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This tag is for questions related to the ROM BIOS of a computer, which may contain only elementary basic functions of a device and may only provide services to higher-level software. Firmware such as the program of an embedded system may be the only program that will run on the system and provide all of its functions.

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Possible iDRAC issue; "Unrecognized Post Code", loud fans, blinking button

I have a Dell PowerEdge R530 server, which I've had for at least a few years now. All of a sudden a few days ago, the fans got really loud, as if it were rebooting, then after some time would quiet ...
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MegaRAID LSI SAS-9266-8i no RAID6 available after flashing firmware

Dear Good People of serverfault.com, I flash my MegaRAID LSI SAS-9266-8i RAID controller with latest Mega Firmware found here broadcom.com using storcli64. Everything went fine However, it seems there ...
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Download Switch-Firmware checksume from hp via curl

i backup Switchconfigurations and the Firmware via expect-script to a linuxhost. After download i want check the md5 to be sure that the transfer & firmware itself had no changes. Is there a way ...
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Looking for Firmware for Oracle Dual 40 Gb Ethernet Adapter

I purchased an Oracle Dual 40 Gb Ethernet Adapter - documentation here. The card was sold to me as pure Intel. I realised it was OEM after I installed the card and checked it on Linux, but meanwhile ...
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Updating iDRAC firmware via Lifecycle Controller and USB

A previously working iDRAC under a R720 server running RHEL 7 became borked when attempting a iDRAC firmware update via racadm. I used my Dell Service Tag to obtain the correct firmware file for this ...
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Avago/LSI flash tool does not detect SAS card

I'm trying to reflash my LSI 9300-4i (M1210) RAID card but hitting a wall. First of all, my BIOS detects the card as shown here: And then I've tried booting DOS, Windows 10, and EFI shell. When I ...
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LSI IT vs IT_ACM firmware

I purchased an older LSI 9300-4i card and before I put it into production I want to flash the latest firmware. In addition to IT vs IR flavours of available firmware, there's also an IT vs IT_ACM ...
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How does hardware RAID handle firmware updates for the underlying drives?

My SuperMicro X13SAE has hardware raid for the three m.2 NVME drives that it supports. My question is how does it handle firmware updates for these drives? If the drives aren't being exposed to the ...
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zfs pool with slow speed on SAS drive with high latency

We have 3 servers in a gluster pool. Each computer's spec is (Advance STOR-2 Gen 2 at OVH): AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 3700 - 8c/16t - 3.6 GHz/4.4 GHz 6 x 14 TB disk (WD DC HC 530, using CMR technologies) ...
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Cisco UCS C220 M4 PSU Fault In Diagnostics

Hello fellow Sysadmins. A C220 M4 with the latest recommended firmware I am working on displays the following fault messages on latest version diagnostics at Server Health: PSU1 PSU1_PWRGD: Power ...
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Intel® iSCSI Remote Boot Intel X540-T2

I have an Intel X540-T2 Dual port 10GB Ethernet adapter. DEV ID: 8086/1528 I am trying to setup a workstation to boot from a SAN using iSCSI. Everything I have read about this card says that Intel® ...
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Flash Crucial SSD firmware through PERC 730P Mini RAID controller

We've got a number of Crucial drives in Dell r630 servers with PERC 730P Mini RAID controllers that need their firmware updating as they're still on version M3CR032 with the known issues. The servers ...
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Cannot find/update firmware for IBM x3650 M2

I am trying to revive an old IBM x3650 M2 server, but am running into trouble with IMM/IPMI related to the FW being almost as old as the server itself. Server is from 2010, firmware is from '09 (UEFI) ...
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Show raid controller firmware version from Linux

I'm trying to find out the firmware version of my RAID controller on CentOS 7.9. Here is my RAID controller : # lspci -d::104 -m 02:00.0 "RAID bus controller" "Broadcom / LSI" &...
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LTO6 drive asking firmware update but does not accept it

I recently pulled an ibm LTO 6 fh fibre drive from a library and was using it in standalone mode in a windows 10 pc where I use other sas drives. It was working just fine. Yesterday I turn it on to ...
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Defining IP Address for catastrophic DNS Failures - ILO / Lights Out Management

When a new server is plugged into a DHCP / dynamic network then it will get an IP. But I want to be sure that I can access this if the DNS goes down. Therefore I would assume I need to setup as a ...
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Is ingress filtering described in RFC2827 implemented in most routers? How does such implementation look like?

