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 PowerEdge R720/R720-xd Version 2.5.4

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PowerEdge R720/R720-xd BIOS Version 2.5.4
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BIOS_CR1RR_WN32_2.5.4.EXE

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 32-Bit
File Name: BIOS_CR1RR_WN32_2.5.4.EXE
File Size: 14.32 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:
4addde4f2a8ae9da3fc355ee059ba261
SHA1:
20150dc1e20bb949dc410137029d8862d6bb9aee
SHA-256:
a83d22627f26dcecfe23aaab8b446217a9f036109af72b19a192a1e938d7015a

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- Corrected an issue where on some platforms iDRAC was intermittently receiving invalid power values from ME and would store them as extremely high values under historical peak values.
- Removed F1/F2 prompt at the end of the POST when keyboard is not detected.
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Version

2.5.4, 2.5.4

Release date

17 Feb 2016

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.

File Format: A GnuPG file which contains a cryptographic signature
File Name: BIOS_CR1RR_LN_2.5.4.BIN.sign
File Size: 194 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:
2062b7e58cd6f2ccbccc4bee9ba5b2f4
SHA1:
780fa08098d0d82ab45afcb979672df07ffc52b2
SHA-256:
4f221f7228d84d8c1b0b415a2d1646575f61b08535b5b3e83a5c21afa3a264f4

File Format: A self-extracting file for use in 64-bit machines
File Name: R720-020504C.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:
808053aa461ee4d532912ee9f7983d9c
SHA1:
fa4cdf26c112672f81a97b6a8fa2431e43031817
SHA-256:
ea97b1b15969664b1db69f8b2798021b8d9f2d23d540e38da794ed5d8dc510f9

File Format: Flash BIOS executable
File Name: R720-020504C.exe
File Size: 3.21 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:
47a98959626d35799920057ff7f179c1
SHA1:
feea903c9f9367eceaaa8b18faab61fa1fe3867a
SHA-256:
cbc0b04353fc96efb4de74f655fe664258d73bee76dca261266802796a6762df

File Format: An archive of PDF files to provide help and procedural information to the customers
File Name: R720_BIOS_02_05_04_Release_Notes.pdf
File Size: 256.36 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:
b44b50293e9e8d7402580332661f9462
SHA1:
cd49f8ff8959b81770d9e357e1b77688d0dfa427
SHA-256:
3a7b576e67e2546abd4e360c85fcaefd08e0e6c7b05fbf5b80c12de6ba5a1b24

File Format: Update Package for MS Windows 64-Bit.
File Name: BIOS_CR1RR_WN64_2.5.4.EXE
File Size: 21.39 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:
6cfbc0b52032bbb58b897b6f445a5583
SHA1:
6b92ed7ab8853ec55c9d0e325880a0de0268b404
SHA-256:
ffc4fb74f332c6483c281e39024aedbf87d7e69f5716b149564ebb93a7770221

File Format: Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name: BIOS_CR1RR_LN_2.5.4.BIN
File Size: 79 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:
104c15084d647858f4601a5d6711c6d4
SHA1:
c761843402f36e00cf4dc39a22e9272cde029aea
SHA-256:
f65a075e4a6fce0cfb0c6079083ac75519ad9978f76b6b995eed032006a0ccad

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

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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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