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Firmware and Driver update catalog for Microsoft HCI Solutions from Dell Technologies

Summary: This knowledgebase article provides the location and instructions to download the update catalog for Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes.

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The Microsoft HCI Solutions from Dell Technologies are built on the AX nodes. These servers are validated regularly for any component firmware and driver updates. These updates are available in the KB article 126014: Support Matrix for Microsoft HCI Solutions. This list of updates is available as a catalog package that can be used with Windows Admin Center(WAC), iDRAC, OpenManage Essentials, or OpenManage Enterprise. Download the corresponding component Dell Update Packages (DUP) to a local repository. This article provides the location of the update catalog, steps to download and update HCI cluster using the catalog.



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Procedure to download the update catalog

  1. Download the catalog file from
  2. Extract the catalog file using tools such as WinZip, 7Zip, or Gzip.
  3. Use Dell Repository Manager to download the catalog contents to a local repository for offline updates.
  4. Use Windows Admin Center (WAC) with Open Manage Integration for Windows Admin Center (OMIWAC) for online updates to update cluster.
Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node Operations Guide for managing and monitoring Ready Node life cycle provides the steps to perform a cluster aware update of the firmware and driver components.

Note: Following Dell update Packages(DUP) are excluded from the Azure Stack HCI Catalog, as these are not part of enterprise catalog.
Component Type Category Software Bundle Minimum Supported Version
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD 9N4DH 1.0.6 -   AX-640
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD G65GH 1.1.4  -  AX-740xd
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD N8V43 1.0.6 -   AX-6515
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD KY5NN 1.1.12 - AX-7525
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD 1GW62 1.0.10 - R440 Ready Node
CPLD Firmware DUP CPLD R13D8 1.0.4  -  R740xd2 Ready Node

Article Properties

Affected Product

Storage Spaces Direct R640 Ready Node, Storage Spaces Direct R740xd Ready Node

Last Published Date

19 Dec 2022



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