[Linux-PowerEdge] Not finding later bios version on an R630

WillDo willdowho at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 20:14:32 CDT 2015


Another option that I have found useful for learning of new updates 
since almost all of my R720 and R730 are identically configured is to 
use Dell Repository Manager.

I connect to one of my iDRAC's to determine my starting baseline that I 
use to create my Repository.
Once I setup my initial Repository of what is updateable in my systems I 
never touch it again unless I add a new adapter.
Then I use the Schedule Repository Search option to search on a regular 
basis (I have it set for once a week).
If a new update is found to one in my Repository, I get an email 
notification and that DUP is put into my Repository and the old one is 
placed in an Archive if I need to get to it.
The service looks to be reading the content from the Drivers and 
Download page.
That way when I am ready to do my maintenance on my data center I know I 
have the latest as of that date.
I have been using this method to keep my repository fresh for a couple 
of years.

I have been using Repository Manager for a few years, it looks like the 
catalog cadence is now twice a month so it is never very far off what is 
available on the Drivers and Download page.  Yes Repository Manager is a 
Windows application but I have found it is useful enough and it can run 
on a Laptop so I just keep an old Laptop around.  Mostly my team is on 
Chromebooks.  But that is another story.

Looking at the Linux Repository it seems that it is now on a Monthly 
cadence where before it was on a quarterly cadence.

