BIOS Upgrade

This is how I went about upgrading the BIOS of a Dell PowerEdge R710 server. The same process should be applicable to at least other Dell servers.

-- ChrisCooke - 16 Sep 2011

Find your BIOS update

  • Visit
  • "Select a product" and choose "Drivers & Downloads" - you can do this in either order.
    • To select a product, either choose your machine's model or enter the machine's service tag.
  • You should now be faced with a list of the most recent downloads. Click "View all".
  • Choose a likely-sounding Operating System from the list. Some variety of Redhat Enterprise Linux, for instance.
  • Go down to the "BIOS" section.
  • to be continued
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