RFC 2827 describes the idea of ingress filtering that is meant to deal with DOS attacks that utilize IP spoofing: An input traffic filter on the ingress (input) link of "router 2", which ...
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How do I upgrade Firmware on Cisco SPA50X VOIP Phone?

I downloaded the latest Firmware for my Cisco SPA504G. However, the usual .exe file used to perform the upgrade was not bundled with new firmware. Nor did the release notes provide any clues about how ...
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Safe to do firmware updates for multiple items at same time using SUU on Dell server?

I've run SUU on an older production server that I recently became responsible for (PowerEdge R730) and it has many different firmware updates listed. Is it save to just click the upgrade button or ...
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QNAP TS-228 u-boot firmware

I am looking for somebody with a functioning QNAP TS-228 (32 bit; non-a version). I had a firmware upgrade gone bad and the firmware got corrupted. I have a usb ttl so I managed to connect to serial ...
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How to upgrade APC Rack PDU?

I have an APC Rack PDU AP7920 (hardware revision B2, manufactured 07/21/2012). When I log in via telnet I get: American Power Conversion Network Management Card AOS v3.3.4 ...
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Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer (Debian)?

0 I have a laptop that I installed Debian(buster) onto that has no GUI also known as (CLI). But for some reason, I can't install firmware-b43-installer it comes up with this error E: Unable to locate ...
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ASMB8-IKVM firmware update

I'm trying update firmware that there is 1.08 to more recent, I look in site official but not gotch result, all versions are defined with "unsuccessful" in verifying the firmware image ...
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Firmware updates for HP DL360 G5 server [closed]

DL360 G5 firmware update (BIOS, iLO, etc): From where it should be taken? Most existing links to the HP portal are broken. Update: HP has moved to new portal (reason why links are broken). However, ...
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How do you determine which HP switch firmware is most appropriate?

We have a few HP 3810M switches, and I know the firmware is not up-to-date. However, when looking at the firmware list there are several different "current" versions. For instance, all ...
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Dell R510 can't access Lifecycle controller

NB: I've checked How to upgrade iDRAC firmware and BIOS of Dell PowerEdge R510? -- they are much further along in that they have LifeCycle controller working and just had an issue with the filetype. ...
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Know which firmware my linux kernel has loaded since booting

On routinely updating my Debian system, I've never took the time to pick which firmware packages I do really need; basically I have them all installed, and always up-to-date. I've been wondering how ...
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Dell Poweredge R710 “System Services update required”

We just bought a refurbished R710 and upon trying to boot into the system services, it said that system services was disabled, so we booted into the iDRAC6 configuration utility and enabled the system ...
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cat an file programs fail to acess a file but vi works properly (Debian)

I have getting some problems with my system after a bad reset via ctrl+alt+del. Since then errors related to ACPI and ata6 are reported. Trying to get a solution to this (in a savage way:I am n00b), I ...
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I'm getting Permission Denied when redirecting output from CMD to a text file using the logitech_dfu tool

I've gotten this output using this command you see here from the Logitech instructions, and using the ">" operator before the file names in said command. It errors, and does not place anything in the ...
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HPE ProLiant Firmware Update (SPP vs. iLO ROM Flash)?

What is the exact difference between a Firmware-Update of a HPE ProLiant Server via the SPP Service Pack which is around 7GB big and the iLO ROM Flash which is around 30MB. So there must be a big ...
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Flash firmware on a Micron OEM SSD (P400m)

I have a 100 GB Micron P400m SSD from an EMC VMAX array. The sector size is 520 or 528 bits. I can identify the drive with everything via the tools from Micron, but it refuses to download the firmware ...
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Debain 10 - Installing kernel 5 from backports

I tried to install kernel 5.x from backports in a frsh installed debian 10 and I failed because I have a 10G NIC: echo deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main contrib non-free > /...
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Exception during the UEFI preboot environment. DellFormsProcessorDxe.efi

While booting a Dell PowerEdge r720, UEFI crashes, making it mostly unbootable. This exception occurs after pressing F2 to get to "F2 System Setup" which means getting to the menu to switch back to ...
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Intel microcode not updating, where do I look to see what's failing?

