On restart, fan ramped up to jet engine speed, the LED is not on, getting Idrac not ready.The only thing showing in the bios is the Idrac version number. The open manage Idrac module won't install, bios is original version and update won't take ... I like to start with the i Drac firmware and work my way through the BIOS, Chipset, PERC, LCC, etc.
Hi all, I've got an 8 year old Dell R710 which hasn't had any firmware updates since it was new.
I retired it when I started at my current gig a few years back but now I need to press it into duty in our DR site.
I ran into a problem today with the update process of an i DRAC card, and Google was very little help.
I began the firmware update process, and my connection conked out during the upload.
Which means I’ll have to run this update all over again, and again, and probably again…
Resetting the i Drac is quick and usually fixes most issues -Problem is the i Drac has never been setup with an IP, so Web GUI reboot is not an option -That also rules out using SSH to the i Drac to reset it Open Command Prompt and run the CLI command: racadm racreset /soft -This will do a reset on the i Drac and will not cause a reboot of the system -This gives me an error that says the license is expired or not applied, so the command will not run How about installing the firmware a different way?I installed the command-line tools via a wonderful post on “M D3VELOPMENT” blog, and tried to soft-reset the i DRAC card. I don’t have a ton of experience with IPMI cards, so I was kind of at a loss. It turns out, after installing ipmitool (which is helpfully available in the dell repositories that were added earlier!Picked up an off-lease T320 for my son to use as home lab machine. Started updating the firmware, it seemed to complete.I need to reset the i Drac so I complete the tasks below: Note – This does a soft reset not a hard reset, the i Drac login credentials and IP addresses will remain intact.-I decide to bight the bullet and power off the machine -Pull the power cables from the system -Press the power button in to drain the flea power in the system -Plug in the power cables to the system -Turn the system back on -Re-run the Windows firmware executable Luckily for me, the IT gods allowed the rest of the firmware to update properly. Found following link to A09 file that worked for me.