firmware information, and the rack firmware self-synchronous system includes:

Monitoring modular, it is used to monitor whether the server cabinet meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition;

Acquisition module, it is connected with the monitoring modular, for when the server cabinet meets firmware automatic synchronization condition, the firmware of each rack backboard and/or each baseboard management controller being obtained automatically;

Processing module, it is connected with the acquisition module, firmware version for analyzing all of rack backboard and/or all of baseboard management controller, arrange in pairs or groups the setting of user, pick out the rack backboard that needs to update firmware or and baseboard management controller and the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller of firmware need not be updated;And

Synchronization module, it is connected with the processing module, and interception is without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to needing to update the rack backboard of firmware or and baseboard management controller and carry out firmware information updating.

Preferably, when there is hot plug in rack backboard or node of the firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition including server cabinet start moment and the server cabinet.

Preferably, the setting of the user is included using newest firmware version or the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller.

Preferably, during the firmware of the rack backboard stores the flash in it, the firmware information Store of the baseboard management controller is in a connected ROM.

The present invention also provides a kind of rack firmware automatic synchronous method, its described rack firmware self-synchronous system is performed, the rack firmware self-synchronous system runs on a server cabinet, the server cabinet include an equipment cabinet management controller and several be connected to the rack backboard of the equipment cabinet management controller, each rack backboard connects several nodes, described several nodes are respectively provided with a baseboard management controller, each rack backboard or each baseboard management controller have a firmware, the firmware includes firmware version data and firmware information, it is comprised the following steps:

A. by the monitoring module monitors, whether the server cabinet meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition, if it is, step b is performed, if it is not, then continuing executing with this step;

B. each rack backboard and/or the firmware of each baseboard management controller are obtained by the acquisition module automatically, then performs step c;

C. the firmware version of all of rack backboard and/or all of baseboard management controller is analyzed by the processing module, the setting of collocation user, the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller that update firmware and firmware need not being updated are picked out, step d is then performed;

D. intercepted without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing renewal firmware by the synchronization module.

Preferably, the firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition includes that server cabinet start moment and the server cabinet have the hot plug phenomenon moment.

Preferably, the setting of the user is included using newest firmware version or the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller.

Compared with prior art, rack firmware self-synchronous system of the present invention and its method, it passes through to analyze the firmware version of all of rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller, the setting of collocation user, pick out the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller that update firmware and firmware need not being updated, and intercept without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing renewal firmware, being easy to need the rack backboard that updates and/or baseboard management controller carries out the renewal of firmware, so as to realize the automatic synchronization of the firmware version of server cabinet.

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Fig. 1 is the system architecture diagram of the server cabinet of rack firmware self-synchronous system operation of the present invention.

Fig. 2 is the square principle figure of rack firmware self-synchronous system of the present invention.

The step of Fig. 3 is rack firmware automatic synchronous method of the present invention flow chart.

【Specific embodiment】

Refer to shown in Fig. 1, rack firmware self-synchronous system 1 of the present invention runs on a server cabinet 2.The server cabinet 2 include an equipment cabinet management controller 20 and several be connected to the rack backboard (RBP) 21 of the equipment cabinet management controller 20, each rack backboard 21 connects several nodes 22, described several nodes 22 are respectively provided with a baseboard management controller 220, each rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 have a firmware, the firmware includes firmware version data and firmware information, and the firmware of the rack backboard 21 stores the flash in it(Do not show)In, the firmware information Store of the baseboard management controller 220 is in a connected ROM(Do not show)In, the ROM is an EEPROM in implementation.As shown in Fig. 2 rack firmware self-synchronous system 1 of the present invention includes:Monitoring modular 10, acquisition module 11, processing module 12 and synchronization module 13.

The monitoring modular 10, it is used to monitor whether the server cabinet 2 meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition, in the present embodiment, when there is hot plug in rack backboard 2 or node 22 of the firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition including the server cabinet 2 start moment and the server cabinet 2.

The acquisition module 11, it is connected with the monitoring modular 10, for when the server cabinet 2 meets firmware automatic synchronization condition, each rack backboard 21 and/or the firmware of each baseboard management controller 220 being obtained automatically.

The processing module 12,It is connected with the acquisition module 11,Firmware version for analyzing all of rack backboard 21 and/or all of baseboard management controller 220,The setting of collocation user,Pick out the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 for needing the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 that update firmware and firmware need not being updated,In the present embodiment,The setting of the user is included using newest firmware version or the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller,That is,When the user is when being set as using newest firmware version,Then the processing module 12 then picks out the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 that are currently in use newest firmware version as the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller that need not update firmware,And it is remaining, as the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 that need renewal firmware,And when the user is set to the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller 220,The rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 that then the processing module 12 then selects corresponding to the firmware version that most rack backboards 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 are currently in use are the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller 220 that need not update firmware,Then it is remaining for need update firmware rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220.

