Dell Rack Advisor Utility, V5.0

This release contains Rack Advisor v5.0. Rack Advisor is a software application for use in configuring Dell servers and storage units into a Dell rack. There are different configurations allowed by region, based on the products sold in that region. There are four languages supported in this release: English, French, German, and Spanish.

Fixes & Enhancements

The following product additions/changes were implemented to the Rack Advisor v5.0 database:

Worldwide Additions- PowerEdge 650, PowerEdge 1750, PowerEdge 3250, UPS Network Management card, 1500VA UPS, 1U Flat Panel Display, PowerConnect 3324, PowerConnect 3348, PowerConnect 5212, Dell\EMC CX200, 15 inch Flat Panel Monitor, 5000VA UPS (North America, Europe, China only)

North America Only Additions – 40 Amp PDU

Japan Only Additions- PowerConnect product line

Europe Only Additions- 15 inch Flat Panel Monitor Europe, 15 Inch Flat Panel Monitor U.K.

Asia-Pacific/China/Japan Only Additions- 15 inch Flat Panel Monitor

Products Moved To Legacy – PowerEdge 350, PowerEdge 1650, PowerEdge 2500, PowerEdge 7150, PowerEdge 8450, PowerVault 200S, PowerVault 210S, 128T, PowerVault 130T, PowerConnect 3024, PowerConnect 3048, PowerConnect 3248, ADIC 4000DLT, ADIC 7000DLT, 1400VA UPS

Europe Only Legacy Moves- CRT Monitor Europe, CRT Monitor Germany, CRT Monitor U.K.

Asia-Pacific/China/Japan Only Legacy Moves- CRT Monitor


Version V5.0, V5.0



Release date

14 Jan 2005

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R73797.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8 MB
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
V4.90,V4.90 11 Dec 20025:26:24 PM
4.70,4.70 23 Aug 20023:02:57 PM
4.60,4.60 29 May 20025:20:03 PM
4.50,4.50 07 May 20024:23:10 PM
v4.40,V4.40 26 Apr 20025:10:24 PM
Compatible Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for R73797.EXE:

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package.
2. Specify the location to unzip the files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

1. The extracted files are four other self-extracting executable files representing the English, French, German, and Spanish versions of Rack Advisor v5.0.
2. Select the .EXE file which represents the language you wish to install and double-click to execute.
3. Following the on-screen instructions to extract Rack Advisor v5.0 to a directory of your choice. After the files are extracted, the Installation Wizard will begin automatically. Follow the Installation Wizard's on-screen instructions to complete the installation process. If the Installation Wizard does not begin automatically, you can begin the Wizard yourself by going to the directory where the files were extracted to and double-clicking on the setup.exe file.
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.