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Before updating, please read the installation instructions and important information noted below.

Dell Server PowerEdge BIOS R720/R720-xd Version 2.0.19

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PowerEdge R720/R720-xd BIOS Version 2.0.19
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Fixes & Enhancements

== What 's new
* Support for Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processor.
* Updated Intel Management Engine (ME) binary to Rev 2.1.5. 0x81.
* Updated Intel Processor Power Management (PPM) reference code to Rev 1.25
(PPM is used when performance per Watt (OS) is selected in the system profile
settings).
* Updated Authenticated Code Module (ACM) to Rev 2.2.
* Updated Intel processor and memory reference codes to Rev V2.00.00.02.
* Updated Intel chipset configuration compliant with latest BIOS specification
Updates Rev 2.0.3.
* Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family microcode 415.
* Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family microcode 710.
* Updated iDRAC HII configurator UEFI driver to v1.45.45.
* Added 1866MHz memory DIMM support for Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processor.
* Booting to the Operating System in Turbo speed with Turbo Boost enabled and
CPU Power Management mode set to OS DBPM.
* New processor BIOS setup option 'Dell Controlled Turbo' to assist with
controlling Turbo engagement. This feature is also referred to as Dell Processor
Acceleration Technology 'DPAT'. This option is available only when a E5-2690
or E5-2600 V2 Xeon series Processor is installed and Turbo is supported and
enabled.
* New setup option to select either 'IPv4' or 'IPv6' PXE boot mode in UEFI Boot
Settings.
* New Memory Operating Mode setup option 'Dell Fault Resilient Mode '.
* Upgraded the UEFI network stack adding IPv6 support.
* New F3 hotkey in System Setup to load default settings from serial terminals.
* Improvements to the System Setup user interface.
* Added a new user interface for restoring Service Tag after a motherboard
replacement.
* Updated to ensure existing asset tag can still be carried over when 30 byte asset
tag is supported.
* To improve system memory resource allocation for GP-GPUs, the default value
for mapping of MMIO above 4GB is now enabled.
* Enhanced POST handling of certain out-of-spec PCIe cards.
== Fixes
* Corrected an issue where Virtual-APIC Page Accesses With 32-Bit PAE Paging
May Cause a System Crash.
* Corrected an issue where maximum turbo capability of Xeon processor E5-2690
CPUs can be limited when booting to certain OSs.
* Corrected an issue where system locks-up in POST after an abnormal shutdown
under Solaris OS.
* Corrected an intermittent system lock up problem when console redirection is
enabled.
* Fixed the ISC (In-System Characterization) feature unexpectedly getting disabled
issue.
* Corrected language translation problems in System Setup.
* Corrected an issue where the system hangs with all Dell supported Brocade
adapters that are using 3.2.x code base. (This issue affected Brocade BR1020,
BR1741M-K and BR825 cards).
* Fixed an error in BIOS32 INT 1A support.
* Updated SMBios to report correct LRDIMM capacity when not in the 'Optimizer'
Memory Operating Mode for a fully populated system.
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Version

2.0.19, 2.0.19

Release date

23 Sep 2013

Download Type

System BIOS

Category

BIOS

Importance

Recommended
Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
Available formats View Important Information

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: BIOS_00DWV_WN32_2.0.19.EXE
File Size: 12.87 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
2c97bf633d59f6bbe4e5593acb463b29
SHA1:
40af0bb44a9f640d28f6356fe2675b74738ccd02
SHA-256:
b179daf30a7eacc0d5530501e9dbb07f664f57944e0757779cab5738005dc960

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: BIOS_00DWV_LN_2.0.19.BIN.sign
File Size: 189 Bytes
Format Description:
The GnuPG signature for Red Hat Linux Update Package can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Red Hat Linux Update Package.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
ffa8c6ea8c54eda240bea2395ae97d02
SHA1:
dca687390416c570e1c1b4d31130883c246d3802
SHA-256:
afd8403ad918d510bbff7d033964185d85434de3a5bb51d992253f654445749d

File Format: A self-extracting file for use in 64-bit machines
File Name: R720-020019C.efi
File Size: 8.08 MB
Format Description:
This file contains compressed content that can be executed from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager. Download the file to the EFI partition on a removable media device. Insert the removable media, then reboot the system and run the program from the EFI Shell or EFI Boot Manager.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
4ddef3c7a4443030ccb518f83ea1f678
SHA1:
b417a8bcfcaa3cea03224bbc354170eb0fba3f32
SHA-256:
ad633a42f4f1d93a1fba3a6af5ba05ec9a45398eb2eb6d39e20208d37afa500e

