[Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS firmware.

Muniswamy_Setty_K_S at Dell.com Muniswamy_Setty_K_S at Dell.com
Wed Feb 26 11:08:55 CST 2020


Dell Customer Communication - Confidential

Yes, your understanding is correct.

-Regards,
Muni

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> On Behalf Of klaasdemter at gmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:42 PM
To: Schnitzlein, Rob; Gore, Santosh; linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS firmware.

Just to be clear that I am understanding this correctly:
Dells recommendation for CPLD and power supply upgrades is "don't do them unless prompted by support" and that's why they are not part of the default catalog?


Greetings
Klaas

On 26.02.20 16:40, Rob.Schnitzlein at dell.com wrote:
> Dell Customer Communication - Confidential
>
> I've run into this before, and the feedback I got from engineering is that the risk of something going wrong during a CPLD update (any sort of power fluctuation) could brick the server.  And CPLD updates should only be run to fix specific issues (such as the 13G blade issue we saw previously).  This isn't like BIOS or NIC FW where there are relatively frequent updates.
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> On Behalf Of 
> klaasdemter at gmail.com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:33 AM
> To: Gore, Santosh; linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS firmware.
>
> Why are those two components excluded from the default?
>
>
> On 26.02.20 09:37, Santosh.Gore at dell.com wrote:
>> Sorry for typo in below email…. The CPLD and Power Supply firmware 
>> packages are *NOT* included in the default catalog
>>
>> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists 
>> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> *On Behalf Of *Gore, 
>> Santosh
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:45 PM
>> *To:* nathanial.marsh at hostopia.com.au; linux-poweredge-Lists
>> *Subject:* Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS 
>> firmware.
>>
>> Hi
>>
>> The CPLD and Power Supply firmware packages are *NOT * included in 
>> the default catalog. If you want to update the PowerSupply and CPLD 
>> then create a repository with DellEMC Repository Manager ( DRM) tool 
>> by importing PowerSupply and CPLD components in repository. Then use 
>> exported repository to update CPLD and PowerSupply components using DSU.
>>
>> The information and download of DRM is available in link - 
>> https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln283183/support-for-d
>> e ll-emc-repository-manager-drm?lang=en#download
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Santosh
>>
>> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists 
>> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com
>> <mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com>> *On Behalf Of 
>> *Nathanial Marsh
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:35 PM
>> *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
>> *Subject:* [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS 
>> firmware.
>>
>> [EXTERNAL EMAIL]
>>
>> Hi All
>>
>> We have been using a Linux Live OS with some Ansible magic for quite 
>> some time now to update our servers except it has recently come to my 
>> attention that DSU is not updating CPLD or PS FW's.
>>
>> These show in when running the inventory check but don't show when 
>> running DSU to update. See below:
>>
>>      [root at DSU ~]# dsu -i --source-type=REPOSITORY
>>      --source-location="ftp.dell.com/catalog <http://ftp.dell.com/catalog>"
>>      DELL EMC System Update 1.7.0
>>      Copyright (C) 2014 DELL EMC Proprietary.
>>      Verifying catalog installation ...
>>      Fetching Catalog ...
>>      Extracting /usr/libexec/dell_dup/Catalog.gz
>>      Reading the catalog ...
>>      Verifying inventory collector installation ...
>>      Trying to connect using https
>>      Fetching invcol_HW0HN_LN64_20_02_00_771_A00.sign ...
>>      Getting System Inventory ...
>>      warning: Inventory collector returned with partial failure.
>>
>>      1. Application, OpenManage Server Administrator  ( Version : 9.4.0 )
>>      2. BIOS, BIOS  ( Version : 2.4.8 )
>>      3. Application, Lifecycle Controller  ( Version : 4.00.00.00 )
>>      4. Application, Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4301,
>>      4301A38, 4301.39  ( Version : 4301A38 )
>>      5. Firmware, Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller  ( Version :
>>      4.00.00.00 )
>>      6. Application, OS COLLECTOR, 5.0, A00  ( Version : 5.0 )
>>      7. Application, iDRAC Service Module Embedded Package, v3.4.0, A00
>>       ( Version : 3.4.0 )
>>      8. Firmware, System CPLD  ( Version : 1.1.3 )
>>      9. Firmware, Power Supply  ( Version : 00.11.3F )
>>      10. Firmware, Power Supply  ( Version : 00.11.3F )
>>      11. Firmware, PERC H740P Mini  Controller 0 Firmware  ( Version :
>>      50.9.3-2949 )
>>      12. Firmware, Backplane Expander FW   ( Version : 2.46 )
>>      13. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em1)
>>       ( Version : 21.40.21 )
>>      14. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em2)
>>       ( Version : 21.40.21 )
>>      15. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em4)
>>       ( Version : 21.40.21 )
>>      16. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em3)
>>       ( Version : 21.40.21 )
>>      17. Application, Inventory Collector  ( Version : 20.02.00 )
>>
>> Now trying to run an update:
>>
>>      [root at DSU ~]# dsu  --source-type=REPOSITORY
>>      --source-location="ftp.dell.com/catalog <http://ftp.dell.com/catalog>"
>>      DELL EMC System Update 1.7.0
>>      Copyright (C) 2014 DELL EMC Proprietary.
>>      Verifying catalog installation ...
>>      Fetching Catalog ...
>>      Extracting /usr/libexec/dell_dup/Catalog.gz
>>      Reading the catalog ...
>>      Verifying inventory collector installation ...
>>      Trying to connect using https
>>      Fetching invcol_HW0HN_LN64_20_02_00_771_A00.sign ...
>>      Getting System Inventory ...
>>      warning: Inventory collector returned with partial failure.
>>      Determining Applicable Updates ...
>>
>>      |--------DELL EMC System Update-----------|
>>      [ ] represents 'not selected'
>>      [*] represents 'selected'
>>      [-] represents 'Component already at repository version (can be
>>      selected only if -e option is used)'
>>      Choose:  q - Quit without update, c to Commit, <number> - To
>>      Select/Deselect, a - Select All, n - Select None
>>      [-]1 BIOS
>>      Current Version : 2.4.8 Same as : 2.4.8, Criticality : Urgent,
>>      Type : BIOS
>>
>>      [-]2 Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4301, 4301A38, 4301.39
>>      Current Version : 4301A38 Same as : 4301A38, Criticality :
>>      Optional, Type : Application
>>
>>      [-]3 PERC H740P Mini  Controller 0 Firmware
>>      Current Version : 50.9.3-2949 Same as : 50.9.3-2949, Criticality :
>>      Urgent, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]4 Backplane Expander FW
>>      Current Version : 2.46 Same as : 2.46, Criticality : Recommended,
>>      Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]5 Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
>>      Current Version : 4.00.00.00 Same as : 4.00.00.00, Criticality :
>>      Recommended, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]6 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em3)
>>      Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
>>      Recommended, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]7 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em4)
>>      Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
>>      Recommended, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]8 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em2)
>>      Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
>>      Recommended, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]9 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em1)
>>      Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
>>      Recommended, Type : Firmware
>>
>>      [-]10 iDRAC Service Module Embedded Package, v3.4.0, A00
>>      Current Version : 3.4.0 Same as : 3.4.0, Criticality : Optional,
>>      Type : Application
>>
>>      [-]11 OS COLLECTOR, 5.0, A00
>>      Current Version : 5.0 Same as : 5.0, Criticality : Optional, Type
>>      : Application
>>
>>      Enter your choice :
>>
>> Any idea's on why this might be the case?
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>>
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