[Linux-PowerEdge] update_firmware fails on iDRAC update from 1.50 to 1.70 on OMSA

Senthil M. msenthil at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 18 15:12:53 CDT 2013


I've seen this buffer overflow issue on my R610 too My setup was SLES11sp1 with Dell OpenManage (http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Repository/OMSA)  

RHEL5.4 seem to work (below) I went from 1.70 to 1.80 and then 1.95 (guess we could jump directly to 1.95) This took about 15 minutes

Regards,
M Senthil

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[root at dhcp-21-238 ~]# cat /etc/issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
Kernel \r on an \m

[root at dhcp-21-238 ~]# /usr/libexec/dell_dup/dell_ie_nitrogen/bmcfwul -i=/firmimg.d6                                                                                                                   
   iDRAC6 Firmware Upgrade Utility Version:  1.4.02.119
   Copyright 2009 Dell Inc. All Rights Reserved.
   Firmware Version                                  Current      Image
    iDRAC6 ................... Firmware Version      1.80.17      1.95.05
                               Bootloader version    1.13.7       1.13.7

   Detecting USB Device ... OK
   Copy file status: 100 percent
   Uploading Firmware Image OK

   Firmware update status: 100 percent

   Checking new firmware version
                           iDRAC6        Image
   Firmware Version        1.95.05       1.95.05
   Bootloader version      1.13.7        1.13.7

   Firmware updated successfully
[root at dhcp-21-238 ~]#
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