I was trying to create a partition in the vFlash memory of the iDRAC controller for this Dell PowerEdge server that I was building. I needed to create it using the Server 2012r2 ISO image file. Well, the Dell tech had me run a firmware update.
Technology has come a long way. Dell has a feature on their PowerEdge servers called “iDRAC”. It stands for Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller. What this does, is it enables technicians remote access to the server even if the server is shutdown.
This piece of technology, like all technology, needs updating periodically. I’m going to go over how to upgrade the firmware, which is also called the Lifecycle Controller.