Driver Details

Dell EMC Server PowerEdge BIOS M640/FC640/M640 VRTX 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 M640/FC640/M640 VRTX.

Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes
- BIOS takes a long time to handle correctable memory errors.
- Several NVMe-related defects.
- Intel Management Engine issue that causes first BIOS flash update attempt to fail after 24 days of server up-time.
- Fix does not take effect until after flashing this BIOS.
- See PSQN SLN309027 for complete detail - http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN309027

Enhancements
- 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

Version

Version 1.3.7, 1.3.7

Category

BIOS

Release date

18 Feb 2018

Last Updated

18 Feb 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Red Hat Linux
File Name:BIOS_XRN29_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:
7fff284393b683fbaa4421c7e03740ec
SHA1:
b2eee62f0453c604511445c1b14d5804b6ebb71c
SHA-256:
d6298e62e824ad8f8987bea9e3884649207234f991c0befb28e375edc0ab9389
File Format:GnuPG Signature for Linux Update Package
File Name:BIOS_XRN29_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:
03f118a21ab6f593e6261d71cb6a5c5a
SHA1:
7cc73e17bec87ac0bad29bd72e2a9996ed94940d
SHA-256:
b3b16685cb3e808a6a7b322f434ebd8aea3d55dfe8dcb133b33245a13150ae67
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows® 64-Bit.
File Name:BIOS_XRN29_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:
2fa51a3f3830a0f31811bde2b9c69cdf
SHA1:
678a63a649e1c9d572ad56f9a3854ca5614973ed
SHA-256:
ec0085eb2274324a191623e71bcc0b26ae706609cc3a65791d794dc58335f1e8
File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:M640-010307.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:
e0ae76d8d01ec36df9bb781848d3987d
SHA1:
fad10404edd41d0941110153238af01f2093f62f
SHA-256:
0ca3622a7aee6b6e763cf2e09b75b9c2c4ce4fc50926247e7716e184f1a1fc74
File Format:Rel-Notes-PDF
File Name:M640_BIOS.1.3.7_RN.pdf
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 218 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:
8e07001e602387b9cb25fdeb083e5a2b
SHA1:
d908a962543617361d7c455d21c07714a5e4c3de
SHA-256:
440c5639fa76713d426fe1bc6279953406f1d7d958d042ecaea16bce25be7b20

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

Applies to
PowerEdge M640/FC640/M640-VRTX 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.
- This included remedy becomes effective only after the device is updated with this BIOS 1.3.7 version.
Warning: Running an iDRAC RACADM power cycle command while running an operating system causes an ungraceful shutdown.
- To work around this issue, AC power cycle the system or run the iDRAC RACADM power cycle command before updating the BIOS.
- 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.