[Linux-PowerEdge] dsu woes

Prasun Gera prasun.gera at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 02:38:45 CDT 2018


Has anyone noticed stability issues with the new 2.7.1 BIOS/microcode on
broadwell ? I know that 2.7.0 was retracted. After the update to 2.71, my
system died a couple of times today. i have rolled back to 2.6.0 for now.
I'm using the default HWE kernel from Ubuntu 16.04.

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:19 PM, R S <rene.shuster at bcsemail.org> wrote:

> You hit the nail.
>
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:15 PM, Ben Argyle <Ben.Argyle at uis.cam.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> One wonders about the lack of joined-uppedness at Dell in this area.
>> Someone would gain serious kudos (and probably a pay rise) for creating a
>> one-click "update web site and DSU (and whatever else)" publication
>> system.  This "well it's there, but it's not here, and there's an older
>> version there, and it's there for Windows, but not for Linux" situation
>> really doesn't look terribly professional.  Or helpful for those of us with
>> a varied server estate.  If there are multiple teams/groups responsible for
>> getting things to us, maybe there needs to be a steering committee or
>> something which coordinates them all.
>>
>> Ben
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Linux-PowerEdge [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On
>> > Behalf Of Stefan M. Radman
>> > Sent: 12 March 2018 17:05
>> > To: Gregory Matthews <greg.matthews at diamond.ac.uk>
>> > Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com; linux-poweredge at dell.com
>> > Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] dsu woes
>> >
>> > Dell FTP site is not updated either.
>> >
>> > The Lifecycle Controller of an R620 did not "see" BIOS update 2.6.1
>> today.
>> >
>> > Stefan
>> >
>> > > On Mar 12, 2018, at 5:57 PM, Gregory Matthews
>> > <greg.matthews at diamond.ac.uk> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > seems like the firmware is available as a point and click download
>> from the
>> > dell site but not from the repo. I just synced the repo and there is
>> nothing
>> > newer than Feb 26 so 12G and older are not covered.
>> > >
>> > > GREG
>> > >
>> > > On 18/01/18 10:14, lhecking at users.sourceforge.net wrote:
>> > >> Guillaume Courtois writes:
>> > >>>
>> > >>>
>> > >>> Hi guys,
>> > >>>
>> > >>> It seems like the repo is updated now :
>> > >>>
>> > >>> http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/
>> > >>>
>> > >>> but I don't see the new BIOS, at least the one for R630 / R730
>> servers : it
>> > >>> is listed in the changelog :
>> > >>    See
>> > http://www.dell.com/support/article/de/de/debsdt1/sln308588/
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