This is the easiest (most hands-off, unattended) way to upgrade your server’s firmware/drivers, especially when you don’t run Windows but instead a hypervisor such as VMWare ESXi.
Here’s how you can do it.
Download the ISO
See the chart below for finding a repository to download your bootable media:
(These updates are hosted on box.com but it is an official Dell download center.)
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Create a bootable USB drive.
- I use Rufus:
Boot your host from the USB
Hopefully this isn’t your first time booting a USB drive..
Load the Deployment Toolkit CD
Enter 1 to proceed
- This will try to update every package associated with the model type, so it is common to see messages that some updates are not compatible with your system.
- Here, it took 41 updates to pass before I reached an eligible upgrade:
Once complete, a message will be shown that a reboot is required.
drm_files/apply_bundles.sh execution is completed ...
Press Enter to reboot ...