firmware upgrade on solaris :-)

Martin Flemming martin.flemming at desy.de
Tue Feb 17 11:09:13 CST 2009


Thanks for all response,

.. and

Yep, i've found that link quite recently :-)

... and will still tested it.

thanks & cheers

 	martin


On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, bryan.madhatter at gmail.com wrote:

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