Edit Subversion (SVN) commit comments (Synology NAS SVN server)

When trying to edit commit log message using Tortoise SVN, following error is displayed:

Subversion reported an error:
Repository has not been enabled to accept revision propchanges;
ask the administrator to create a pre-revprop-change hook

DELL iDRAC goes down during LiveDVD firmware update

Last weekend I had a small task to update BIOS and other firmware on a non-mission critical DELL PowerEdge T310 server. To safe myself a site visit I decided to to do this remotely via iDRAC.

I initially planned to run the updates from DELL Lifecycle Controller, but this was failing with error "The updates you are tying to apply are not Dell-authorized updates" due to out of date version of the Lifecycle Controller itself.

To get around this, I decided to use DELL firmware update LiveDVD, that can be downloaded from here. I mapped the Centos65-OM74-Firmware-LiveDVD.x86_64-1.1.0-Build6.1.iso file to the server via iDRAC and booted from it. Few minutes later, the firmware update utility loaded and gave list of components eligible for an update.

I selected all components that were eligible and started the process. The update was running happily for about 10-15 minutes. Then I left my desk for a few minutes and when I came back the iDRAC client seemed to be frozen. I tried to PING local iDRAC interface IP address from another machine on the same network, but there was no response... At that point the only option left was to drive to the site and check what had happened.

Lifecycle Controller - The updates you are tying to apply are not Dell-authorized updates

Unified Server Configuration / Lifecycle Controller is one of the best, OS independent ways to update DELL server BIOS and firmware of various integrated components. To boot into Unified Server Configuration press F10 (System Services) during system start-up. Then, to initiate the Update module, go to Platform Update > Launch Platform Update > FTP Server. No need to enter any login credentials, address is ftp.dell.com.

By default system will try get IP configuration details from your DHCP server. I DHCP server is not available, you can enter IP details manually by going into USC Settings > Network Settings


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