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Intel(R) Server Platform S5520UR System Firmware Update Package for 
Intel(R) Deployment Assistant, 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    : Mar 29, 2009
TO      : Intel(R) Server Platform S5520UR
SUBJECT : Release Notes for System Firmware Update Package 
                              ABOUT THIS RELEASE
BIOS   : S5500.86B.01.00.0033.03062009   Build Date :  March 6, 2009
BMC    : 34
ME     : SPS_01.
                           Support Platforms and Dependency
Intel(R) Server Platform S5520UR Processors supported: 
  Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series
Microcode update versions:
CPUID     Version      Status
0x106A5   0x0000000F   Production Candidate  (Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series D0)

On-Board Component Option ROM Versions:
IBMC Matrox VGA                : VBE BIOS V3.8SM
ICH9R/ICH10 AHCI Option ROM    : iSrc 1.18_E 05012008
ICH10 SATA SW-RAID Option ROM  : vA.08.09161344I
82575EB iSCSI Boot Option ROM  : v2.2.96
82567LM, 82571EB, 82574L,
  82575EB, & 82576 PXE Version : Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.3.27
82599EB PXE Version            : Intel(R) Boot Agent XG v2.1.30 Alpha-3

Intel(R) QPI Reference Code Version : 1.03
Memory Reference Code Version       : 1.05RC1

Management Engine Firmware Version  : SPS_01.


Production boards:
  Product		Fab Version	BMC	FRUDSR		EEPROM	HSC 
  S5520UR		Fab6		00.34	FUR_10		1.3	2.09

The following update process must be followed to ensure a trouble free update from 
the BIOS R0025, BMC00.28 releases.
1.	BMC firmware to 00.34 or later
2.	BIOS R0033 or later
3.	Manageability Engine (ME) firmware 01.01 or later
4.	Latest FRU/SDR package specific to the baseboard.
                  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 8 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" (name may be varied depends on your own customization)
1. In this SFUP package, Intel only provide batch file "WinPE21_x64_Update.bat"
for WinPE2.1 EM64T 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.

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

Known issues:
You may encounter the issue that you are no longer able to run IDA due to the 
application hanging after upgrading BIOS/BMC/FRUSDR. In this case, you can 
change to a later version of the Update by using EFI, OFU or WINPE.
                      BIOS Changes since release R033
- Add Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series D-0 processor microcode Production 
Candidate patch revision 0x04.

Issues Fixed:
- SW RAID option for ICH10R disappears when AXX4SASMOD is present
- Quad port Intel(R) 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller PXE Boot hang booting to RIS server
- BIOS Boot order changes with USB device changes
- BIOS recovery fails intermittently
- DIMM information is incorrect when DIMM population is A1/A2/D2
- HDD running in PIO mode and causing poor performance under Microsoft* Windows* 2003
- BIOS setup indicates Hyperthreading is enabled for processors without Hyperthreading support.
                     BMC Changes since release 00.34
Issues Fixed:
- Fan critical / non-critical events logged during AC cycle over night test.
- BMC 00.33 does not fully support the settings migration feature  
- Fail to send Alert Immediate command to execute a PET through LAN1.
                    FRUSDR Changes since release FRU_14
Issues Fixed:
- FRUSDR 2.0.1 Build 6 chassis type is being asked while updating the fru on petrof bay system
                    ME Changes since release
Issues Fixed:
- N/A
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Copyright (c) 2009 Intel Corporation.

A portion of this firmware is open source code, which falls under the
GPL 2.0 license.  

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