HOWTO use SUU remotly ?

Florent Gilain florent.gilain at
Thu Jan 4 08:40:33 CST 2007

 hummm...installing ITA was what i wanted to do  ;-)) that's why i wanted to
do it remotly using a simple command line.

Finally, the problem is to know which package are to be applyed on this or
this server...and DUP packages names that are on the SUU CDROM seem very
"unfriendly" for me...

PS : i'm really a beginner at Linux, i'm unable to access a windows file in
a share from a linux box  ;-(( and only command i use to copy files from a
linux to another is scp...


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Senthil_OR at [mailto:Senthil_OR at] 
Envoyé : jeudi 4 janvier 2007 15:24
À : florent.gilain at; linux-poweredge at
Objet : RE: HOWTO use SUU remotly ?

Florent Gilain wrote:
> Do i try to do something silly or stupid ? Is there a better way to 
> update my remote RHEL3/4 servers using SUU ?

As others have pointed out SUU can be used from a Remote Location via
Network Share on the local system.
To update the BIOS,Firmware and other software on a Remote RHEL3/RHEL4 is
possible under the following scenario:

1) The remote system has Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Installed.
2) In your Local Machine, Install Dell ITA Assistant and discover the remote
3) Use IT Assistant's Remote Software Update  feature (which can take
packages from SUU)  to update the Remote system.

Refer your SUU and ITA User Guide for details.

> * Do not use the RAC virtual media to run SUU remotely on a system.
>   This procedure breaks the virtual media connection, causing the SUU
>   update procedure to fail. (144487)

I  *think* this suggests, when you are mounting Remote SUU on your local
system and if that local system mount point is a RAC virtual media, then rac
virtual media connection might fail and this will also cause SUU update to

Hope this helps.


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