Critical Dell BIOS Update

sebastien COUPPEY sebastien.couppey at buongiorno.com
Mon Apr 16 02:41:17 CDT 2007


Hello,

Is there any liveBoot CD which will update all the not up to date
firmware on the server ?



On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 11:56:40PM -0600, Irwan Hadi wrote:
> This is what the changelog says:
> 
> PE1950:
> http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE1950-010307BIOS.txt
> 
> DELL INC.
> BIOS RELEASE NOTES
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> System:         Dell(TM) PowerEdge(TM) 1950
> Version:        1.3.7
> Release Date:   3/27/2007
> ______________________________________________________________________
> 
> * Updated Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 series B3 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=66)
> * Updated Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5100 series B2 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=C6)
> * Added support for Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor L5320
> * Added support for discrete mapping of memory cache region
> * Added option for distributed system interrupts to minimize IRQ sharing
> * Added support for PXE boot selection on next boot using the System
>   Management Interface
> * Minor text changes in BIOS Setup
> * Fixed issue with the reporting of the number of hard disk drives
>   attached to SAS 5 controllers
> * Fixed issue with 2GB USB mass-storage devices
> * Fixed incorrect FBDIMMs refresh rate for some configurations
> * Fixed possible issue using FBDIMMs with NEC AMB
> * Fixed possible issue of system device re-enumeration after
>   power failures
> 
> 
> PE2950:
> http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE2950-010307BIOS.txt
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 
> System:         Dell(TM) PowerEdge(TM) 2950
> Version:        1.3.7
> Release Date:   3/27/2007
> ______________________________________________________________________
> 
> * Updated Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 series B3 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=66)
> * Updated Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5100 series B2 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=C6)
> * Added support for Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor L5320
> * Added support for discrete mapping of memory cache region
> * Added option for distributed system interrupts to minimize IRQ sharing
> * Added support for PXE boot selection on next boot using the System
>   Management Interface
> * Minor text changes in BIOS Setup
> * Fixed issue with the reporting of the number of hard disk drives
>   attached to SAS 5 controllers
> * Fixed issue with 2GB USB mass-storage devices
> * Fixed incorrect FBDIMMs refresh rate for some configurations
> * Fixed possible issue using FBDIMMs with NEC AMB
> * Fixed possible issue of system device re-enumeration after
>   power failures
> 
> 
> PE1955:
> http://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/PE1955-010203BIOS.txt
> System:         Dell(TM) PowerEdge(TM) 1955
> Version:        1.2.3
> Release Date:   3/27/2007
> ______________________________________________________________________
> * Updated Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5300 series B3 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=66)
> * Updated Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5100 series B2 Stepping
>   Microcode (Patch ID=C6)
> * Added support for Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor L5320
> * Added support for discrete mapping of memory cache region
> * Added option for distributed system interrupts to minimize IRQ sharing
> * Added support for PXE boot selection on next boot using the System
>   Management Interface
> * Minor text changes in BIOS Setup
> * Fixed issue with 2GB USB mass-storage devices
> * Fixed incorrect FBDIMMs refresh rate for some configurations
> * Fixed possible issue using FBDIMMs with NEC AMB
> 
> On 4/15/07, Banyan Shu Tong He <bhe at ironport.com> wrote:
> > Is there any new features in the new release?
> >
> > Banyan He
> > -------------------------------------
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
> > [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Irwan Hadi
> > Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 1:40 PM
> > To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > Subject: Critical Dell BIOS Update
> >
> > Dell just released BIOS update for PE1950, PE2950, PE1955, PE860, etc.
> > on 4/10/2007
> >
> > >From what I understand this to fix a problem that affect all dual and
> > quad core processors from Intel, which may cause blue screen and
> > possible loss of data.
> >
> > Anybody from Dell can confirm about this?
> >
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