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

Dell EMC Server PowerEdge BIOS R440/R540/T440 Version 1.2.11

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This release provides continued code optimization to improve stability & performance. This release contains BIOS firmware version 1.2.11 for Dell EMC Server PowerEdge R440/R540/T440.
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Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Mitigated the security vulnerability CVE-2017-5706 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5706 ) details anticipated to be published November 20, 2017.
- Mitigated the security vulnerability CVE-2017-5709 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5709 ) details anticipated to be published November 20, 2017.

Enhancements
- Updated the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) BIOS Authenticated Code Module (ACM) to version 1.3.3.
- Updated the Intel Processor and Memory Reference Code to PLR2.
- Updated the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Processor Microcode to version 0x2C.
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Version

1.2.11, 1.2.11

Release date

20 Nov 2017

Download Type

System BIOS

Category

BIOS

Importance

Urgent
Dell Technologies highly recommends applying this important update as soon as possible. The update contains critical bug fixes and changes to improve functionality, reliability, and stability of your Dell system. It may also include security fixes and other feature enhancements.
Available formats View Important Information

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: BIOS_DT5JM_WN64_1.2.11.EXE
File Size: 25.87 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:
99c54eeabd823d6adfd492b9e34934e3
SHA1:
49ff521bc0660f3b21b8ab478d000734c7a35378
SHA-256:
c31778f806b73a4b48561d051aaaab9004e5612b1c2d443dda68c23eb7b1d16b

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: BIOS_DT5JM_LN_1.2.11.BIN.sign
File Size: 226 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:
6cfbead48217e9f581c003e4b39575a7
SHA1:
180bffe7f54640215ed905c477c67032d0f50771
SHA-256:
cbe05f93a3f0229c446141b2a3897be925387e0af700acdceff9310af3c68598

File Format: A self-extracting file for use in 64-bit machines
File Name: BIOS_DT5JM_EFI_1.2.11.efi
File Size: 17.68 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:
c8437129d1d1a00cdb02f18aa0d20d7f
SHA1:
d6ad057f159c7c8c066fcf3fd6fd9f86b8b82827
SHA-256:
41518cbcf7ca8bffa812844559c2f799574a1abf923d0800a348e10d3d11136f

File Format: An archive of PDF files to provide help and procedural information to the customers
File Name: R440R540T440_BIOS.1.2.11.pdf
File Size: 147.65 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:
f25a90df8f2b4f7f794f4edd1f7ba4ca
SHA1:
a7b00265e5a23a59db7cb7d6c4c20ac6a1a8dd4a
SHA-256:
b161af37d8cf02e8b764d824aeea0cd0359121a41fa8234b0d902583e69eddb1

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: BIOS_DT5JM_LN_1.2.11.BIN
File Size: 26.29 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:
daf99991cb9bb61c625917217265ea8f
SHA1:
bf24e57c4d3d1fc092b90598bbf78ccad3b78aeb
SHA-256:
d4f644f5ca34d179f90c775964c993ed09ca756ead1dc83cd2def15e88ccd75f

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If the BIOS in system has not been updated for over a year, it is high suggested to update the BIOS to the latest version.
PowerEdge BIOS
Dell EMC 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 EMC 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 EMC 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 EMC 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 EMC public key. (You only need to do once on your system.)
2. Verify the Dell EMC Update Package by using its signature file, [model]_BIOS_LX_[version].BIN.sign

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