Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Guideline to using Lifecycle Controller on DELL Server


Guideline to using Lifecycle Controller on DELL Server.

 

Step 1. Launch the Unified Server Configurator by rebooting the server and selecting “System Services” or F10 at the DELL boot screen.

Step 2. Select “Platform Update”. Then select “Launch Platform Update”. If prompted to configure network, proceed and enter a static IP address. (Proxy already allowed for FTP to DELL on Universal)

Step 3. On the next screen select FTP Server and input proxy server settings if needed..

Step 4. Click Next and you will be presented with a window stating “Please wait while remote repo is verified”. Although the window states “3 minutes” it can take up to 10 minutes for the process to complete, so don’t reset the server thinking its locked up.

Step 5. On the next screen you will be presented with a list of available updates for your server. As shown in the below window.. Select them individually and click “Apply” (if multiple is ran simultaneously server update may fail as they have a timeout period)

Step 6. You will be sitting at a screen showing “Please wait”. You may sit at this screen for 20 minutes while the files are being downloaded from the FTP and stored in memory. (no hard drives are needed for this process!).

Step 7. The process will then begin updating hard ware in the server.

Step 8. The system may reboot and enter Lifecycle Controller again to continue the update process by updating hardware and bios etc. Repeat till all relevant firmware is updated.

Step 10. Once this process finalized you can reboot the server and it will boot up to your ESXi installation.