Dell PowerVault 51F / 56F Firmware, v. 2.5.0d, A00

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

Fixes & Enhancements

New version to support Dell PV and Dell|EMC.


Version 2.5.0d, A00


Fibre Channel

Release date

06 Mar 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:v2_5_0d.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 2 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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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.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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.