Michael Biglen

How-to Guide Dell C6220 BIOS|ME|BMC Update

Dell C6220 BIOS|ME|BMC Update

  1. Michael Biglen
    ver 1.3

    Flashing the BIOS of the Dell C6220 is no simple task. It requires updating the BIOS multiple times in between each step. I highly recommend you have the system on a UPS before you get started.

    To get started I make a FreeDOS bootable USB flash drive with RUFUS
    The you need to download:
    1. Dell C6220 I and II BIOS
    2. Dell C6220 BMC 2.25
    3. Dell C6220 BMC 2.53
    Copy the BIOS exe to a folder on the FLASH drive I named BIOS and renamed to BIOS.
    Copy the contents of PEC6220&PEC8000BMC225\Socflash\DOS to BMC223 folder on the flash drive.
    Copy the contents of PEC6220IIBMC253\Socflash\DOS to BMC253 folder on the flash drive.

    each item to the flash drive into it's own folder. To make it easier I named each folder BIOS, BMC25, and BMC53; respectfully.
    1. Flash the BIOS - C:\BIOS\BIOS.exe
    2. Delete the BMC logs from with in the BIOS
    3. BIOS reset
    4. Flash the BMC with 2.25 - C:\BMC223\FBB 1
    5. Flash the BIOS - C:\BIOS\BIOS.exe
    6. BIOS reset
    7. Flash the BMC to 2.53
    8. BIOS reset - C:\BMC253\FBB 1
    9. Flash the BIOS - C:\BIOS\BIOS.exe
    10. BIOS reset
    At this point with everything being updated, the BMC is moved to share NIC port 1. If you want it separate, there is a BMC option to have sharing disabled in the BIOS.

    This method seems to work great. I recommend you flash the NIC's after you are done with these steps, but I haven't noticed any performance or compatibility differences.

    1.1 Changes - Formatting and Shared port info added
    1.2 Changes - Added a file structure example and the file names to run
    1.3 Changes - Added command line switches to BMC commands