Dell has been VERRRY quiet on this subject. Did they sc3w the pooch by having BROKEN BIOS + OMCI incompatibility in 790s??? It's odd they've been so quiet & they left out 790 from the OMCI 8.0 supported models.
Do we need to BLOG ABOUT THIS in LARGER FORUMS and see if we can get a GROUNDSWELL of angry systems managers asking for REFUNDS ON 790s? Or force them to exchange the 790s for systems that WORK with OMCI 7, 8, etc.? This would seem like a simple fix via microcode/BIOS/firmware - but, maybe I'm just dreaming? It is JUN 19, 2012 and no fix???
Wherefore art thou, Dell? Your PAYING CUSTOMERS want to know.
If I had my guess, it sounds like they are QUIETLY TRYING TO DROP OMCI, since 790 is a newer model, and it's not listed as a supported model - so that they can CHARGE $$$ for a PAID version of OMCI. Am i getting warm here?
Or, maybe 790s have a "magical built-in OMCI-equivalent" that reports and exposes all BIOS information? This is REALLLY putting a kink in our deployment attempts!
We are KINDLY ASKING FOR DELL'S COMMENTS - If not: NEXT STEP: BLOG ABOUT IT!
Twitter, Facebook, LINKED-IN, Yahoo News... etc. (I write for Yahoo, so I can post a blog about it - see if we can get a consensus) - sorry to see Dell has failed to respond to its customers in the past 1+ years on this specific topic (as far as I can find so far). Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me...
The PXE BIOS issue referenced in this thread was fixed with BIOS version A10 (current BIOS is A13). Please provide details on any other issues you are experiencing with OMCI and the Optiplex 790?
Dell Product Manager - Client Systems Management