lejeczek peljasz at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 09:38:59 CDT 2012

Hi Dave

yes, there was BIOS update, there was 15 firmware updates, 
at least it is what the tool itself reported
I did not run it in verbose mode but now looking at the log, 
yes, there are different subvens/subdevs
it all took a bit more than an hour but seems like went a ok.


On 11/07/12 15:09, David.Harding at brighthouse.co.uk wrote:
> I assume that you have set up the appropriate Hardware 
> Repositories that "power" the yum-based FW update.
> I can't answer to the number of Packages installed, but it 
> may simply be that there are only 5 major components that 
> require Firmware.
> The update_firmware usually does take "some" time; my 
> experience is that it isn't unusual for it to run 5 
> minutes or longer on an R300.
> The same device reported may be, for example, multiple 
> Ethernet cards, does that make sense in your case?
> Generally, the only Firmware update that requires a 
> reboot, and hence puts out the message, is a BIOS update. 
> Other FW is updated in-situ.
> It might be useful for the list to see the output of your 
> update_firmware command. You need to specify option 
> "--yes" to make the FW update happen, otherwise, you just 
> get a dry-run.
> You might also run inventory_firmware to see what 
> components it believes are present, and what their current 
> FW revisions are.
> Hope that helps.
> Cheers,
> dave
> From: "lejeczek" <peljasz at yahoo.co.uk>
> To: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>,
> Date: 11/07/2012 14:51
> Subject: update_firmware
> Sent by: <linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> hi everybody
> I'm trying update_firmware out for the first time, on a R815
> yum install $(bootstrap_firmware) got me barely five
> packages(firmwares?)
> my question would be - how long does it usually take?
> also - is it normal to see the same device
> (ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639 in this case) reported several time
> during the update? if not would it mean the the software got
> itself looped in somehow?
> at the same time it reports after each 100%
> "Done: Update success. You must perform a reboot for the
> update to take effect."
> but I understand one must wait till it is all finished(?),
> only this one same devices appearing multiple time boggles
> my mind, and it takes long time, is it normal?
> any info greatly appreciated,
> thanks
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