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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). This is a remote update method using the iDRAC webSee more

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Symptoms

Additional update methods are available in Updating Firmware and Drivers on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers.

How to update firmware with the iDRAC9 web interface

Update Firmware Using iDRAC9

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 into the iDRAC9 web interface
  2. Go to Maintenance > System Update. The Manual Update page is displayed.
  3. On the Manual Update tab, select Local as the Location Type.
    iDRAC9 Manual Update
    iDRAC9 Update Screen
  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 file name. 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, 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.

How to update firmware with the iDRAC7 or iDRAC8 web interface

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 Firmware Update
iDRAC7 and iDRAC8 Firmware Update

  1. Log into iDRAC
  2. Go to Overview > iDRAC Settings > Update and Rollback. The Firmware Update page is displayed.
  3. On 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 file name. 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, 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.

Cause

Dell EMC

Resolution

Dell Technologies

Article Properties


Affected Product

iDRAC7, iDRAC8, iDRAC9

Last Published Date

30 Apr 2021

Version

5

Article Type

Solution