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

R S rene.shuster at bcsemail.org
Thu Nov 7 13:37:54 CST 2019


Most likely a DSU issue. The new BIOS installs fine on a R720xd using the
iDRAC's built-in FW updater.

On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 11:05 AM Kienker, Fred <fkienker at at4b.com> wrote:

> We have numerous Dell PowerEdge R620’s each with CentOS release 7.7.1908
> (Core) Kernel 3.10.0-1062.4.1.el7.x86_64.
>
> On all of them, updating the BIOS using the downloaded Dell update package
> or using DSU the update fails with the following message:
>
>
>
> 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_WJ5N7_LN_2.8.0.BIN-1058.ZxQDQl/spsetup.sh:
> line 1392:  1827 Aborted                 $cmd "$@"
>
> .
>
> The update failed to complete
>
> BIOS_WJ5N7_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 issue.
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Fred
>
> Fred Kienker
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