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LSI Logic PERC 4e/DC Firmware Update
This package provides the LSI Logic PERC 4e/DC Firmware Update and is supported on the Enterprise Server models that are running the following Operating System: NA.
Release Date 10/7/2008
Importance: Recommended
Version: 5B2D,A18

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This package provides the LSI Logic PERC 4e/DC Firmware Update and is supported on the Enterprise Server models that are running the following Operating System: NA.

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).

Important Information

1. After installing this firmware and rebooting, a consistency check will automatically begin on RAID 5 and 50 virtual disks with 5 or more physical disks to ensure parity information is correct. 2. The consistency check cannot be terminated and will resume at its last point following a reboot. 3. This consistency check will appear as a Background Initialization but will only perform a consistency check with no data being modified. 4. The consistency check runs in the background, allowing the virtual disks to remain accessible during the check. 5. While this background check is designed to minimize performance impact, some degradation in performance may occur until the check is complete, especially under heavy I/O.


External OEMR 2950
PowerEdge 1800
PowerEdge 1850
PowerEdge 1900
PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 2800
PowerEdge 2850
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge 6800
PowerEdge 6850
PowerEdge 830
PowerEdge 850
Operating Systems
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Applies to

  • Dell Device

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes - Fixes instability problems while manually running Patrol Read in a cluster environment. - Fixed an issue where OS does not boot if installed with some specific disk geometry (CHS) considerations (for example: 32sec/track size). - Reduced the maximum patrol read command transfer sizes to improve system performance during Patrol Read Enhancements - N/A

Installation instructions

Performing the Firmware Upgrade

Webpack Instructions:
This program creates a bootable diskette to upgrade the firmware of the controllers. You will need a formatted 3 1/2 inch floppy diskette for the following procedure.

1. Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self extracting executable.
2. Insert a blank diskette into the system's diskette drive.
3. Double click on the file that you downloaded and follow the instructions on the screen to extract the files to the diskette.
4. Insert the diskette into the system with the RAID controller for which you want to update the firmware and boot the system.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to update the firmware.
NOTICE: Pflash.exe will be executed automatically and will report existing code level and prompt you to reconfirm before starting the firmware upgrade process.
To perform this process in non-interactive mode please execute, Pflash /? and read about possible command line switches.
6. Remove the diskette and reboot the system.

Windows Update Package Instructions:
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

The Update Package can also be used with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. See the Dell Update Package User's Guide for more information.            


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