Update PowerEdge Servers with Platform Specific Bootable ISO

Update PowerEdge Servers with Platform Specific Bootable ISO


This article provides information about how to update all the firmware for your Dell PowerEdge servers in one step via the ISO images (ISO-files) provided below. These include a small bootable Linux distribution and a collection of all firmware (repositories) for a specific server model. The updates are done automatically after starting the server from the corresponding image and can take up to 1 hour to complete (when running it locally or on the same physical network - remote may take considerably longer).


Note: This article is part of the Server Tutorials: Update, others methods are available here.
Note: A system restart is always required when using the bootable ISOs.
Note: For security reasons, firmware for Power Supply Units (PSU) is not included in the ISO file. When updating a power supply it is important to wait for the automatic restart and not try to restart manually. How to update a PSU is explained in this article.


Table of Contents

  1. How to use the bootable media / ISO?
  2. List of Update Repositories
  3. The Update Process in Pictures
  4. The Update Process in Video

1. How to use the bootable media / ISO?

1. Download the image corresponding to your system from the list of Update Repositories below.

2. Determine the method you want to use to boot from the image:

3. Restart server and boot the system from corresponding media


2. List of Update Repositories

PowerEdge Server Generation 14

Note14G Bootable ISOs contain BIOS versions that address Dell EMC Server Security Notice for Intel-SA-00233

Tower

Rack

Blade

PowerEdge Server Generation 13

Tower

Rack

Blade

PowerEdge Server Generation 12

Tower

Rack

Blade

Generation 11 & PowerEdge Clouds

Platform Specific Bootable ISO’s are not available for PowerEdge 11G or PowerEdge C servers. If you require a Bootable ISO, Dell EMC Repository Manager (DRM) can be used to create a Smart Bootable ISO for these platforms. For full details on how to use the Dell EMC Repository Manager please consult this article.



3. The Update Process in Pictures

  1. When the Boot Options are shown, select the first option to start the firmware updates.

  2. Now the Linux distribution is loading

  3. Then the firmware update process starts and can take up to 1 hour to complete (Do not reboot before!)

Note: Error messages may appear when the media tries to update components which are not installed in your system. This behavior is normal as the media attempts to update all components that might be installed in the specific server model. The update will continue anyway.
Note: After all firmware updates are done the system shows a message that a warm reboot is required.

The Update Process in Video

The following video shows how to update a PowerEdge Server using the Platform Bootable Support Image. The following video is hosted on YouTube.





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Article ID: SLN296511

Last Date Modified: 07/19/2019 05:11 AM


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