Driver Details

Dell Server BIOS 11G, 1.8.2

PowerVault NX3100 BIOS components:
- System BIOS: 1.8.2
- Video BIOS: Matrox Video BIOS version 899-38WZ
- Matrox G200ew UEFI video driver v16
- Broadcom NetXtreme II Ethernet Boot Agent v6.0.11
- Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v6.0.11
- Broadcom Base Code PXE-2.1 v1.1.1
- Broadcom NetXtreme II x64 EFI driver version 6.2.0
- TXT BIOS ACM v1.2
- TXT SINIT ACM v1.0
- BBB X61
- SWRAID Option ROM 2.0.0-0162

Reference Code:

MRC 2.30 RC3
QPI 1.85
CPU 1.03 + the change to limit p-states to 16

Nehalem microcode
B0 = 0xFFFF0019
C0/C1 = 0x0000000D
D0 = 0x00000011

WestMere microcode
A0 = 0xFFFF0016
B0 = 0x00000006
B1 = 0x00000013

EDK Edk-Dev-Snapshot-20080905

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Added support for new MRC update.
2. Added support for ESXi5.0 Extend partition.

Version

Version 1.8.2, 1.8.2

Category

BIOS

Release date

12 Jan 2012

Last Updated

07 Jul 2012

Importance

Recommended

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:PVNX3100_BIOS_WIN_1.8.2.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6MB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
F4718B9750322012962D22BEA03BFC7F
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Board Service Utility
File Name:010802C-NX3100.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10KB
Format DescriptionBoard Service Utility
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
9f871df3d271b6737c65c29f782dacd8
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:NX3100-010802BIOS.TXT
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10KB
Format DescriptionThis file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
a7c423d3fef397a11c763a9974b6e7da
SHA1:
1d8a90b1557b00f17d730d845705ae9da524b589
SHA-256:
Not available
File Format:Non-Packaged
File Name:NX3100-010802C.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1MB
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.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
810eb4b6c0679d59d18fdaba3a624720
SHA1:
Not available
SHA-256:
Not available

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions

1.6.3,1.6.3 12 Jan 20124:26:15 AM

Supported Operating Systems

Not Applicable

Applies to

Server BIOS 11G

Installation instructions

Instructions for NX3100-010802C.exe

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.





Instructions for 010802C-NX3100.EXE:

Important Notes:

1. This utility should only be used for installing a replacement motherboard. Use of this utility for other purposes may render the current application inoperable. Please consult Dell support/services before using this utility.
2. You must download the Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility executable file in addition to this file. Both files are necessary to run this utility.

Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the Board Service Utility 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.
4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to download the Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility executable file.

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files. Both the Board Service utility executable and the NonPackaged BIOS flash utility executable files must be copied to the same bootable media.

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the files.
2. Update the name of each file to DOS recognizable format 8.3. If you do not update the filenames to 8.3 format, they will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the files to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the Board Service Utility executable under DOS, providing the flash utility executable file name as the input argument. Follow the instructions of the utility.

Example
- Non-Packaged BIOS flash utility file is renamed to flash.exe

Boot to a DOS media, and run the command "010802C-NX3100.EXE flash.exe"

Dell Update Package Instructions for PVNX3100_BIOS_LX_1.8.2.BIN:

Download
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.

Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./PVNX3100_BIOS_LX_1.8.2.BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./PVNX3100_BIOS_LX_1.8.2.BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.


Dell Update Package Instructions for PVNX3100_BIOS_WIN_1.8.2.EXE:

Download
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.

Installation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompt
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