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DELL System Update (DSU)

Summary: This article provides guidance for the Dell System Update (DSU).

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This article provides guidance for the Dell System Update (DSU). 



Table of Contents

  1. What is DELL System Update (DSU)?
  2. Features
  3. What is new in DSU v2.0.X?
  4. Documentation
  5. Supported Operating Systems

1.What is DELL System Update (DSU)?

Dell System Update (DSU) is a script optimized update deployment tool for applying Dell Update Packages (DUP) to Dell PowerEdge servers.

What’s New:

  • ESXi 6.7 U3 & 7.0 U3 support
  • Virtual Machine support for Remote Updates
  • Delete iDRAC Jobs Que
  • Stop On Failure


DSU is available as a Dell Update Package (DUP)
Linux & Windows.  DUP (DSU 2.0.1.0 for Linux and Windows addresses DSA 2022-254 )
ESXi 6.7 U3. DUP
ESXi 7.0 U3 DUP

Supported Operating Systems: 

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • MS WS HCI OS

ESXi

  • ESXi 6.7 U3
  • ESXi 7.0 U3  

Hypervisor 

  • Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
  • Vmware ESXi

     


2.Features

  • Robust set of Command Line (CLI) attributes
  • Linux, Windows and ESXi versions with the same features and functionality
  • DSU for Linux can work with either the Dell Enterprise Catalog (or a custom catalog created using Dell Repository Manager) or the Dell Linux Repository for access to Linux update packages
 
SLN310654_en_US__1icon Note: Dell recommends using the Dell Enterprise Catalog as it is refreshed on Fridays, while Linux Repository is refreshed on the 2nd and 3rd Friday.
Running Linux from a Virtual Machine requires installation from the Linux Repository
  • DSU for Windows, Linux and ESXi works with the Dell Enterprise Catalog (or a custom catalog created using Dell Repository Manager)
  • Option to create a custom bootable ISO
  • DSU is the technology used by Dell Repository Manager for the Smart Bootable ISO and Smart Deployment Scrip features. 
  • DSU User Guide contains a complete list of CLI attributes and sample scripts. 

       Once DSU is installed on a system it will:

  • Inventory the PowerEdge server and determine what updateable components are installed
  • Determine which components have new updates available
  • Apply those updates

3.What is new in DSU v2.0.x?

DSU 2.0.1.0

  • Addresses DSA 2022-254
    • For more Information consult DSA 2022-254.
    • Only affects the Windows and Linux versions of DSU
    • ESXi versions will remain at DSU 2.0.0.0


DSU 2.0.0.0 

  • ESXi 6.7 U3 and ESXi 7.0 U3 Support
  • Virtual Machine Support for updating Remote systems
  • Delete iDRAC Jobs Que
  • Stop on failure

DSU 1.9.3.0 

  • SSH Password Authentication
  • Encryption/Decryption of Config file
  • IPv6 support

DSU 1.9.2.0

  • Support for new installation application like Operating System driver pack and OMSA(Windows)
  • Support for PERC DUP exit code 18 (Virtual AC cycle required) and 19 (Container/Chassis Power cycle is required).
    • NOTE: Exit codes are for DUP only.
  • Display of hard dependency on the console.
  • DSU supports multi-level dependency component updates with reboot condition.
  • Support for DSU installer on FIPS enabled environment.
    DSU 1.9.1.0
    • Proxy is used when user tries to connect to repository or get updates by user configured proxy only with online or downloads.dell.com repository.
    • Support for https connection using the certificate with catalog or source location. Also, https is used to get repository and catalog details.
    • DSU downloads and updates dynamically the signature file that is provided along with catalog location from the index catalog .
    • To skip invalid or unavailable category filters during updates.
    • Support for Hyper Converged Infrastructure operating system
    DSU 1.9.0.0 
    • Index Catalog Support
    • Enhanced Compliance Report
    • Support for exporting Compliance Report in JSON format
    •  
    Getting DSU:
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    DSU is available as a Dell Update Package (DUP).
    Linux and Windows: DUP
    ESXi 6.7 U3  DUP
    ESXi 7.0 U3 DUP
    • Windows DUP supports Windows operating system's listed below
    • Linux DUP supports RHEL/SLES/Ubuntu OSs listed below
    • DSU RPM for RHEL/SLES is also available.  DSU RPM


    4.Documentation

    DSU User Guide 



    5.Supported Operating Systems

    Linux (RHEL and SUSE)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 
    • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 

     

    SLN310654_en_US__1icon Note:  DSU is designed to work with community Linux Distributions such as CentOS and Debian.

     

    Microsoft Windows

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
    • MS WS HCI OS v2

    ESXi

    • ESXi 6.7 U3
    • ESXi 7.0 U3

    Supported Platforms: Dell PowerEdge 12G and greater Servers.

     

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    Resolution

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    Affected Product

    Dell System Update

    Last Published Date

    27 Sep 2022

    Version

    13

    Article Type

    Solution