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Driver Details

PowerEdge R720/R720-xd BIOS

PowerEdge R720/R720-xd BIOS

Version

Other versions
1.3.6,1.3.6 08 Oct 201210:00:01 AM
1.2.6,1.2.6 25 Jul 20121:24:53 PM
1.0.4,1.0.4 09 Mar 20127:23:36 AM

Compatibility

Operating Systems
  • Not Applicable

Applies to

Server BIOS 12G;

Date

Release date
18 Jan 2013
Last Updated
31 Mar 2014

Importance

Recommended. 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).

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:BIOS_RKK89_WN32_1.4.8.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 7MB
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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To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
75139cce59a1c7937714db90e64b7513
SHA1:
6908c60c1b4f5b993ab12dd13e00bac13c2962cc
SHA-256:
a751927af921706822109fd0189efd7c24a5df7c3b8c77b7fa1aca6937dcd538
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R720-010408C.efi
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8MB
Format DescriptionThis file contains compressed content that can be executed from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager. Download the file to the EFI partition on a removable media device. Insert the removable media, then reboot the system and run the program from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager.
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MD5:
3d501c4e9b35237e628975c27ea53146
SHA1:
473dbad6e1474a012370b2de2ab68a9a125a87d1
SHA-256:
b1698d1d704e179448743ae70f31ca6cc98e8db25458aebb78801cd81d785470
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:R720-010408BIOS.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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MD5:
43af58a658320ac85d807e0132c6ddb1
SHA1:
b69b06289bed6cc1c2aa41f12a7478914cf7196d
SHA-256:
5e21066cc92f442eef183db1f854633b97c785a340843da4e9417cafbf08f854
File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:R720-010408C.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 3MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
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MD5:
2a0b7e61a5a2be5e0b59b83783dfbe99
SHA1:
6c0d162b0d7450935c5aca640fd981fc1bc80bb1
SHA-256:
749a7647afba6f5a8c7ba2bba6399a5af2b7b630164f2dc814105588fb6900b3

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Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes:

* Updated Intel Management Engine (ME) binary to Rev 2.1.5.6D
* Updated Intel Processor Power Management (PPM) reference code to Rev 1.24 (PPM
is used when performance per Watt (OS) is selected in the system profile settings)
* Updated BIOS to support Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Physical Presence Interface
Specification version 1.2
* Updated the maximum supported frequency to 1600Mhz for RDIMMs and UDIMMs in both 1
DIMM per channel and 2 DIMMs per channel configurations, when operating at either 1.35V
or 1.5V
* Updated the default maximum supported frequency to 1333Mhz for RDIMMs and LRDIMMs in
a 3 DIMM per channel configuration
* Updated DIMM rank reporting for LRDIMMs to use physical rather than logical number of ranks
* Updated chipset reference code to improve downstream Integrated IO (IIO) performance and
PCIe x16 port operation
* Increased the Asset Tag maximum length to 30 characters
* Enhanced the serial baud rate detection algorithm for console redirection support
* Added CPLD update support in Lifecycle Controller
* Made minor improvements to the System Setup user interface
* Added updates for future GP-GPU support
* Added support when loading BIOS defaults using the keys, through the serial
console terminal when console redirection is enabled
* Updated iDRAC UEFI driver to v1.30.30.27 with the following changes:
- Updated the System Summary page to display the iDRAC License, Current iDRAC network
settings, and upstream and downstream backplane information
- Updated the Network Settings page to configure the Auto Dedicated NIC and Static
IPv4/IPv6 settings, and view the Active NIC interface
- Added OS to iDRAC Pass Through configuration settings
- Updated the Alerts page to configure 8 Alert Destinations and added support to configure
IPv6 and FQDN address
- Added System Event Log configuration settings
- Updated Power Configuration settings to be enabled on the Rack and Tower servers with
PMBus capable power supply

Installation instructions

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

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Update the name of the file to DOS recognizable format (8.3). If you do not update the filename to 8.3 format, the filename will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the file to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the executable under DOS. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

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

Installation

You can update the BIOS using a UEFI shell bootable media, such as a USB key.

1. Copy the file to the bootable device with UEFI shell.
2. Boot the system to UEFI shell by using the bootable device.
3. Run the executable (.efi) under the UEFI shell. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

You can also load this executable directly from BIOS Boot Manager without a UEFI shell bootable media.
1. Copy the file to a USB device
2. Plug in the USB device and press F11 during POST to enter BIOS Boot Manager
3. Navigate to the System Utilities menu and select BIOS Update File Explorer
4. Select the USB device and navigate through the directory contents to find the executable (.efi)
5. Launch the executable and follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

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