Driver Details

Dell EMC Server PowerEdge BIOS C6420 Version 1.2.71

This release contains new Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Processor Microcode to address CVE-2017-5715. CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754 do not require a microcode update. This release contains BIOS firmware version 1.2.71 for Dell EMC Server PowerEdge C6420.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- It takes too long in the memory correctable Error-Correcting Code (ECC) logging System Management Interrupt
(SMI), which impacts the Omni-Path Architecture Host Fabric Interface (OPA HFI) network performance . Fixed it by
removing the redundant data logged to Serial Presence Detection (SPD) to reduce SMI time from hundreds to several
milliseconds.

Enhancements
- Updated the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Processor Microcode to version 0x3A to address CVE-2017-5715 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5715).
- CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754 are addressed by Operating System & Hypervisor updates.
- Please see more information at http://www.dell.com/support/article/SLN308588

Version

Version 1.2.71, 1.2.71

Category

BIOS

Release date

23 Mar 2018

Last Updated

30 Oct 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:C6420-010271.efi
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 17 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:
10d564da9b1b6b1cea6d57d4d8b2d0c4
SHA1:
4cf385f8f9db32c814833e4038d4a6a102170893
SHA-256:
0ee9a42afe8d28674adb07f111f49f1158636fcbe1ea676d8136ffec7f5715ec
File Format:Rel-Notes-PDF
File Name:C6420_BIOS.1.2.71.pdf
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 293 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:
771fae368aca65e6e532fe41c89f10d7
SHA1:
dd2906541d6d434f2147c33d19d3f63cb0dd3488
SHA-256:
ae720923e609610ada7b1302f074ed271e8bbf78d5893a5e296dfd135fcab4aa
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:BIOS_9GRHT_LN_1.2.71.BIN
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 26 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:
839b0f87b971b2e5990c97cb4161a90c
SHA1:
beaa629be1bf9728c5686c8b42759562cea1087f
SHA-256:
3bea0a128782a977bd1127aec9f87a270a0e20fbde66ea7baf2d3e6013a504a6
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:BIOS_9GRHT_LN_1.2.71.BIN.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2 KB
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:
0f7fe149e44670d0bb703b5d8457e2fe
SHA1:
076cfda14679671227ef51c6c51a13f73745c458
SHA-256:
2b93b2b0a403b13958a627ad971b746eaa9c0072d59b5380dd61b31b1e327aa3
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:BIOS_9GRHT_WN64_1.2.71.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 26 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:
f64062b793b6ba24faab1be12995dbfb
SHA1:
614ac10d466e605732e6a7a6e1166e3096fee603
SHA-256:
c3561959321a56ab3ab8105e8d4a3fef752016a756f0d0c4ca27b03152998f75

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

Applies to
PowerEdge BIOS
Installation instructions
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
Important Information
If the BIOS in system has not been updated for over a year, it is highly suggested to update the BIOS to the latest version.
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.