This tutorial is for iDRAC on a Dell PowerEdge R710.
Get the latest firmware for the iDRAC from Dell Support.
Go to www.dell.com -> Support -> Drivers & Downloads -> Choose from all Products -> View Products -> Servers, Storage, & Networking -> PowerEdge -> PowerEdge R710 -> Category -> Embedded Server Management -> Dell iDRAC Monolithic Release.
The latest version as of May 18th, 2018 is 2.90.
Click on the latest driver to expand the view and then click on View full driver details.
From Available formats download the:
- Release Notes — read this before updating the firmware
- Application format file: iDRAC6_2.90_A00_FW_IMG.exe
Note: if you run Microsoft Windows on your server, you can download the ESM_Firmware file designed to run on MS Window 64-bit Operating Systems
For this tutorial iDRAC6 is being upgraded via the iDRAC Web GUI.
Run the file to unzip. The firmware file is called firmimg.d6. Read the release notes before upgrading the firmware.
Login into the iDRAC.
Go to iDRAC Settings -> Update -> Firmware Update and click on the Browse button to select the firmware file, then click on Upload.
Screen will display File upload in progress … (wait until completed!; it will take a while)
Make sure the Current Version is lower than the New Version.
Preserve iDRAC Configuration Settings checkbox should be checked.
Click Next button to proceed with the firmware upgrade or Cancel to cancel the upgrade. Click Yes to confirm.
Wait until the upgrade is complete at 100%.
You don’t have to reboot the server. Close the browser window and reconnect to the iDRAC using a new browser session.
Congratulations! You are done.