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IBM uEFI Flash Update for IBM x3650 M2 running Windows 2008

04 Apr

In trying to fix a hardware issue on an IBM x3650 M2 (server repeatedly had a blue screen “Hardware Error – 600”), I downloaded the latest firmware available for the server from IBM website.

IBM provides a complete Readme file with all information on the firmware fixes and the installation process.

So typing at the command line with administrative privilege in your Windows 2008 server session:

ibm_fw_uefi_d6e150c-_windows_32-64.exe (assuming you are already in the right path where you downloaded the firmware) gives you the following GUI:

You are required to enter a username/password which is actually: USERID/PASSW0RD (note that it is “zero” not the letter “O”) and to start the firmware install.

The wizard then shows you the installation progress as follows:

IBM Command Line IMM Flash Update Utility v1.11.03

Licensed Materials – Property of IBM

(C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2009,2010 All Rights Reserved.

Refreshing LAN-over-USB IP address. This may take several minutes.

IMM LAN-over-USB device driver enabled successfully.

Warning: LAN-over-USB IP address is not working on default IP address.

Attempting to discover the IMM(s) via SLP.

Successfully discovered the IMM via SLP.

Connected to IMM at IP address 169.254.95.118 now.

Update package firmware type: uEFI

Update package build level: D6E150C (this is the firmware version I downloaded from IBM website)

Target’s current build level: D6E128A (this was the firmware version running on my server)

The IMM is preparing to receive the update.

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Update complete.

Firmware flashed successfully

There is some few things to do before you run the Flash Update (like setting an IP address for the IBM USB RNDIS card), please refer to the Readme file.

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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Hardware, Windows 2008 R2

 

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