Dell ESM Firmware, A58

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

GBP v1.32
- Added code to prevent false backplane voltage and temperature errors by adding a more robust I2C recovery and widening the voltage thresholds.


Version A58, A58


Embedded Server Management

Release date

07 Dec 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:ESM-WIN-A58.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:a58cust.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 403 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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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for a58cust.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 applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).