Will

On 8/26/2015 7:32 PM, Cameron Smith wrote:
> No worries :)
>
> In the future an easy way to be sure of what updates are available for 
> a specific model is enter your SN here:
> http://www.dell.com/support/my-support/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag
>
> Then click on Driver and Downloads links. It seems to be more up to 
> date than the catalog for OME.
>
> Also Google search will get you better results for drivers on the Dell 
> site than a Dell site search if the above method is not available.
>
>
> Cameron Smith
> Technical Operations Manager
> Network Redux, LLC
> 5200 SW Macadam Ave Ste 450
> Portland, Oregon 97239
> Cell: 503-926-4928
>
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:38 PM, jsl6uy js16uy <js16uy at gmail.com 
> <mailto:js16uy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Well there you go. Whomped with the DUH cane. I searched for that
>     version, CLEARLY POORLY, via google->Various Dell web site links.
>     I must have been hitting the r620 version, which stated it was out
>     of date. R620s are at 2.5.2 Next time will walk Dell's site directly.
>
>     Thanks very much sir! Apologies all for the spam
>
>     On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 5:28 PM, Cameron Smith
>     <cameron at networkredux.com <mailto:cameron at networkredux.com>> wrote:
>
>         1.3.6 is the latest BIOS for R630:
>
>         http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/RC1005904/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=FKKC6&fileId=3481904044&osCode=NAA&productCode=poweredge-r630&languageCode=EN&categoryId=BI
>
>
>         Cameron Smith
>         Technical Operations Manager
>         Network Redux, LLC
>         5200 SW Macadam Ave Ste 450
>         Portland, Oregon 97239
>         Cell: 503-926-4928 <tel:503-926-4928>
>
>         On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:21 PM, jsl6uy js16uy
>         <js16uy at gmail.com <mailto:js16uy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             Apologies poking again, maybe I'm missing the obvious.
>             Feel free to smack me with the DUH cane if needs be
>
>             2 hosts Centos 6u5 stuck on bios 1.3.6 some details below.
>             Only noticeable difference is that these servers are using
>             2699 Intel cpus vs some of our other servers. Does that
>             matter?
>
>             [root at X ~]# dsu -i
>             Getting System Inventory...
>
>             1. OpenManage Server Administrator  ( Version : 8.1.0 )
>
>             2. BIOS  ( Version : 1.3.6 )
>
>             3. Lifecycle Controller  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>             4. Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics  ( Version : 4239A19 )
>
>             5. OS COLLECTOR 1.1, OSC_1.1, A00  ( Version : OSC_1.1 )
>
>             6. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>             7. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>             8. PERC H730P Mini Controller 0 Firmware  ( Version :
>             25.3.0.0016 )
>
>             9. Firmware for  - Disk 0 in Backplane 1 of PERC H730P
>             Mini Controller 0    ( Version : DF09 )
>
>             10. 13G Backplane Expander FW   ( Version : 3.03 )
>
>             11.  iDRAC  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>             12. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             13. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             14. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             15. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             [root at X ~]#
>
>             [root at X ~]# rpm -qa|grep -Pi dell
>             dell-system-update-1.1-15.08.00.x86_64
>             [root at X ~]#
>
>             [root at X ~]# uname -a
>             Linux X 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 12
>             00:41:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>             [root at X ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
>             CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
>             [root at X ~]#
>
>
>              [root at X1 ~]# dsu -i
>             Getting System Inventory...
>
>             1. BIOS  ( Version : 1.3.6 )
>
>             2. Lifecycle Controller  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>             3. Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics  ( Version : 4239A19 )
>
>             4. OS COLLECTOR 1.1, OSC_1.1, A00 ( Version : OSC_1.1 )
>
>             5. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>             6. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>             7. PERC H730P Mini Controller 0 Firmware  ( Version :
>             25.3.0.0016 )
>
>             8. Firmware for  - Disk 0 in Backplane 1 of PERC H730P
>             Mini Controller 0    ( Version : DF09 )
>
>             9. 13G Backplane Expander FW   ( Version : 3.03 )
>
>             10.  iDRAC  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>             11. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             12. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             13. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             14. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>             [root at X1 ~]#
>
>             [root at X1 ~]# uname -a
>             Linux X1 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 12
>             00:41:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>             [root at X1 ~]# rpm -qa|grep -Pi dell
>             dell-system-update-1.1-15.08.00.x86_64
>             [root at X1 ~]#
>
>
>             On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 6:11 PM, jsl6uy js16uy
>             <js16uy at gmail.com <mailto:js16uy at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>                 Hello all, hope all is well
>
>                 Have an R630 that when running dsu -n, it is not
>                 pulling new updates
>                 Any ideas as to why?
>
>                 [root at X ~]# rpm -qa|grep -Pi dell
>                 dell-system-update-1.1-15.07.00.x86_64
>                 [root at X ~]#
>
>                 [root at X ~]# dsu -i
>                 Getting System Inventory...
>
>                 1. BIOS  ( Version : 1.3.6 )****************old bios
>
>                 2. Lifecycle Controller  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>                 3. Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4239,
>                 4239A14, 4239.22  ( Version : 4239A14 )
>
>                 4. OS COLLECTOR 1.1, OSC_1.1, A00  ( Version : OSC_1.1 )
>
>                 5. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>                 6. Power Supply  ( Version : 00.1D.6D )
>
>                 7. PERC H730P Mini Controller 0 Firmware  ( Version :
>                 25.3.0.0016 )
>
>                 8. AL13SXB300N Firmware  ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 9. AL13SXB300N Firmware  ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 10. AL13SXB300N Firmware ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 11. AL13SXB300N Firmware ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 12. AL13SXB300N Firmware ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 13. AL13SXB300N Firmware ( Version : DF09 )
>
>                 14. 13G Backplane Expander FW   ( Version : 3.03 )
>
>                 15.  iDRAC  ( Version : 2.15.10.10 )
>
>                 16. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC  ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>                 17. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC  ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>                 18. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC  ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>                 19. Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC  ( Version : 16.5.20 )
>
>                 [root at X yum.repos.d]# dsu -n
>                 Getting System Inventory...
>                 Determining Applicable Updates...
>
>                 Done! Please run 'dsu --inventory' to check the inventory
>
>
>                 [root at X ~]# dsu --get=CE [163/217]
>                 Getting System Inventory...
>                 Determining Applicable Updates...
>
>                 |-----------Dell System Updates-----------|
>                 [ ] represents 'not selected'
>                 [*] represents 'selected'
>                 [-] represents 'Component already at repository
>                 version (cannot be selected)'
>                 Choose:  q - Quit without update, c to Commit,
>                 <number> - To Select/Deselect, a - Select All, n -
>                 Select None
>
>                 Enter your choice : q
>
>
>                 [root at X ~]#
>                 [root at X ~]# dmidecode -t system
>                 # dmidecode 2.11
>                 # SMBIOS entry point at 0x7ab0a000
>                 SMBIOS 2.8 present.
>                 # SMBIOS implementations newer than version 2.7 are not
>                 # fully supported by this version of dmidecode.
>
>                 Handle 0x0100, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
>                 System Information
>                         Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
>                         Product Name: PowerEdge R630
>                 CPU:Version: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2699 v3 @ 2.30GHz
>
>
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