Redfish Command for BIOS upgrade

Jayashree D jayashree-d at
Wed Aug 19 20:17:31 AEST 2020

Hi All,

I am working on BIOS upgrade in my environment, and I tried the following steps to update the BIOS.

1.       I copied my image(bios.tar.gz) to /tmp/images in BMC using SCP method.

2.       After that, updated the BIOS image using the below dbus command.

busctl set-property xyz.openbmc_project.Software.BMC.Updater /xyz/openbmc_project/software/28bd62d9 xyz.openbmc_project.Software.Activation RequestedActivation s xyz.openbmc_project.Software.Activation.RequestedActivations.Active

3.       I find the below journalctl logs after updating the image.
              Journalctl Logs:
root at tiogapass:~# journalctl | grep image
Jan 01 00:00:37 tiogapass phosphor-image-updater[229]: Error in mapper GetSubTreePath
Jan 01 00:27:44 tiogapass systemd[1]: Starting Flash Host Bios image 28bd62d9 to Host...
Jan 01 00:28:09 tiogapass[1522]: Bios image is /tmp/images/28bd62d9/bios.bin
Jan 01 00:28:09 tiogapass[1522]: Flashing bios image to mtd6...
Jan 01 00:28:41 tiogapass systemd[1]: Finished Flash Host Bios image 28bd62d9 to Host.
Jan 01 00:28:41 tiogapass phosphor-image-updater[229]: Bios upgrade completed successfully

In REDFISH, I tried the following command to update the bios image and it shows error.

#curl -k -H "X-Auth-Token: $token"  -X POST -T /home/bios/bios_18aug.tar.gz https://${bmc}/redfish/v1/UpdateService
  "error": {
    "@Message.ExtendedInfo": [
        "@odata.type": "#Message.v1_0_0.Message",
        "Message": "The request failed due to an internal service error.  The service is still operational.",
        "MessageArgs": [],
        "MessageId": "Base.1.4.0.InternalError",
        "Resolution": "Resubmit the request.  If the problem persists, consider resetting the service.",
        "Severity": "Critical"
    "code": "Base.1.4.0.InternalError",
    "message": "The request failed due to an internal service error.  The service is still operational."

Could you please let me know, if there is any command for BIOS upgrade using redfish?

Thanks & Regards,
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