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DELL IDRAC7 1.40.40 A00 release

IDRAC7 1.40.40 A00 release

Fixes & Enhancements

- Addresses possible issue with iDRAC being unresponsive

- Enabling the fans to run at required speed for PowerEdge servers to avoid overheating of Brocade FC HBA BR815 card, when installed in the system

- Instability in system behavior when SNMP feature is enabled.

- Enabling the fans to run at required speed for PowerEdge R720 server to avoid overheating of Intel GPGPU card, when installed in the system.

For detailed list of Defect Fixes, please refer to IDRAC7 ReleaseNotes PDF/TEXT file.

- Pre-enablement/support for future iDRAC chip configurations
- Support for the following new network cards:
- Broadcom 57840S Quad Port 10G SFP+ Rack NDC supported on R820, R720, R720xd, R620 PowerEdge systems
- Broadcom 57840S-k Quad Port 10GbE Blade KR NDC supported on M620 and M820 PowerEdge systems
- Support for new Intel General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) cards.
- Support for new AMULET HOTKEY Mezzanine video card on M420, M520, and M620
blade servers.
- Support for the following new Sandy Bridge processor on M620 blade server:
- SandyBridge-EP M-0 10MB 4c FCLGA 3.3GHz STD 130W C
- For the 12th generation PowerEdge systems shipping with eMMC 2GB card that has
JEDEC 4.5 standard, the minimum supported iDRAC7 version is 1.40.40.
You cannot downgrade to an iDRAC7 version earlier than 1.40.40.
- This release Pre-Supports the eMMC 2GB card that has JEDEC 4.5 standard. Note, that this part is not shipping at this time. When available, the minimum supported iDRAC7 version will be 1.40.40. If your system has that part, you cannot downgrade to an iDRAC7 version earlier than 1.40.40


Version 1.40.40, A00


Embedded Server Management

Release date

07 Jun 2013

Last Updated

04 Nov 2016


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:ESM_Firmware_F5F8N_WN64_1.40.40_A00.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 68 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages in native Microsoft Windows 64-bit format do not require that Microsoft WOW64 be installed on the Microsoft Windows Server.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Application
File Name:idrac7__14040__A00.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 53 MB
Format Description:Application
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Rel-Notes-PDF
File Name:iDRAC7_1.40.40_A_ReleaseNotes.pdf
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 189 KB
Format Description:This format consists of an archive of PDF files used to provide help and procedural information to the customer. It is necessary to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader first to view the files in this archive.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:iDRAC7_1.40.40_A_ReleaseNotes.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 62 KB
Format Description:This 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.

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Applies to
iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller
Installation instructions

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

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.
Important Information
Please refer to Release Notes.
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