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Dell Driver and Firmware Update Strategies for Server Storage and Networking Systems

Dell Server, Storage, and Networking systems offer a wide variety of options for keeping firmware and drivers up to date. Whether you want to update a single driver on a single system, or if you want to update all your systems at once, Dell provides many useful tools to simplify the process.

Enterprise Drivers/Firmware Downloads and Updates Options

Drivers and Downloads website

Drivers and Firmware for Dell servers are available for free downloading at Drivers and Downloads website.

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Dell Repository Manager (DRM) / Server Update Utility

Repository Manager contains a catalog of all Dell server updates including Drivers and Firmware. DRM allows you to customize the catalog to include only the specific servers and operating systems you wish to include. The catalog is updated by Dell as new updates become available.
The SUU is a DVD ISO that contains all of the latest available updates as of the time of the creation of the ISO.

Dell Repository Manager Tutorial Overview

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Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation (SMTD) / System Build and Update Utility (SBUU)

The SMTD and SBUU ISOs provide a means to deploy a server by installing an OS and providing updated Firmware and Drivers within the self-contained ISOs.

Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation (SMTD)
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the System Build and Update Utility (SBUU)

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Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK)

The Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK) includes a set of utilities, sample scripts, and sample configuration files that you can use to deploy and configure Dell servers. You can use DTK to build a script-based and RPM-based installation for deploying a large number of servers, including the installation of Operation Systems and other common deployment tasks.

Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit version 4.4 User's Guide

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Dell LifeCycle Controller (LCC) / Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller iDRAC / Unified Server Configuration (USC)

The LCC is an embedded hardware feature since 11 generation of Dell PowerEdge servers that allows the user to download and perform Firmware updates and rollbacks and view existing firmware versions even if the operating system is not installed or running. The LCC also offers many other features including OS Deployment and Installation and a downloadable OS Driver Pack which provides the latest Drivers for the OS installation.
The USC is the software interface (UEFI enabled) for the LCC. The iDRAC provides the network interface and additional features.

Lifecycle Controller Platform Update

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Article ID: SLN293301

Last Date Modified: 09/20/2017 07:51 AM

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