Dell NAS Initial Deployment Utility (NAS IDU)

Dell NAS Initial Deployment Utilty. To be used to deploy a FluidFS v2 NAS Cluster Solution

Fixes & Enhancements

Added support for Fluid FS v2


Version, A01



Release date

15 Oct 2012

Last Updated

14 Feb 2014


Available formats

File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:FluidFS-NAS-IDU-installer.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 37 MB
Format Description:This 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.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 x64
Windows 7, 32-bit
Windows 7, 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 x86
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows XP
Windows XP, 64-bit
Applies to
Dell NAS Initial Deployment Utility (NAS IDU)
Installation instructions
Download FluidFS-NAS-IDU-installer.exe file on client system that is connected to same network as FluidFS NAS appliance. Double click installer to launch InstallAnywhere wizard. Complete wizard to choose destination folder and install NAS IDU. See release notes in installation directory for further information.
Important Information
IPv6 is required for network cluster discovery. Ensure the computer that runs NAS IDU has IPv6 enabled and is connected to the same network as the FluidFS NAS appliance.
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 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).