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 connected 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 A57, A57


Embedded Server Management

Release date

14 Jun 2006

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:R49502-ESM-WIN-A57.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
Format Description:Dell 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PE6450-ESMA57.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 405 KB
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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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Installation instructions
Default Instructions for PE6450-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.
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.