Driver Details

Dell Server BIOS 11G, 1.5.4

EqualLogic DX6012S BIOS, 1.5.4

Fixes & Enhancements

This update resolves an issue with a specific set of industry-standard memory DIMMs which may result in an elevated number of correctable memory errors while in system idle mode. These errors are primarily exhibited as E2111 (correctable memory errors). This issue is not unique to Dell servers and is resolved in this BIOS revision.

As always, customers who need assistance with BIOS updates may contact Dell technical support.

Version

Version 1.5.4, 1.5.4

Category

BIOS

Release date

12 Jan 2012

Last Updated

20 May 2016

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Board Service Utility
File Name:010504C-DX6012S.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10 KB
Format DescriptionBoard Service Utility
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
800299c9f498082bd14f909656bed616
SHA1:
aab161f715e0445b57cd368182a8764f25bfe81e
SHA-256:
598b559fb68ec8daa513973932ce5be70ad84bbc960665b1b8cb81750f824325
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:DX6012S-010504BIOS.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 9 KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
c0d58d9d7e1e4461a063c4747d85b56a
SHA1:
7287c953696f0bb12c4e75d25a6dd414b35e926a
SHA-256:
f3fe92bedfeb98832f5d8882c68851b905c274e21d6d114763cc6048a975df71
File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:DX6012S-010504C.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
84027ad312aedbf607f66577672e99d6
SHA1:
39fa1cb8bed125b86f7340354423f246b5b0d1e9
SHA-256:
f1295f37f24ffb3fcae8f14e65be64975823652a5689908ff07413c310e31f8a
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:EQDX6012S_BIOS_LX_1.5.4.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3 MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
ef8533ceeaa629903c77c3287c04185a
SHA1:
781674aa62b9ea3c815e404cf7a4685d587ddc8b
SHA-256:
51283ebb0603e44c7686dc0029d99fbc98175fe860f414210f35fc9d7ae16ba9
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:EQDX6012S_BIOS_LX_1.5.4.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2 KB
Format DescriptionThe GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
5294f502a9ba559c6526dcd58e57cb51
SHA1:
f8734f97e3a778669692e225f306d62225600b1f
SHA-256:
c1ae08406212475e9177a516d3032509061438fc8fcbb57963171776709d297a
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:EQDX6012S_BIOS_WIN_1.5.4.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 5 MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
dd3576ce3a8a78e70d0cbf369e5d1cee
SHA1:
06ce675d89f1c172454624507d1219c2764dc268
SHA-256:
952af5548f563d4d66f6f08c34033c0a354029b04371e4e4b2bf75471b4ec4d1

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
1.5.3,1.5.3 12 Jan 20125:56:18 AM
1.5.5,1.5.5 12 Jan 20124:44:20 AM
Applies to
Server BIOS 11G
Installation instructions
alling a replacement motherboard. Use of this utility for other purposes may render the current application inoperable. Please consult Dell support/services before using this utility.
2. You must download the Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility executable file in addition to this file. Both files are necessary to run this utility.

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the Board Service Utility file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to download the Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility executable file.

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files. Both the Board Service utility executable and the NonPackaged BIOS flash utility executable files must be copied to the same bootable media.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the files.
2. Update the name of each file to DOS recognizable format 8.3. If you do not update the filenames to 8.3 format, they will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the files to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the Board Service Utility executable under DOS, providing the flash utility executable file name as the input argument. Follow the instructions of the utility.

Example
- Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility file is renamed to flash.exe

Boot to a DOS media, and run the command "010504C-DX6012S.EXE flash.exe"

Dell Update Package Instructions for EQDX6012S_BIOS_LX_1.5.4.BIN:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./EQDX6012S_BIOS_LX_1.5.4.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./EQDX6012S_BIOS_LX_1.5.4.BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for EQDX6012S_BIOS_WIN_1.5.4.EXE:

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining
Important Information
This BIOS release includes an update for a correctable single bit error rate issue on one specific set of industry-standard memory DIMMs shipped in Dell systems between July 2010 and October 2010. These DIMMs may result in an increased rate of E2111 (correctable memory errors).
If you are experiencing what you believe to be an inordinate occurrence of this behavior; this optional BIOS revision may resolve the situation. If you are not experiencing this behavior with your system, you do not need to install this BIOS.

For affected systems, this BIOS update has an impact on power savings This optional BIOS modifies DIMM power management settings for specific configurations, only those with the potentially affected DIMMs, to eliminate the condition which can cause excessive errors. This BIOS may disable the Package C6 power state. Disabling the Package C6 power state will result in increased system power consumption at system idle, but will not impact system runtime power consumption. The BIOS update will not modify DIMM power management for systems that do not have the affected DIMMs.
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