[CentOS] HPE ProLiant - support Linux Vendor Firmware Service ?

Mon Jul 1 19:45:55 UTC 2019
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 2019-07-01 14:15, mark wrote:
> Frank Cox wrote:
>> On Mon, 1 Jul 2019 19:38:29 +0100
>> lejeczek via CentOS wrote:
>>> I also a few years ago got Dell's tech support telling me to
>>> do MS-DOS stuff in order to update BIOS.
>> So what's wrong with using DOS to update firmware?  DOS is a small and
>> simple program loader that's unlikely to require much in the way of
>> hardware to work and is unlikely to be infected by a virus in today's
>> world.
>> Would you rather have to boot a mulit-gigabyte image of who-knows-what
>> that does ghawd-knows-what for what should be simple task?
> The above is really weird. From CentOS 5, 6, and 7, I've run Dell's
> firmware update from a running system, no OMSA. Updates with no problems.

I really agree with Frank. The smaller the thing your run flash/firmware 
burner is the better. So, rudimentary DOS is what I would prefer given a 

> And I have to say I really like Dell's firmware installer - it scans the
> system, and then *tells* you that a) it is for that system, and b) that
> this is newer than the current, and do you want to install.

Though I do note that tastes differ.


>         mark
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Valeri Galtsev
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