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Dell FCB Firmware (PIC18), v.1.18, A00
Release Date 11/1/2011
Importance: Recommended
Version: 1.18,A00

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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).


PowerEdge C6105
PowerEdge C6145
Operating Systems
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Applies to

  • FCB Firmware (PIC18)

Fixes & Enhancements

Add Features -------------- 1. Add new oem command for FCB Version info to BMC. Please refer new oem command in BMC spec. 2. Add check PSU MFR_MODEL. If not same enable the PSU Mismatch bit, info BMC to flash amber LED. Enhance -------------- 1. Change the PSU POUT formula from DIV 9.6 to DIV 12. 2. Change the PSU POUT read from PSUOUT command to read from PSUPIN.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for FCB.00_118_A00_customer.exe:

1. Update FCB FW through KCS:
    FCBFLASH.EXE is a DOS version utility for flashing FCB firmware image. The following is utility usage.
        a. Flash FCB Firmware
                FCBFLASH.EXE [-o ] [-t]  [FCB FW BINARY filename]
                -o : Update FCB runtime binary file 
                -t :  Update FAN table binary file 

                ex1:use FCB.BAT to update FCB runtime binary file 
                ex2: update FCB runtime binary file v1.12 
                    FCBFLASH -o FCBV0112.BIN 

                ex3: update FAN fantable binary file 
                    FCBFLASH  -t FANV0109.BIN

                ex4: Get HELP for FCBFlash.exe 
                    FCBFLASH  + [enter]

                "==========User Guild=========="
                "This flash tool used for upgrade FCB FW ( Pic18)"
                "Note that: The pic18 FW must have header."
                "If you want to flash pre-version FW without header, please use pre-version tool such as V0.4."
                "<-t> Flash Fan Speed Control table.");
                "<-o> Use OEM command. Default: Master Write_r command");
                "The following is an example, FYI..........");
                "FCBflash  means all.bin");
                "FCBflash <-o>  means use OEM command to flash all.bin");
                "FCBflash <-t>  means fsc.bin");
2. Linux FCB flash tool flash step
2-1. Open a Linux terminal.
2-2. Copy flash tool to the local computer work directory
2-3. type ./ to update FCB bin file
2-4. type ./fcbflash to see help as below:

fcbflash tool will auto stop ipmi service

  Start to run FW update tool  .......            


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