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Offline Joshua Conner

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Dell Servers Lifecycle update
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:00:40 am »
Since when does this not work anymore? 

I came in early today to do some updating and rebooting and none of my dell servers would update I tried different ftp addresses and different servers  R420 and an R430 they both failed.
They show updates available so it pulls the catalog but when you hit apply it fails.
A quick googlefu showed its a huge problem.  Dell get your stuff together.
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Re: Dell Servers Lifecycle update
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:43:10 am »
If you want to do it manually, and those servers are virtualized running Vmware, etc, just set up a freedos usb key, download the updates to it and boot to dos. Works like a charm.
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Re: Dell Servers Lifecycle update
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 04:00:09 pm »
The FTP site doesn't work for LifeCycle updates anymore for, I think it was 11th generation and earlier now.  I just revived an old R610 for a project and learned that the hard way as well.  I forget the reasoning, but it was some kind of compatibility deal I believe.
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