Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc

Nick Lunt nick.lunt at patech-solutions.com
Fri Feb 26 04:31:06 CST 2010


Hi Patrick

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com [mailto:Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com]
> Sent: 26 February 2010 10:29
> To: Nick Lunt; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com; linux-
> poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: RE: Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc
> 
> 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_v
> i
> 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.

I will check all that out, thanks for your help,

Cheers
Nick.

 

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