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Intel(R) Server Board S3420GPLX or S3420GPLC System Firmware Update Package for 
Intel(R) Deployment Assistant (3.5 or later), Intel(R) One Boot Flash Update Utility, 
The embedded EFI Shell, Windows* Preboot Execution Environment 
Intel Enterprise Platform & Services Division - Marketing
Intel Corporation
2111 N.E. 25th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA
DATE    : Nov 16, 2010
TO      : Intel(R) Server Board S3420GPLX or S3420GPLC customers
SUBJECT : Release Notes for System Firmware Update Package 
                              ABOUT THIS RELEASE
BIOS   : S3420GP.86B.01.00.0047
BMC    : v01.23
                           SUPPORTED PLATFORMS and Dependency
Processor supported:
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 3400 Series
Intel(R) Processor i3-500 series
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor G6950

On-Board Component Option ROM Versions: N/A
LSI SWRAID Oprom                	: ESRT2 A.09.08061549I
Intel(R) Matrix RAID Oprom	        :
IBMC Matrox VGA				: VBE BIOS V3.8SL
82574L PXE Version			: Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.24
82578DM PXE Version			: Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.35
82578DM EEPROM Version			: v3.1
82574L EEPROM Version			: v1.0
Management Engine Firmware Version  :


Production boards with belowing minimum BIOS/BMC version:
  Product		BIOS                            BMC	  FRUDSR		   
  S3420GPLX/LC		S3420GP.86B.01.00.0022         01.10       12

                  System Firmware Update Package Usage instructions                   
This package can be updated using one of the following methods:
 - The embedded EFI shell
 - Intel(R) Deployment Assistant
 - Windows* or Linux* operating system using Intel(R) One-boot Flash Update (OFU)
   v9.70 Build 10 or later)
 - Windows* Preboot Execution Environment (WinPE)

To Update from the embedded EFI Shell

update system firmware from Intel server EFI shell by the following steps:
- Download Intel server system firmware update package from
- Unzip package and copy all files to a folder in USB disk on key 
- Insert USB disk on key to server USB port
- Reboot server to EFI shell
- Run command "map -r" in EFI shell to mount USB disk on key
- Run command "fs0:" to change folder to USB disk on key, USB key may also mount to
  fs1:. The number of "fs" is dependent on the result of command "map -r"
- Change folder to the folder storing the firmware package
- Run command "startup.nsh" to start firmware update process

Please refer to "EFI_Instructions.pdf" in this firmware package for a quick guide to 
use the of EFI commands

To Update from Intel(R) Deployment Assistant (IDA)

The Intel(R) Deployment Assistant software is easy to use and is present on the 
"Intel(R) Server Deployment toolkit" CD shipped with the system.
User can download the latest version IDA CD ISO image from
To use the IDA CD to update the system firmware:
- Boot server with IDA CD
- Select "Get System Updates" 
- Choose one of the three options 

  . From
    Automatically downloads the latest Firmware Update Package from Intel 
    It requires Internet connection
    Enter your local IP address and proxy configuration
    Click "Next" to start the download and update process

  . From my network
    Download the latest Firmware Update Package from and copy 
    it to a Windows* shared folder
    Enter your local IP address, the Windows* file server name, and a
    Windows user name and password
    Select the firmware package in pop-up window
    Click "Next" to start the update process

  . From USB Disk on Key or Hard Disk
    Download the latest Firmware Update Package from and copy it 
    to a USB key, then insert the key into the server USB port
    Click "Browse"
    Select the firmware package in pop-up window
    Click "Next" to start the update process
  Note: The Firmware Update Package is in the ZIP file format. Do not unzip 
        before copying to a Windows* shared folder or USB disk.

To update from Windows* and Linux* or operating systems using the Intel(R) One Boot
Flash Update Utility (OFU)

Intel(R) One boot Flash Update utility can be downloaded from
and it is part of the "BIOS, Firmware Update & Configuration Utilities" for 
Windows* and Linux*. Please refer to Intel OFU user guide about the details of 
installation and usage of OFU.

