Dell r710 Controller PERC 6/i

Faust Romero
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I need help to update only this firmware for Controller PERC 6/I on my Dell R710.  This is an esxi 6.0 u3. I access it through "Server Administrator". Please advise easy way to deploy update, which one I need to download form the link.
http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=F96NR
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
Only one has firmware for Windows System installation.
File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:SAS-RAID_Firmware_F96NR_WN32_6.3.3-0002_X00.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 10 MB
Format Description:Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.

https://downloads.dell.com/FOLDER01002138M/1/SAS-RAID_Firmware_F96NR_WN32_6.3.3-0002_X00.EXE

Other ones are Release Notes and Linux version.

You can download the last file, but this will create disk folder. You must create some DOS based boot CD or Flash drive, copy over files then boot server and run Update.Bat

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Commented:
This server does not have windows installed. It is an esxi server "VMware host". is that ok to used that file?
Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior

Commented:
Do you have iDRAC on this server? You can use it to update firmwares/BIOS etc.  Simply download windows version of update package and flash it from within IDRAC console. It might be necessary to update iDRAC firmware to more recent version @ first. But you do it from iDRAC console as well.
https://www.dell.com/support/article/pl/pl/pldhs1/sln292363/poweredge-server--updating-firmware-through-the-idrac?lang=en
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
Up's my mistake... :)
It's completely different story :)

Use this article:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.virtualsan.doc/GUID-DAA76B90-D388-42C7-AF51-09E0392CC851.html

or use Dariusz's advice

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Commented:
LVL 10, I do not have it. How I can get it?
Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior
Commented:
Are you sure you don't have it? Maybe it is simply not configured? You need to assing IP address to your iDRAC card as explained here:
https://www.dell.com/support/article/pl/pl/pldhs1/sln85572/how-to-set-up-and-manage-your-idrac-6--lifecycle-controller-for-dell-poweredge-11g-servers?lang=en

Author

Commented:
Forget it about iDRAC. This server is too old. I need to install the firmware version the server is asking.
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Author

Commented:
The fan on this server is spinning fast and it is being loud.
PowerEdgeTechIT Consultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Not too old. If not ordered with a higher version, it has the iDRAC Express which can utilize LCC to update firmware.

If you want a more traditional way of updating it, then download SBUU/SUU (boot to SBUU, insert SUU as repository) or use Repository Manager to create a bootable ISO.
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Top Expert 2010
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Author

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LVL 33 sound even better. I will boot it from a bootable "flash drive" the file SAS-RAID_Firmware_F96NR_LN_6.3.3-0002_X00.BIN
how can I load it through esxi?, just to know for the future.
PowerEdgeTechIT Consultant
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Tom CieslikIT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017

Commented:
There is a bat file that will load program that will ask you for BIN file
Tom CieslikIT Engineer
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Best solution provided. no more other questions from author

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