[Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged to Lifecycle Controller

Luke Bigum luke.bigum at lmax.com
Wed Aug 31 07:45:51 CDT 2016


That would make sense for an iDRAC but I also staged a BIOS update :-) Just for fun I updated everything with dsu, still no jobs in the queue:


[root at test-i40e ~]# dsu --preview -n
Verifying catalog installation ...
Installing catalog from repository ...
Fetching dsucatalog ...
Reading the catalog ...
Verifying inventory collector installation ...
Getting System Inventory ...
Determining Applicable Updates ...
--------- Update Preview ---------
# : Component : Version : Filename
----------------------------------
1 : PERC H710 Mini Controller 0 Firmware : 21.3.2-0005 : SAS-RAID_Firmware_1TJRK_LN_21.3.2-0005_A07.BIN
2 : Intel(R) Gigabit 4P I350-t rNDC : 17.5.10 : Network_Firmware_V6TPJ_LN64_17.5.10_A00.BIN
3 : Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4247A0 Installer Revision 14.05.00, 4247.1 : 4247A1 : Diagnostics_Application_D5TM2_LN_4247A1_4247.2.BIN
4 : OS Collector : OSC_1.1 : Diagnostics_Application_5W2KP_LN64_OSC_1.1_X10-00.BIN
5 : BIOS : 2.5.4 : BIOS_CR1RR_LN_2.5.4.BIN

NOTE: The preview option displays the components which can be updated based on Catalog. This option does not update.
Run --inventory for checking the component status post DSU commit.


[root at test-i40e ~]# dsu -n
...
skipping a long list of updates...
...

Please reboot the system for update(s) to take effect
[root at test-i40e ~]# /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/racadm jobqueue view
-------------------------JOB QUEUE------------------------

[root at test-i40e ~]# 


If this works for other people then I wonder if we've managed to turn it "off" somehow? Is there another command, maybe lower level, for querying the LC?

-- 
Luke Bigum
Senior Systems Engineer

Information Systems

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Jacobson" <teridon at gmail.com>
To: "Luke Bigum" <luke.bigum at lmax.com>, linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Sent: Wednesday, 31 August, 2016 12:52:03
Subject: RE: [Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged to	Lifecycle	Controller

IIRC, DRAC firmware does NOT require a system reboot, just a DRAC reset
which is automatically done during the update -- that's why it's not in the
queue.  So, you need to test with a firmware update that requires a reboot.

Again, IIRC, network firmware requires a reboot.  I'm sure there are others
but I can't remember what they are.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Luke Bigum
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:12 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged to Lifecycle
> Controller
> 
> Thanks all,
> 
> Sounds simple but doesn't work for me though. Originally tried with OMSA
> 8.1, and have just updated to 8.3 and get the same result. I've staged
> both a BIOS update and an iDRAC firmware update by executing the firmware
> packages by hand (sh ./*.BIN -q) and the job queue is always empty, yet
> I'm pretty sure if I reboot this R720 it will do a BIOS and iDRAC update
> :-)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> [root at test-i40e ~]# sh /tmp/iDRAC-with-Lifecycle-
> Controller_Firmware_W719V_LN_2.32.31.30_A00.BIN -q Collecting inventory...
> .
> Running validation...
> 
> iDRAC
> 
> The version of this Update Package is newer than the currently installed
> version.
> Software application name: iDRAC
> Package version: 2.32.31.30
> Installed version: 2.10.10.10
> 
> 
> Executing update...
> WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER DELL PRODUCTS WHILE
> UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS.
> THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ..........................................................................
> ........................................
> The update completed successfully.
> [root at test-i40e ~]#
> [root at test-i40e ~]#
> [root at test-i40e ~]# racadm jobqueue view -------------------------JOB
> QUEUE------------------------
> 
> [root at test-i40e ~]#
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