[Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS firmware.

Cameron Smith cameron at networkredux.com
Wed Mar 4 09:42:38 CST 2020


@Klaas

This is why I moved to OME years ago.

Cameron



On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 11:53 PM <klaasdemter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> so is it recommended that I update it on all my Dell Servers or not? :)
>  From a customer point of view: If you want me to update CPLD regularly
> I would expect it to show up in the default yum repo and I would expect
> DSU to be able to handle the CPLD updates properly (ie not applying them
> with other updates). Otherwise this means I have to do a lot of manual
> work or write my own dsu replacement....
>
> Greetings
> Klaas
>
> On 02.03.20 21:57, James.Hardee at dell.com wrote:
> > Dell Customer Communication - Confidential
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Just to interject, the CPLD has to be applied independent of all other
> firmware updates, failure to do so can result in a motherboard failure. For
> this reason it was removed from the repo. Updating the CPLD is perfectly
> fine as long as its done independent of all other firmware updates.
> >
> >
> https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=5j9kp&oscode=wst14&productcode=poweredge-r740
> >
> > NOTE:
> > The server should never be powered down while this update is executing.
> >
> > When updating CPLD using IDRAC/Lifecycle Controller, DUP update should
> always be executed as a standalone task and never queued up with other
> updates.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists <
> linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> On Behalf Of S, Muniswamy
> Setty_K
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11:09 AM
> > To: klaasdemter at gmail.com; Schnitzlein, Rob; Gore, Santosh;
> linux-poweredge-Lists
> > Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS
> firmware.
> >
> > Dell Customer Communication - Confidential
> >
> > Yes, your understanding is correct.
> >
> > -Regards,
> > Muni
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists <
> linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> On Behalf Of
> klaasdemter at gmail.com
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:42 PM
> > To: Schnitzlein, Rob; Gore, Santosh; linux-poweredge-Lists
> > Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS
> firmware.
> >
> > Just to be clear that I am understanding this correctly:
> > Dells recommendation for CPLD and power supply upgrades is "don't do
> them unless prompted by support" and that's why they are not part of the
> default catalog?
> >
> >
> > Greetings
> > Klaas
> >
> > On 26.02.20 16:40, Rob.Schnitzlein at dell.com wrote:
> >> Dell Customer Communication - Confidential
> >>
> >> I've run into this before, and the feedback I got from engineering is
> that the risk of something going wrong during a CPLD update (any sort of
> power fluctuation) could brick the server.  And CPLD updates should only be
> run to fix specific issues (such as the 13G blade issue we saw
> previously).  This isn't like BIOS or NIC FW where there are relatively
> frequent updates.
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists
> >> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> On Behalf Of
> >> klaasdemter at gmail.com
> >> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:33 AM
> >> To: Gore, Santosh; linux-poweredge-Lists
> >> Subject: Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS
> firmware.
> >>
> >> Why are those two components excluded from the default?
> >>
> >>
> >> On 26.02.20 09:37, Santosh.Gore at dell.com wrote:
> >>> Sorry for typo in below email…. The CPLD and Power Supply firmware
> >>> packages are *NOT* included in the default catalog
> >>>
> >>> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists
> >>> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com> *On Behalf Of *Gore,
> >>> Santosh
> >>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:45 PM
> >>> *To:* nathanial.marsh at hostopia.com.au; linux-poweredge-Lists
> >>> *Subject:* Re: [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS
> >>> firmware.
> >>>
> >>> Hi
> >>>
> >>> The CPLD and Power Supply firmware packages are *NOT * included in
> >>> the default catalog. If you want to update the PowerSupply and CPLD
> >>> then create a repository with DellEMC Repository Manager ( DRM) tool
> >>> by importing PowerSupply and CPLD components in repository. Then use
> >>> exported repository to update CPLD and PowerSupply components using
> DSU.
> >>>
> >>> The information and download of DRM is available in link -
> >>> https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/sln283183/support-for-d
> >>> e ll-emc-repository-manager-drm?lang=en#download
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >>> Santosh
> >>>
> >>> *From:* linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists
> >>> <linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com
> >>> <mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com>> *On Behalf Of
> >>> *Nathanial Marsh
> >>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:35 PM
> >>> *To:* linux-poweredge-Lists
> >>> *Subject:* [Linux-PowerEdge] Latest DSU - Not updating CPLD or PS
> >>> firmware.
> >>>
> >>> [EXTERNAL EMAIL]
> >>>
> >>> Hi All
> >>>
> >>> We have been using a Linux Live OS with some Ansible magic for quite
> >>> some time now to update our servers except it has recently come to my
> >>> attention that DSU is not updating CPLD or PS FW's.
> >>>
> >>> These show in when running the inventory check but don't show when
> >>> running DSU to update. See below:
