Readme.txt Driver File Contents (PE2800-2850BmcA09.exe)

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Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Firmware - v1.72

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Description:
        Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Firmware External Release

        Release Date: 02-07-2007

Contents:
        This file contains the following sections:
        * Criticality (required)
        * Minimum Requirements (required)
        * Release Highlights (required)
        * Installation (if applicable)
        * Known Issues (required)
        * History (if applicable)

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CRITICALITY
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2 - Recommended

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
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Compatibility / Minimum Requirements:

        This release is intended for PE1850, PE2800, PE2850, PE1800
                                     PE1425, PE800, PE830, PE850

        WHQL certified:         ___ Yes ___ No          __X_ Not Applicable

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RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
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Release Highlights:
        
        Includes fix for Serial Over Lan (SOL) baud rate issue
        Corrected Power Supply Units location for PE1800


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INSTALLATION
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Installation:
        Note: A flash utility must be used to program the BMC.
        Please use utility bmcfl16d.exe with the included bmcflsh.dat and 
        bmccfg.def for flashing in the DOS environment.  

        To install BMC firmware:

        1.Extract the files from a update package to a bootable diskette or 
          a bootable USB key.
           
                bmcfl16d.exe
                bmcflsh.dat
                bmccfg.def

        2. Boot the system to DOS with the diskette or USB key created in step 1.

        3. Run the bmcfl16d.exe program.

                The program will provide status prompts during the load,
                erase, and flash update process.  

        4. Verify that the program completes successfully and displays
           "Flash Completed.  Checking Revision Completed.".

        OR

        Use Dell Update Package for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)

        OR

        Use Dell Update Package for Red Hat(R) Linux

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KNOWN ISSUES
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Known Limitations:
        None.

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HISTORY
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History:
      
      v1.72:    Maintenance Release  (02-07-2007)
                Includes fix for Serial Over Lan (SOL) baud rate issue
                Corrected Power Supply Units location for PE1800
                       
      v1.68:    Maintenance Release  (09-27-2006)
                Enhances fan control to support PE2850 configured with two PERC 4 cards

      v1.52:    Maintenance Release  (03-07-2005)
                Includes support for additional Serial Mux mode 
                
      v1.40:    Maintenance Release  (08-16-2005)
                Includes change to 110v LCD warning message
                Increases processor warning threshold
                Increases support for OpenIPMI
                Additional reporting for IPMI 'get chassis status' command
                Increased tolerance of high DHCP traffic
                Replaced setting of OEM0 with ReceiveMsgQue bit in GetMessageFlag in error condition.

      v1.33:    Maintenance Release. (03-07-2005)
                2 - Recommended
                Added SysRq over Serial Over LAN (SOL) support
                BMC renew DHCP lease too soon.
                BMC may process DHCP packets for other BMCs.
                
      v1.23:    Maintenance Release. (1-21-2005)
                2 - Recommended
                Added SysRq over Serial Over LAN (SOL) support
                BMC renew DHCP lease too soon.
                BMC may process DHCP packets for other BMCs.

      v1.07:    Initial Release. (8-9-2004)
                2 - Recommended
                Initial release of IPMI 1.5 firmware.
                Includes Onboard sensor support.
                Includes SDR Repository for 1U, 2U, and 5U platforms.
                Includes FRU Inventory information.  (Serial #, part #, asset tag, etc.)
                Includes Event Receiver/Generator support.
                Includes support for Platform Event Filters.
                Includes support for Chassis Control commands.

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February 2007
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