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How to Update Firmware Remotely Using the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) Web Interface

Summary: This article provides information about updating a component firmware using the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC).

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Symptoms

This article explains how to use a remote update method using the iDRAC web interface of Dell PowerEdge servers and other products with an iDRAC.

Note: Other update methods are available in Updating Firmware and Drivers on Dell PowerEdge Servers.

Cause

Not applicable

Resolution

The instructions differ depending whether an iDRAC9 or iDRAC8 or iDRAC7 is used. Click on the appropriate iDRAC model for more information.

iDRAC9

How to Update PowerEdge Firmware Using iDRAC9

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Before updating the firmware using a single component update method, ensure that you have downloaded the firmware image to a location on your local system. The file name for the single component Dell Update Package (DUP) should not have a blank space.

  1. Log in to the iDRAC9 web interface.
  2. Go to Maintenance, then click System Update. The Manual Update page is displayed.
  3. From the Manual Update tab, select Local as the Location Type.
    iDRAC9 update screen
    Figure 1: iDRAC9 Update Screen
  4. Click Choose File, select the firmware image file for the required component, and then click Upload.
  5. After the upload is complete, the Update Details section displays each firmware file that is uploaded to iDRAC and its status. If the firmware image file is valid and was successfully uploaded, the Contents column displays a (+) icon next to the firmware image filename. Expand the name to view the Device Name, Current, and Available firmware version information.
  6. Select the required firmware file, and do one of the following:
    • For firmware images that do not require a host system reboot, click Install. For example, this could be an iDRAC firmware file.
    • For firmware images that require a host system reboot, click Install and Reboot or Install Next Reboot.
    • To cancel the firmware update, click Cancel.
    When you click Install, Install and Reboot, or Install Next Reboot, the message Updating Job Queue is displayed.
  7. To display the Job Queue page, click Job Queue. Use this page to view and manage your pending firmware updates. You can click OK to refresh the current page to view the status of the firmware update.

iDRAC8 or iDRAC7

Before updating the firmware using the single component update method, ensure that you have downloaded the firmware image to a location on the local system.

iDRAC8 and iDRAC7 Firmware Update
Figure 2: iDRAC8 and iDRAC7 Firmware Update

  1. Log in to the iDRAC8 or iDRAC7.
  2. Go to Overview, then click iDRAC Settings, and then click Update and Rollback. The Firmware Update page is displayed.
  3. From the Update tab, select Local as the File Location.
  4. Click Browse, select the firmware image file for the required component, and then click Upload.
  5. After the upload is complete, the Update Details section displays each firmware file that is uploaded to iDRAC and its status. If the firmware image file is valid and was successfully uploaded, the Contents column displays a (+) icon next to the firmware image filename. Expand the name to view the Device Name, Current, and Available firmware version information.
  6. Select the required firmware file and do one of the following:
    • For firmware images that do not require a host system reboot, click Install. For example, this could be an iDRAC firmware file.
    • For firmware images that require a host system reboot, click Install and Reboot or Install Next Reboot.
    • To cancel the firmware update, click Cancel.
    When you click Install, Install and Reboot, or Install Next Reboot, the message Updating Job Queue is displayed.
  7. Click Job Queue to display the Job Queue page, where you can view and manage your pending firmware updates. You can also click OK to refresh the current page and view the status of the firmware update.

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Affected Product
iDRAC7, iDRAC8, iDRAC9, PowerEdge XR2, PowerEdge C4130, Poweredge C4140, PowerEdge c6320, PowerEdge c6320p, PowerEdge C6420, PowerEdge C6520, PowerEdge C6525, PowerEdge C6615, PowerEdge C6620, Poweredge FC430, Poweredge FC630, PowerEdge FC640 , Poweredge FC830, PowerEdge FD332, PowerEdge FM120x4 (for PE FX2/FX2s), PowerEdge FX2/FX2s, PowerEdge HS5610, PowerEdge HS5620, PowerEdge M420, PowerEdge M520, PowerEdge M520 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge M620, PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge M630, PowerEdge M630 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge M640, PowerEdge M640 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge M820, PowerEdge M820 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge M830, PowerEdge M830 (for PE VRTX), PowerEdge MX740C, PowerEdge MX750c, PowerEdge MX760c, PowerEdge MX840C, PowerEdge R220, PowerEdge R230, PowerEdge R240, PowerEdge R250, PowerEdge R320, PowerEdge R330, PowerEdge R340, PowerEdge R350, PowerEdge R420, PowerEdge R420XR, PowerEdge R430, PowerEdge R440, PowerEdge R450, PowerEdge R520, PowerEdge R530, PowerEdge R530xd, PowerEdge R540, PowerEdge R550, PowerEdge R620, PowerEdge R630, PowerEdge R640, PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R650, PowerEdge R650xs, PowerEdge R6515, PowerEdge R6525, PowerEdge R660, PowerEdge R660xs, PowerEdge R6615, PowerEdge R6625, PowerEdge R720, PowerEdge R720XD, PowerEdge R730, PowerEdge R730xd, PowerEdge R740, PowerEdge R740XD, PowerEdge R740XD2, PowerEdge R7415, PowerEdge R7425, PowerEdge R750, PowerEdge R750XA, PowerEdge R750xs, PowerEdge R7515, PowerEdge R7525, PowerEdge R760, PowerEdge R760XA, PowerEdge R760xd2, PowerEdge R760xs, PowerEdge R7615, PowerEdge R7625, PowerEdge R820, PowerEdge R830, PowerEdge R840, PowerEdge R860, PowerEdge R920, PowerEdge R930, PowerEdge R940, PowerEdge R940xa, PowerEdge R960, PowerEdge T130, PowerEdge T140, PowerEdge T150, PowerEdge T320, PowerEdge T330, PowerEdge T340, PowerEdge T350, PowerEdge T420, PowerEdge T430, PowerEdge T440, PowerEdge T550, PowerEdge T560, PowerEdge T620, PowerEdge T630, PowerEdge T640, PowerEdge XE2420, PowerEdge XE7420, PowerEdge XE7440, PowerEdge XE8545, PowerEdge XE8640, PowerEdge XE9680, PowerEdge XR11, PowerEdge XR12, PowerEdge XR4510c, PowerEdge XR4520c, PowerEdge XR5610, PowerEdge XR7620, PowerEdge XR8610t, PowerEdge XR8620t ...
Last Published Date

19 Sept 2023

Version

11

Article Type

Solution