[Linux-PowerEdge] Broadcom update is passing

Stefan M. Radman smr at kmi.com
Tue Apr 22 04:10:45 CDT 2014


Hi Ratish,

Running the wget bootstrap alone did not help.

The firmware upgrade finally succeeded after removing and re-installing all Dell packages (OMSA, DUPs, firmware-tools, smbios).
I guess it was the firmware-tools and smbios that made the change.

Thanks for the hint.
Stefan


Am 18.04.2014 um 15:04 schrieb Rathish_Das at DELL.com<mailto:Rathish_Das at DELL.com>:


Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
Hi Stefan,
We have tried to reproduce the issue with R710 and Rhel6.5 from http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/ . But Broadcom update is passing.
Can you please try to update Broadcom again and make sure you have run the wget command with  http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/
Thanks,
Rathish

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re:  cheapest solution support 3tb drive dell 2950
      (Maxime De Berraly)
   2. Re:  cheapest solution support 3tb drive dell 2950 (Dan The Man)
   3.  Update failure. Firmware programming utility     returned an
      error. (Stefan M. Radman)
   4.  insmo iqvlinux.ko (Tony Schreiner)
   5. Re:  insmo iqvlinux.ko (lhecking at users.sourceforge.net<mailto:lhecking at users.sourceforge.net>)
   6.  Poweredge 1950 (Sumit Saluja)



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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:23:52 +0200
From: Maxime De Berraly <maxime-listes at iguanesolutions.com<mailto:maxime-listes at iguanesolutions.com>>
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] cheapest solution support 3tb drive
        dell 2950
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Dell SAS 6/IR for 2950. Will act as a classic sas controller with no raid.

On 15/04/2014 20:40, Dan The Man wrote:
>
> What is cheapest solution support 3tb drive? This is just a cheap home
> fileserver solution, just to run ZFS passthrough. So I am thinking
> using ebay and getting something like the LSI lsi 9240-8i, or perc 310
> cards be the cheapest. Thinking those have to be plugged into back pci
> riser card, then I would need some kind of SFF cable convertor of at
> least 2.5 feet, to run from back riser to the front drive plane.
>
> Does this look correct? Anyone confirm 9240-8i or perc 310 cards to work?
> I understand I would most likely have to flash IT version of LSI
> firmware, but just wanted to check what you guys have used to support
> 3TB drives and what cable you used?
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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:23 -0500 (CDT)
From: Dan The Man <dan at sunsaturn.com<mailto:dan at sunsaturn.com>>
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] cheapest solution support 3tb drive
        dell 2950
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> Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:40:45 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Chris Good <chris at g2.nu<mailto:chris at g2.nu>>
> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] cheapest solution support 3tb drive
>       dell 2950
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com<mailto:linux-poweredge at dell.com>
> Message-ID: <slrnlks9fd.i2r.chris at littlered.g2.nu<mailto:slrnlks9fd.i2r.chris at littlered.g2.nu>>
>
> Dan The Man wrote:
>>
>> What is cheapest solution support 3tb drive? This is just a cheap
>> home fileserver solution, just to run ZFS passthrough. So I am
>> thinking using ebay and getting something like the LSI lsi 9240-8i,
>> or perc 310 cards be the cheapest. Thinking those have to be plugged
>> into back pci riser card, then I would need some kind of SFF cable
>> convertor of at least 2.5 feet, to run from back riser to the front drive plane.
>
> In theory you just need the correct SFF-8087 cable to go between the
> riser and the card and you're good.  We've done that sort of thing on
> some 2950s where we neded better SATA-SSD support than the PERC could
> provide so we split the backplane with the PERC doing bays 0-3 and a
> simple HBA looking after bays 4-7.
>
> We recently were looking to do something with 4TB drives and by the
> time we'd priced things up, looked at the hassle factor and thought
> some more about future headroom we canned it.  Instead we bought an
> ASROCK motherboard that had IPMI support and put it in a no-name
> 16-bay chassis along with a pile of 4TB WD40EZRX drives hooked up to Adaptec HBAs.
>
> We spent quite some time evaluating various combinations of LVM,
> MD-RAID, XFS, ext4, btrfs but all had showstopping problems that showed up in testing.
> Eventually we settled on ZFS and haven't looked back since.  The only
> real annoyance is that we have to lock the kernel to the 2.6 version
> that everything has been compiled up for but that is only a relatively minor annoyance.
>
> Chris
>

