As we know iDRAC and Lifecycle controller firmware’s normally upgrade in pairs, ie:
iDRAC7 1.50.50 with LC2 1.3.0.
iDRAC7 1.45.45 with LC2 1.1.5
The firmware update ordering should normally occur in this order: IDRAC->LC2->BIOS-> etc etc
So interestingly, in the new catalog (739G8, 16th Dec 2013), I see new versions of LC2 and BIOS, but no iDRAC. Which puts the brakes on my next maint window.
I saw iDRAC 1.50.50 on the web just the other day, but now seems to be removed from the download site.
Does anyone know why?
I know when I applied it to one of the new servers, it seemed to apply successfully but you could never log in to the iDRAC after applying it. I ended up rolling back to the previous version and trying again. Same result. The login graphic would only spin around once and then lock up. I just rolled it back again and left it for the next release.
Dell is working on an update to this release which should be web posted as soon as full testing and validation is complete. This new update 1.51.50 will also resolve any downgrade issues as well.
Apologies for interrupting your update window, but the upcoming fixes in the code are necessary.
thanks --- Doug
iDRAC Prodcut Manager
Please update the IDRAC7 page to reflect this info:
@OrbitIT -- the new version 1.51.51 is posted and should resolve your issue. Please install the new version and if the issue persists, please open a trouble ticket with the support team so we can get you moving ahead.
As i said, it doesnt, i tried 1.51 last night.
If you change the ports it screws it up. this is even noted in the release note for this version - under known issues.
I will take delivery of an M1000e tomorrow loaded with m420 servers. Would you recommend using 1.51.51 on my new servers? Or start with 1.40.40 or something else?