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ESXi bios update on host without OS installed.

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If I have a new Dell R310 host that is going to be used for hosting a P2V virtual system, what would be the easiest way to update the bios on the host system for the motherboard and perc controller?  There is no OS pre-installed on the system so my guess is that I will need to boot it from CD and install the bios from this boot disk.

Always seems to be a headache to do it this way though.  Suggestions?

Thanks.
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This is the only way to update the BIOS from a bootable source, I'm afraid, which means you would need to shutdown the ESXi server, and update the BIOS. There is no support in ESXi to update the BIOS, unlike ESX.
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Thanks. I was hoping for an esxi option. Maybe in future releases.
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