I'd like to know whether a new blade server purchase means forcibly an upgrade of the existing UCS infrastructure to the newest UCS Manager release?
Thanks a lot,
Think of firmware policies as forward thinking when we are able to support blades at all different types of firmware. Right now we highly recommend that everything be at the same version.
Firmware policies also make it easy to upgrade BIOS. The only way to upgrade BIOS easily is through a firmware policy. All you have to do is modify the existing policy or create a new one and you easily upgrade BIOS on the blades.