Updating the firmware of a list of HPE ILO 5 IPs via PowerShell

In addition to my previous blog post of upgrading a list of ILO 4’s firmware via PowerShell, I also wrote a similar script for ILO 5. However this script makes use of the iLO Repository and the .fwpkg file type, and does not rely on an IIS server for the ILO to pull the firmware file from. Other than that, it functions very similar to the ILO 4 update script I previously posted.

Below is my PowerShell code.  You’ll need to adjust it as required for your own environment.  Be sure to update the items in red where required.

And as always:
Use any tips, tricks, or scripts I post at your own risk.

### get ILORest here - https://downloads.hpe.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-windows/p1440367746/v177187/ilorest-3.0.1.0-8.x86_64.msi

Import-Module BitsTransfer
$url_zip = "https://downloads.hpe.com/pub/softlib2/software1/fwpkg-ilo/p991377599/v167897/ilo5_230.fwpkg"
$output_path = "C:\TEMP\ILO5"
$output_zip = $output_path + '\ilo5_230.fwpkg'
New-Item -Path $output_path -ItemType "Directory" -Force -Confirm:$false | out-null
Start-BitsTransfer -Source $url_zip -Destination $output_zip

$username = "ilo-username"
$password = "ilo-password"
$ILOrest = "C:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard Enterprise\RESTful Interface Tool\ilorest.exe"
$ILOlist = "$output_path\ilolist.csv"
'iloip' | Out-File $ILOlist
'192.168.11.230' | Out-File $ILOlist -Append
'192.168.11.230' | Out-File $ILOlist -Append

Import-Csv $ILOlist | Foreach {
$iloip = $_.iloip
$args = " flashfwpkg C:\DL\ILO5\ilo5_230.fwpkg --url " + $iloip + " -u " + $username + " -p " + $password
Start-Process -Wait -Filepath $ILOrest -ArgumentList $args
}

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