You must upload the required firmware to iDRAC. After the upload is complete, the current version of the firmware installed on the device and the version being applied is displayed. If the firmware being uploaded is not valid, an error message is displayed. Updates that do not require a reboot are applied immediately. Updates that require a system reboot are staged and committed to run on the next system reboot. Only one system reboot is required to perform all updates.
After the firmware is updated, the System Inventory page displays the updated firmware version and logs are recorded.
For files with .exe extension, you must have System Control privilege. The Remote Firmware Update licensed feature and Lifecycle Controller must be enabled.
|Component Name||Firmware Rollback Supported? (Yes or No)||Out-of-band — System Restart Required?||In-band — System Restart Required?||Lifecycle Controller GUI — Restart Required?|
|OS Driver Pack||No||No||No||No|
|Power Supply Unit||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SAS Hard drives||No||Yes||Yes||No|
* Indicates that though a system restart is not required, iDRAC must be restarted to apply the updates. iDRAC communication and monitoring may temporarily be interrupted.
** When iDRAC is updated from version 1.30.30 or later, a system restart is not necessary. However, firmware versions of iDRAC earlier than 1.30.30 require a system restart when applied using the out-of-band interfaces.