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Dell PowerVault 51F / 56F Firmware, v. 2.5.0d, A00
PV 51F/ PV 56F FC-switch firmware.
Release Date 3/6/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 2.5.0d,A00

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Previous Versions

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PV 51F/ PV 56F FC-switch firmware.

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.


PowerVault 51F (8P Fibre Channel Switch)
PowerVault 56F (16P Fibre Channel Switch)
PowerVault Storage Area Network (SAN)
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • PowerVault 51F / 56F Firmware

Fixes & Enhancements

New version to support Dell PV and Dell|EMC.

Installation instructions

Steps to update the switch from v2.2.1c/v2.2.1a to v2.5.0d
1. Execute the self-extracting zip file v2_5_0d.exe to extract the 
following files into a folder of your choice:


2. Verify that the v2.5.0d firmware file has been extracted to the same 
directory as rshd.exe and cat.exe
3. Start rshd.exe from the command line.
4. Telnet and logon to the switch as Admin.
5. Execute the firmwareDownload command from the Telnet CLI of the switch. 
The firmwareDownload command has be following command line format.
   firmwareDownload "host IP address", "user name", "filename"

The “user name” can be set to “user”. The command will prompt you for 
additional information no arguments are specified.
6. After the firmware download has been completed, reboot the switch 
(using the reboot command) for the new firmware to be activated. 

If you have a SAN with redundant paths I/O will failover to the alternate 
path when the switch is rebooted. As an additional precaution you may want 
to move all I/O to the alternate path prior to the reboot.

7. Once the switch has rebooted, login to the switch and verify the 
firmware version by using the version command.            


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