Dell™ PERC RAID Controller Firmware Update Fails with Error "An Update Package is already running"
Article Summary: This article provides information on resolving PERC firmware update failures
PERC firmware update using the binary package from a Linux or VMware operating system may fail with the update script exiting with an error message similar to the one below. The update may have been attempted one or more times and any time it is attempted after the initial failure the update script exits with an error message:
An Update Package is already running.
A pid file has not been removed from the previous execution and safeguards the controller from simultaneous access by multiple firmware updates.
Perform the following steps to resolve the issue:
Reboot the server to confirm that the firmware update package is truly stopped.
Remove the file /var/lock/.spsetup.
Execute the firmware binary as normal.
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Article ID: SLN156514
Last Date Modified: 08/04/2015 11:15 AM
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