Firmware update using System Build and Update Utility (SBUU)

Firmware update using System Build and Update Utility (SBUU)

The Firmware Update module in SBUU enables you to update the BIOS and firmware versions of your Dell systems in a pre-operating system environment. This module:

  • Inventories your system
  • Enables you to select your own repository
  • Generates a comparison report
    NOTE: A comparison report is a comparison of the currently installed version of each component on the existing system with the repository component version for the same system.
  • Enables you to upgrade the system components

Updating Your System Firmware

  1. On the Dell Systems Build and Update Utility Home screen, click Firmware Update on the left pane.
    The Repository Selection screen is displayed. 
  2. Specify the location where the update files repository resides. The options available are:< >NFS ShareSMB ShareCD/DVD MediaUSBClick Continue.
    The comparison report is displayed on the Comparison Report screen.
    If the media is unavailable the following error message appears:
    Unable to recognize the media. It may be blank, damaged, or the format is not supported 
  3. Click OK and insert the media.
  4. Click Continue.
    NOTE: You can selectively upgrade components depending on your requirement. However, you cannot perform selective downgrades.
  5. Select any components that you want to upgrade and click Systems Build and Update Utility Home.
    NOTE: SBUU saves the information about the repository and the selections you made on the Comparison Report screen. These updates are applied during the actual deployment.
  6. To update your current system, click Apply/Export Configuration.
    The Configure Apply/Export Options screen is displayed.
  7. Select Apply Configuration to Current System and click Apply/Export.
    The progress bar is displayed after which your system reboots with the firmware updates configured.

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Article ID: SLN285590

Last Date Modified: 08/22/2014 03:08 PM

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