Failed updating drac 5 firmware
Which means it looks like this when it finishes: After the firmware was installed, I rebooted the machine (no more “initialization failure” message!
), pressed Ctrl-E when prompted, and set up an IP address on my network (it had reverted to the default again).
Once the DRAC was functioning again, it was no longer possible to get to the prompt.
Pick “Linux” for the OS (you can go back and create a new repository later if you like this tool), then move on and select the server models you are dealing with. I chose “ONLY include most recent and custom bundle(s)” because I didn’t see the point in downloading old stuff.
On the next screen I said “No” to including additional components in the repository. Move forward and pick the destination of “Deployment Media (Linux only) Export to ISO/Script format for deployment.” 9. Boot your host off of it, and when you’re prompted choose the correct bundle for the system you’re updating.
For example, this is the 1.70.21 firmware: If you have several machines to update, the most convenient way to perform the update is with tftp.
With the advent of VMware ESXi there are fewer and fewer good ways to update your Dell Power Edge system’s firmware, seeing as you can’t just run the System Update Utility from the console OS anymore.