> >>>
> >>>       [root at DSU ~]# dsu -i --source-type=REPOSITORY
> >>>       --source-location="ftp.dell.com/catalog <
> http://ftp.dell.com/catalog>"
> >>>       DELL EMC System Update 1.7.0
> >>>       Copyright (C) 2014 DELL EMC Proprietary.
> >>>       Verifying catalog installation ...
> >>>       Fetching Catalog ...
> >>>       Extracting /usr/libexec/dell_dup/Catalog.gz
> >>>       Reading the catalog ...
> >>>       Verifying inventory collector installation ...
> >>>       Trying to connect using https
> >>>       Fetching invcol_HW0HN_LN64_20_02_00_771_A00.sign ...
> >>>       Getting System Inventory ...
> >>>       warning: Inventory collector returned with partial failure.
> >>>
> >>>       1. Application, OpenManage Server Administrator  ( Version :
> 9.4.0 )
> >>>       2. BIOS, BIOS  ( Version : 2.4.8 )
> >>>       3. Application, Lifecycle Controller  ( Version : 4.00.00.00 )
> >>>       4. Application, Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4301,
> >>>       4301A38, 4301.39  ( Version : 4301A38 )
> >>>       5. Firmware, Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller  ( Version
> :
> >>>       4.00.00.00 )
> >>>       6. Application, OS COLLECTOR, 5.0, A00  ( Version : 5.0 )
> >>>       7. Application, iDRAC Service Module Embedded Package, v3.4.0,
> A00
> >>>        ( Version : 3.4.0 )
> >>>       8. Firmware, System CPLD  ( Version : 1.1.3 )
> >>>       9. Firmware, Power Supply  ( Version : 00.11.3F )
> >>>       10. Firmware, Power Supply  ( Version : 00.11.3F )
> >>>       11. Firmware, PERC H740P Mini  Controller 0 Firmware  ( Version :
> >>>       50.9.3-2949 )
> >>>       12. Firmware, Backplane Expander FW   ( Version : 2.46 )
> >>>       13. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
> (em1)
> >>>        ( Version : 21.40.21 )
> >>>       14. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
> (em2)
> >>>        ( Version : 21.40.21 )
> >>>       15. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
> (em4)
> >>>        ( Version : 21.40.21 )
> >>>       16. Firmware, NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
> (em3)
> >>>        ( Version : 21.40.21 )
> >>>       17. Application, Inventory Collector  ( Version : 20.02.00 )
> >>>
> >>> Now trying to run an update:
> >>>
> >>>       [root at DSU ~]# dsu  --source-type=REPOSITORY
> >>>       --source-location="ftp.dell.com/catalog <
> http://ftp.dell.com/catalog>"
> >>>       DELL EMC System Update 1.7.0
> >>>       Copyright (C) 2014 DELL EMC Proprietary.
> >>>       Verifying catalog installation ...
> >>>       Fetching Catalog ...
> >>>       Extracting /usr/libexec/dell_dup/Catalog.gz
> >>>       Reading the catalog ...
> >>>       Verifying inventory collector installation ...
> >>>       Trying to connect using https
> >>>       Fetching invcol_HW0HN_LN64_20_02_00_771_A00.sign ...
> >>>       Getting System Inventory ...
> >>>       warning: Inventory collector returned with partial failure.
> >>>       Determining Applicable Updates ...
> >>>
> >>>       |--------DELL EMC System Update-----------|
> >>>       [ ] represents 'not selected'
> >>>       [*] represents 'selected'
> >>>       [-] represents 'Component already at repository version (can be
> >>>       selected only if -e option is used)'
> >>>       Choose:  q - Quit without update, c to Commit, <number> - To
> >>>       Select/Deselect, a - Select All, n - Select None
> >>>       [-]1 BIOS
> >>>       Current Version : 2.4.8 Same as : 2.4.8, Criticality : Urgent,
> >>>       Type : BIOS
> >>>
> >>>       [-]2 Dell 64 Bit uEFI Diagnostics, version 4301, 4301A38, 4301.39
> >>>       Current Version : 4301A38 Same as : 4301A38, Criticality :
> >>>       Optional, Type : Application
> >>>
> >>>       [-]3 PERC H740P Mini  Controller 0 Firmware
> >>>       Current Version : 50.9.3-2949 Same as : 50.9.3-2949, Criticality
> :
> >>>       Urgent, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]4 Backplane Expander FW
> >>>       Current Version : 2.46 Same as : 2.46, Criticality : Recommended,
> >>>       Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]5 Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller
> >>>       Current Version : 4.00.00.00 Same as : 4.00.00.00, Criticality :
> >>>       Recommended, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]6 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em3)
> >>>       Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
> >>>       Recommended, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]7 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em4)
> >>>       Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
> >>>       Recommended, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]8 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em2)
> >>>       Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
> >>>       Recommended, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]9 NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (em1)
> >>>       Current Version : 21.40.21 Same as : 21.40.21, Criticality :
> >>>       Recommended, Type : Firmware
> >>>
> >>>       [-]10 iDRAC Service Module Embedded Package, v3.4.0, A00
> >>>       Current Version : 3.4.0 Same as : 3.4.0, Criticality : Optional,
> >>>       Type : Application
> >>>
> >>>       [-]11 OS COLLECTOR, 5.0, A00
> >>>       Current Version : 5.0 Same as : 5.0, Criticality : Optional, Type
> >>>       : Application
> >>>
> >>>       Enter your choice :
> >>>
> >>> Any idea's on why this might be the case?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks in advance
> >>>
> >>>
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