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DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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Hey there,

I have two Dell R900's, and I was doing the DRAC 5 update on them, on the one the update went just fine. However on the other, someone had formatted the Virtual Flash Device into FAT. So unfortunately I cannot do the update. The server is running server 2k8R2, and in the storage manager I cannot delete the volume.

Has anyone else ran into this? I know all I need to do is destroy that volume and then the update would work.

I have tried disabling the virtual device, then re-adding it and that didnt solve it.

Thanks!

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Re: DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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Good morning, geekmaster64,

If you reset the the DRAC to its defaults, it should wipe the Virtual Flash Device (VFD) as well.  

Let us know if this works for you.

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Geoff P
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Re: DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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Thank you, that corrected the problem preventing me from updating the DRAC, out of curiousity, how is that one of my R900's supports 2 connections while the other 4? Is that a licensing thing?

Thanks!

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Re: DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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You can configure the amount of users inside the DRAC and their permissions: http://dell.to/O5XY9y

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Geoff P
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Re: DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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In network settings, you can have max web sessions of 4, and redirection, 2.

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RE: DRAC 5 Firmware update from 1.40 to 1.60 - Virtual Flash is formatted How do you "un-format" it?

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I finally figured out my DRAC5 1.45>1.65 upgrade solution. Log onto the DRAC itself (via IP address) and update the firmware through the DRAC GUI. After many hours of fighting with the Windows .exe and the Dell System Build method I gave up an went to the DRAC itself to upload the firmware. PowerEdge 2950 III