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.)

PowerEdge Server Generation 13

Tower:

PowerEdge T130
PowerEdge T330
PowerEdge T430
PowerEdge T630

Rack:

PowerEdge R230
PowerEdge R330
PowerEdge R430
PowerEdge R530
PowerEdge R530xd
PowerEdge R630
PowerEdge R730 /
(Precision R7910)
PowerEdge R730xd
PowerEdge R830
PowerEdge R930

Blade:

PowerEdge M630
PowerEdge M630p
PowerEdge M830
PowerEdge M830p

PowerEdge Server Generation 12

Tower:

PowerEdge T320
PowerEdge T420
PowerEdge T620

Rack:

PowerEdge R220
PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge R520
PowerEdge R620
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720XD
PowerEdge R820
PowerEdge R920

Blade:

PowerEdge M420
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge M820
PowerEdge M820p

PowerEdge Server Generation 11

Tower:

PowerEdge T110
PowerEdge T110-II
PowerEdge T310
PowerEdge T410
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T710

Rack:

PowerEdge R210
PowerEdge R210-II
PowerEdge R310
PowerEdge R410
PowerEdge R415
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R515
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R715
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R910

Blade:

PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M610x
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M910
PowerEdge M915

PowerEdge Server Generation 10

Tower:

PowerEdge T100
PowerEdge T105
PowerEdge T300
PowerEdge T605

Rack:

PowerEdge R200
PowerEdge R300
PowerEdge R805
PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905

Blade:

PowerEdge M600
PowerEdge M605
PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M905

PowerEdge Server Generation 9

Tower:

PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 2900

Rack:

PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge 6950

Cloud / FX Server

Cloud:

PowerEdge C4130
PowerEdge C6320

FX:

FC430
FC630
FC830
FM120

Storages: NF / NX / DSS

PowerVault NF:

NF500
NF600

PowerVault NX:

NX1950
NX200
NX300
NX400
NX3000
NX3100
NX3200
NX3300
NX3500
NX3600
NX3610

DSS:

DSS1500
DSS1510
DSS2500

Storages: DL / DR / DX

DL:

DL2000
DL2100
DL2200

DR:

DR4000

DX:

DX6000
DX6000G
DX6004S
DX6012S

 

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.

 


Progress

  • 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 ...

Carry on!


2 Comments

Will · June 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm

BRAVO POUR CE TUTO TRES TRES UTILE!!!!! Pour le NOOB’s

    Tyler Woods · June 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Je suis très heureux d’aider les noobs! xD

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