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I need to update/patch the firmware of a lot of Sun/Oracle systems quite frequently. To do that I first need to download the latest firmware snapshot by hand from Oracle's saggy and unsophisticated "My Oracle Support" (list of all firmware snapshots can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html).

Now I wondered whether there is a known way to automate the download of all the latest patches, maybe using a script.

Kind regards

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I'm very interested in a solution too. –  weeheavy Jun 27 '11 at 14:43

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PCA should do exactly what you are describing.

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I'm rather looking for a OS independent script which downloads the firmware packages (all the latest packages listed at oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/…). As an example, I want to be able to deploy the firmware via the ILOM by using load -source. –  watain Jun 29 '11 at 9:49
    
Did you look at the PCA Usage Page? It can download firmware and has a specific command to list firmware: pca -l unbundled –  Jodie C Jun 29 '11 at 14:25

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