[Linux-PowerEdge] [E] Re: replacing a failed hard drive with PERC HBA mode

Cameron Smith cameron at networkredux.com
Thu Aug 10 18:03:17 CDT 2017

In regard to: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] [E] Re: replacing a failed hard
> drive...:
> > On 08/10/2017 05:49 PM, Tim Mooney wrote:
> >> The particular system that has the failed drive happens to not be at the
> >> 2.x release for iDRAC 7.
> >>
> >> We're going to schedule an outage for this weekend and remedy that.
> We're
> >> also going to pull a report from our OME system to try identify any
> other
> >> systems that don't have recent iDRAC 7 or iDRAC 8 versions.
> > Shouldn't need any downtime. Just download and run
> > https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER04020316M/1/iDRAC-with-
> Lifecycle-Controller_Firmware_XTPX4_LN_2.41.40.40_A00.BIN
> I've done that kind of thing for smaller version bumps for things like
> the NIC, but considering it's iDRAC and we're going from 1.57.something
> to, I felt like it would be a lot safer to do this during
> an outage.  I also didn't know if there were any dependencies involved,
> with other component versions (other things also needing to be updated,
> in a particular order, because of the change in major version # of
> the iDRAC).
> I appreciate the tip though!  If we find any other systems that have
> iDRAC that's in the 1.x series and the system isn't as critical, I may
> give the individual .BIN update a try.
> Tim
Using the 64-bit EXE through the DRAC should be just fine.
I recommend to clear out anything left over in the lifecycle controller job
queue and then reset the drac from the DRAC main page before you start.

After you upload it to the DRAC using the DRAC GUI in iDRAC Settings >
Update and Rollback and set it to run it's a good idea to ping the drac IP.
The installation usually takes a few minutes and then you should see the IP
go down while the DRAC reboots and then usually after about 2 minutes it
comes back up. You should then be able to log back into the DRAC and see it
running on the new version.

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