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M610 iDRAC Firmware Upgrade Fails

I have an M610 Blade with iDRAC6 firmware are v2.10. I was able to upgrade to v2.20, but any further upgrades fail. Tried 2.20 to 2.31 and receive message that 2.31 is lower or equal to 2.20 so it will not upgrade. Tried upgrading to both 3.00 and 3.30 from 2.20 and, although it appears to go through the entire upgrade process, it displays a message that the upgrade failed. i tried resetting the iDRAC to defaults settings and again tried to update to 3.00 with the same result. I am upgrading from a DOS bootable USB stick. This worked fine upgrading from 2.10 to 2.20. Using the USB to upgrade from 2.20 to a later version (other than 2.31) appears to go just fine (counts 1% to 100%) but then says if failed. I am trying to get to the latest iDRAC6 revision of 3.50, upgrading incrementally. I first tried pushing the firmware over to the M610 from the CMC GUI in the M1000E enclosure but kept getting a message saying that the firmware files was invalid (too large). Has anyone seen this before or know what I may be doing wrong?

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Re: M610 iDRAC Firmware Upgrade Fails

Gitpicker33,

A couple things.
What revision is the enclosures CMC at? It may be out of date and causing issues with the updating of the idrac.
Have you tried going to the update tab in the dracs web interface and update?
Lastly try draining the flea power and clearing the NVram, you can find the jumper on the picture below.
 
To clear it you need to move the NVRAM-CLR jumper over and then apply power to the server and then power off and move the jumper back.

Let me know.

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sinvula
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Re: M610 iDRAC Firmware Upgrade Fails

hi Chris

am also experiencing something similar to Gitpicker33 on the same M610 blades,

but i have tried the following:

Am are experiencing a problem trying to update the Bios and firmware , on blade server M610, using Lifecycle utility and Server Utility Update v 7.2.

I have tried out using the following,but still the process is failing
       -Booting using Lifecycle, but we dont have the option of updating from local disk/dvd
       -I tried extracting the SUU 7.2 on to the USB (format type FAT32) but still failing to update

The Chassis firmware /cmc has been updated.

and the other problem is some of the machines do not have the option of updating using cd/  dvd

Please help

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sinvula
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Re: M610 iDRAC Firmware Upgrade Fails

the cmc managed to update

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