I purchased a lightly used C6100 and I am running ESXi 5.1 off a USB key with no issues. The server is running its fans at full speed and sounds like a jet plane taking off. I tried updating the fan firmware driver from the support page and firmware update failed. I loaded Windows on one of the blades and tried the fan firmware from within Windows and receive the following error:
Recd ACK Status Command Failed Response =0X27
I updated the Bios and BMC firmware successfully but the fan firmware fails to upgrade.
Also, I am trying to find the iDrac firmware update which doesnt appear to be on the download page either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
first the C6100 has no iDRAC only a BMC.
I would suggest you to update the FCB Firmware via DOS boot (you can use free DOS and boot via virtual consol). Sometimes the Windows and Linux updates get a Timeout during compilation.
Ok thanks! I will give this a shot.
So I tried the upgrade via the Dos disk and this is what I get now on the screen. Seems the upgrade wont proceed. Any idea what else to try?
Ok in this case Dell TechSupport has to replace the FCB. You can try an older Version and than the newer one but this failes mostly also to 50%.
I would replace the FCB.
Thanks Florian. Is the FCB a separate card on this system? I haven't opened it to find it yet as the system is remote from me right now.
Hi, the FCB is a separate card located behind the Power Control Boards/Power Supplies.