[Linux-PowerEdge] update through live iso?

jsl6uy js16uy js16uy at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 14:16:37 CDT 2015


Thanks very much for that feedback!
I will see how much MMMV ;).
Think I have some decent options now to try. And thanks Luke for pointing
out combined use of the boot cd + the dsuu which that particular boot cd
uses a default repo

On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Chris Wall <chriswall at google.com> wrote:

> In my experience updating firmware from a live image, or even a chroot,
> works fine.
>
> I like Praveen's PXE image the best (previously linked by Greg Vyskocil)
> but unfortunately it's not officially supported, so it doesn't get updated
> often. Here's a blog post with some details about how it's made though:
> http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/01/28/centos-based-firmware-images-with-om-7-2
>
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 1:45 PM, Luke Pyzowski <Luke at sunrisefutures.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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>
>> 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] *On Behalf Of *jsl6uy js16uy
>> *Sent:* Friday, August 07, 2015 11:29 AM
>> *To:* 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> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
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