Runs firmware updates on the servers components.


You can launch firmware updates by selecting from your server list. It will bring your server offline for approximately 20 minutes while the updates are in progress.

In the event of a hardware failure during this test our datacenter engineers will be notified of the problem automatically. They will then replace any failed components to bring your server back online, and will be contacting you to ensure that impact on your server is minimal.


Name Type Description
ipmi integer update ipmi firmware
raidController integer update raid controller firmware
bios integer update bios firmware
harddrive integer update hard drive firmware

Required Headers

  • authenticate
  • SoftLayer_Hardware_SecurityModuleInitParameters

Return Values

  • boolean

Error Handling

  • SoftLayer_Exception_Public

Throws the exception ‘You do not have permission to this service.’ when a user does not have permission to Issue OS Reloads.

  • SoftLayer_Exception_Public

Throws the exception ‘There is currently an outstanding transaction for this server.’ when there is a current hardware update.