[Linux-PowerEdge] Upgrading the PERC 5/E Adapter Firmware / Debian

Claudio Cesar Sanchez Tejeda demonccc.y at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 16:15:50 CST 2012


Hi,

You can use this: https://github.com/demonccc/lnxDellRepo2deb

This app ports the rpm packages of the firmwares and the firmware
tools from the YUM dell repo to debian packages. You can use the
generated packages to upgrade the firmwares of you servers.

Regards.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Gautam Korlam <gautamkorlam at cs.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We have a dell Poweredge 2950 at our university lab which has a RAID setup
> using a PERC 5/E Adapter. There is an important upgrade to the firmware
> (version 5.2.2-0076). However, the provided installer from the dell website:
> http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/poweredge-2950?driverId=8VM7T&osCode=WNET&fileId=2959447331
>
> does not seem to work on debian. We have already tried pointing "sh" to
> "bash" , so that the firmware script would execute successfully.
> Nonetheless, I get a "this update package is not compatible .... " error. I
> have also tried extracting the package and using "sasdupie" directly with
> the relevant arguments, but it seems to do nothing.
>
>  I know the update package is the one intended as "omreport storage
> controller" shows that there is a PERC 5/E Adapter attached.
>
> Any suggestions on how to proceed with this?
>
> Thanks,
> Gautam Korlam,
> Masters Student,
> Department of Computer Science,
> University Of California, Santa Barbara.
>
>
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