BIOS55_BMC51_FRUSDR22/release.txt Driver File Contents (BIOS55_BMC51_FRUSDR22.zip)
Driver Package File Name: BIOS55_BMC51_FRUSDR22.zip
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
2111 N.E. 25th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA
DATE : Dec. 31, 2010
TO : Intel(R) Server Platform S5520UR
SUBJECT : Release Notes for System Firmware Update Package
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
BIOS : S5500.86B.01.00.0055.11262010 1923 Build Date : Nov. 28, 2010
BMC : 55
FRUSDR : 25
ME : SPS_01.01.02.007.0_Production
Support Platforms and Dependency
Intel(R) Server Processors supported:
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series and 5600 series
w/ <= 6.40GT/s Max Intel(R) QuickPath Interconnect Speed
Microcode update versions:
CPUID Version Status
0x106A4 0x00000011 Production (Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series C0/C1)
0x106A5 0x00000011 Production (Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series D0)
0x206C2 0x00000013 Production (Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5600 series B1)
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.09.08061549I
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 : 1.84
Memory Reference Code Version : 2.11
Management Engine Firmware Version : SPS_01.01.02.007.0 Production
Product Fab Version BMC FRUDSR EEPROM HSC
S5520UR Fab3->Fab7 00.53 FUR_16 1.3 2.11
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 17 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 support.intel.com
- 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 support.intel.com
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 support.intel.com
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 support.intel.com 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 support.intel.com and copy it
to a USB key, then insert the key into the server USB port
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 support.intel.com
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 support.intel.com
- 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. 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.
2. In this SFUP package, Intel only provide batch file "WinPE_x86_Update.bat"
for WinPE2.0 32 bit solution "WinPE_x64_Update.bat" for WinPE2.1/3.0 64 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
3. Windows PE 2.0 - built from Windows Vista SP1 32bit or EM64T
4. Windows PE 2.1 - built from Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008, EM64T
5. Windows PE 3.0 - built from Windows Server 2008R2, EM64T
6. Microsoft IPMI driver is loaded by default from WinPE CD, if you want to use
Intel IPMI driver instead of MS IPMI driver for firmware update, you can un-install
Microsoft IPMI driver by:
Devicesetup.exe ¨Cv remove *IPI0001
Note: IPI0001 is the device ID for Microsoft IPMI driver.
BIOS Changes in release R0055
- Fixed: PCIe Capabilities Register "Slot Implemented" bit is not set correctly by BIOS.
- Fixed: BIOS refresh rate is extremely slow when the Console Redirection BAUD rate is less than 115.2K.
- Fixed: Slow ISCSI boot time to operating system load.
- Fixed: Certain graphics cards can't boot with BIOS R0054.
- Fixed: PCIe Link speed changes can occur without logging a SEL event.
BMC Changes in release 00.55
- Fixed: Exiting SMASH SOL does not return serial mux to external port
- Fixed: Power unit failure sel was logged when IOH thermal trip is generated
- Fixed: Power unit failure sel is logged when processor thermal trip is generated
- Fixed: IOH thermal trip always generate 1-5-4-2 beep code and event log for power failure
- Fixed: Russian symbols are scrambled when using KVM-redirection.
- Fixed: Request to revert fan power drive received completion code C1h
- Fixed: Fail to bulid a .ima file use the RMM3 EWS OEM Customization kit under BMC 0.54
- Fixed: RMM3 customization failing with BMC54
- Fixed: Urbanna BMC cannot work if they moved the server to a new subnet and reset IP
FRUSDR Changes in release FBC_25
- Fixed: Request for pause on error for Front Panel sensor.
- Fixed: Issue regarding the GID and the Sensor Type w.r.t to SDR data on S5520UR Platform.
- Fixed: "Get Thermal Profile Data" command for fan profile 1 and CLTT should be denied.
ME Changes in release SPS_01.01.02.007.0_Production
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