firmware upgrade on solaris :-)

bryan.madhatter at gmail.com bryan.madhatter at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 09:46:49 CST 2009


You can update firmware using the OMSA livecd and the linux firmware  
updates.
http://linux.dell.com/files/openmanage-contributions/omsa-55-live/

On Feb 17, 2009 9:10am, Brian McGrew <brian at visionpro.com> wrote:
> I've been on SunOS/Solaris for almost two decades and currently run it on  
a
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> mix of Dell and IBM iron and I have to agree, you're not going to do the
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> updates for within Solaris!
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> A word of warning... I've seen instances where booting my Solaris boxes
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> from a Windows drive has killed the boot loader!!! As painful as it was in
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> the beginning, I put up a Linux diskless boot server and can now boot any  
of
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> my clients via DHCP to a remote install of RedHat, just for doing things
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> like testing and updates! It tends to work very well!
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> -brian
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> On 2/17/09 7:01 AM, "Kirchner, Kenneth W CTR USA NETCOM/9TH SC A"
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> ken.kirchner at us.army.mil> wrote:
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> >
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> > The only Firmware updates I have seen on Dell's site are packages for
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> > DOS/Windows or Linux. I was able to upgrade a few things (Like the
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> > BIOS, DVD drive firmware) by creating a DOS boot-disk. I believe the
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> > firmware for the PERC and DRAC required Windows or Linux. Since I was
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> > installing Redhat, I went with the Linux, but you might get by using a
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> > Linux Rescue CD. I think that will be painful because the linux firmware
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> > updates required older glib libraries than will probably come with the
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> > Rescue CD image.
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> >
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> > If you have a USB Harddisk, I would use it to boot Windows on the box
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> > and run the firmware updates from that. I think it would be fastest.
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> >
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> > -Ken
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> >
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> > -----Original Message-----
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> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
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> > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Martin Flemming
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> > Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 6:31 AM
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> > To: Dell poweredge Mailling-liste
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> > Subject: firmware upgrade on solaris :-)
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> >
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> >
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> > Hi !
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> >
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> > .. i know that's the false mailing-list for it ...
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> >
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> > But can somebody give me an hint for upgrading the firmware of the
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> > controlers, BIOS etc. ... on pe2950,pe1950,R805 or md1000 with a running
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> > Solaris 5.10 ?
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> > Thanks & Cheers
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> >
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> > Martin
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