Dell 2161DS Digital Switch, v. , 1.3 (A03-00)

2161DS KVM Firmware Update (1.3 / A03-00) for LDAP Support

Fixes & Enhancements

Features and Enhancements:
- Active Directory support for digital KVMs through LDAP


Version, 1.3 (A03-00)



Release date

12 Sep 2006

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:R132109.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 17 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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Supported Operating Systems
Red Hat Ent Linux 2.1
Red Hat Ent Linux 3
Red Hat Linux 7.3
Red Hat Linux 8.0
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Novell Netware
Windows Server 2003
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Installation instructions
Instructions for R132109.EXE


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.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package
2. Click Continue.
3. Specify the location to unzip the files.
4. Click on the OK button to extract files.
After the files are extracted the message all files were successfully unzipped will appear.
5. Click the OK button to exit from the installer.

Upgrading Firmware Using a Serial Console

To upload a new FLASH file to the 2161DS Console Switch:
1. Connect a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software (such as HyperTerminal) to the configuration port on the back panel of the 2161DS Console Switch using the supplied serial cable. The terminal should be set to 9600 baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and no flow
2. If the 2161DS Console Switch is not powered up, turn it on now. The Power indicator on the front of the unit will blink for 30 seconds while performing a self-test. Approximately 10 seconds after it stops blinking, press the ENTER key to access the main menu.
3. You will see the Terminal Applications menu with seven options. Select option 2, Firmware Management.
4. Select option 1, FLASH Download.
5. Type the IP address of your TFTP server and press the ENTER key.
6. Type the name of the appropriate languaged FLASH file and press the ENTER key.
7. Confirm the TFTP download by typing a y or yes and pressing the ENTER key.
8. The 2161DS Console Switch will verify that the file you downloaded is valid.
9. The 2161DS Console Switch will begin the FLASH upgrade process. On-screen indicators will display the upgrade progress. When the upload is complete, the 2161DS Console Switch will reset and upgrade the internal subsystems.
10. Once the upgrade is complete, a verification message will appear on screen.

Important Information
This firmware is meant for use only on legacy 2161DS systems. It is not compatible with newer 2161DS-2 or 4161DS systems. For LDAP support on newer 2161DS-2 or 4161DS systems, please use the appropriate firmware available at
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.