Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc

Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com
Fri Feb 26 04:28:54 CST 2010


We provide 2 Tools.

The Old one which get no new features, only systemtype Updates and the
new one.

Old: IT Assistant (requires a Windows 32 Bit OS)

New: DMC (requires a w23 Host or VM)

Both tools are able to compare server revisions with the actual Updates.
So you can run the comparison report to see which machines need to be
updated. A snmp configuration on each machine is a must have.

You can check the videos for getting an Overview.
If you have further questions feel free to ask.

ITA and DMC Vids:
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/enterprise_vi
deos/ss_omsa?c=us&l=en&s=gen

ITA Update Video:
http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Dell+IT+Assistant+-+ITA

Maybe some of the Linux guys are able to run such reports with Nagios or
anything else, maybe with reading out the FW and driver strings
(omreport) and compare it with the latest versions from the Update DVD
dell provide ca. 1 time per quarter.

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Nick Lunt
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:59 AM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists; linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc

Hi folks

I've got a hundred or so Dell servers + Dell disk arrays dotted around
the country.
They are different models from PE66xx, PE2850, PE2950, R900, R710 etc.

The arrays include PV220, MD1000, MD3000.

Is there a recommended practice for keeping all servers up to date with
drivers, firmware etc ?
The older servers won't work with the newer versions of OM.

Logging onto each server, checking the current version of OM, seeing if
an updated version of OM will work, installing that version of OM,
checking for updates etc ...

There has to be an easier way than that, can anyone recommend anything ?

Cheers
Nick.


 

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