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LeonbGX
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Driver Pack installs reset iDrac6 config

Last night I decided to upgrade soms RHES  5.7 servers to the latest available firmwares and updates and after installing the "Dell OS Drivers Pack 6.5.3"  on a number of R610's the iDrac6's nic selection changed from Dedicated to Shared. I use iDrac6 enterpises and not the iDrac6 express.

[root@xxxx]# racadm getniccfg

IPv4 settings:
NIC Enabled     = 1
IPv4 Enabled    = 1
DHCP Enabled    = 0
IP Address      = 172.16.12.11
Subnet Mask     = 255.255.0.0
Gateway         = 172.16.1.10

IPv6 settings:
IPv6 Enabled       = 0
DHCP6 Enabled      = 1
IP Address 1       = ::
Gateway            = ::
Link Local Address = ::
IP Address 2       = ::
IP Address 3       = ::
IP Address 4       = ::
IP Address 5       = ::
IP Address 6       = ::
IP Address 7       = ::
IP Address 8       = ::
IP Address 9       = ::
IP Address 10      = ::
IP Address 11      = ::
IP Address 12      = ::
IP Address 13      = ::
IP Address 14      = ::
IP Address 15      = ::

LOM Status:
NIC Selection   = Shared
Link Detected   = Yes
Speed           = 100Mb/s
Duplex Mode     = Full Duplex
Active LOM in Shared Mode = NIC1

That shoud have been:

LOM Status:
NIC Selection   = Dedicated
Link Detected   = Yes
Speed           = 100Mb/s
Duplex Mode     = Full Duplex

This error seems fairly consistent on all the R610's I have upgraded to Dell OS Driver pack 6.5.3.

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Re: Driver Pack installs reset iDrac6 config

So in order to reproduce this, if I have my idrac ent set to dedicated, I just need to run the os driver pack update and it should change? How did the actual update get done?

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LeonbGX
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Re: Driver Pack installs reset iDrac6 config

Yes that seems to be the case on most of the R610 I have upgraded last night. Nic was set to dedicated. Ran the linux update package ( ./DRVPK_APP_LX_R316388.BIN -q) and the nic would get reset to shared mode.

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Re: Driver Pack installs reset iDrac6 config

I jus tried this on a couple of R610 systems, the idrac didnt change its settings. I am curious to know if on reboot, you enter the idrac GUI using Cntrl _E, does it match what the racadm command results are? Also need to know the versions of your other system firmwares. if you do a F10 and enter the USC, then go to platform update, then view current versions, if you can pass those to me, I can set my system like yours and try again.

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LeonbGX
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Re: Driver Pack installs reset iDrac6 config

The servers in question where completely up to date (accoording to OME) expect for two things firstly the OS Driver Pack and secondly a perc 6 fw update (RAID_FRMW_LX_R313336.BIN). I looks like most of them where on:

Software application name: Dell OS Drivers Pack, v.6.5.0.12, A00

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