BIOS / firmware update CD?

Bas van der Vlies basv at
Thu Dec 14 16:08:15 CST 2006

On Dec 14, 2006, at 5:12 PM, Dyson, Tony wrote:

>> From 3 actually; BIOS ESM/BPM & RAID. Which returns to my original  
>> point
> about the merit of a single, self-contained process. For an SA with
> hundreds of servers to maintain, the "floppy shuffle" is not a 21C
> solution.

We used to update the bios with pxeboot method. See earlier post on  
the list.
Nowdays we do it with the aid of the dell kernel module: dell_rbu.  I  
do not know from which version of
the 2.6 kernel it is included.

With this it is very easy:
  * modprobe -v dell_rbu
  * Install the libsmbios software
  * use the dellBiosUpdate utility
  * reboot system and bios is update

Bas van der Vlies
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