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DRM doesn't list XR2 as a supported System.

I want to create a bootable platform ISO to update firmware and the BIOS on a PowerEdge XR2 however DRM doesn't give me a XR2 platform as an option (XR11 and XR12 are listed). Any suggestions on what I should do?

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GrecianFish,

 

The DRM found here is listing XR2 as supported. Would you try with this version and see if works for you?

 

Let me know how it goes.

 

 


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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I had tried that one - I tried again for to be sure. I know, on the page you sent me, it includes XR2 under Compatible Systems (XR11 and XR12 aren't listed) but I don't get the option in DRM (although I do get XR11 and XR12!)

So you know what I'm doing with DRM:

  • I select Add Repository
  • Add an Name
  • With Manual Repository Type selected I select Custom and Choose System
  • I'd hoped to see XR2 listed, but it isn't. (XR11 and XR12 are)

I've tried other Enterprise Catalogues (by selecting Base Catalog and, from there, a catalogue from the list). The oldest available (21.10.01) didn't have XR2. It does look like the list of systems available (supported?) is dependent on the catalog.

I guess another approach would be to download all the BIOS and Firmware updates from the Support page and manually update the ones that need updating. This seems a bit long winded and seems like the job DRM, along with the LCC and iDRAC, is supposed to do for me.

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To move things on a bit - I created a repository (using DRM) for my XR2 using the Repository Type of Integration and Integration Type of iDRAC and created a catalog XML file. The XML file does not mention XR2. However, it does have the following section:

<TargetSystems>
<Brand key="3" prefix="PE">
<Display lang="en">PowerEdge</Display>
<Model systemID="07C9" systemIDType="BIOS">
<Display lang="en">R440</Display>
</Model>
</Brand>
</TargetSystems>

Does this indicate that the XR2 is a ruggedised R440? Perhaps. more importantly for me, I can use the R440 Bootable ISO to update the XR2 BIOS and firmware?

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Hi,

yeah XR2 is based on the R440 so this should work.

 

Regards Martin


Martin Schiemenz
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