We recently tried to upgrade the firmware on a DRAC 5 in a Poweredge 2950 with the latest "Update package for Red Hat Linux" as available here.
This failed half way though with an error and instructions to reboot.
This appears to have entirely bricked the DRAC card, it no longer responds to the network and both the BIOS and racadm no longer recognize it.
I have tried updating the BIOS to no-avail and have also tried re-applying the firmware as well as trying older known working versions of the firmware, none will now apply. There is no option to enter the DRAC config on reboot and the following error is generated:
"Remote Access Controller detected !!*** Error: Remote Access Controller initialization failure*** RAC virtual USB devices may not be available..."
Does anyone have an advice short of buying a new DRAC card?
Any help much appreciated.
I've also posted this question to the poweredge mailing list.