[Linux-PowerEdge] RHEL 5.11 servers failing to update firmware with --yes flag

Jenny Fox - NOAA Federal jenny.fox at noaa.gov
Fri Oct 31 13:00:34 CDT 2014


How do I tell if the lifecycle controller is disabled?  I only use command line - no GUIs…

—jenny

On Oct 31, 2014, at 11:34 AM, Rich Sudlow <rich at nd.edu> wrote:

> On 10/31/2014 01:30 PM, Jenny Fox - NOAA Federal wrote:
>> Hi there.
>> 
>> I have several PowerEdge servers (two 2950s and one R710) that have recently
>> been failing when I try to run “update_firmware —yes”.  Here is the output of
>> the command:
>> 
>> Found firmware which needs to be updated.
> 
> I haven't seen this exact update - but I would double check that the lifecycle
> controller is enabled - we've had problems such as you outline when the
> lifecycle controller was disabled.
> 
> Rich
> 
> 
> -- 
> Rich Sudlow
> University of Notre Dame
> Center for Research Computing - Union Station
> 506 W. South St
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> 
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> 
>> 
>> Running updates...
>>  100% Installing
>> pci_firmware(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0060_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f0c) - 6.3.3-0002
>> Done: The operation was successful. You must perform a reboot for the update to
>> take effect.
>> 
>> |Installing pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c_subven_0x1028_subdev_
>> ...Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/sbin/update_firmware", line 23, in ?
>>     ftmain.main(sys.argv[1:])
>>   File "/usr/share/firmware-tools/ftmain.py", line 109, in main
>>     result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
>>   File "<firmwaretools.peak_util_decorators.rewrap wrapping cli.doCommands at
>> 0x169E58C0>", line 3, in doCommands
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/firmwaretools/trace_decorator.py",
>> line 81, in trace
>>     result = func(*args, **kw)
>>   File "/usr/share/firmware-tools/cli.py", line 134, in doCommands
>>     self.opts.mode, self.fullCmdLine, self.args)
>>   File "<firmwaretools.peak_util_decorators.rewrap wrapping
>> update_cmd.doCommand at 0x16C44398>", line 3, in doCommand
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/firmwaretools/trace_decorator.py",
>> line 81, in trace
>>     result = func(*args, **kw)
>>   File "/usr/share/firmware-tools/plugins/update_cmd.py", line 69, in doCommand
>>     base.updateFirmware(base.opts.show_unknown)
>>   File "<firmwaretools.peak_util_decorators.rewrap wrapping cli.updateFirmware
>> at 0x169E71B8>", line 3, in updateFirmware
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/firmwaretools/trace_decorator.py",
>> line 81, in trace
>>     result = func(*args, **kw)
>>   File "/usr/share/firmware-tools/cli.py", line 214, in updateFirmware
>>     ret = firmwaretools.pycompat.runLongProcess(pkg.install,
>> waitLoopFunction=statusFunc)
>>   File "<firmwaretools.peak_util_decorators.rewrap wrapping
>> firmwaretools.pycompat.runLongProcess at 0x2B0916C1DB18>", line 3, in runLongProcess
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/firmwaretools/trace_decorator.py",
>> line 81, in trace
>>     result = func(*args, **kw)
>>   File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/firmwaretools/pycompat.py", line 177,
>> in runLongProcess
>>     raise thread.exception
>> shutil.Error: [('/usr/libexec/dell_dup/BROADCOM_FRMW/10-ignore-secupd.fdi',
>> '/tmp/firmware_install4RSxM_/ie/10-ignore-secupd.fdi', <exceptions.IOError
>> instance at 0x16cd80e0>)]
>> 
>> This happens every time I run it - and even after a reboot, update_firmware
>> still tries to update the PERC Controller firmware:
>> 
>> Checking PERC 6/i Integrated Controller 0 Firmware - 6.3.3.0002
>> Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0060_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f0c) -
>> 6.3.3-0002
>> Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0060_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f0c) -
>> 6.3.3-0002
>> 
>> Has anyone else seen this behavior?  Any ideas what is causing it?
>> 
>> —jenny
>> 
>> Jennifer Fox
>> Unix Systems Administrator
>> NOAA/ESRL/CSD
>> 325 Broadway R/CSD
>> Boulder, CO  80305
>> 
>> Jenny dot Fox at noaa dot gov
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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