Highlighted
taxslayerjeff
1 Nickel

Unable to update iDRAC7 through CMC web interface

From the CMC web management interface Chassis Overview > Update I am unable to update the iDRAC7 firmware, and I receive the following error: iDRAC7 server updates require that the extended storage service feature is enabled Does anyone know how to enable the "extended storage service feature"? Thanks in advance
0 Kudos
3 Replies
DELL - Sunil D
1 Copper

RE: Unable to update iDRAC7 through CMC web interface

Hi,

Server component firmware updates of iDRAC7 and above from the CMC, require a Dell-authorized SD card installed on the active CMC. 

Once installed, navigate to Chassis Controller-> Flash Media -> Configuration and ensure that you have the feature activated.

Regards

 

0 Kudos
taxslayerjeff
1 Nickel

RE: Unable to update iDRAC7 through CMC web interface

So the only other way to update the iDRACs in the blades is one-by-one?

0 Kudos
DELL - Sunil D
1 Copper

RE: Unable to update iDRAC7 through CMC web interface

One option is to use the free software Dell Open Manage Essentials (OME) to perform the firmware update of multiple servers https://marketing.dell.com/ome-software

Another option that requires some scripting knowledge is to use WinRM or WSMAN. Examples: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/extras/m/white_papers/20066174.aspx

A new feature starting in CMC 4.50 and iDRAC 1.50.50, enables the use of a network share (CIFS/NFS) to host the server firmware DUPs and perform the update from the CMC across multiple servers.

Regards

 

0 Kudos