"as of jan2011, The iDRAC6 (as found in Poweredge R610 for example) has a bug whereby if you try and disable it it often fails to respond during the boot sequence and shows the message: "Alert! iDRAC6 not responding. Power required may exceed PSU wattage.Alert! Continuing system boot accepts the risk that system may power down without warning."we ordered two new servers in december and BOTH have this fault with latest firmware and bios."
"Jsmith123 is correct. Unfortunately there is a bug in the current version of iDRAC6 firmware (1.54 and higher) that will cause a stop in the boot cycle and an error if you set the iDRAC6 network mode to disabled/off. We discovered this issue after my previous post on October 14th. A fix will be delivered in our March release (i.e. version 1.70). If you believe you are experiencing this issue, I recommendation to set the DRAC to dedicated mode (or shared) if you have iDRAC6 Express or use an earlier version of firmware (Prior to 1.54 if supported by your server).The message at POST indicates that the "power required may exceed PSU wattage". This is a bit of an erronious message. The BIOS shows this because it has lost communication with DRAC and cannot determine the available power to the system. There is a setting in BIOS setup that can be disabled such that ths system will not stop and F1/F2. This is another option for you in the meantime, but without the DRAC the system will run the fans on high mode which is not very power efficent or accoustically friendly.Let me know if I can help in any other way."
"We've seen the same issue on our R815 servers, do you know if the new iDRAC firmware available for these as yet?Thanks a lot!"
"I tried to apply the latest iDRAC6 firmware, and it was unable to apply. I don't know what state my iDRAC6 is in —it put itself into whatever state it currently is in. Please post a follow-up for my "limited options". Thank you!I also tried to install the Lifecycle Controller, and that failed because it "couldn't read the inventory from the LCL"."
"Brian, thanks for your suggestions. I also wanted to mention that when first booting up, the startup options in the top right corner state "System Service Disabled" which I think is related to the problem that I'm having. Anyways, I also ran into the same message that djspiller ran into regarding using the racadmin reset command. It states theres already a firmware in progress.I was able to boot into the SUU, but I wasn't sure how to apply the firmware. All I have is the d6 file, and the windows executable that will not work. I do not know how to apply the d6 fiile since I cannot get into the gui. Any advice? "