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DELL EMC System Update (DSU)

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

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



Table of Contents

  1. What is DELL EMC System Update (DSU)?
  2. Features
  3. What is new in DSU v1.9?
  4. Documentation
  5. Supported Operating Systems

1.What is DELL EMC System Update (DSU)?

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

What’s New:

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


DSU is available as a Dell Update Package (DUP). DSU DUP

Supported Operating Systems: 

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
  • 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

           


2.Features

  • Robust set of Command Line (CLI) attributes
  • Both Linux and Windows 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.
  • DSU for Windows and Linux 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 EMC 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 v1.9.x?

DSU 1.9.0 

  • Index Catalog Support
  • Enhanced Compliance Report
  • Support for exporting Compliance Report in JSON format
DSU 1.9.1
  • 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 1.9.2
  • 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 1.9.3 (Current Version)
  • SSH Password Authentication
  • Encryption/Decryption of Config file
  • IPv6 support
 


Getting DSU:

DSU is available as a Dell Update Package (DUP). DSU 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 7 
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 
  • 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

Supported Platforms: Dell EMC PowerEdge 12G and greater Servers.

 

Cause

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Resolution

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Affected Product

Dell System Update

Last Published Date

10 Jan 2022

Version

11

Article Type

Solution