Remote upgrade of firmware, BIOS, etc.

Les Niles lniles at Narus.com
Tue Dec 10 11:39:00 CST 2002


Thanks for the pointer.  

We also need to be able to upgrade the BIOS and other firmware, 
in particular the ESM firmware.  The CERC_LinApps doesn't address 
those.  

  -les

Philippe Gramoullé [mailto:philippe.gramoulle at mmania.com] wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Hmm, i think you'll find anything you need in the 
> CERC_LinApps-5.22.tar.gz package found
> on Matt Domsch web site:
> 
> http://domsch.com/linux ( in Management Utility section )
> 
> So , there is no real *serious hole* ;o)
> 
> Thx,
> 
> Philippe
> 
> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002 08:41:08 -0800
> Les Niles <lniles at narus.com> wrote:
> 
>   |  BTW, this lack of support for remote BIOS/firmware upgrades is 
>   |   a serious hole in the linux support, particularly since 
> about the 
>   |   first recommendation upon encountering any serious 
> software problem 
>   |   is to upgrade kernel, firmware, and BIOS.  It makes it 
> very hard to 
>   |   maintain these servers in a lights-out environment.  
> 




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