I've rebooted the server multiple times for kernel updates, but the microcode doesn't update. I've tried manually initiating it with echo 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/microcode/reload, etc. steps. ...
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Is it safe to upgrade the IPMI/BMC firmware on a running Supermicro server?

We have two important production servers on (fairly ancient) Supermicro X8DT6 motherboards. I've never updated BMC firmware before, but I'm keen to see if we can get some HTML5 kvm consoles running on ...
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SG500 Boot Code Upgrade

I am trying to upgrade one of my switches it is an SG500 boot code 1.3.0.03. I have tried to tftp boot code 1.3.5 up to the switch but the tftp keeps giving me server aborted file not found. File is ...
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How to find Dell firmware versions through powershell

Looks like my newer servers are immune to this: #Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\CIMV2\Dell -Class Dell_CMApplication -Filter "componentType = 'FRMW'" -ComputerName "localhost" | Select name,version ...
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HP iLO 4 firmware update failure, stuck on "Checking HP Secure Digital Signature" and 1% flash progress. Stuck on firmware 1.51, ProLiant DL360p Gen8

I am trying to update the iLO 4 firmware on a HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8. It's a VMHost, running VMware ESXi, 5.1.0, 2323236. The VM's it runs are Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. It's currently ...
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What app in Dell firmware update actually writes the firmware to disk?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R710 server, fitted with Hitachi HUS156045VLS600 450Gb SAS drives. Unfortunately the disks are running NetApp NA02 firmware. I'd like to apply Dell E770 firmware so the ...
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Installing a WD Red NAS drive on a bare metal Freebsd 11.2 machine with ZFS

WD Red NAS drives come with built in firmware (NASware 3.0). If the drive is not going to be used in a conventional NAS device, such as a Synology or FreeNAS machine, are there any special procedures ...
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Checking GPU firmware

In a solution of GPU in Cloud (with OpenStack) where the VMs can access the graphic cards via PCI-passthrough, we want to be sure no malicious person changed the firmware of the GPU from inside a VM. ...
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Flashing (R530 onboard) Dell PERC H730 mini to IT mode?

Can I flash the firmware of the onboard PERC H730 mini (rebranded LSI) in a Dell R530 server? Right now, I have it in pass-through mode, which works fine, but FreeBSD doesn't get any SMART data. With ...
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Upgrading firmware for a PERCH700 RAID card on an old Dell Studio XPS 9100 desktop, running CentOS 7.5 [closed]

I run a home media server on an older Dell XPS studio 9100 desktop with a Dell PERC H700 RAID card. I've been trying to upgrade firmware on the perc card and I haven't been able to, always get: [...
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Incompatible drivers on IBM SAN due to different firmware. Can I flash it?

I had to change a drive in my IBM DS3512 SAN, I bought it by model (Seagate model) and not by IBM FRU code. I tried to put the drive but it fails with error "incompatible drive". I saw that the model ...
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Recover HP switch from failed firmware update

I have a HP V1910-16G (JE005A) switch which I decided to update the firmware on. I've downloaded the latest software package from the HP website (https://h10145.www1.hp.com/downloads/SoftwareReleases....
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Is it possible to copy the firmware from one SUN server to another SUN server?

There is no valid account for the oracle support site. I could not download the latest release. V440,Sun Fire V440 and Netra 440 Flash PROM Update POST 4.30.4.a OBP 4.30.4.a OpenBoot 4.30, https://...
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Second-hand Linksys WRT1900AC - security concerns? [closed]

I purchased a second-hand Linksys WRT1900AC wireless router from some guy online. Is it safe to just hard-reset, plug in and configure? As far as I understand, it is a highly-customizable device ...
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Dell R610 idrac upgrade

Recently I found out that iDrac has security issues here and according dell is not supposed to be connected to internet. I'm trying to upgrade it's firmware so I downloaded bootable iso from https://...
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Dell UEFI0023: Bios is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because it is not responding

After updating firmware on a Dell PowerEdge R730xd we received the following error message: UEFI0023: BIOS is unable to send the End of POST message to Management Engine because the Management ...
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