Dell PERC RAID controller firmware upgrade example

Robert Leong -

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For Spycer Media Gateway, Venice S and Dell server based equipment.
Firmware Version 25.5.6.0009

Dell's download, release notes and instructions

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=g7n2c

Session log example

Session log upgrading PERC RAID controller firmware from 25.5.3.0005 to 25.5.6.0009.

You can use iDRAC to view the firmware version:
IP to the iDRAC web page, on the left side menu; Overview > Storage > Controllers.  Under Health and Properties > Firmware Version.

Download the file SAS-RAID_Firmware_G7N2C_LN_25.5.6.0009_A14.BIN and place it on a directory on the Dell.  We use the Red Hat Linux update package.

Shutdown a few processes to keep the RAID quiet during the upgrade followed by the upgrade process.

Shutdown GPFS

[root@smgw-190012 dell]# mmshutdown
Thu Mar 12 19:21:27 EDT 2020: mmshutdown: Starting force unmount of GPFS file systems
Thu Mar 12 19:21:32 EDT 2020: mmshutdown: Shutting down GPFS daemons
Thu Mar 12 19:21:38 EDT 2020: mmshutdown: Finished

Shutdown the OpenManger Server Administrator service per Dell's instructions

[root@smgw-190012 ~]# omconfig system webserver action=stop
DSM SA Connection Service stopped successfully.

Shutdown the Server Administrator Storage management Services per Dell's instructions

[root@smgw-190012 ~]# /etc/init.d/dataeng stop
Stopping dataeng (via systemctl):                          [  OK  ]

Execute the firmware upgrade process

[root@smgw-190012 dell]# chmod 777 SAS-RAID_Firmware_G7N2C_LN_25.5.6.0009_A14.BIN
[root@smgw-190012 dell]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_G7N2C_LN_25.5.6.0009_A14.BIN

(It takes a few seconds before any outputs, the release note will be displayed, use page up / down to view, q to quit and resume the update)

Collecting inventory...
..
Running validation...

PERC H730P Mini Controller 0

The version of this Update Package is newer than the currently installed version.
Software application name: PERC H730P Mini Controller 0 Firmware
Package version: 25.5.6.0009
Installed version: 25.5.3.0005

Continue? Y/N:y
Executing update...
WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER PRODUCTS WHILE UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS.
THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!WARNING: DO NOT STOP THIS PROCESS OR INSTALL OTHER PRODUCTS
WHILE UPDATE IS IN PROGRESS.
THESE ACTIONS MAY CAUSE YOUR SYSTEM TO BECOME UNSTABLE!
.....................................................................................................
Device: PERC H730P Mini Controller 0
  Application: PERC H730P Mini Controller 0 Firmware
  The operation was successful.

Would you like to reboot your system now?

Continue? Y/N:y
PolicyKit daemon disconnected from the bus.
We are no longer a registered authentication agent.

 

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