Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from the power source while updating the BIOS as this could harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you may briefly see a black screen.

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

Dell Server BIOS R710 Version 6.4.0

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R710 BIOS Version 6.4.0
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Fixes & Enhancements

What's New
* Intel Xeon processor 5600 Series B1 stepping microcode 0x1A.
* Intel Xeon processor 5500 Series D0 stepping microcode 0x19.

Fixes
* Corrected an issue where Virtual-APIC Page Accesses With 32-Bit PAE Paging
May Cause a System Crash.
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Version

6.4.0, 6.4.0

Release date

09 Oct 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

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: R710_BIOS_4HKX2_WN32_6.4.0.EXE
File Size: 11.29 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:
77e250388f86f21636b3b7aafb523600
SHA1:
778036c2d19b286e8f477d3e143c549fcbb4b451
SHA-256:
4c80d26384f87d399619e024a89ed8dbee5dadacd923537e616787220e6fad1b

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: R710_BIOS_4HKX2_LN_6.4.0.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:
049b7cc53e23c7a06c0bbef8bb606d13
SHA1:
c049ac37bf9e0e67712e91446162b802322459c5
SHA-256:
6d80389c65727f33402107aa217bb935fb44a95ea8403e90201adc31f9ca4457

File Format: Flash BIOS executable
File Name: R710-060400C.exe
File Size: 1.58 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:
02881fb6e184a0ad5eb30aebb1c2456a
SHA1:
1477e6700eec4f5e02e3286ccf3913819d775f26
SHA-256:
031ee5c275e8fae2ad862028c69646e1d348a1e7a9da03e35b438a16f4aa1320

File Format: An archive of PDF files to provide help and procedural information to the customers
File Name: PER710_BIOS 06 04 00 Release Notes.pdf
File Size: 258.78 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:
7c28cdc393a278b0b4b37a5e4cce4e04
SHA1:
d5a013c0ba5c3d5afe0e966cde2f515222a7dbed
SHA-256:
a7bd28fd4cffc9f5038ff35c2eacafd50891e5e9af0c0149ca52a08038967a13

File Format: External release notes
File Name: PER710_BIOS 06 04 00 Release Notes.txt
File Size: 13.57 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:
bfad3cee65bdb4ab36206d9c0989eb86
SHA1:
aaf58a236478c5aa7ecffa3340e9bfdc90714f88
SHA-256:
ee93fdd7d4f3e62ac5ed00d7f5a3c05f8e7ea2933703031921fd7fabb63f21e5

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: R710_BIOS_4HKX2_WN64_6.4.0.EXE
File Size: 18.93 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:
e34f6a6f47513d0244a4ae8d81120db9
SHA1:
196b28c3583c2c5b7c684a423e097aaa7240bdb2
SHA-256:
9a56fed492a7b7b9184f915c3d09f6fbd511a6d57e2425d4d0c493bf5494d4a9

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: R710_BIOS_4HKX2_LN_6.4.0.BIN
File Size: 8.74 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:
1b07eef8fc6e30250fefb60e7f51cc9d
SHA1:
07bbc7e707a44c07433ace5dddf6061ea317af9e
SHA-256:
19de8d0b3d2ab6e3af59abe8197ddcf39b9e56fd24fc4ad4bac816931333b083

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Additional details

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Server BIOS 11G
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 "DownloadNow" 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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