Patching Dell PowerEdge servers

Patching Dell PowerEdge servers

As an admin, you know you have to do it. This section will help you with the Dell terminology for Dell™ PowerEdge server updates, where you can find the updates, and what tools to use to deploy the updates.

Dell Update Packages - DUPs

Dell Update Packages are designed as self-contained, easy-to-use programs that update a single system software element on the server - either the system BIOS, a device driver, or firmware. Applying the update package requires only that the admin execute the package directly on the running system. DUPs are available for both Linux and Windows operating systems.

Finding DUPs

Dell Support is the definitive site for Dell Update Packages - click on "Download Drivers" and drill through your system of choice.

Dell's ftp site

If you know exactly what you need, you can also go directly to Dell's ftp site. It is accessible through both ftp and http protocols.

OpenManage Subscription Service

You can also subscribe to the OpenManage Subscription Service. You will then receive DUPs in the mail on DVDs. This service is a packaging of all the latest Dell Updates conveniently shipped to your door. It also includes the Server Update Utility and Content Manager to easily manage the updates.

Article ID: SLN311150

Last Date Modified: 09/06/2018 02:58 PM

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