Update Dell iDRAC firmware using iDRAC web interface

This article explains how to update the dell iDRAC firmware via the iDRAC web interface. This is particularly useful if you running a non-windows OS on the Dell server e.g. VMWare ESXi.

Download the firmware update file

You can download the firmware from here…

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/systems-management/w/wiki/3204.dell-remote-access-controller-drac-idrac.aspx

You want to download the hard drive version

Extract Downloaded File

Extract the downloaded file. The key file is highlighted below

 

Upload Firmware Update to idrac

Logon to the idrac and go to “remote access” and “update.

Upload the firmware update file (in this example firmimg.d6)

Select next to install the update.

Wait until complete.

If you now close your browser and reconnect to the idrac you will see it looks very different!

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