[Linux-PowerEdge] update through live iso?

Luke Pyzowski Luke at sunrisefutures.com
Fri Aug 7 12:45:26 CDT 2015


Use it along with another item: the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility. Looks like that’s the boot CD, and the DSUU is the repository it uses as the reference.

Luke Pyzowski
Sunrise Futures, LLC
luke at sunrisefutures.com
W: 312-212-3568
M: 217-367-2087

From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of jsl6uy js16uy
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 12:15 PM
To: Greg Vyskocil
Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] update through live iso?

Hmm, so one of the things we have contented with is different update paths at times have different version available. Another reason for us to use a rhel based live image is that the install and availbe repos will be the same across already install servers that we use yum install dell-system-update and new ones that may or may not have a supported OS.
The gotchas you list about being offline are not a deal breaker for us. Its the creation of the bundle b/c you need a windows host to create the iso. It, as you know can create for both OS paths. The other issue is, as stated above, there are times not all ways to grab available firmwares from Dell are in sync. So I like just going down 1 path.
Still, this and Joren's note about  the DTK path, are excellent food for thought

On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Greg Vyskocil <greg.vyskocil at igsmn.com<mailto:greg.vyskocil at igsmn.com>> wrote:
I use a bootable iso to do firmware updates. I used to use the LiveDVD image but that has not been updated in a while.  http://linux.dell.com/files/openmanage-contributions/om-firmware-live/. I now use the Dell repository manager to create a bootable iso using the linux bundle. Doing updates this way,  I would not think it matters what OS you will be actually using. It is offline though so may not be optimal for your situation. In my case I need to do updates without any OS installed.

Greg
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com<mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com<mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com>] On Behalf Of jsl6uy js16uy
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 11:29 AM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com<mailto:linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] update through live iso?

Apologies for the spam, just wondering again if anyone has any thoughts on using a centos/rhel live image to perform firmware updates when either the current OS or ultimate OS to be deployed does not out of the box support yum repos.

On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 12:54 PM, jsl6uy js16uy <js16uy at gmail.com<mailto:js16uy at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hello Dell and all, hope all is going well
Wanted to bounce yet another of my incessant questions off of you

If I used a live rhel/centos image and installed dsu and updated the underlying hardware thru the liveiso, is that acceptable? Nothing untoward should happen?
I already have a cent 6u6 liveimage that runs dsu. I can run dsu -i and receive proper output. I have not run dsu -n yet b/c need hardware to test, but should that be okay?
The case is that the final OS may be something like ubuntu
thanks and regards


______________________________________________________________________
This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service.
For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com
______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________
This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service.
For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com
______________________________________________________________________

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/attachments/20150807/a81afb4a/attachment-0001.html 


More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list