I got the server Dell R710 last week. I tried my best to update all the firmware of the machine.

Basically I watched Youtube videos posed by Art of Server. And I watched it before I received the R710.

The SAS disk is a clean one. When I first boot it up, I made it to be a VD, RAID 0, in the Perc 6 interface.

I installed a Centos 7 on the server to make it boot and access to the Internet.

Then I updated the following stuff.


From 3.0.0 to 6.6.0



From 1.70 (Build21) to 2.92 (Build05)



From to


After making the above three updates, I reboot the server and go into the Lifecycle interface. See below.

I also need to update the rest of the devices.

I did the following two updates on Windows 2008 R2 OS environment.

Dell PERC 6/i Integrated Raid Controller:

From 6.3.0 to 6.3.3.


Network Interface Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II GigE:

From 6.0.1 to 7.12.17


SAS HDD Model #ST9146853SS

From YS09 to YS0D



When I write this post, I also found another two versions of firmware of NIC BCM5709.

7.12.17 and 08.07.2

I am not sure if they are  working with my R710. So I just leave it as is.

David Yin

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