Dell Perc H700 firmware upgrade under Citrix Xenserver

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Updating the Dell Perc H700 raid controller firmware can be a hideous job. Let me explain how i got this done.

First download the “SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN” file from the Dell Support website


Make sure that the file is available in your ~ directory. Either use wget of (win)scp to get the .bin file.

[root@R210 ~]# ls
SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN  support.tar.bz2


Change the access permissions of the file in order to make it executable.

[root@R210 ~]# chmod 777 SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN


Extract the executable .BIN file.

[root@R210 ~]# ./SAS-RAID_Firmware_C3X7D_LN_12.10.6-0001_A12.BIN –extract RAIDFW
Successfully extracted to RAIDFW


Check the content of the folder.

[root@R210 ~]# cd RAIDFW/

[root@R210 RAIDFW]# ls
00-secupd-dell.rules                en.prop  mc.txt  smbiosHelp.txt         srvadmin-storelib-sysfs-7.2.0-4.1.1.el4.x86_64.rpm  Version.txt
98-secupdusb.rules     getSystemId    package.xml  PIEInfo.txt   spconfig.xml    sputility.bin      svmExeMsg.xsl           duppmdatacollector.bin  hapi      payload      sasdupie      sphelp.txt      spUtilityHelp.txt  uni-eol.txt

Execute the firmware update using the SASDUPIE tool.

[root@R210 RAIDFW]# ./sasdupie -u -s payload/

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><SVMExecution lang=”en”><Device vendorID=”1000″ deviceID=”0079″ subDeviceID=”1f17″ subVendorID=”1028″ bus=”1″ device=”0″ function=”0″ display=”PERC H700 Integrated Controller 0″><Application componentType=”FRMW” version=”12.10.0-0025″ display=”PERC H700 Integrated Controller 0 Firmware”><Package version=”12.10.6-0001″/><SPStatus result=”true”><Message id=”0″>The operation was successful. </Message></SPStatus></Application></Device><RebootRequired>1</RebootRequired></SVMExecution>

As stated “The operation was successful.” and the system will reboot.

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