Inconsistent and not smooth update_firmare experience on two identical R710s

Frank Wang wg at yarbs.cn
Thu Aug 26 11:03:12 CDT 2010


Found similar inconsistency for firmware update in two identical PE2950II
with Centos-5.5 x86_64 installed.
For one server,
update_firmware --yes
Running system inventory...
Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
Checking BIOS - 1.3.7
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
	Found Update: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
Checking SAS/SATA Backplane 0:0 Backplane Firmware - 1.05
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_11204 - 1.05
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth1) - 2.9.1
	Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
	Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
Checking PERC 5/i Integrated Controller 0 Firmware - 5.2.2-0072
	Available:
pci_firmware(ven_0x1028_dev_0x0015_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f03) -
5.2.2-0072
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth0) - 2.9.1
	Available: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
	Found Update: pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
Checking BMC - 1.33
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_05814 - 2.37
	Found Update: dell_dup_componentid_05814 - 2.37
Checking System BIOS for PowerEdge 2950 - 1.3.7
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking ST3500630NS Firmware - g
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Found firmware which needs to be updated.
Running updates...
 100% Installing dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
Done: The BIOS image file is successfully loaded. Reboot your system to
complete the
update. Do not shutdown, cold reboot, power cycle, or switch off your system
before the BIOS update is complete.  Restart your system for the update to
take
effect since the update will be incomplete until you reboot the system.
 100% Installing pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
Done: Update success.
 100% Installing pci_firmware(ven_0x14e4_dev_0x164c) - 5.2.7
Done: Update success.
 100% Installing dell_dup_componentid_05814 - 2.37
Done: Update Successful.


For the other one,
update_firmware -y
hello world from update module doCheck()
Running system inventory...
Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
Checking BIOS - 2.5.0
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
	Found Update: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
Checking SAS/SATA Backplane 0:0 Backplane Firmware - 1.05
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_11204 - 1.05
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth0) - 4.6.8
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking PERC 5/i Integrated Controller 0 Firmware - 5.2.2-0072
	Available:
pci_firmware(ven_0x1028_dev_0x0015_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f03) -
5.2.2-0072
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet rev 12 (eth1) - 4.6.8
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking BMC - 2.37
	Available: dell_dup_componentid_05814 - 2.37
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking System BIOS for PowerEdge 2950 - 2.5.0
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Checking ST3500630NS Firmware - g
	Did not find a newer package to install that meets all installation checks.
Found firmware which needs to be updated.
Running updates...
 100% Installing dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 2.6.1
Done: The BIOS image file is successfully loaded. Reboot your system to
complete the
update. Do not shutdown, cold reboot, power cycle, or switch off your system
before the BIOS update is complete.  Restart your system for the update to
take
effect since the update will be incomplete until you reboot the system.

    The BCM5708 version is 4.6.8, but is not listed for update here.



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