On 01/07/2019 18:38, mark wrote: > lejeczek via CentOS wrote: >> hi guys >> >> does anybody here runs on HPE ProLiant? I was hoping you can tell whether >> HPE support Linux Vendor >> Firmware Service and you actually get to upgrade ProLiants' >> BIOS/firmware via fwupdmgr? >> >> > Dunno 'bout "Linux Vendor Firmware Service", but HPE support, ah, yeah... > let's not go there. And they *really* want you to use MS DOS to update the > firmware. Oh, and when we had support in to do repairs about 6 or so > months ago on our small SGI supercomputer (they bought SGI), the techs > were worried, because HPE was spinning off support to Unisys, and how they > were going to get parts.... > > mark "at least it's not Oracle/Sun support is all I can say" > hi, thanks for the info. And you have tried fwupdmgr and no positive results? Which Gen your ProLiants are? On https://fwupd.org/ HPE logo shows up plus some notes but first-hand experience is as always best to have, which I do not have as I only begin to consider HPE hardware for the first time. Dell, which I have had for many years, do their own OMSA which is better than nothing but this too is flaky at times. I also a few years ago got Dell's tech support telling me to do MS-DOS stuff in order to update BIOS. I'm thinking & hoping that maybe IBM, since they are now Redhat, will supply us with premium grade software support for their hardware. Although IBM is a bit like Intel in my opinion - they do not innovate that much, are old and struggle to understand the end users like us.