bios versions with dmidecode Jeremy_Sheard at
Thu Apr 11 12:50:01 CDT 2002

FYI...A56 is referring to your ESM (Embedded Server Management) Firmware and
NOT your Bios Revision.

Jeremy Sheard
DELL Server Support

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher McCrory [mailto:chrismcc at]
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2002 11:29 AM
To: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: bios versions with dmidecode


	I got a mailer from dell about a BIOS update for some specific 2550 
versions.  It was a problem with E?? manufactured between ? ? , upgrade 
to A56.  dmidecode only shows BIOS A06

Handle 0x0000
         DMI type 0, 20 bytes.
         BIOS Information Block
                 Vendor: Dell Computer Corporation
                 Version: A06
                 Release: 02/16/2001

I have a number of 2450/2550 servers.  How can I tell which servers need 
the update and which don't without physical access?


Christopher McCrory
  "The guy that keeps the servers running"

chrismcc at

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no 'mute rays.' And even if there were, waxed paper is
no defense.  I tried it.  Only tinfoil works.

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