Use OFU to update system firmware by the following steps:
- Install OFU on Windows* or Linux* system
- Download the latest firmware update package from
- Unzip package to a folder
- Run the following command in Windows* command line/Linux* terminal window:
  <OFU install folder name>:\flashupdt -u  <package folder name>\flashupdt.cfg
To update from Windows* Preboot Execution Environment (WinPE)

The System Firmware Update Package can be inserted to Windows* PE customized image 
for creating a bootable Windows* PE CD. User is able to update system firmware from 
customized WinPE CD by the following steps:
- Boot server with customized WinPE CD
- Run script "WinPE21_x64_Update.bat" or "WinPE20_x86_Update.bat" 
  (name may be varied depends on your own customization)
1. Exception:  The ME firmware update does not work in WinPE, OFU, or IDA.  
Please update the ME firmware only through the EFI shell.

2. The Intel(R) OFU utility is case sensitive. Therefore, when you transfer the 
Firmware Update Package using USB key from a Microsoft Windows* system to a Linux
environment, you must first extract under the Linux* environment. Otherwise, you 
will need to mount the USB key manually with ¡°vfat¡± option under Linux to avoid 
conversion from upper case to lower case and vice versa.

3. In this SFUP package, Intel only provide batch file "WinPE20_x86_Update.bat"
for WinPE2.0 32 bit solution as an example. Please refer to white paper "White 
Paper-Intel Server Utilities Procedure for WinPE.pdf" for details on building 
your own customized WinPE CD.

4. Windows PE 2.0 - built from Windows Vista SP1 32bit

5. Windows PE 2.1 - built from Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008, EM64T

                              BIOS Changes in release 47
  -  Please use EEUPDATE v5.14.57.1 or later version to update 82578's EEPROM
  -  Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor i3 series must work with Ignition ME FW
     or later version.
  -  Please clear CMOS after BIOS update to activate ME-FW 1185 or later version
     if the onboard ME version is before
  -  Please use Iflash32 version 2.6 build 15 or later version to support Microsoft*
     OEM Activation 2.0 process.

  -  Added: Software RAID OPROM update

  -  Fixed: Processor frequency incorrect when EIST disable and HT enable in BIOS
  -  Fixed: PCI slot location shows incorrect
  -  Fixed: Pass-through DMA support option still appear when populate non VT-D
  -  Fixed: 3rd party utility can not display the boot order tab.

                        Integrated BMC Changes in release 01.23
  -  Add AMI USB fix package.
  -  Add fix based on KVM disconnect feature.

  -  Get System Restart Cause command respond incorrect value. 
  -  In remote console screen showed garbage with RHEL5U4 64bit OS.
  -  Command response incorrect value when shutdown OS via press FP button.
  -  The Web display abnormally after click savebutton in Network page.
  -  Status bits error in get sensor reading response after Run Init Agent completed.
  -  Boot flags cannot be cleared after Ctrl+Alt+Del combination.
  -  Memory leak after launch/close KVM session.
  -  It prompt error message when surf the EWS with an added user.
  -  Get BMC Data Region Read command response date not correct.
  -  System can not power on after clear SDR repository.
  -  KVM mouse Calibration disable and mouse cursor do not work.

                              FRUSDR changes in release 18
  -  Added: Update the other chassis name
  -  Added: Updated the "P1 Therm Ctrl %" sensor threshold
  -  Added: Renamed "Other Chassis" to "Other Full Speed"
  -  Added: "Other Workstation" tab
  -  Added: "Other Acc Server" tab
  -  Added: "Other Perf Server" tab
  -  Added: Updated Normal Control Value from 20 to 25 for domain 0 in tab Other 
            Workstation, Other Acc Server and Other Perf Server
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Copyright (c) 2010 Intel Corporation.

A portion of this firmware is open source code.
You can download a tarball of this open source code at the following public
Intel site:

This open source code falls under the GPL 2.0 license, please see the license
at the following link:    


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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