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PowerEdge Server: Updating Firmware and Drivers using the Server Update Utility (SUU)


The Dell EMC Server Update Utility ISO (SUU) is a a local 1-to-1 utility to update BIOS, firmware, drivers and application to the latest version.
Note: This article is part of the Server Tutorials: Update, available here.

The SUU allows to compare the current versions on the system to those on the media and choose appropriate components for upgrade and/or downgrade. The SUU can be launched directly from the operating system or outside of the operating system using the LifeCycle Controller update platform (F11 during startup).

  1. Download the Server Update Utility
  2. Use the Server Update Utility

1. How to download the Server Update Utility?

As the SUU is operating system specific and in order to successfully update drivers, please select the version matching your operating system. The latest version of the SUU can be found in the "Drivers & Downloads" page of your support product page.

1. Navigate to dell.com/support
2. Select the appropriate model or fill the service tag.
3. In the "Drivers & Downloads" section, select the "System Management" category and choose the correct SUU file.
Tip: It is possible to directly enter the keyword "SUU" to filter available Server Update Utility files.

For more ease, this table provide direct download links:

Operating System Generation Version Date Download Link Size
Windows (32 bit) 11G-13G 17.12.00 28 Dec 2017 Link 9,2 GB
Linux (32 bit) 11G-13G 17.10.00 18 Dec 2017 Link 9,5 GB
Windows (64 bit) 12G-14G 17.12.00 28 Dec 2017 Link 8,5 GB
Linux (64 bit) 12G-14G 17.10.00 18 Dec 2017 Link 10,1 GB

Note: Any version can be used as a source in the LifeCycle Controller Update Platform.
Note: The Server Update Utility is not a bootable media
Note: If needed, this article will help you identify which generation your Dell PowerEdge server belongs


2. How to use the Server Update Utility?

After downloading the correct SUU file, there is 2 options to use the file

From the operating system

Windows
1. Download the Full ISO file.
2. Use ISO mounting software and mount the downloaded iso image.
3. Browse to the folder.
4. Double Click suulauncher.exe.

Linux

1. Download the Full ISO file.
2. Use ISO mounting software and mount the downloaded iso image.
3. Open the terminal and explore the mounted folder where the iso image is mounted.
4. Run ./suu -g to launch GUI interface.

The following video shows how to update using the SUU from a Windows Operating System





From the LifeCycle Controller

1. Download the Full ISO file.
2. Use ISO mounting software and mount the downloaded iso image.
3. Startup the server and press F11 to enter the LifeCycle Controller menu
4. Click on the "Platform Update" menu
5. Select the "Local Drive (CD/DVD/USB" in the Update Repository source
6. Enter the "Package Path" and run the Updates

The following video shows how to update using the SUU from the LifeCycle Controller


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Article ID: SLN285500

Last Date Modified: 01/15/2018 02:50 AM


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