Dell iDRAC 6 not responding

For our Dell R610 servers, we apply firmware, Bios, and hardware patches using the Unified Server Configurator and an SUU Bundle created from Dell’s Repository Manager software.

During a recent update, one of the servers returned the following error:
“Alert! iDRAC6 not responding. Power required may exceed PSU wattage.”

This produced a somewhat erroneous error that required F1 to continue. The problem appears to come from the server not fully power cycling properly during the update. There are also some buggy ...

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