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

jsl6uy js16uy js16uy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 21:35:03 CDT 2015


Thanks to you both! I never remember to leverage my serial number on Dell's
site. I really wish that repo manager ran on linux. The features have
always sounded great.
Thanks again for the quick/spot on help Mr. Smith. And I'll just continue
to try to badger Dell people to put the repo manager on linux ;)

On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 8:14 PM, WillDo <willdowho at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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> 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>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
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:21 PM, jsl6uy js16uy < <js16uy at gmail.com>
>>> 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>
>>>> 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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