Dell ESM Firmware, A32

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. The devices currently implemented in the utility are:
* Baseboard Management Controller (BMC).
* System backplane.

This firmware update is a non-destructive update. User data is not affected.

Fixes & Enhancements

BMC v1.74
- Changed lower thresholds for the coin cell battery volage.
- Fixed flashing to BMC firmware disables front panel power button.
- Allowed disabling of OS watchdog events from being logged per IPMI spec.
- Added additional SEL events logging when VRM is missing.

GBP v1.01
- No Change.


Version A32, A32


Embedded Server Management

Release date

10 Dec 2003

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:ESM-WIN-A32.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:PE2600-ESMA32.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 224 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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for PE2600-ESMA32.exe:

Dell Online Instructions:

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 "SMFLSH2". This will run SMFLSH2.EXE
4. Answer “Y” at the prompt to begin the upgrade.

Windows NT/2000 Version

There are two methods of upgrade in Windows NT/2000.

1. In a DOS window, change to the directory the files were un-zipped
and type “SMFLSH2NT”. Answer “Y at the prompt to begin the

2. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the location containing the files
zipped above(diskette or hard drive). Run(double-click)
answer “Y” at the prompt to begin the upgrade.


OpenManage Format

Note: You must have the Dell Management software or OpenManage
Administrator installed to proceed.

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.

GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions for ESM-LX-A32.bin.sign:

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the "File Download" window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, ESM-LX-A32.bin.sign
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).