[Linux-PowerEdge] Remote Perc 6/i Firmware upgrade on R610 with ESXi 5
heskin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 21:39:31 CST 2012
Thanks for your help. Here are the current versions:
iDRAC config utility 1.33
USC 184.108.40.206 (wants to upgrade to 220.127.116.11)
iDRAC firmware revision 1.20.01
I rebooted the server and re-ran USC to update just iDRAC and USC.
After about a minute the server rebooted itself, and now I can't get
into the USC using F10. I get the following message: "System Services
Not Available" and the server boots normally to ESXi. Nothing I can do
will bring up USC again to update the rest of the firmware components.
Any suggestions on how to get USC back?
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 8:48 PM, <Chris_Poblete at dell.com> wrote:
> It is likely hung. Can you tell me the firmware versions of:
> 1. BIOS
> 2. iDRAC
> 3. LifecycleController or USC
> <Chris Poblete
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 4:45 PM
> To: Poblete, Chris
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> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Remote Perc 6/i Firmware upgrade on R610 with ESXi 5
> Thanks Chris,
> That looks extremely complicated (the WSMAN, CIM method). I googled around and found info for the Unfied Server Configurator which
> is available on my machine by hitting F10 during bootup. This seemed
> like a much more simple method.
> I set up the network config in the USC, and then it listed about 8 necessary firmware updates, and I clicked "Apply".
> It's been sitting at the "Please Wait" message box for about an hour
> now. Is it hung, or actually doing something? How long do I let it
> sit there before trying to reboot the machine?
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM, <Chris_Poblete at dell.com> wrote:
>> Hello Hank,
>> You can use the Web (Remote) Service interface of iDRAC for firmware updates. Here's a link that shows how this is done:
>> <Chris Poblete
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Hank
>> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 10:33 AM
>> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
>> Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Remote Perc 6/i Firmware upgrade on R610
>> with ESXi 5
>> Hello All,
>> I have 4 R610s that are running ESXi 5. They all have the Enterprise DRAC.
>> What is the easiest way to upgrade the firmware for the Perc 6/i cards remotely?
>> I am 3 hours away from the datacenter, so I do not have any physical access to the machines.
>> Thank you,
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