[CentOS] Install Centos 6 x86_64 on Dell PowerEdge 2970 and aSSD (hardware probing issues)

Mon Sep 8 14:47:31 UTC 2014
Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us>

On 2014-09-08, Mark Tinberg <mtinberg at wisc.edu> wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2014, at 1:35 AM, Keith Keller <kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us> wrote:
> This is why I would say that firmware updates are part of the preventative maintenance in the same way kernel updates are, if the bug was already fixed and if you had flashed this during a normal maintenance window you never would have had an unplanned maintenance to fix or recover from the problem.  Manufacturers don?t tend to update firmware without real bug reports from the field, why wait until you?ve had a failure due to some already-fixed corner case.

I do actually read the release notes (sporadically) for my controller
firmware releases, at least (usually not BIOS, I admit).  If I think I
might hit one of their bug fixes then I will schedule an update.


kkeller at wombat.san-francisco.ca.us