DRAC firmware update fails on Ubuntu

Dave Knight dave at knig.ht
Wed Jul 25 12:19:18 CDT 2012


On 2012-07-25, at 9:45 AM, Robert Kennedy wrote:

>> I would greatly appreciate any clue as to whether there is...
>> 
>> 1. a workaround to get bmcfwu.so (I know I could use the web ui, or tftp, but I really want to do this using local racadm)
>> 2. a reason that this can't work
>> 3. someone i ought to pester to include this in the Ubuntu packages
> 
> I pulled the bmcfwul binary from
> dell_ie_idrac7-2.0.0-4.10.1.el6.x86_64.rpm or
> dell_ie_nitrogen-2.0.0-4.22.1.el6.x86_64.rpm. It isn't linked against
> the bmcfwu.so. YMMV.


On 2012-07-25, at 9:45 AM, Robert Kennedy wrote:

>> I would greatly appreciate any clue as to whether there is...
>> 
>> 1. a workaround to get bmcfwu.so (I know I could use the web ui, or tftp, but I really want to do this using local racadm)
>> 2. a reason that this can't work
>> 3. someone i ought to pester to include this in the Ubuntu packages
> 
> I pulled the bmcfwul binary from
> dell_ie_idrac7-2.0.0-4.10.1.el6.x86_64.rpm or
> dell_ie_nitrogen-2.0.0-4.22.1.el6.x86_64.rpm. It isn't linked against
> the bmcfwu.so. YMMV.

I downloaded dell_ie_nitrogen-2.0.0-4.22.1.el6.x86_64.rpm, unpacked it with rpm2cpio and put the content on my Ubuntu box.

root at maestro:/home/dknight/dell_ie_nitrogen# ./bmcfwul -i=/home/dknight/firmimg.d6.1.90 

  iDRAC6 Firmware Upgrade Utility Version:  1.4.02.117 
  Copyright 2009 Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  Firmware Version                                  Current      Image        
   iDRAC6 ................... Firmware Version      1.54.15      1.90.09      
                              Bootloader version    1.13.5       1.13.7       

  Detecting USB Device ... OK 
  Copy file status: 100 percent
  Uploading Firmware Image OK

  Firmware update status: 100 percent

  Checking new firmware version
                          iDRAC6        Image         
  Firmware Version        1.90.09       1.90.09       
  Bootloader version      1.13.7        1.13.7        

  Firmware updated successfully

Hooray! Thanks very much for the clue injection.

dave


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