XenServer Hardware Updates? Here’s Your Answer!


NOTICE:
 
IF THESE STEPS ARE PERFORMED INCORRECTLY OR WITHOUT TESTING
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO WIPE OUT YOUR XENSERVER DATA LOSING ALL
STORAGE REPOSITORIES.  TAKE GREAT CARE WHEN FOLLOWING THESE
INSTRCUTIONS. Strickland Networks is not responsible for someone
erasing their virtual disks by mistake.

Now that that is over, let the fun begin!

I was updating a 6 server XenServer Farm yesterday and came
across a memory error.   It started out as a hardware (HW) error
and then turned into a BIOS problem.  The Dell Engineer then began
to search for the updates that I would need for my Server.  The
Dell representative was very helpful and began putting together a
list of updates that I would need…  I began to ponder the
multitude of different servers that I had to update after I
finished with these six.  I also know that I have a Windows update
DVD that will update all the Dell hardware on my Windows Server
plus the drivers. 

I asked the question to the Dell Tech and he replied that yes
there was a solution.  You need these two DVDs:

DVD 1 (System Management Tools and Build – DVD):



ftp://ftp.dell.com/secure/sysman/OM_6.3.0_SMTD_A00.iso.001

ftp://ftp.dell.com/secure/sysman/OM_6.3.0_SMTD_A00.iso.002

DVD 2 (BIOS and Firmware Images – Dual Layer DVD)



ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/om631_suu_a00.iso.001

ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/om631_suu_a00.iso.002

ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/om631_suu_a00.iso.003

ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/om631_suu_a00.iso.004

 

This tool can join the files for you:





http://www.treepad.net/download/hjsplit.zip

 


Proceed down to see the process.

It should be noted that this same process can be run on any
Linux Server.  It is not recommended on Windows Servers due to
possible driver incompatibilities.


 

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