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Dell ESM Firmware, A57

The Embedded Server Management (ESM) flash utility is a tool to update
firmware(FW) to the Embedded Server Management and all devices connec-
ted to it on the system management bus (SMB). The devices currently
implemented in the utility are:
* Embedded Server Management
* System backplane
* System power supply paralleling board (PSPB)
* Hotplug
This firmware update is a non-destructive update. User data is not
affected.

Fixes & Enhancements

- Prevents PCI Bus lockups.

Version

Version A57, A57

Release date

14 Jun 2006

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011

Importance

Optional

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:ESM-WIN-A57.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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MD5:
7862115D07C5FBF453F2B7667B75E1F0
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PE6400-ESMA57.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 405KB
Format DescriptionThis 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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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Installation instructions

Default Instructions for PE6400-ESMA57.exe:


1. Download the .exe file to a directory on your hard drive. The file
downloaded is a self-extracting executable.
2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
The files may be un-zipped to floppy disk or hard drive(if the hard drive
is in the system to be updated).
3. After the files have been un-zipped, you may delete the self-extracting
file downloaded in step 1.

MS-DOS Version
1. Boot the system requiring the update to DOS.
2. Insert the diskette created above or change to the directory on the
hard drive
where the files were un-zipped.
3. At the DOS prompt, type "SMFLSH". This will run SMFLSH.EXE
4. Answer “Y” at the prompt to begin the upgrade.

Windows NT/2000 Version
Note: You must have the Dell Management software or OpenManage Server
Administrator installed to proceed.
There are two methods of upgrade in Windows NT/2000.
1. In a DOS window, change to the directory the files were un-zipped to
and type “SMFLSHNT”. Answer “Y” at the prompt to begin the upgrade.
2. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the location containing the files
un-zipped above(diskette or hard drive). Run(double-click) SMFLSHNT.EXE
and answer “Y” at the prompt to begin the upgrade.

OpenManage Format

1. Download the .zip file.
2. Start Server Administrator.
3. Click System.
4. Click Main System Chassis.
5. Click Firmware.
6. Click the Update tab.
7. Click Browse and navigate to where the zip file was downloaded
8. Select the zip file, click Validate Update File
9. After the file is validated, click Begin Update and
follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

Important Information

WARNING!!! UNDER WINDOWS NT/2000 DO NOT HIT ANY KEY ON KEYBOARD WHILE
FLASHING!!!

WARNING!!! DO NOT REMOVE THE DISKETTE WHILE FLASHING UNDER MS-DOS
VERSION!!!

WARNING!!! Do not use the Dell Update Package version of this update on systems running OpenIPMI drivers, IMB drivers, or Windows Server 2003 R2! If you must install this update on the afore-mentioned systems, use the DOS update utility.

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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.