[Linux-PowerEdge] iDRAC mis-reporting PERC 6/i firmware version
daledellutri at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 15:36:12 CDT 2013
I just ran a firmware update on a Dell PE R710. It updated the PERC 6/i
Found firmware which needs to be updated.
100% Installing pci_firmware
(ven_0x1000_dev_0x0060_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f0c) - 6.3.3-0002
Done: The operation was successful. You must perform a reboot for
the update to take effect.
So I rebooted the system (shutdown -r now), and logged into the web page
of the DRAC, then clicked on "System Inventory". This is what it reported
for the PERC:
Type PERC 6/i Integrated
Firmware Version 6.3.0-0001
which was the previous version. In case it needed a DRAC reset, I logged
of the DRAC web page, then:
# racadm reset soft
Then logged back in, and it still showed the old info. I logged out from
I thought that maybe it needed a complete shutdown, so I did:
# shutdown -h now
Then I re-powered it up, and watched the boot on the console screen. When
it got to info about the PERC, I typed ctlr-R to go into the PERC and it
that the firmware was 6.3.3-0002, as it should be. After it came all the
I re-logged into the iDRAC web page, and it is still showing the old,
Why is the DRAC web page showing the wrong info?
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