I am looking to practice firmware upgrades before I actually do the real thing in a couple weeks. I have found a bunch of firmware bundles (stripped down) but they are all real old ones (3 years or older). Are there any new ones out there?
Are you asking if there are newer UCSM A, B, C series type firmware bundles out there?
What happened when you checked the UCSM download area at https://software.cisco.com/download/home/283612660/type/283655658/release/4.0(4b) ?
Maybe I'm not understanding your question...
I already have the emulator, the link you have is for the full blown firmware you would use on the real UCS Mini with the blades. In the UCS Emulator page there is a link to UCS Emulator Platform Firmware Bundles - all of which are old. Are there any new ones or did it stop at 3.2.
The UCS Platform Emulator may be what you're asking for:
Also check dCloud, if you have or can get access.
I already looked in that area, all the firmware bundles there for the emulator are very old, a couple years at least. All but the latest do not support the B200 M5 so I cannot import my environment into the emulator unless I use the latest version emulator, and then there is nothing to upgrade to in the simulator.
It's not the end of the world, I can use the default setup in the emulator and do the upgrade, but it would be nice to do it simulating my environment.
All the firmware in this link are all old - are there new ones?