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

Kalyan_Moharla at DELL.com Kalyan_Moharla at DELL.com
Fri Aug 28 01:26:13 CDT 2015


Dell Customer Communication
Just want to confirm some of the inputs in this email.
Yes the Catalogs are on a biweekly cadence now, they are going out on 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.
DSU is on monthly cadence now and is targeted for release every 3rd Friday of the month.
We are the same team that owns DSU, DRM, Catalogs and SUU. So any suggestions we are more than happy to take forward.

Please check out DRM 2.2 that was released last week. (you may need to register it now)
https://marketing.dell.com/repository-manager

DRM for Linux may not happen, but we are working on something that should take care of our Linux customers, but that is good 1.5 to 2 years away.

Cheers,
Kalyan.


From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of jsl6uy js16uy
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:05 AM
To: WillDo
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Not finding later bios version on an R630

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<mailto: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<tel: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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