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

jsl6uy js16uy js16uy at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 17:10:37 CDT 2015


Thanks very much for the updates and state of things

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 1:30 AM, <Kalyan_Moharla at dell.com> wrote:

> *Dell Customer Communication*
>
> Sorry correction. Please read it as DRM 2.1 and NOT DRM 2.2.
>
> DRM 2.2 planning has just started J
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kalyan.
>
>
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>
> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists *On Behalf Of *Moharla, Kalyan
> *Sent:* Friday, August 28, 2015 11:56 AM
> *To:* js16uy at gmail.com; willdowho at gmail.com
> *Cc:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> *Subject:* Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Not finding later bios version on an R630
>
>
>
> *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> 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>
> 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> 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> 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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