I hear you Chris, although cost being an issue, was simpler to purchase up for a couple hundred dollars some 2950's and toss 32gb of ram in it, then deal with supporting 3TB drives, at least till 6TB drives fall to

$200 or less.

I decided on LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i, will toss that in back riser, then run
2 SFF-8087 to SFF-8084 to front bay plane, that was most minimal cost I could find. Just like you, I only needed a passthrough card for ZFS, so that should do the trick. I am actually doing this to 2 servers, so 9240-8i's for $100 each, and the cables cost me $10 each. Main reason I decided to replace my other systems with 2950's, mostly is just for the 32gb+ of memory support, my current motherboards in those systems only support 8gb, and you need at least 1gb for terrabyte of ZFS space. So now with dell 2950's sitting right beside me, I am going to have to find a way to quiet those jet engine fans abit to make it tolerable lol.

Myself I run latest centos as host, then use KVM virtualization to install FreeBSD 10, I then passthrough all disks to FreeBSD guest to do the ZFS raid. I find FreeBSD alot more reliable with ZFS, and on FreeBSD 10, root can also be installed ZFS, so minute you login to guest it is a complete ZFS system, which is nice.



Dan.






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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:43:19 +0000
From: "Stefan M. Radman" <smr at kmi.com<mailto:smr at kmi.com>>
Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Update failure. Firmware programming
        utility returned an error.
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I am running into a problem updating the onboard NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet firmware from the latest yum repo (14.04.00):

Running updates...
\ Installing pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_ ...Installation failed for package: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 aborting update...

The error message from the low-level command was:

Update failure. Firmware programming utility returned an error.

The system is an R710 running RHEL 6.5 with latest updates and OMSA 7.4.0

# omreport chassis info
Chassis Model                            : PowerEdge R710
System Revision                          : II

# omreport system operatingsystem
Operating System         : Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Operating System Version : release 6.5 (Santiago) Kernel 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6.x86_64 (x86_64)

The same problem occurred a while ago when trying to update the NetXtreme to its current (7.8.16) firmware level and I ended up using Lifecycle Controller to complete the update.

Any help in resolving the issue is appreciated.

Thanks
Stefan

# update_firmware --yes

Running system inventory...

Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
Checking BIOS - 6.4.0
Available: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 6.4.0 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking SAS/SATA Backplane 0:0 Backplane Firmware - 1.07
Available: dell_dup_componentid_11204 - 1.07 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking PERC H700 Integrated Controller 0 Firmware - 12.10.6-0001
Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0079_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f17) - 12.10.6-0001 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking OS Drivers Pack, 7.4.0.10, A00 - 7.4.0.10
Available: dell_dup_componentid_18981 - 7.4.0.10 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking Dell Lifecycle Controller, 1.6.0.73, A00 - 1.6.0.73
Available: dell_dup_componentid_18980 - 1.6.0.73 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking Power Supply - 03.02.67
Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em2) - 7.8.16
Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Checking NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em1) - 7.8.16

Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Checking ST91000640SS Firmware - as09

Available: dell_dup_componentid_25828 - as09 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking iDRAC6 - 1.96
Available: dell_dup_componentid_20137 - 1.97 Found Update: dell_dup_componentid_20137 - 1.97 Checking ST9146853SS Firmware - ys0a

Available: dell_dup_componentid_25851 - ys0a Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em3) - 7.8.16
Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Checking NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em4) - 7.8.16

Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) - 7.8.53 Checking 32 Bit Diagnostics, 5158A3, 5158.2 - 5158a3

Available: dell_dup_componentid_00196 - 5158a3 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Checking System BIOS for PowerEdge R710 - 6.4.0 Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.

