[Linux-PowerEdge] firmware updates on Debian installs

Jared_Dominguez at DELL.com Jared_Dominguez at DELL.com
Tue Jul 16 11:24:21 CDT 2013


There are also files in there that are already prepared for PXE booting.

Also, instead of freedos, there is also a tool within the sycfg package (including the Debian/Ubuntu package) for creating DRMK boot media.



-----Original Message-----
From: Phillips, Davis
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 07:01 AM Central Standard Time
To: john.b at nghenvironmental.com.au; geoffc at trinity.unimelb.edu.au
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Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] firmware updates on Debian installs

I’ve used this just recently:

http://linux.dell.com/files/openmanage-contributions/om72-firmware-live/

You boot to it and CentOS loads up with twm and provides an easy interface to update the firmware of your choosing. Pretty handy.

Thanks!
DP

From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of John Barlow
Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 1:26 AM
To: Geoff Crompton
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] firmware updates on Debian installs



I've created a bootable DVD with all the updates on it.  I use Ubuntu, but that doesn't matter.

The bootable DVD is a standard part of the Dell offering - "Dell Repository Manager" - allows you to select and download all firmware / BIOS updates for a collection of models of Dell machines, and bundles it into a bootable DVD.  When teh DVD boots it takes a while but it does upgrade whatever it can find.

I used the following web page as a starting point:

http://lonesysadmin.net/2011/03/07/the-easiest-way-to-update-a-dell-servers-firmware/

it is a bit out-dated, so the link to the Dell Repository Manager didn't work for me and the instructions for using it seemed to be out of date as well, but the general aim was clear enough I could get what I wanted done.

On 16/07/2013 4:16 PM, Geoff Crompton wrote:


We're running Debian on lots of our Dell servers, and I'm not certain of



a good way to do bios and firmware updates on them. What do other people do?







One way I thought to do this was to boot into freedos, and use the dos



executables that are often downloadable from support.dell.com. But I



don't know how to prepare freedos such that I can access these files



(given that they won't fit on a freedos disk).







Cheers,



Geoff







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