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Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2, Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4 Mezz, Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2, Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz, v.12.5.2, A01

Firmware Dell Update Package for Intel 82599 10GBE cards

Fixes & Enhancements

This release fixes a link issue for the Intel(R) Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz card with the M8428-K Dell switch.

Version

Version 12.5.2, A01

Release date

04 Jun 2012

Last Updated

04 Jun 2012

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 4MB
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.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
A372ABA8C31F68EE98ECECA90C7ACD08
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2KB
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.
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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
B7867FDFE99864A250CA118F68746C5E
SHA1:
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SHA-256:
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Supported Operating Systems

Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
MS Windows 2008 x64
Suse Linux ES 10
Red Hat Ent Linux 6
Red Hat Ent Linux 5
MS Windows 2008 x86
MS Windows Server 2003
MS Windows 2008 R2
MS Windows 2003 x64

Applies to

: Ethernet 10G Base-T Adapter X520-T2 (LP)
Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
Ethernet X520 10GBE Dual Port KX4 Mezz
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-2
Intel(R) Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
Intel(R) Ethernet X520 10GbE Dual Port KX4-KR Mezz

Installation instructions

Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.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 "./NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Run the update by executing "./NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN" from the shell.
4. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_WIN_R298844.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. Click the Install button.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN.sign:

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. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN.sign

Important Information

Important infomation about this release:
1. Before you attempt to run the Windows firmware update tool (NETW_FRMW_WIN_R298844.EXE)
make sure the Windows base driver is loaded on your 82599 device.
2. If you are using a Linux operating system, make sure:
- First, load the appropriate base driver
- Second ,install the latest DKMS program (from support.dell.com)
- Third, run the NETW_FRMW_LX_R298844.BIN to update the firmware.
3. Please go over the fit_12.5.2_A01.txt file for more information on this firmware update tool.

Note: This Dell firmware update package does not work with any Xen kernel.

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Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).