[Linux-PowerEdge] BIOS update fails on Dell PowerEdge R720xd

Kienker, Fred fkienker at at4b.com
Thu Nov 7 09:39:10 CST 2019


We have three Dell PowerEdge R720xd’s each with CentOS release 7.7.1908
(Core) Kernel 3.10.0-1062.4.1.el7.x86_64. 

On all three, updating the BIOS using the downloaded Dell update package
or using DSU the update fails with the following message:

 

Running validation...

 

Server BIOS 12G

 

The version of this Update Package is newer than the currently installed
version.

Software application name: BIOS

Package version: 2.8.0

Installed version: 2.7.0

 

 

Executing update...

WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER PRODUCTS WHILE UPDATE
IS IN PROGRESS.

THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!

terminate called after throwing an instance of 'unsigned char'

/opt/dell/updatepackage/BIOS_6VF30_LN_2.8.0.BIN-31463.H31FsR/spsetup.sh:
line 1392: 32187 Aborted                 $cmd "$@"

.

The update failed to complete

BIOS_6VF30_LN_2.8.0 could not be installed

Done! Please run 'dsu --inventory' to check the inventory

Exiting DSU!

 

Please advise on how to get around this.

 

Best regards,

Fred

Fred Kienker
fkienker at at4b.com
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