Driver Details

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Dell EMC Server PowerEdge BIOS R740/R740xd/R640/R940/Precision 7920 Rack Workstation Version 1.3.7

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 fixes Intel Management Engine issue that causes first BIOS flash update attempt to fail after 24 days of server up-time. This release contains BIOS firmware version 1.3.7 for Dell EMC Server PowerEdge R740/R740xd/R640/R940/Precision 7920 Rack Workstation.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- BIOS takes a long time to handle correctable memory errors.
- For certain PCIe slots, manual slot bifurcation may not work.
- PCIe fatal error may be reported when a particular Network Daughter Card (NDC) is installed.
- Rarely, the system may stop at POST (Power-On-Self-Test) when running reboot test in the BIOS boot mode.
- Several NVMe-related defects.
- Resolved an Intel Management Engine related issue that caused the BIOS version update to fail (fails only when the server is kept turned on continuously for 24 days since the previous AC power cycle). See the Important notes section in this Release Notes.

Enhancements
- Added NVDIMM-N Namespace support for the VMWare ESXi 6.7 version.
- Updated the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) BIOS Authenticated Code Module (ACM) to version 1.3.4.
- Updated the Intel Processor and Memory Reference Code to PLR3.1.
- To address CVE-2017-5715 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5715):
- Updated the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Processor Microcode to version 0x43.
- CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5754 are addressed by the Operating System & Hypervisor updates.
- For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/support/article/SLN308588.
- For the PowerEdge R940 servers only: Added instantaneous OCP adjustment for system configuration register values of Voltage System Agent (VSA).

Version

Version 1.3.7, 1.3.7

Category

BIOS

Release date

18 Feb 2018

Last Updated

24 Oct 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:BIOS_MGGKF_EFI_1.3.7.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:
bccd6cc6f1907802b0e4e325bca4a70b
SHA1:
2e2f8a07c29da76d660196c754563731fc4b1665
SHA-256:
806a82873779f48145dc3b4e0b383f7d02596d6be7c534b84fef527f20e66e38
File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:BIOS_MGGKF_LN_1.3.7.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:
d8d7457d716730112c657e0bb675c578
SHA1:
078f584d8aee91c314c432e1933de8667bb5e7e0
SHA-256:
193557bf54d0b27c40066038304713a802e844363f90469fb33b5f249dd4fe06
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:BIOS_MGGKF_LN_1.3.7.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:
709f6acf52d00209978318c5624c22b4
SHA1:
fe494079bb0c7346af2361c1ad947ffd4d48b275
SHA-256:
4401c69ca5a800c3fc87fe9e92edd43e5e40cd0878292187d22ed0f5f9b54a72
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:BIOS_MGGKF_WN64_1.3.7.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:
67131c8f4f89b867f6c98f69b0e43b9a
SHA1:
48c2b41f48eca6d3af5acbe2f7a0590ee79a622a
SHA-256:
1dc88b0a7eab9e2a6744940eb5715f5d4ff9329d70b5371d2d63109a345eafa5
File Format:Rel-Notes-PDF
File Name:R740R740XDR640R940PRECISION7920R_BIOS.1.3.7_RN.pdf
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 294 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:
70e9c3760fe74104bc4933040558c633
SHA1:
840d8e056beb3277b06a8fcbb54ddacd3b1694ff
SHA-256:
4f577d8f6f2b82eba1412f6773ae01e9aca0e400c3fb28db891946bbb2b2c459

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

Applies to
INFO, BIOS LOCK, R640XL, Q3AFY18
INFO, BIOS LOCK, R740XL, Q3FY18
INFO, BIOS, LOCK, 1.3.7, DP
INFO, BIOS, LOCK, FW, 1.3.7
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
An Intel Management Engine related issue that caused the BIOS update to fail is resolved in this BIOS 1.3.7 version.
- To work around this issue, AC power cycle the system or run the iDRAC RACADM power cycle command before updating the BIOS.
Warning: Running an iDRAC RACADM power cycle command while running an operating system causes an ungraceful shutdown.
- This included remedy becomes effective only after the device is updated with this BIOS 1.3.7 version.
- The first attempt to upgrade to this 1.3.7 version will fail, but the second attempt will pass if done within 24 days after the first attempt.
- For more information about this issue and safely working around this issue, see:
- PSQN SLN 309027 here: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN309027.
- Intel HSD125807 here:
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/program/design/us/en/documents/hsd125807-hmrfpo-timeout-ta-337128.pdf?asset=16254.
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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.