Preparing to update ThinkAgile SXM firmware

Complete the following steps to prepare for ThinkAgile SXM firmware update.

  1. Access the ThinkAgile SXM Updates Repository at https://thinkagile.lenovo.com/SXM.

    At the top level are directories based on specific ThinkAgile SXM Best Recipes. Each directory contains a full set of files required for a given Best Recipe and hardware platform.

  2. Click the link for the directory associated with the current Best Recipe.
  3. Download the files required for your environment, based on the following criteria:
    • Download the following for all environments:

      • AzureStackRecoveryHelper.ps1

      • LXCA_<date>.zip

      • OEM Extension Package for the Best Recipe

    • If your solution uses System x3650 M5 servers as Azure Stack Hub nodes, it is known as a ThinkAgile SXM Broadwell solution. For these scale units, download BroadwellFirmware_SXMBR<yyyy>.zip (yyyy is the Broadwell solution Best Recipe version). This single archive contains the firmware update payload files for the x3650 M5 nodes, as well as the BMC and TOR switches in the solution.

    • If your solution uses ThinkSystem SR650 servers as Azure Stack Hub nodes, it is known as a ThinkAgile SXM Purley solution. For these scale units, download PurleyFirmware_SXMBR<yyyy>.zip (yyyy is the Purley solution Best Recipe version). This single archive contains the firmware update payload files for the SR650 nodes, as well as the BMC and TOR switches in the solution.

  4. Expand all the zipped archives, and then copy all the expanded content to a USB thumb drive.
  5. Copy the expanded content from the USB thumb drive to the hardware lifecycle host (HLH) as follows:
    1. Copy the AzureStackRecoveryHelper.ps1 script file to D:\Lenovo\Scripts.

    2. Copy the contents (not the directory itself) of the LXCA_<date> directory to D:\Lenovo\LXCA, replacing any files or directories with the same name that are already in the directory.

    3. Copy the directory containing the downloaded switch and system firmware update content to D:\Lenovo\LXCA.