Article Number: 000141811
The Dell Nautilus Firmware Update Utility is flexible and easy to use as it contains all the latest, relevant firmware updates for hard drives in your Dell server. To use the utility, all you need to do is follow these three steps:
Download the latest version, which is a self extracting zip file, from the Dell Drivers and Downloads page
Once you have downloaded and extracted the file, you should run the UsbMake.exe file, located in the folder you extracted the files to, which gives you the option to create a bootable USB stick, or a bootable image which you can either mount as a virtual drive or burn to a CD/DVD to boot from. Choose the option that best suits you.
Boot from the media you just created and follow the onscreen instructions.
Download the EFI Hard Drive Firmware Update Utility from Dell Drivers and Downloads page
Execute the downloaded file to start the self-extractor
Insert USB drive into system that the files were extracted to
Browse to the extracted files and run USBMake.exe as Administrator by right clicking on the file and choosing 'Run As Administrator'.
If your USB drive is not listed click 'Find USB Drives' then select your USB drive and click Install to USB Flash Drive (this will format the USB drive)
Once the file copy to the USB drive is completed Exit the USBMake utility
Connect to the target server's iDRAC and open a remote console session
Connect virtual media and map the USB drive (depending on your iDRAC firmware the location of the virtual media may differ)
Reboot the target server and press F11 to enter the Boot Manager
After entering the BIOS Boot Manager select UEFI Boot Menu
Then select Virtual Floppy Drive (mounting a USB drive through the iDRAC uses floppy emulation)
If there is no user interaction the firmware update utility will load automatically
Once loaded press Update Firmware to begin the update process
Once completed the results will be displayed, at this time you can exit the utility and reboot the target server by pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL or, if using the iDRAC console, selecting Power | Reset System (warm boot) from the console menu options.
22 Aug 2022