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ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-08-28, 21:03 PM

Can you still update a ThinkServer TD350 BIOS, TSM etc using the TSM itself? The Read-me for the latest ThinkServer seems to suggest so. Going into the web interface and going to the Firmware update icon, then select the appropriate bundle files. But I read elsewhere that that is not the intended way to update the firmware--that it's meant more for emergency use. Can someone clarify this please. Thanks.

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Re: ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-08-29, 7:55 AM

Hi Sir_timbit

 

There are 3 way to update BIOS:

1. ThinkServer System Manager - Web User Interface.
2. ThinkServer Deployment Manager (TDM).
3. ThinkServer System Manager - Command Line Interface.

 

All these 3 way need to attach the update bundle file. 2 and 3 need to install in OS for any further operation.

And TSM web user interface don't. You can access the TSM through browser easily.

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Re: ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-08-29, 8:19 AM

Add some detail operation methods.

To enter TDM, you can press F10 when system post, or press F1 enter BIOS setting then choose TDM item.

To use TSM command line, you can use OSPUT tool, web link, https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/osput1.1.9.zip

If upgrade BIOS/BMC version, use command: osput --command update --file xxx.bdl(bundle file) --force -H TSM_IP -u useid -p password

If downgrade BIOS/BMC version, use command: osput --command update --file xxx.bdl(bundle file) --force 2 -H TSM_IP -u useid -p password

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Re: ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-09-14, 19:43 PM

Thanks very much for this. I have one more question related to the update process. I have one server with a very old TSM version (older than 1.27) and the read me for the TSM update says, in this case, I'll need to do a factory reset FIRST before applying the update. In the TSM web GUI, the Factory Reset option says "This allows you to restore all the configurations to their original state and the existing data will be erased...... and the device will reboot within a few minutes."

 

Just to clarify--in terms of erasing data and rebooting the device, this statement is referring to the TSM itself and not the actual computer, right? I'd assume so but I find that a bit vague.

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Re: ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-09-18, 2:12 AM

Hi sir_timbit

 

Yes. When you do factory reset in the TSM web GUI, it only clean the configurations. Not the data stored in the hard disks.

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Re: ThinkServer TD350 firmware updates steps

2017-09-19, 3:42 AM

Yes, you are right. In terms of erasing data and rebooting the device, this statement is only referring to the TSM itself with default factory setting and not the actual computer.

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