Found firmware which needs to be updated.

Running updates...
| Installing pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_
| ...Installation failed for package:
| pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235) -
| 7.8.53
aborting update...

The error message from the low-level command was:

Update failure. Firmware programming utility returned an error.

# tail -19 /var/log/firmware-updates.log
2014-04-17 02:30:32,047: Attempting Firmware Update
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Attempted by user: root
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Package name: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Package display name: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Network Adapter
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Package version: 7.8.53
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Devices:
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Device name: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,058: Device display name: NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em2)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device version: 7.8.16
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device name: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device display name: NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em1)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device version: 7.8.16
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device name: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,061: Device display name: NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em3)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,062: Device version: 7.8.16
2014-04-17 02:30:32,062: Device name: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x0235)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,062: Device display name: NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (em4)
2014-04-17 02:30:32,062: Device version: 7.8.16
2014-04-17 02:31:02,985: Update result: Update failure. Firmware programming utility returned an error.



Am 15.04.2014 um 14:14 schrieb <Rathish_Das at DELL.com<mailto:Rathish_Das at DELL.com><mailto:Rathish_Das at DELL.com>> <Rathish_Das at DELL.com<mailto:Rathish_Das at DELL.com><mailto:Rathish_Das at DELL.com>>:

Dell - Internal Use - Confidential

Hi All,
The Linux Repository 14.04.00 (yum repository) has been posted and latest symbolic link is updated.
http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/

You can use this repo to update latest firmware?s on PowerEdge servers and install OMSA 7.4.0

Thanks,
Rathish & Soorej

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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:09:07 +0000
From: Tony Schreiner <anthony.schreiner at bc.edu<mailto:anthony.schreiner at bc.edu>>
Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] insmo iqvlinux.ko
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In the last 2 days, 2 of my systems are writing the following into /dev/nul  (note the mis-spelling) when I boot.

insmod: can't read '/lib/modules/2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/iqvlinux.ko': No such file or directory

What these 2 systems have in common, and differentiate from all my other systems is that I updated OMSA to 7.4.0-4.100.1. They are both CentOS 6.5.



I don't know for sure that srvadmin is writing this, I can't find any reference to iqvlinux.ko, nor to /dev/nul.  Is it possible though?

Tony Schreiner


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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:19:16 +0100
From: lhecking at users.sourceforge.net<mailto:lhecking at users.sourceforge.net>
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] insmo iqvlinux.ko
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com<mailto:linux-poweredge at dell.com>
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Tony Schreiner writes:
> In the last 2 days, 2 of my systems are writing the following into /dev/nul  (note the mis-spelling) when I boot.
>
> insmod: can't read
> '/lib/modules/2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/iqvlinux.k
> o': No such file or directory
>
> What these 2 systems have in common, and differentiate from all my other systems is that I updated OMSA to 7.4.0-4.100.1. They are both CentOS 6.5.

>
>
> I don't know for sure that srvadmin is writing this, I can't find any reference to iqvlinux.ko, nor to /dev/nul.  Is it possible though?


 I don't know if this version of srvadmin really is the source of the kernel  module - iqvlinux.ko is the "Intel QV Linux kernel driver" or Ethernet Adapter  Debug driver. It is available on sourceforge and also comes with tools like  Intel's BootUtil.

 Does the problem go away if you run depmod?


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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:27:19 +0000
From: Sumit Saluja <ssaluja at princeton.edu<mailto:ssaluja at princeton.edu>>
Subject: [Linux-PowerEdge] Poweredge 1950
To: "Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com<mailto:Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com>" <Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com<mailto:Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com>>
Message-ID:
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Hi Folks,
I have Dell PowerEdge 1950. Whenever we are trying to install OS on Servers it ask for Re-Initialization of Raid.  Even though we Re-initialize already then next time it is again asking. Is there any solution that It can't ask again and again?


Best
Sumit Saluja



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