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Dell Software Update Package (SUP), v. 3.4.790, A05
This file is used to upgrade your 701N/705N NAS Appliances from Operating System v3.x to v3.4.790.
Release Date 4/18/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 3.4.790,A05 See Previous Versions

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Previous Versions

3.0, A00
<ul><li><b>Vendor Version :</b> 3.0</li><li><b>Dell Version :</b> A00</li></ul>
5/2/2001 10:23:31 AM


This file is used to upgrade your 701N/705N NAS Appliances from Operating System v3.x to v3.4.790.

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.

Important Information

You must also download the version 3.4 of the PowerVault Assist utility to perform the Operating System upgrade. You must have a computer on the same network as the PV70x running Windows 98, 95, Me, XP, 2000 Professional, or NT 4.0 to run PowerVault Assist.


PowerVault 700N
PowerVault 701N (Deskside NAS Appliance)
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Software Update Package (SUP)

Fixes & Enhancements

Enhancements in v3.4.790: - Includes support for Mac OS X v10.1.2 - Introduces NFS GID support since it maintains NFS group ownership information and enforces group rights. - PV Servers can participate in Windows environment using NTLM authentication. - Administrations can now power off a Server (705N) or upgrade to future releases of the O.S though the Web user interface. - New OSUpdate utility to upgrade PV DELL Servers via command line. Please refer to the extracted OSUPDATE.TXT file from the 3.4 PV Assist self-extracting zip file ast34790.exe for more details. Fixes addressed in current v3.4.790: - Fixed vulnerability issues with OUSPG SNMPv1 test suite. CERT SNMP test suite complete without errors. - Fixed a File/Folder "Group Permission" issue with v3.4.770 - Addresses 16 GPF fatal error/panics experienced in the field. - Fixed an issue with v3.4.77x when a domain user is specified on the domain controller as only being allowed to log on (i.e. locally) to a particular workstation or list of workstations, he cannot log in to the Server that authenticates against the domain. - Fixed an issue where if a user changes an NT user password using a Mac, the Server cannot connect to the Domain controller using that name to retrieve users and groups. - Fixed an issue where Solaris is not able to mount snap server version 3.4 over NFS version 2. - Fixed issues with NFS retry counts very high and continuing to increase. - Fixed a bug where the PV Server failed to lock files with HPUX 10.2/11 NFS clients. - Fixed NFS file permission and access issue for files created by non-NFS users. - Fixed a Netware protocol issue where a user was not able to delete empty subdirectories from Windows Explorer in some cases with the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 NCP client. - Fixed a bug where a user can't save modified file on server due to permissions error with Win98. - Fixed an issue where after printing documents using MS Office 97 and Office XP, the client failed to remove the temp file. - Fixed issue where the Server panics after FRU drive that was formatted with /nocore option is rebuilt into array. Same issue with FRU drive having a larger capacity than that of existing drives. - Fixed an issue where the Network stack or NIC itself was going deaf on the LAN. Associated with Windows SMB/CIFS clients. Includes following fixes previously distributed with v3.1.618: -Fixed a bug where a NFS Panic would occur using TAR. -Fixed a problem where a panic would occur with ftp transmission errors. -Fixed a bug where NCP (Netware) DOS VLM clients could not connect to the PV Server. -Fixed an infrequently occurring AFP (Mac) pfree overflow detected panic. -Fixed an AFP (Mac) panic when user logged in with empty user ID. -Fixed a problem when accessing roaming user profile on the server, users would be denied access and switched back to local profile. -Fixed a problem where SNMP using a MIB browser would not report the number of actively connected users to the server but would instead show the total number of users configured on the server. -Fixed a problem where the server failed to obtain an IP address when accessed via an Addtron ADR-E 200 home DSL router.

Installation instructions

Instructions for sup34790.exe:

You must have a computer running Windows 98, 95, Me, XP, 2000 
Professional, or NT 4.0 on the same network as the PV70xN to perform the 
Operating System upgrade.
1) From this computer, download the executable file (sup34790.exe).
2) Double-click the downloaded executable called sup34790.exe to run and 
extract the PowerVault_sys.sup and PowerVault_hlp.sys files to this 
computer. The default extract location is c:\Dell\PVupgrade.
3) Run the version 3.4 PowerVault Assist Utility from this computer that 
contains the SUP files.
4) Select the server in the Servers list. 
5) Click Advanced and login using an administrator account, such as 
6) Click Upgrade Server to display the Upgrade dialog box. 
7) Click Browse and locate the O.S SUP file you will need to update your 
PowerVault NAS Appliance. Specify PowerVault_sys.sup that you extracted. 
8) Click Upgrade to start the process. The Upgrade process will 
automatically update the O.S as well the help files using the extracted 
PowerVault_hlp.sup file. 
9) Assist displays a status bar that indicates the progress of the update 
and the percentage complete. The upgrade procedure can take approximately 
25 minutes, because it validates the upgrade file and restarts the server.            


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