Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc

Nick Lunt nick.lunt at patech-solutions.com
Mon Mar 1 02:12:41 CST 2010


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Dowdy [mailto:sdowdy at ucar.edu]
> Sent: 26 February 2010 19:01
> To: Patrick_Fischer at dell.com; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Cc: Nick Lunt
> Subject: Re: Checking servers for firmware/driver updates etc
> 
> Patrick_Fischer at dell.com wrote, On 02/26/2010 03:28 AM:
> > We provide 2 Tools.
> ...
> > 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.
> ...
> > 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 manage 100s of Debian, RHEL, and SLES boxes here.
> 
> I enclose a script that's hit/miss to do *some* inventory.
> Here's sample output:
> 
> [root at server1 MegaRAID]# /opt/sbin/ral-superinv
> Hostname:        [server1]
> Manufacturer:    [Dell Inc.]
> Model:           [PowerEdge 2950]
> Serial Number:   [XXXXXXX]
> BIOS Version:    [2.4.3] *(!=2.6.1)
> BMC Version:     [2.28] *(!=2.37)
> PERC5i Version:  [1.03, 1.03]
> PERC5E Version:  [1.03, 1.03, 1.03, 1.03, 1.03, 1.03, 1.03]
> SASBP Version:   [1.05]
> MD1000 Version:  [A.04, A.04, A.04, A.04, A.04]
> 
> It's seriously flawed, predominantly because it requires constant
> manual updating to report out-of-rev BIOS, etc.  Why do i do this and
> not run OMSA?

Hi Stephen

thanks for the info, I appreciate you sharing your script.
 

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