Dell R710 ESXi BIOS update

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Hello, I have four R710 ESXi hosts running my virtual environment and I'm looking for an easy way to update the BIOS and RAID firmware. I've created a Systems Build and Update Utility boot CD and there is an option to update the firmware, however, when I put the firmware EXE in, I receive a message stating that there is no valid repository. I assume that I'm missing a piece of software that would contain a repository that the SBUU could understand. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated or if there is an easier way to update a few hosts, that would be great. Thank you.
Question by:jmchristy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Normally you download two large DVDs from Dell.

1.Dell Server Update Utility (SUU).
2. Dell Server Update Utility

Dell Server Update Utility (SUU), which is used to BOOT the server, and then you insert the large 4.6GB Server Update Utility/Firmware DVD, this scans the DVD for all firmware and updates the server.

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That was the piece of info I was missing. Thank you!

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