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Old 04-01-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Question Dell Poweredge 2950 PERC 6i Firmware Update


I'm currently in the process of configuring a new 2950 with Debian Lenny as a new webserver. Having installed it all I started probing the RAID hardware to ensure everything was ok. Here's what 'omreport storage controller' output:

Controller PERC 6/i Integrated (Embedded)

ID : 0
Status : Non-Critical
Name : PERC 6/i Integrated
Slot ID : Embedded
State : Degraded
Firmware Version : 6.0.2-0002
Minimum Required Firmware Version : 6.1.1-0034

Driver Version :

Minimum Required Driver Version : Not Applicable
Number of Connectors : 2
Rebuild Rate : 30%
BGI Rate : 30%
Check Consistency Rate : 30%
Reconstruct Rate : 30%
Alarm State : Not Applicable
Cluster Mode : Not Applicable
SCSI Initiator ID : Not Applicable
Cache Memory Size : 256 MB
Patrol Read Mode : Auto
Patrol Read State : Stopped
Patrol Read Rate : 30%
Patrol Read Iterations : 32
Abort check consistency on error : Not Applicable
Allow Revertible Hot Spare and Replace Member : Not Applicable
Auto replace member on predictive failure : Not Applicable
Load balance : Not Applicable

The RAID1 array is being flagged as degraded even though both SAS disks are active and online. Looking at the top lines in particular I think I need to update the controller firmware, but how can this be done within Debian without having to reconfigure it all? All I can find on the Dell support pages are windows and redhat based updaters.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-01-2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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Just checked the dell support page again and realised it was actually a .BIN file so I just downloaded that and ran it. Everything seems to have worked fine and omreport now reports the controller state as ready.
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I know it's a old thread. I have same issue and I need to update the firmware on ubuntu box. I downloaded and run the file and getting error messages. Did you get any error message?


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