Critical Dell BIOS Update

Claudio De Luca claudio at serverplan.com
Tue Apr 17 14:41:19 CDT 2007


Hi all,

where i can find more info about this critibal bios update?

Thanks

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael E Brown" <Michael_E_Brown at dell.com>
To: "sebastien COUPPEY" <sebastien.couppey at buongiorno.com>
Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: Critical Dell BIOS Update


> On Mon, Apr 16, 2007 at 09:41:17AM +0200, sebastien COUPPEY wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> Is there any liveBoot CD which will update all the not up to date
>> firmware on the server ?
>
> fwupdate.com has online bios update using firmware-tools. All these BIOS
> are available.
> --
> Michael
>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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