dave787
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

"I checked with our team - they shouldn't be there - check to see if those old bios appear in SCUP - if they are in SCUP, check to see that Expire=True - once Expire=true, you can re-publish updates to wsus, then run your synch in ConfigMgr - that should make them disappear.

Greg"
One small example from my SCCM server, there are 3 Lattitude E5500 BIOS: A11, A13, A15 all not expired. Looking at the SCUP catalog I see just 2 of these listed: A13, A15 and both are not expired. A11 does not exist in SCUP. So I'm trying to understand the process: It appears that Dell only keeps the last two versions in the catalog. And it would be my responsibility to set A13 to expired now before Dell releases the next BIOS version because it will be removed from the catalog? Or is there some other method to know when the old BIOS is going to be removed from SCUP?
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

I'm going to check with the team and get back with you - I see your point, and see something similar in one of my test labs - I'll post back my findings...Thanks for your feedback.
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

dave787 - I talked with the owner of the Dell SCUP catalog yesterday, and confirmed that what you're seeing is 'by design' - we hashed it out a bit yesterday, and I think we agree that's not a desired state - we (Dell catalog) should be doing is expiring the old update, but leaving them in the catalog for an extended period of time - maye 6 months or a year from when it's expired? we need to remove them eventually, because if not, it would cause significant bloat to the catalog.

I'm not sure of the time frame to change this feature - I'm sure it will be a few months, but no firm timeline at this point - I will try to remember to update this thread when the catalog has been modified to keep 'expired' updates.

Thanks for your feedback, and helping to improve the product.

Greg
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dave787
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

Greg, That's great news. 3-6 months would be fine by me, when you decide could you post the decision? Would you have any thoughts on how I can clean the existing old entries in SCCM?
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

I *think* you would probably (unfortunately) need to import a custom update that has the same GUID, publish it, and expire it, but I haven't tried it yet - I'll see if I can find more info.
Greg
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angie_stahl
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

dave787 - Howdy I work on the same team as Greg and have been working with SCUP as well. Our SCUP catalog has BIOS revs for A09, A11 and A13 and A15. Now I can export out the model and BIOS version for the ones your missing from our catalog - I suspect we have them in SCUP as we have been importing legacy catalogs from SCUP for quite awhile now - The next step from there is to import them into SCUP flag them as expired and then synch with your SCCM SUP - In theory it should expire them as well on the SCCM side. They key here to getting a SCUP update properly synched is that the update unique id must match otherwsie SCCM SUP is going to believe its another update - SO with that said you'll need to confirm that the update you have in SCCM unique id matches up with the update unique id of the update in SCUP.

And Im trying to understand why you would have the BIOS in SCCM SUP and not SCUP - Unless you upgraded SCUP from another version - I know the upgrade from 3.5 to 4.0 did nasty things to ones SCUP database - So is this the case? Or some other scenario (i.e. Test SCUP replaced by another SCUP install).

Thanks
You can email me directly and Ill get the E5500 BIOS cab to you so you can give that a try.
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RE: Experience with System Center Update Provider from Dell and BIOS

Does anyone has some updates here...

i am facing the problem now that i need to update BIOS version for my E6510 A06 to the latest A15...

 

But.....i need to store A09 first before going to A15...how will i add A09 to SCUP so i can deploy it first before updating to A15 ?

 

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