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

Santosh_Gore at Dell.com Santosh_Gore at Dell.com
Fri Sep 2 00:35:14 CDT 2016


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Hi 

There is no command to check the list of staged firmware's from  DSU or an update package.

Just for your information, when you update the BIOS/firmware using the DSU or Dell Update package, only the BIOS and Power Supply firmware's update uses the Lifecycle controller( staged method) .  If you update any other components using DSU or an update package, Lifecycle controller is not used to update firmware.  So on reboot you will not see the system is entering in the Lifecycle Controller to update firmware's of other components.

I hope this answers your questions.  

Thanks
Santosh
-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged to Lifecycle Controller

Ok fair enough. To slightly adjust my original question then: if I use DSU or an update package to stage a firmware update, is there a way to tell it's going to be applied if I reboot? Is there a way to tell something is there waiting?

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Santosh Gore" <Santosh_Gore at Dell.com>
To: "luke bigum" <luke.bigum at lmax.com>, linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Sent: Thursday, 1 September, 2016 06:34:08
Subject: RE: [Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged	to	Lifecycle	Controller

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Hi

If you update the Firmware/BIOS/Application from operating system using DSU or Dell update package then jobs will not be created in iDRAC/Life cycle controller. The jobs will be created only when you update the Firmware/BIOS/Application from iDRAC or Lifecycle controller.

Thanks
Santosh
-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Check for firmware staged to Lifecycle Controller

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?

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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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