The Dell Chassis Management Controller (CMC) is a systems management hardware and software solution for managing multiple Dell blade chassis. The CMC, which is a hot-pluggable module that sits in the back of a Dell blade Chassis, provides a secure web / browser based interface that enables an IT administrator to take inventory, perform configuration and monitoring tasks, remote power on/off blades and enable alerts for events on servers and components in the blade chassis.
Dell PowerEdge M1000E Chassis Management Controller Userguide
Dell PowerEdge M1000e RACADM Command Line Reference Guide
You can find information about installing and setting up redundant CMC environment in the latest Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Management Controller Firmware User's Guide in the Software Documents section on the PowerEdge M1000e Manuals page.
With new firmwares Dell's M1000e Blade Chassis received new features. See the changes in the Dell Chassis Management Controller Version Release Notes.
Before installing or updating the CMC Firmware, download the latest firmware version from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com, and save it to your local system.
The following software components are included with your CMC firmware package:
Compiled CMC firmware code and data
Web interface, JPEG, and other user interface data files
Default configuration files
You can use the RACADM getsysinfo command (see latest PowerEdge M1000e RACADM Command Line Reference Guide) or the Chassis Summary page (Viewing Chassis Information in the latest Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Management Controller Firmware User's Guide in the Software Documents section on the PowerEdge M1000e Manuals page) to view the current firmware versions for the CMCs installed in your chassis.
If you have a standby CMC, it is recommended that you update the firmware in the standby CMC first. When the standby CMC has been updated, swap the CMCs' roles so that the newly updated CMC becomes the primary CMC and the CMC with the older firmware becomes the standby. (See for cmcchangeover in the Command Line Reference Guide for help swapping roles.) This allows you to verify that the update succeeded and that the new firmware is working properly before you update the firmware in the second CMC. When both CMCs are updated, you can use the cmcchangeover command to restore the CMCs to their previous roles.
For instructions on using the Web interface to update CMC firmware, see Updating CMC and iKVM Firmware in the User's Guide.
For instructions on using the RACADM fwupdate subcommand to update CMC firmware, see fwupdate in the Command Line Reference Guide.
For managing your individual BLADE servers, see Managing Servers With iKVM in the Configuring and Using iKVM section of the latest Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis Management Controller Firmware User’s Guide
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Article ID: SLN128829
Last Date Modified: 02/06/2017 03:33 PM
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