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Dell CMC, A05
Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Firmware version 1.01 The CMC provides the following management features: ------------------------------------------------------------------- * Dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) registration * Remote system management and monitoring using a Web interface, iKVM, or Telnet/SSH connection. * Support for Microsoft(C) Active Directory(C) authentication — Centralizes CMC user IDs and passwords in Active Directory using the Standard Schema or an Extended Schema. * Monitoring — Provides access to system information and status of components * Access to system event logs - Provides access to the hardware log and CMC log. * Dell OpenManage(TM) software integration - Enables you to launch the CMC Web interface from Dell OpenManage Server Administrator or IT Assistant. * CMC alert — Alerts you to potential managed node issues through an email message or SNMP trap. * Remote power management - Provides remote power management functions, such as shutdown and reset on any chassis component, from a management console. * Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption — Provides secure remote system management through the Web interface. * Password-level security management — Prevents unauthorized access to a remote system. * Role-based authority — Provides assignable permissions for different systems management tasks. * Launch point for the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) Web-based interface. * Support for WS-Management. The CMC provides the following security features: ------------------------------------------------------------- * User authentication through Microsoft(C) Active Directory(C) (optional) or hardware-stored user IDs and passwords. * Role-based authority, which enables an administrator to configure specific privileges for each user. * User ID and password configuration through the Web-based interface or SMCLP CLI. * SMCLP CLI and Web-based interface operation, which supports 128-bit SSL encryption and 40-bit SSL encryption (for countries where 128-bit is not acceptable). NOTE: Telnet does not support SSL encryption. * Configurable IP ports (where applicable). * Login failure limits per IP address, with login blocking from the IP address when the limit is exceeded. * Limited IP address range for clients connecting to the CMC. * Secure Shell (SSH), which uses an encrypted layer for higher security. * WS-Management requires client to provide the SSL CA certificate for secure connection. The certificate can be extracted from CMC via remote racadm tool with sslcertdownload or openssl tool with s_client -showcerts.
Release Date 3/12/2008
Importance: Recommended
Version: A05

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File Format: Hard-Drive Download File Download File
File Name:

CMC_FW__A05.zip

Description: This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 31MB

File Format: Rel-Notes-Text Download File Download File
File Name:

CMC_1.01_A05__README.TXT

Description: This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
Download Type: HTTP
File Size: 21KB

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Description

Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) Firmware version 1.01 The CMC provides the following management features: ------------------------------------------------------------------- * Dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) registration * Remote system management and monitoring using a Web interface, iKVM, or Telnet/SSH connection. * Support for Microsoft(C) Active Directory(C) authentication — Centralizes CMC user IDs and passwords in Active Directory using the Standard Schema or an Extended Schema. * Monitoring — Provides access to system information and status of components * Access to system event logs - Provides access to the hardware log and CMC log. * Dell OpenManage(TM) software integration - Enables you to launch the CMC Web interface from Dell OpenManage Server Administrator or IT Assistant. * CMC alert — Alerts you to potential managed node issues through an email message or SNMP trap. * Remote power management - Provides remote power management functions, such as shutdown and reset on any chassis component, from a management console. * Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption — Provides secure remote system management through the Web interface. * Password-level security management — Prevents unauthorized access to a remote system. * Role-based authority — Provides assignable permissions for different systems management tasks. * Launch point for the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) Web-based interface. * Support for WS-Management. The CMC provides the following security features: ------------------------------------------------------------- * User authentication through Microsoft(C) Active Directory(C) (optional) or hardware-stored user IDs and passwords. * Role-based authority, which enables an administrator to configure specific privileges for each user. * User ID and password configuration through the Web-based interface or SMCLP CLI. * SMCLP CLI and Web-based interface operation, which supports 128-bit SSL encryption and 40-bit SSL encryption (for countries where 128-bit is not acceptable). NOTE: Telnet does not support SSL encryption. * Configurable IP ports (where applicable). * Login failure limits per IP address, with login blocking from the IP address when the limit is exceeded. * Limited IP address range for clients connecting to the CMC. * Secure Shell (SSH), which uses an encrypted layer for higher security. * WS-Management requires client to provide the SSL CA certificate for secure connection. The certificate can be extracted from CMC via remote racadm tool with sslcertdownload or openssl tool with s_client -showcerts.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

This release of CMC 1.01 A05 is a successor to CMC 1.0 A02 release.

Compatibility

Systems
PowerEdge M1000E
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dell Device

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes and Enhancements in 1.01 over 1.0: ---------------------------------------------------- * Address CMC version information displayed on the CMC, iDRAC and other OpenManage GUI's (IT Assistant and Server Administrator). * Address possibility of both CMC's going active when under abnormal network stress. * Address possibility of a CMC failing over to standby CMC that was not connected to the network. * Address an issue where Changing AC limit does not alter server power cap. * Address issue where racadm getniccfg -m server-x (where x could be 1 to 16) was failing on a fully populated chassis. * Address issue in a Redundant CMC environment where the health of the CMC web server was not being monitored and hence failed to perform a failover when required. * Address issue on the CMC log page on the GUI where special characters were causing the page to be malformed.

Installation instructions

            
Custom Instructions for CMC_1.01_A05__README.TXT:

Download
1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. If the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 
3. View the file in your browser or using a standard text editor.

Custom Instructions for CMC_FW__A05.zip:

Download 
1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to your hard drive. 

Extract Files 
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package. 
2. Specify the location to unzip the files. 
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files. 
4. Use the CMC user interface or CLI (RACADM) tool to perform the CMC firmware update.

NOTE: The contents include the CMC readme file, CMC firmware image and the digital signature for the CMC firmware (CMC_1.01_A05__README.TXT, firmimg.cmc and firmimg.cmc.sign).

NOTE: Before a subsequent firmware update is performed on another module, such as a KVM or other CMC, you must verify the firmware update has been successfully completed.  This can be done using racadm -s -m , or through the GUI, by checking "Firmware Update Progress" in the Update tab for that module.            
        

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