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Firmware:What can I do with dd-wrt/merlin/tomato that I cant do with ios 12.4/15.1? [migrated]

Was thinking about getting the linksus wrt1900ac when it comes out but I already have a few 2811 routers. Curious as to what the wrt firmware offers that is different from ios. I'd like something for ...
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Updating firmware on HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 failed

I tried updating the firmware on my HP ProLiant 380e Gen8, but I received this error: What could be the reason? Could it be because of limited disk space in the /tmp directory? ~ # df -h ...
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HP plan to restrict access to ProLiant server firmware - consequences?

I've been a longtime advocate for HP ProLiant servers in my system environments. The platform has been the basis of my infrastructure designs across several industries for the past 12 years. The ...
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“Firmware progress error” reported by blade in IBM BladeCenter S

I have a BladeCenter S with three blades installed. Two of my LS21 blades are reporting the following error in the web-based Advanced Management Module: (12/20/13 10:49:19) (LS21 2 Core 2K8) ...
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Why do network cards seem to work fine without firmware in Linux?

I have computers with Intel and Realtek Ethernet cards, and I keep forgetting to install the linux-firmware packages when I put Debian on them. I can see messages in syslog telling me that the ...
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How to fix an aborted firmware upgrade on Cisco SLM2048

There is a Cisco SLM2048 switch and the last firmware upgrade aborted, now the switch doesn't work anymore. I can't access the switch. The only evidence is a blinking system LED. As the switch doesn't ...
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IBM Storage DS3400 flashed firmware from 6.x to 7.x, now storage is unresponsive

I actually missed to flash the ESM firmware prior to the controller and NVSRAM firmwares. Current stage is, SMClient GUI cannot detect the storage. I can ping and telnet in one of the controller ...
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IBM TS 3310 upgrade firmware

Am I allowed to upgrade firmware (by self) for tape library IBM TS 3310 which service support contract has been finished?
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Dell R710 Bios update - now does not display version

I was recently tasked with bringing two Dell R710's up to date with the latest BIOS and firmware patches. Both appeared to update fine, but after a reboot one is exhibiting some strange issues... ...
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Can I install linux has the host in a dell poweredge server (r710)? [closed]

I might have a deal on dual six core poweredge server and I'm about to go test its performance but I'm wondering few things which I can't find answers for, and I can't test them before buying the ...
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Is it possible to update Supermicro ConnectX-3 Firmware with newer firmware from Mellanox?

I have a Supermicro server with a X9DRT-HIBFF motherboard installed. It has on-board Infiniband based on the ConnectX-3 chipset from Mellanox. Supermicro supply firmware version 2.10.0700 and ...
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Vpd r/w failed This is likely a firmware bug on this device [closed]

Does this mean my RAID 1 device is failing? EDIT: seeing this is a raidcare issue. How can I pull the specs and download/install the driver? netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes. ...
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Finding NIC firmware version

I need to find out the firmware version of the NIC(s) on on IBM Windows Server 2008 using CMD, Powershell or by any other means.I also should note that I can't reboot the server to go to bios or use ...
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IBM x3650 M1 SATA support up to 2 Tb

I have an IBM x3650 (M1 [i think because of DDR2 rams]), an as i know it only support SATA hard drvies only up to 1 Tb. Is there any RAID controller firmware/BIOS update which can give the server 2 ...
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Update router firmware without using web interface [closed]

I have a D-Link DSL-2740EL wireless router. How can i update router's firmware without using web interface ? Assume router's firmware is corrupted. so i can't log in to my router. then how can i ...
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Upgrading Firmware on LSI 9211-4i to IT

I've been trying to get my LSI SAS 9211-4i moved over to IT mode. But I cannot for the life of me get it erased so I can flash the IT firmware to it. I've tried using FreeDOS (from the website) and ...
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How to find out the exact IPMI unit you have for firmware upgrade?

I have a Supermicro IPMI and I read you can use dmidecode to determine which one it is. But all I get for the info is: Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: ...
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HP 4TB SATA Midline in D2600 - what disk make is HP using & why WD RE4 don't work?

Does anyone know what make of disk HP are using in their 4TB SATA Midline & why WD RE4 don't work? So we use D2600 crates with HP 2TB disks, and just buy WD2003FYYS - pop them in old HP caddies. ...
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tp-link 1043nd no internet after flashing to gargoyle firmware [closed]

I have recently bought a tp-link wr1043nd version 1.10 and flashed gargoyle firmware 1.5.9 onto it after the intermediate step of flashing from stock firmware to German version of firmware. I have ...
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Is Firmware OS Independent? [closed]

Normally when I buy a PC laptop the first thing I do is update the BIOS via default Windows install, and then blow away Windows with a fresh Linux (Fedora) install. That's the case now, just bought a ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 E200i Hard Disk get amber light after firmware Update

I have an HP ProLiant ML 350 G5 with E200i Controler running Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 It have four disks drives models DG072A9BB7 firmware HPD0, with two logical drives C: and D: booth with raid ...
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Where to get FW/BIOS for Sun Fire X4150

I have been trying to get the lastest software for the X4150. I get to this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html#X4150 but it gets me no ...
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Firmware and drivers upgrade for HP Smart Array E200i controller

What is the recommended way to upgrade firmware and drivers for HP Smart Array E200i controller on HP Proliant BL460c G1? Is it better to boot from a Maintenance CD or install directly from the OS?
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How to view HP Smart Array firmware version on HP Proliant BL460c blade server

What is/are the quickest way(s) to view firmware version for HP Smart Array (preferably GUI version)? Should I look for it in Windows or it can be viewed via the iLO?
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Can there be created a different firmware for mother boards different than DOS [closed]

Maybe this is a dumb question but is something I need to know. All laptops, computers, etc that i've used until today runs DOS as bios firmware... So I was wondering if there is motherboards running ...
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Seagate Constellation ES HDD firmware update using hdparm

I need to update firmware on my Seagate Constellation ES ST32000644NS branded as Dell Equallogic. Since I don't use this drive in a Dell Server but in my Apple Mac Pro the only possible way to do this ...
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Can I flash a PCI-E device's Firmware in a VM if the VM has exclusive IOMMU access?

