Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Controller Firmware and NVSRAM firmware version

Dell PowerVault MD 32/36 Series Storage Array


Version, A00


Storage Controller

Release date

04 Dec 2012

Last Updated

19 Mar 2014


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Supported Operating Systems
Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
VMware ESXi 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.0
Windows Server 2008 x64
Suse Linux ES 10
Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows 8, 32-bit
Windows 8, 64-bit
Windows Vista, 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Vista, 64-bit
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003 x64
VMware ESX 4.1
VMware ESXi 5.1
Applies to
MD3 Series Controller Firmware Updates
Installation instructions

If your PowerVault MD3200/MD3220-series storage array is currently running a firmware version lower than, you cannot directly install the RAID controller firmware version included in this release.

Instead, you must first install the bridge firmware version After the bridge firmware is successfully installed, you can then install RAID controller firmware

Specifically, follow these steps:

1. *** IMPORTANT *** Install Dell PowerVault MD Storage Manager (MDSM) software from the Resource DVD version or higher.

2. Extract the following files from the archive:
* Bridge_Firmware_07_75_28_60.dlp
* MD3200_MD3220_Firmware_07_84_44_60.dlp
* MD3200_MD3220_NVSRAM_N26X0-784890-004.dlp

3. Download and activate RAID controller bridge firmware version (contained in the Bridge_Firmware_07_75_28_60.dlp file)

4. Once the bridge firmware installation is successfully completed, wait at least 30 minutes to allow the attached hosts to re-discover the storage array.

5. Download and activate the RAID controller firmware version (contained in the MD3200_MD3220_Firmware_07_84_44_60.dlp file) together with the NVSRAM configuration file version N26X0-784890-004 (contained in the MD3200_MD3220_NVSRAM_N26X0-784890-004.dlp file).

*** WARNING ***
If you have a single controller PowerVault MD3200/MD3220-series storage array you must stop all I/O operations before starting the RAID controller firmware upgrade.

Reboot will be required
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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.