Driver Details

Dell MD3000i Single Controller Replacement Utility, A02

MD3000i Single Controller Replacement Utility: This utility updates the firmware and NVSRAM of a replacement controller for an MD3000i in single controller configuration to match the version on the array.

Fixes & Enhancements

Provides support for second generation firmware.
Additionally, a serial cable is no longer required to use the utility.


Version A02, A02


System Utilities

Release date

19 Dec 2008

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 95 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for

The utility can be run from any computer with access to the management port of the storage array by following these steps:

1. Extract all files and folders from the utility .zip file to a temporary location.

2. Navigate to the location of the extracted files.
If you are using a Windows system, run the simplex.bat file.
If you are using a Linux system, execute the file.
A GUI-based wizard will guide you through the remaining steps necessary to update the controller.

3. When the wizard completes, click Finish.

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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.

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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 the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.