how to update firmware for R710 hardware
Eric.Doutreleau at it-sudparis.eu
Thu Sep 23 09:41:43 CDT 2010
thanks for tour answer
i will try with usc
Le 23/09/2010 15:54, Lisa Giaime a écrit :
> I have a pile of R610. I never tried to use a yum repo for the
> firmware updates. However, I did try a few things. The R610's have
> the universal server configurator. When that points to ftp.dell.com,
> it is crazy slow. Updates can take all night. Instead, I built a
> local ftp server for this. I saw what I think are the same XML error
> messages when I did this. I say "I think" because I worked on this
> back in January/February and my memory just isn't that good. The
> problem then turned out to be that I wasn't fetching the xml catalog
> file. The firmware updates are broken into directories like bios and
> lifecycle. They aren't grouped by machine type. Every one of those
> directories has an xml catalog that needs to be correct in order for
> the firmware updates to succeed. Looking back at the thread that
> Robin cites, it looks like there is a bad xml catalog for this
> package. I found on the R610's that if I could not run a piece of
> firmware at the OS level, it was possible to run it at the Server
> Configurator Level and vice versa. Once I got past the offending
> package, all of the other firmware would run by my chosen method. I
> also found that some firmware updates are pre-requisites to others but
> that the system wasn't able to figure this out on it's own. For
> example, if my server was on the original bios level, I had to run a
> bios update and reboot before I could update some other piece. The
> important thing there was that I had to select only that piece to
> update. When that happened, I would get wonky error messages that
> gave no idea of what the problem was.
> How I managed to have success with getting all of the firmware updated
> on the R610 was to just try alternate methods for installing a package
> that failed. Once I got past the bump, the rest of it would usually
> go pretty smoothly.
> On Sep 23, 2010, at 8:23 AM, Robin Bowes wrote:
>> On 23/09/10 13:05, Eric Doutreleau wrote:
>>> i have setup the yum repo for firmware in my R710 machine.
>>> I m running centos 5.5
>>> but when i run update_firmware --yes i got the following messages
>>> Running updates...
>>> / Installing dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.1.9Installation failed
>>> package: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.1.9
>>> aborting update...
>>> The error message from the low-level command was:
>>> Could not parse output, bad xml for package:
>>> Does someone know how to solve that problems?
>> I reported the same problem in August:
>> I'm still seeing it.
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