Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

System Update Task

Table 1. System Update Task. The following table describes the fields displayed in the system update task tab.
Field Description
Task Name Provide a name for the software update task.
Select System to Update Select the system that you want to update.
System Name Domain name of the system.
Importance The requirement of this software update for the system.
Delivery Mode Displays the delivery methods such as OpenManage Server Administrator and iDRAC.
Component The software information.
Type The type of software update.
Installed Version The installed version number.
Upgrade/Downgrade A green arrow indicates an upgrade.
Available Version The available version number.
Package Name The name of the software update.
Reboot required Indicates if the system must be rebooted after the update.
Set the Task Schedule
Run Now Select this option if you want to run the task when you click Finish.
Set Schedule Select to schedule a task at a required date and time. Click the icon to set date and time.
After update, if required, reboot the target server Select to restart the system after the software update task is completed.
Out-of-band Reboot Type Displays the types of reboot methods available for the system update.
  • NOTE: The Out-of-band Reboot Type option is available only if you selected After update, if required, reboot the target server option.
Select the reboot method from the following options:
  • Power Cycle (Cold) — Select this option to power off and then restart the system.
  • Graceful Reboot without forced shutdown (Warm) — Select this option to shut down and then reboot the operating system without forcefully turning off the target system.

  • Graceful Reboot with forced shutdown (Warm with forced) — Select this option to shut down and then reboot the operating system by forcefully turning off the target system.

  • NOTE: By default, the Graceful Reboot with forced shutdown reboot method is selected.
Skip Signature and Hash Check Select this option to skip the signature and hash check on the system update package.
Before update, reset the iDRAC Select this option if you experience failures while performing updates using the iDRAC.
  • CAUTION: Selecting this option may allow the update to succeed, but may also cancel any pending jobs/activities scheduled on the iDRAC.
Enter Credentials for the task execution
Enable Sudo Select this option to update the system using sudo.
SSH Port Number Provide the SSH port number.
Server User name Provide the server user name for the selected target.
Server Password Provide the server password for the selected target.
iDRAC User name Provide the iDRAC user name for the selected target.
iDRAC Password Provide the iDRAC password for the selected target.

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