FindMyFirmware was an idea that I had been thinking about for sometime and talking about with colleagues.
The application displays server information on the move without having to revert to the vendors individual sites and is designed for end users, architects and users on the move.
You select a server and press submit, it then displays:
- Current server firmware
- Server manufacture date (we’ve averaged these out)
- Link to specifications in PDF.
When we state it’s averaged out, we’ve taken the original quick specification date and the last update and then created an average value, it’s meant as a guide (and is not definitive).
Check out our Youtube video:
- The description and announcement about the application is here.
- The application can be download for on Android, iPhone and iPad.
- For support issues/questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application was developed and written without involving Dell or HP, so any issues with the information in it, or the user experience are to be directed at Bladewatch.
Android version here: http://market.android.com
iPad version here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/findmyfirmware/id414225372?mt=8
iPhone version: http://itunes.apple.com
We remain proud of the application, it’s simple, it works and we aim to keep it up to date, but as with anything we recommend you check the Dell or HP or vendor site for the latest announcements/release notes.
The legacy server values will tend not to change. The application currently holds and updates information using a bladewatch feed file, we intend to add the other vendors shortly, this will not require downloading the application again, every time your iPhone connects to the web, it downloads our feed file to the phone when you run the application.
At this point we need to do the legal bit.
At no point do we accept liability for any loss as a result of using this application nor the information in it, additionally firmware updates and changes to systems should be carried out by professionals having read the release notes and ensured that relevant testing was performed before applying to a customer facing or high risk system.