Firmware updates error on R410s
robin-lists at robinbowes.com
Wed Mar 24 21:13:50 CDT 2010
On 25/03/10 01:30, Robin Bowes wrote:
> I manage 34 R410s and 32 PE1950s. All run CentOS 5.4 and are deployed
> with cobbler and managed with puppet, ie. they're all configured
> I mirror the Dell repos with cobbler and deploy the appropriate yum repo
> config files with puppet.
> On the PE1950s, update_firmware runs just fine. All my PE1950s are
> However, on the R410s, I get the following error:
> # update_firmware --yes
> hello world from update module doCheck()
> Running system inventory...
> Searching storage directory for available BIOS updates...
> Checking BIOS - 1.1.5
> Available: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 1.2.4
> Found Update: dell_dup_componentid_00159 - 1.2.4
Hmmm, I've "fixed" things as follows:
yum remove firmware-tools
yum install firmware-tools
yum -y install $(bootstrap_firmware)
However, I no longer get BIOS version 1.2.4 installed - 1.1.5 seems to
be the latest.
Looking on the website, there seems to be a version 1.3.8 available for
the R410 .
It certainly seems that a couple of later firmware versions have been
released since 1.1.5 
Is the yum firmware repository not kept up-to-date?
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