[Linux-PowerEdge] Dell System Update or Dell Linux Repository which is better

Cameron Smith cameron at networkredux.com
Thu Dec 15 12:57:35 CST 2016


Agreed as we are a 100% linux shop as well except for OME and SanHQ but I
have found it it to be a more stable way (with more control when leveraging
Dell Repo Manager with a custom catalog) to manage the firmware on our
hundreds of Dell servers than Dell's in-OS based tools. Just my 2 cents.
Support Assist Enterprise just got released for Linux and hopefully OME is
headed that way.

Cameron

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Jeff Palmer <jeff at palmerit.net> wrote:

> With all due respect, this response isn't overly helpful. Standing up a
> windows server specifically to manage a 100℅ Linux shop isn't a solution,
> it's a hack.
>
> The tools provided should work as advertised without having to resort to
> supporting/maintaining an entirely new OS and product/environment to get
> the same functionality.
>
> On Dec 15, 2016 12:07 PM, "Cameron Smith" <cameron at networkredux.com>
> wrote:
>
>> All of these issues are why I use OME for firmware.
>>
>>
>> Cameron Smith
>> Technical Operations Manager
>> Network Redux, LLC
>> 5200 SW Macadam Ave Ste 450
>> Portland, Oregon 97239
>> Cell:   503-926-4928 <(503)%20926-4928>
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 6:36 AM, Kilian Cavalotti <
>> kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM,  <Soorej_Ponnandi at dell.com> wrote:
>>> >   Dell Linux Repository (DLR) is deprecated by the new Dell System
>>> Update
>>> > (DSU). DSU has lot many features added and easy to use.
>>>
>>> Mmh, could you please give an example of one such feature? As far as I
>>> know, DSU is just merely catching up in terms of features to what DLR
>>> had been doing just fine for years. And I'm not mentioning code
>>> quality here, just features...
>>>
>>> > The DSU update
>>> > repository is refreshed every month.
>>>
>>> Well, yes, and in very interesting ways. For instance, the last
>>> 1.3.1-16.12.00 update now wants to downgrade BIOS versions that were
>>> already quite behind. To be precise: until now, the latest BIOS
>>> version that DSU proposed for R630s was 2.2.5 (when the latest BIOS
>>> version on support.dell.com has been 2.3.4 for quite a while). But
>>> with the latest version, DSU now wants to downgrade 2.2.5 to 2.1.7:
>>>
>>> -- 8< ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> --------------------
>>> # dmidecode -s system-product-name
>>> PowerEdge R630
>>> # dsu -v
>>> dsu (Dell System Update) 1.3.1
>>> Copyright (C) 2014 Dell Proprietary.
>>> # dsu
>>> Verifying catalog installation ...
>>> [...]
>>> Getting System Inventory ...
>>> Determining Applicable Updates ...
>>>
>>> [...]
>>>
>>> [ ]1 BIOS
>>>  Current Version : 2.2.5 Downgrade to : 2.1.7
>>> -- 8< ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> --------------------
>>>
>>> So, in its current state, DSU does not provide any useful updates for
>>> my servers, and worse, it actually tried to downgrade the already
>>> outdated versions that are installed.
>>> That's the very base feature of DSU: check local BIOS versions them
>>> against what's available in the repo. And I'm sorry, but it can't even
>>> get that right.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>>> Kilian
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
>>> Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
>>> https://lists.us.dell.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-poweredge
>>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
>> Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
>> https://lists.us.dell.com/mailman/listinfo/linux-poweredge
>>
>>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/attachments/20161215/5e35c280/attachment.html 


More information about the Linux-PowerEdge mailing list