I have a PCI-E Dell Perc 6/i RAID card that I'd like to flash with the latest firmware. Apparently I need either a Redhat / Centos OS or Windows in order to flash the firmware, but I have a ...
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ssd firmware, linux: updating large batch of drives

I was recently hit with a fatal firmware bug that affected dozens of Crucial SSDs deployed in my datacenter. Many of the affected machines use LSI or other proprietary SAS controllers, which Crucial's ...
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Copying Firmware to 3560X Switch Ends SSH Session & Erases File

I am simply trying to copy a new firmware file to a 3560X switch by connecting via SSH and copying it from a tftp server to the flash memory. The process commences, the transfer gets all the way to ...
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Is it possible to clone or extract hard drive firmware? [closed]

We have two identical (hardware) drives, each with different firmware. Would it be possible to clone or extract the firmware from one drive to the other? I've not come across any documentation that ...
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MD3000i SAN - live firmware upgrade

I have an MD3000i Dell SAN with dual controllers. Long story short - it managed to muck up some of its own readings on drives and Dell's support told me I could try to shake it loose with a firmware ...
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HP R5500 XR - Exiting UPS Management Card Serial Pass-Through Mode

I have a HP R5500 XR UPS with a Management Card. In order to update the firmware for the UPS itself (I.e., not the management cards f/w) one has to connect, via a serial cable, to the management card ...
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HP Color Laserjet issue

Since this site is a Q&A for system administrators and desktop support professionals I'd decided to post my question here. Not sure if this is the best stackexchange website for this. We have an ...
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ESXi 5.0 iSCSI Timeout increase to upgrade Equallogic Firmware

As I understand it one can upgrade the firmware on a Dell Equallogic server in about 15 seconds and it can be done whilst an ESXi host is connected and VMs are running but that the iSCSI timeout value ...
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Updating OpenBoot PROM on Sun Fire v440

After i have updated ALOM firmware on Sun Fire v440, i decided to update OpenBoot PROM, but when i try to load the patch using boot disk /flash-update-SunFire440 i get: SILO Fatal Error: Multiple ...
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Updating ALOM firmware Sun Fire v440

I have Sun Fire v440 server with old bios (or ALOM?) release. So the fans installed in the server make a lot of noise, even if processors aren't heated. I have some image files to update bios ...
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Dell OpenManage says my firmware is too old?

My Dell OpenManage Server Administrator application has an alert and is telling me my firmware (and driver?) versions are not high enough. Should I be concerned / what issue might this cause? I ...
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Creating a bootable PXE image from a dos utility firmware updater

I was wondering if it was possible to make a PXE bootable image from a dos utility firmware. For some specifics the firmware updater is usually to be installed on a USB stick. I have all the flat ...
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LaserJet M1522nF firmware was corrupted during the update

I have a LaserJet M1522nF, and the problem when I working on is that it is freezing every time so I decide to update the firmware. During the updating the device was down because of electricity so I ...
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How to get Sun X4100 Firmware updates from Oracle?

This document directs how to get there, but it is for the old Sun website. http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19569-01/820-1188-12/core_ilom_firmware.html#50413605_67571 Download the flash image ...
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How to obtain Cisco IOS firmware?

Quick and simple question, but I've not been able to find an answer around. I have a Cisco ADSL router (model 877). I don't have any Cisco support contract. How can I obtain an updated firmware for ...
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Oracle automatic patch download

I need to update/patch the firmware of a lot of Sun/Oracle systems quite frequently. To do that I first need to download the latest firmware snapshot by hand from Oracle's saggy and unsophisticated ...
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Configure DD-WRT / wireless router firmware online

Is there a way to configure firmware such as DD-WRT for a wireless router online or through a software program prior to loading it on the device? For example, let's say that I want to setup a ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 firmware upgrade bricked DRAC 5

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 ...
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HP ProLiant firmware update policies/schedule/strategy

I'm looking for a few ideas on how to keep HP server firmware up-to-date. How do other administrators keep the firmware revisions in check? Do you upgrade on a regular basis? Do you only run updates ...
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Failed Dell PERC H700 Firmware Upgrade with Windows 2008 R2 BitLocker Enabled

I attempted to use the Dell openManage Server Update Utility within Windows to update the firmware on the Dell PERC H700 controller and was given the following error: 'The update package cannot be ...
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Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter

I will be getting the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter soon and was wondering what peoples experience has been with it so far. My main goal for implementing this is to have better ...
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Debian Squeeze and RAID firmware after kernel update

I've installed Debian Squeeze on my server several days ago. During install process installer asked me to provide USB flash drive with firmware aic94xx-seq.fw (file disappeared likely due to ...
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is it possible to load a routers firmware into a vmware (or similar) virtual machine to test before loading it to the actual hardware?

I want to load some router firmware onto a virtual machine to run some testing/analysis without actually putting it on the router hardware. Is this possible and how would I go about doing it? Thanks ...
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System Seller Firmware Update Policy IBM

I've heard that IBM expects from their sellers/partners to update machines before shipping to customers to the most recent firmware (uEFI/AMM/IMM/RSA etc.) releases. Can anyone comment on that one?