kssmitra
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All the firmware version info

is there any way we can get a snapshot/table of information with all the version information for

CMC/Blades in the chassis ?

am looking for BIOS/DRAC/raid controller/nic card what ever is applicable to the blade.

I want to compare if the blades are all running the same version of the firmwares ? want to see how far the blades are behind the current versions.

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Re: All the firmware version info

Hi kssmitra,

I'm asking our CMC/Blades PG team to help chime in on this. You can use racadm commands to script for getsysinfo to get the detailed info but I'm not sure about outputting to a file that you can parse to get all the info you want.  

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Re: All the firmware version info

Hi kssmitra,

This is the reply from our Dell CMC Technical Marketing Strategist. 

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Re: All the firmware version info

Hello kssmitra,

Depending on the version of CMC FW you have installed there are a couple of ways to get this information.

Prior to CMC FW 3.2 you can get the BIOS and CPLD version on the blades by using the “-b” and “-c” on the “getversion” racadm command.

racadm getversion –b

racadm getversion –c

With CMC FW 3.2 or higher you can use the “-l” option to get the USC, DIAG, NIC, and RAID Controller FW versions on the blades.

racadm getversion –l

You can also use the CMC GUI interface by Navigating to the “Server Component Update” page.

Chassis Overview -> Server Overview -> Update -> Server Component Update.

Note: The “-l” option requires all blades to have “System Services” and “Complete System Inventory On Reboot” enabled.

-Corey

Re: All the firmware version info

Kong's and Corey's response tells how to pull the current firmware details from the systems. For comparison, you will need the latest firmware levels. You can go to Dell's support page (support.dell.com/support) and provide the products service tag. Under drivers and downloads tab, it will show the latest firmware levels of iDRAC, BIOS, Lifecycle Controller, RAID, etc.

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LucasC88
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Re: All the firmware version info

Hi, is there a way to get a table with where we can see each firmware version release date for each component?