Intel® Server Board D50TNP Family BIOS and System Firmware Update Package (SFUP) for Windows* and Linux*

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11/16/2021

Introduction

This download contains the System Firmware Update Package (SFUP) for the Intel® Server Board D50TNP Family for Windows* and Linux* (R01.01.0004)

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  • Size: 67.8 MB
  • SHA1: 0675D9E294CBD5C753B8DE26B874FB60BC876768

Detailed Description

Overview

This download record contains the BIOS and System Firmware Update Package (SFUP) for the Intel® Server Board D50TNP Family and appropriate Intel® Server System D50TNP Family —for use with Windows* and Linux*

Purpose

Windows and Linux System Firmware Update Package (SFUP) Installation and Operation Instructions

Intel highly recommends reading the Readme and Update Instructions.txt in its entirety before performing the system update. Verifying that your system meets the documented requirements will ensure a successful update and provide the most reliable system functionality after the update has completed.

Released - November 16, 2021

This update package includes the following production-level system software updates and update utilities:

System BIOS: R01.01.0004

ME Firmware: 04.04.04.58

BMC Firmware: 2.87.be6beeae

FRUSDR: 0.38

Pmem: 2.2.0.1553

CPLD: v3P4

sysfwupdt.efi: Version 14.2 Build 11

Supported products

Intel® Server Board D50TNP Family

Contact Intel for pre-production hardware support requirements

Important notes

Firmware check is not applicable, hence updates will be triggered even when the versions in the system and in the SFUP package are same.

Do NOT interrupt or reboot or remove power from your system during the update process. Doing so may render your system inoperable.

Do NOT attempt to down rev the system software once loaded on to the system. Doing so may render your system inoperable.

All updates provided in this package are installed using the Windows and Linux operating environment only.

Do not modify any of the script files. The scripts as written will provide the most reliable update experience.

System software requirements

To update the system software stack to the versions included in this update package, the system software stack currently installed on the target server system MUST meet the following, or else the update may fail:

  • System BIOS: R01.01.0003 or later
  • BMC Firmware: 2.81.99b20e11 or later
  • FRUSDR: 0.35 or later
  • CPLDL: V3p3 or later

For pre-production hardware and software support requirements, contact Intel for details.

Pre-requisites before running Windows and Linux scripts - refer to Readme and Update Instructions.txt

Important information for the update procedure

- Windows : When startup.bat is executed from FSUP, the update order is CPLD, PMEM, BMC, FRUSDR and BIOS followed by a system reset.

- Linux : When "sh startup.sh" is executed from FSUP, it uninstalls existing sysfwupdt (if any) and installs latest sysfwupdt

from FSUP. The update order is CPLD, PMEM, BMC, FRUSDR and BIOS followed by a system reset.

- Once the Windows and Linux startup script completes the update of CPLD/Pmem/BMC/FRUSDR/BIOS, the system will reboot two times automatically, on that time the screen will be off and blue ID LED will be solid on, once the process is completed the ID LED will be off and system will turn on again.

- Due to the new structure of FW using PFR, the first time the server is rebooted once FW has been updated, will take around 18 minutes on the first reboot to conclude the update process. In that time the screen will be off and the System LED will be blinking green/amber, after the first 4 minutes the blue ID LED will be solid on. Once the process is completed the ID LED will be off and system will turn on again. After post screen the server will be rebooted a second time and will take around 3 more minutes with the screen off to conclude the update process and power on the server back.

The time to conclude the FW update process is an expected behavior and only presented on the first and second reboot part of the FW update process.

More information can be found on the Readme and Update Instructions.


General installation procedure

1. Unzip the contents of the update package and copy all files to the root directory of a removable media (USB flash drive)

2. Insert the USB flash drive to any available USB port on the system to be updated

3. Windows : Unzip the package, from SFUP directory open a command prompt or

powershell and execute startup.bat

Linux : Unzip the package, from SFUP directory open a terminal and execute

"sh startup.sh"

4. Once BIOS update process has successfully completed, system will reboot automatically and will take around 18 minutes with the screen off, after that time the server will turn on again.

5. After first reboot and post screen, the server will rebooted a second time and will take around 4 more minutes with the screen off to conclude the update process and power on the server back.

Known Issues

1. On Windows OS if the system Pmem FW and Pmem FW in the SFUP package are of same versions then ipmictl tool errors out with following message: "Error 308 - FW Update authentication failure"

Verifying updates

01. After the final update has completed successfully, reboot the system

02. During POST, hit the Key when prompted to access the BIOS Setup Utility

03. From the BIOS Setup Utility main menu, hit the key to load BIOS defaults

04. Hit the key to Save Changes and Exit the BIOS defaults

04. At the main menu verify the BIOS revision is correct

05. Move cursor to the SERVER MANAGEMENT menu and hit Enter

06. Move cursor to the SYSTEM INFORMATION Option and hit Enter

07. Verify the BMC Firmware revision is correct

08. Verify the SDR revision is correct

09. Verify the ME Firmware revision is correct

10. Configure desired BIOS Option settings

11. Hit the F10 Key to Save Changes and Exit

*CPLD Firmware version can be verified on BIOS main menu, Main->PFR

The System Software Update is Complete.

WARNING

Do NOT interrupt or reboot or remove power from your system during the update process. Doing so may render your system inoperable.

Do NOT attempt to downgrade the system software once loaded on to the system.

Doing so may render your system inoperable.

Refer to the respective Release Notes files for complete list of known issues, workarounds and detailed requirements:

BIOS: Release Notes BIOS ####.txt

BMC: Release Notes BMC ####.txt

FRUSDR: Release Notes FRUSDR ####.txt

CPLD: Release Notes CPLD ####.txt