need check list of what I should do with AMI raid perc II: firmware U.77 BIOS 1.47
Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Mon Oct 6 18:41:01 CDT 2003
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, jason andrade wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Diehl Jim wrote:
> > I need to build Redhat Linux 6.2 on Dell 1300 to install Informix IDS
> > 7.30.uc7 The RH 6.2 is the retail version - should I use the DELL 6.2
> > version? Is it better and where do I get it. Perfer CD.
has the RHL 6.2 SBE 2 install CDs. All of the files on there were
superceeded by Red Hat's erratas of course.
> > 1) do I need to upgrade firmware for PERC2,
Most likely. Go to support.dell.com for the latest firmware. Especially
the PERC 2/SC and 2/DC controllers. Without current firmware it won't
> > is it possible to install firmware and drivers that are too new for RH 6.2?
> > 2) where can I find DELL's REDHAT 6.2 SBE2 on a CD. Is this better than the retail version?
> it's quite an old release - you may not be able to purchase this anymore from dell. i understand
Right, we posted it because you can't buy it anymore.
> the Dell release may have had some driver tweaks added but otherwise don't know if they did very
> much to the release. someone else (Matt?) may be able to remember.
A couple data corruption bugs, a couple driver tweaks. Use the SBE2 CDs,
then upgrade everything you can from a Red Hat mirror site that carries
the 6.2 errata, or from RHN.
> > 3) I have 5 diskettes containing DELL PERC2 RAID Management Software Ver 2.5 B2988.
> > Does this contain anything I need?
> dunno. maybe it's a firmware update ?
Maybe even Windows software? No idea.
> > 4) I also have Dell openmanage Server Assistant - will this contain
> > anything to help me as well. thanks
> it would be interesting to see if this still runs on RH 6.2. personally i doubt it. DOMSA
> is used to get information out of the system ESM (temps, voltages etc).
I don't think any OMSA releases exist that support RHL 6.2.
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