Dell PowerVault 35F, D9913D

PowerVault 35F, firmware d9913d

Fixes & Enhancements

This release resolves a Netware issue in which the Veritas Backup Exec
v8.5 startup sequence may hang with "Initializing Tape Hardware" when
configured in a shared storage (SSO) environment.


Version d9913d, D9913D


Fibre Channel

Release date

06 Feb 2001

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:d9913d.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 601 KB
Format Description:This file contains a compressed (or zipped) set of files. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, and then run (double-click) it to unzip the set of files. Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
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Other versions
d9908e,D9908E 06 Feb 200110:23:19 AM
Installation instructions
PowerVault 35F Firmware Download Instructions

The PowerVault 35F can either use FTP, TFTP or a serial connection (using
the XMODEM protocol) to update the firmware. In order to update the
firmware via the serial connection, the PowerVault 35F must be connected
to a terminal emulation program supporting XMODEM transfers. This menu
item does not appear when accessing the configuration menus through Telnet.

1. Download and run the file D9913D.EXE. This will extract the contents
of the archive to a temporary directory (i.e. x:\Dell\Drivers\PV35F\).

2. Decide the method for firmware download (FTP, TFTP, or Serial
Connection) and proceed to the appropriate instructions.

FTP Method

1. Make sure your PowerVault 35F is connected to a network and the IP
address is set properly.

2. Start your FTP program using the PowerVault 35F’ s IP address. Type
ftp (IP address).

NOTE: The default IP address is See your PowerVault 35F User’s
Manual for instructions on changing the IP address.

3. Use root as the user name and password as the password.

NOTE: This is the default user name and password for the PowerVault 35F.
If you have changed the user name or password, then use the updated
settings in place of the default settings.

4. Specify binary mode by typing bin.

5. Specify the firmware’s path and filename with the put command. Type
put (path:filename).

The file will transfer and the PowerVault 35F will reboot. The PowerVault
35F is now using the new firmware.

NOTE: You may want to confirm the new firmware level by checking the
PowerVault 35F’s reboot messages through the serial interface.

TFTP Method

1. Make sure your PowerVault 35F is connected to a network and the IP
address is set properly.

2. At the command line, type the following tftp -i (IP address) put

The file transfer process will begin. The PowerVault 35F will
automatically reboot upon completion of the download.

NOTE: You may want to confirm the new firmware level by checking the
PowerVault 35F’ s reboot messages through the serial interface.

Serial Port (Terminal Emulator)

NOTE: For quicker downloading, configure the PowerVault 35F and the
terminal emulator utility session connected to it (such as Hyperterminal)
to run at 115200.

1. Establish a Serial Connection to the PowerVault 35F. Refer to the
PowerVault 35F User’s Manual for the serial port settings.

2. From the Advanced Options menu, select the Download a new revision of
the Firmware command to start the download procedure.

3. When you confirm the download, the PowerVault 35F will start the
download process.

4. Use the Transfer -> Send File option in the terminal emulator utility.

5. Select the location of the firmware. Use the Browse button, if you
need help locating the firmware file.

6. Make sure you select XMODEM as the protocol.

7. Press the Send button.

8. The firmware will begin to download.

When the download is complete, the system verifies that the firmware image
was successfully written to the FLASH memory and then reboots the
PowerVault 35F. Upon reboot, the PowerVault 35F detects that there is a
newly downloaded firmware image and copies that image to the boot sector
of the FLASH and then boots with that image. At that point the PowerVault
35F is using the new firmware image.
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 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.