Intel® Server Board S2600ST Family BIOS and firmware update for Intel® One Boot Flash Update (Intel® OFU) Utility and WinPE*. (00.01.0016), read firmware dependencies in requirements section
- OS Independent
- Size: 33.9 MB
- SHA1: A836E025E11667C041CAF0EF844A51F6C20715A1
System firmware requirements
To update the system firmware stack to the versions included in this update package, the currently loaded system firmware stack on the system must meet the following:
System BIOS - 00.01.0015
ME Firmware - 04.00.04.340
BMC Firmware - 1.74
FRUSDR - 1.74
Failure to get to the required firmware stack, may cause unexpected results.
About this release
Support platforms and dependency
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
CPUID Version Status
0x50653 0x01000146 (Xeon Scalable B1)
0x50654 0x02000050 (Xeon Scalable H0)
The following update process must be followed to ensure a trouble-free update.
1. BMC firmware
3. Intel® Management Engine firmware
1. Package C-State only works well with Xeon Scalable Family H0 parts, for other Xeon Scalable Family stepping, C6 non-retention is hardcode from BIOS side.
2. BIOS R00.01.0001 does not support online downgrade to any Dxxx or Xxxx BIOS.
3. BIOS R00.01.0001 removed Xeon Scalable Family A1 microcode(m1350651_8000002B) and Xeon Scalable Family B0 microcode(m9750652_80000035).
4. Removed 'UpdateNvram' support for iflash32 tool for security reason of SRA bios.
5. Security revision upgrade to v0002 on BIOS R00.01.0002 will prevent BIOS downgrade via normal mode to R00.01.0001, user can use BIOS recovery mode for BIOS downgrade. Although Intel doesn't recommend downgrading firmware
6. One new production key is integrated onto R0004 BIOS, which will correct an OEM string.
7. This release include security revision upgrade to version 0004. This will prevent BIOS downgrade via normal mode to previous version with lower security revision, user can use BIOS recovery mode process for BIOS downgrade.
8. System will prevent downgrading ME from 04.00.04.288 to 04.00.04.235 or older version, if system BIOS version is R0009. This is an expected behavior.
9. Security revision upgrade to 0005 since BIOS R010, it will prevent BIOS downgrade via normal mode to previous version that with lower security revision, user can use BIOS recovery mode for BIOS downgrade.
10. Downgrading below 1.43.660a4315 is not supported due to a security revision change.
11. Security revision upgrade to 0006 on BIOS R0014, it will prevent BIOS downgrade via normal mode to previous version that with lower security revision, user can use BIOS recovery mode for BIOS downgrade.
System firmware update package usage instructions
You can update this package using one of the following methods:
- Windows* or Linux* operating system using Intel One Boot Flash Update (Intel OFU) V14.1 Build 19 or later
- Windows* Preboot Execution Environment (WinPE*)
To update from Windows* and Linux* or operating systems using the Intel One Boot Flash Update Utility (Intel OFU)
You can download the Intel One Boot Flash Update utility. It's part of the BIOS, Firmware Update & Configuration Utilities for Windows and Linux. Refer to Intel OFU user guide about the details of installation and usage of Intel OFU.
Use Intel OFU to update system firmware by the following steps:
- Install Intel OFU on Windows or Linux system.
- Download the latest firmware update package
- Unzip package to a folder.
- Run the following command in the Windows* command line/Linux terminal window:
:\flashupdt -u \flashupdt.cfg
To update from Windows Preboot Execution Environment (WinPE)
You can insert the System Firmware Update Package to Windows PE customized image for creating a bootable Windows PE CD. You're able to update system firmware from customized WinPE CD by the following steps:
- Boot server with customized WinPE CD.
- Run the WinPE_x64_Update.batscript (Name may vary depending on your own customization).
Note: The Intel OFU utility is case sensitive. Therefore, when you transfer the Firmware Update Package using USB flash drive 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 flash drive manually with the vfat option under Linux to avoid conversion from upper case to lower case and vice versa.
- To make Intel OFU utility run properly under x64 OS, you have to read Intel OFU release notes on known issues for Intel OFU installation. In this SFUP package, Intel only provides batch file WinPE_x64_Update.bat for WinPE2.1/3.0 64 bit solution as an example. Refer to the White Paper-Intel Server Utilities Procedure for WinPE.pdf white paper for details on building your own customized WinPE CD.
- Windows PE 2.0 - built from Windows Vista SP1 EM64T
- Windows PE 2.1 - built from Windows Vista SP1 or Windows Server 2008, EM64T
- Windows PE 3.1 - built from Windows Server 2008 R2, EM64T
- 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 the
Microsoft IPMI driver by:
Devicesetup.exe ¨Cv remove *IPI0001
Note: IPI0001 is the device ID for Microsoft IPMI driver.