Driver Details

Dell EMC Server PowerEdge BIOS R740/R740xd/R640/Precision 7920 Rack Workstation 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 R740/R740xd/R640/Precision 7920 Rack Workstation.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- N/A

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

22 May 2018

Last Updated

24 Oct 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:BIOS_MDR7V_EFI_1.2.71.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:
b3a7f35ab16acd9d2a1e0ba27a6ac509
SHA1:
2ea2ef7191cfa82c89a6b515696341ad5a5d5a6a
SHA-256:
df53eeb4488ddca0b8eed806a6b14a110ecb2db1e22d8bbd6f4f4e82c4dc11a6
File Format:Rel-Notes-PDF
File Name:R740R740XDR640R940PRECISION7920R_BIOS.1.2.71.pdf
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 167 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:
10a61732da378f307d87235fd9b2ae7b
SHA1:
4b3f8934990eb9f75b488143c95df93d831b0355
SHA-256:
356096cc2962b6fd16031729c00ba799c4d21e4fa6e1a31cf6abe1133bcc68ec
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:BIOS_MDR7V_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:
60668bfdf8370bab21d58d8b81aa9327
SHA1:
34fcd2b7c43283c8b15ddf0faccb000f56f422b9
SHA-256:
e928f41cde240f4370df67631e759a4fcf832a45fc319996891bcd88e0228877
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:BIOS_MDR7V_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:
530f3c6df6eefe3bb06ac107e60d4666
SHA1:
f33401c0c364cb0594ab6f17a6f2a07ababc9384
SHA-256:
c0ebdafc0a38475958b6253addebc6fa8bbbed895532e8a60ec29eca6eaa3997
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:BIOS_MDR7V_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:
e52aeecb324a8168a9b6e8d41a293538
SHA1:
50c106c85f65f330411824ecd4610a57f9ce212c
SHA-256:
6bb74cf36d09c067ce92367de7f355a836414422c93de36d23bf6245b191c946

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.