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Updates for r720xd

Hello,

I recently upgraded the Firmware and Lifecycle Controller Firmware on my esxi hosts to 2.65.65.65. My BIOS version is on 2.5.2. My goal is to upgrade my Esxi hosts from 6.0 to 6.5. my questions are:

1.) Is that BIOS version sufficient?

2.) How do I find the version of drivers and firmware for my NIC cards so that I can make sure that they will be compatible with 6.5?

Thanks.

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Hello,

 

You can refer to this page from VMware https://dell.to/2Mymbzo for their compatibility guide. Referring to the guide, you will need 2.5.4 BIOS version. 

 

For cards, you may need to search in the guide and check for driver downloads and firmware versions within the page.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.


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654

I'm showing that the latest BIOS version is 2.9.0. Am I safe to update straight to that version?

650

As your current BIOS version is released 5 years back, I would recommend incremental upgrade of BIOS rather than updating it straight. You can try 2.6.1 and 2.8.0 first. I would also recommend to update iDRAC FW also along with BIOS.


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DELL-Shine K
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Hi,

the 2.5.4 version will be the 100% supported version but the next versions souhld also work (they contain all previous fix). There is no reason that the lastest bios version not work but in that case you could apply a rollback if needed. Moreover the compatibility matrix is not necessarily up to date.

 

For your network card you have to search on this compatiblity list using the network card vendor name.

 

Hope that help.

 


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648

Stephane,

Are you saying that I would be safe to update to 2.9.0 from my current version?

647

What is the current idrac firmware version and where do I find it?

641

You can find download iDRAC FW from below location. If you scroll down on the page you will also get an option to see previous versions which can be used for incremental updates if required.

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-uk/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=0ghf4&oscode=ws8r2&productco... 


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Hello,

When I attempted to update my BIOS version to 2.5.4 through the Lifecycle Controller, I got an error "Unable to verify package signature.SUP0525. Recommended action: Download the latest supported Update Package from your service provider and retry the operation." The file I attempted to use was BIOS_CR1RR_Win64_2.5.4.EXE. Did I download the wrong file?

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Hi,

 

It may seem that the Lifecycle controller is out of date. It's recommended to update the Lifecycle Controller then BIOS.


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