The synchronization module 13, it is connected with the processing module 12, intercept without the rack backboard 21 and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller 220 for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 for needing renewal firmware, being easy to need the rack backboard 21 that updates and/or baseboard management controller 220 carries out the renewal of firmware, so as to realize the firmware automatic synchronization of server cabinet 2.

Fig. 3 is referred to, present invention also offers a kind of rack firmware automatic synchronous method, it is performed by above-mentioned rack firmware self-synchronous system 1, is comprised the following steps:

Step 100:Monitor whether the server cabinet 2 meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition by monitoring modular 10, if, then perform step 110, if not, then continue executing with this step, in the present embodiment, the firmware automatic synchronization condition includes that the server cabinet 2 start moment and the server cabinet 2 have the hot plug phenomenon moment.

Step 110:Each rack backboard 21 and/or the firmware of each baseboard management controller 220 are obtained by acquisition module 11 automatically, step 120 is then performed;

Step 120:The firmware version of all of rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 is analyzed by processing module 12, the setting of collocation user, picks out the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 for needing the rack backboard 21 and/or baseboard management controller 220 that update firmware and need not updating firmware.

Step 130:Intercepted without the rack backboard 21 and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller 220 for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard 21 and/or the And Jin row firmware information updatings of baseboard management controller 220 for needing renewal firmware by synchronization module 13, being easy to need the rack backboard 21 that updates and/or baseboard management controller 220 carries out the renewal of firmware, step 100 is then returned to, so as to realize the firmware automatic synchronization of server cabinet 2.

It is worth noting that, the synchronization mechanism in the present invention is equally applicable to the power-supply unit of server cabinet 2(Do not show)Firmware synchronization, principle is similar to mentioned above, therefore repeats no more.

To sum up should, the various embodiments described above and diagram are only presently preferred embodiments of the present invention, but can not with the restrictions present invention implementations scope, i.e., the impartial change made according to claims of the present invention generally and modify, should all remain within the scope of the patent.

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1. a kind of rack firmware self-synchronous system, it runs on a server cabinet, the server cabinet include an equipment cabinet management controller and several be connected to the rack backboard of the equipment cabinet management controller, each rack backboard connects several nodes, described several nodes are respectively provided with a baseboard management controller, each rack backboard and each baseboard management controller have a firmware, the firmware includes firmware version data and firmware information, characterized in that, the rack firmware self-synchronous system includes:
Monitoring modular, it is used to monitor whether the server cabinet meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition;
Acquisition module, it is connected with the monitoring modular, for when the server cabinet meets firmware automatic synchronization condition, the firmware of each rack backboard and/or each baseboard management controller being obtained automatically;
Processing module, it is connected with the acquisition module, firmware version for analyzing all of rack backboard and/or all of baseboard management controller, arrange in pairs or groups the setting of user, pick out the rack backboard that needs to update firmware or and baseboard management controller and the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller of firmware need not be updated;And
Synchronization module, it is connected with the processing module, and interception is without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission is to the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing renewal firmware and carries out firmware information updating.
2. rack firmware self-synchronous system according to claim 1, it is characterised in that the firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition includes that the server cabinet starts shooting the rack backboard or node of moment and the server cabinet when there is hot plug.
3. rack firmware self-synchronous system according to claim 1, it is characterised in that the setting of the user is included using newest firmware version or the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller.
4. rack firmware self-synchronous system according to claim 1, it is characterised in that the firmware of the rack backboard is stored in the flash in it, and the firmware information Store of the baseboard management controller is in a connected ROM.
5. a kind of rack firmware automatic synchronous method, it passes through rack firmware self-synchronous system described in claim 1 and performs, the rack firmware self-synchronous system runs on a server cabinet, the server cabinet include an equipment cabinet management controller and several be connected to the rack backboard of the equipment cabinet management controller, each rack backboard connects several nodes, described several nodes are respectively provided with a baseboard management controller, each rack backboard or each baseboard management controller have a firmware, the firmware includes firmware version data and firmware information, it is characterized in that, comprise the following steps:
A. by the monitoring module monitors, whether the server cabinet meets default firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition, if it is, step b is performed, if it is not, then continuing executing with this step;
B. each rack backboard and/or the firmware of each baseboard management controller are obtained by the acquisition module automatically, then performs step c;
C. the firmware version of all of rack backboard and/or all of baseboard management controller is analyzed by the processing module, the setting of collocation user, picks out the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller for needing the rack backboard and/or baseboard management controller that update firmware and need not updating firmware;Then step d is performed;
D. intercepted without the rack backboard and/or the firmware information of baseboard management controller for needing to update as synchronous firmware information and by the synchronous firmware information transmission to the rack backboard and/or base board management control device And Jin row firmware information updatings for needing renewal firmware by the synchronization module.
6. rack firmware automatic synchronous method according to claim 5, it is characterised in that the firmware automatic synchronization trigger condition includes that the server cabinet starts shooting the moment and the server cabinet has the hot plug phenomenon moment.
7. rack firmware automatic synchronous method according to claim 5, it is characterised in that the setting of the user is included using newest firmware version or the firmware version being currently in use using most rack backboards and/or baseboard management controller.
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