File Format: Flash BIOS executable
File Name: R720-020019C.exe
File Size: 3.15 MB
Format Description:
This file format consists of a BIOS-executable file. To use it, download the file and copy it to a DOS-bootable USB flash drive, then boot the system to the USB flash drive and run the program.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
6a696d7d8fa8a2c78a5069e814dc0408
SHA1:
0f5653e413bf2c1f8e88b3638cc4d7a4e6008cbe
SHA-256:
df0a819e3475f01ec5455789711402bff0a0a18f29fb7dce75feedd42b95321d

File Format: An archive of PDF files to provide help and procedural information to the customers
File Name: R720_BIOS 02 00 19 Release Notes.pdf
File Size: 239 KB
Format Description:
This format consists of an archive of PDF files used to provide help and procedural information to the customer. It is necessary to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader first to view the files in this archive.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
64002d051a8f74934817f7f935a1ce57
SHA1:
31e35ebde9afc216575ebff39327cfcaf0c49e4e
SHA-256:
328aff24abf202394ca9a80c9d8b5a2432333f265afcf82d4fee495ef21a1660

File Format: External release notes
File Name: R720_BIOS 02 00 19 Release Notes.txt
File Size: 13.23 KB
Format Description:
This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
4dd91537ab144b100acdb9599901e8eb
SHA1:
76970b89949bd7c3fdb229e8bc4f7e41fe3ad64c
SHA-256:
950cb63ef52b4ca17ebe096fa5421b1e919b40d99e086d6e9a77e1ba84bb0a22

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: BIOS_00DWV_WN64_2.0.19.EXE
File Size: 20.51 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages in native Microsoft Windows 64-bit format do not require that Microsoft WOW64 be installed on the Microsoft Windows Server.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
ee57e9605703db7a4d3e83c54b5fece8
SHA1:
65cebc415946c434d8d63166e502dd121d5a3ea5
SHA-256:
61b8c3a82fe817510750dc8ebee368c7b2669f8b2736a4188fd5720e69d23337

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: BIOS_00DWV_LN_2.0.19.BIN
File Size: 10.32 MB
Format Description:
Dell Update Packages for Linux can be used as stand-alone applications that ensure that specific validation criteria are met, then apply an update.
Note: Update Packages for Linux are open source. See the Dell Update Packages for Linux Readme for details.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
f2ceab7073d38adc7c722a45d925e57f
SHA1:
620fd4034c9597756b98f9a29bd08178395691f5
SHA-256:
f7f68a35cd71fae56337e9dfd8fcb856e43531d21d23a06d249e9809af812deb

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Back-flashing to BIOS versions earlier than 2.0.19 is not allowed if Intel Xeon E5-2600 V2 processor is installed.
Server BIOS 12G
Dell Update Package Instructions for DRMK
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Update the name of the file to DOS recognizable format (8.3). If you do not update the filename to 8.3 format, the filename will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the file to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the executable under DOS. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.
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Dell Update Package Instructions for EFI
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link if you accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
You can update the BIOS using a UEFI shell bootable media, such as a USB key.
1. Copy the file to the bootable device with UEFI shell.
2. Boot the system to UEFI shell by using the bootable device.
3. Run the executable (.efi) under the UEFI shell. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

You can also load this executable directly from BIOS Boot Manager without a UEFI shell bootable media.
1. Copy the file to a USB device
2. Plug in the USB device and press F11 during POST to enter BIOS Boot Manager
3. Navigate to the System Utilities menu and select BIOS Update File Explorer
4. Select the USB device and navigate through the directory contents to find the executable (.efi)
5. Launch the executable and follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.
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Dell Update Package Instructions for Linux DUP:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Read over the release information presented by executing the "./[model]_BIOS_LX_[revision].BIN --version" command from the shell.
2. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the above step before proceeding.
3. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
4. Run the update by executing "./[model]_BIOS_LX_[version].BIN" from the shell.
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
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Dell Update Package Instructions for Windows Dup:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window.
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window before proceeding.
4. Install any necessary Embedded Systems Management firmware prior to this BIOS update.
5. Click the Install button.
6. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.
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GnuPG Signature of Dell Update Package Instructions:
Download
1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. When the "File Download" window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.
Installation
1. Import the Dell public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell Update Package by using its signature file, [model]_BIOS_LX_[version].BIN.sign

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