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Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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I am in need of updating server iDRAC card's firmware to 1.65 and the ways to do so now are updates which require you to run them on the host OS which has to be windows or Linux. I have two servers which do not have OS's on them so I can not update in this manner and it is silly for me to install or run an OS on each of these just to install a firmware update for the DRAC card. I also have four other machines where the windows exe is not updating the card because as it begins the update it fails saying the card is not there even though before it was told to move forward with the update, it identified the card and its version of firmware.

I did reference this thread already http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/blades/f/4436/t/19472174.aspx and the person who asked where they could get the image was never answered and I could really use the image to resolve my problems.

Thank you for your help.

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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Have you tried to update the iDRAC firmware through the GUI interface of iDRAC?  

That is, type in the IP address of that particular iDRAC, and through the web interface, load the firmware as shown in this (slightly older but the process is still similar) video?

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doodleface
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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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I have not done that because I do not have the image file, all I have is the exe to update via Windows or Linux and that is all I can find on Dells website. If you know where I can get the image that would be wonderful. Thank you so much for your help.

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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There is one way you can get image file from windows exe file. Follow below step to get image file and try to update through GUI

  1. Rename Windows .exe file to .zip file 
  2. Extract the .zip file to a folder
  3. Get iDRAC image file from payload folder of extracted folder (Filename : firmimg.imc)

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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That did the trick, thank you sir!

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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thanks for helping out on this question Shine!

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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You saved my day ! Thanks you!

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RE: Updating iDRAC firmware for M600 with image

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You saved my day ! Thank you!

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