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Dell PowerVault BIOS, A06
PowerVault 715N, BIOS, version A06
Release Date 9/19/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: A06

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PowerVault 715N, BIOS, version A06

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

NOTE: If you are using a version of Windows 2000 earlier than Service Pack 2, the function keys will not work. You must press Esc-2 instead of F2. Also, after the BIOS is installed, the Warning LED will be turned on. This is not a Hardware malfunction or an error. It simply indicates that the NVRAM has been cleared. To clear the warning LED simply reboot your PV715 NAS System.


PowerVault 715N (Rackmount NAS Appliance)
Operating Systems
Not Applicable

Applies to

  • Dell Device

Fixes & Enhancements

This BIOS version provides the latest hardware support for the PV715N

Installation instructions

Default Instructions for 715NA06.exe:

 To upgrade your system BIOS, perform the following steps:

1. Download the 715NA06 BIOS revision.
2. Run the downloaded executable file to extract the files to your hard 
drive.  The default extraction directory is c:\Dell\PV715NBIOS.
3. Using a null modem serial cable, connect the client system to the 
4. Turn on the client system and set up a Hyperterminal connection. 
a. Click the Start button and point to Programs—>Accessories—
>Hyperterminal —>Hyperterminal. 
b. Select 115200 for the Bits per second, 8 for Data Bits, None for 
Parity, 1 for Stop Bits, and Xon\Xoff for Flow control. 
5. Restart the appliance. 
6. Press F2 immediately after you see the following message: "Press F2 to 
enter the Function Select menu"

NOTE: If you use a version of Windows 2000 earlier than Service Pack 2, 
the function keys do not work. You must press Esc-2. 

If you wait too long and your operating system begins to load into memory, 
allow the system to complete the load operation, and then shut down the 
system and try again.

7. When the Function Select menu appears, press "5" to update the BIOS 
Flash ROM. 
8. When a message appears asking if you want to update the BIOS, 
press "y". 
9. When the message Flash System BIOS appears in the HyperTerminal window, 
click Transfer, and then select Send File. 
10. When the Send File dialog appears, click Browse and select the 
downloaded BIOS file. 
11. Select XModem on the Protocol menu, and then click Send. 

The client system sends the file to the appliance and automatically 
updates the BIOS. The appliance beeps four times, and then reboots 


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