There are a few references in these forums about flashing BIOS, BMC, and FCB.Has anyone posted a guide on how to upgrade firmware on these boxes? I see there is BIOS, BMC, and FCB firmware to be loaded
For me, FCB didn't work because I have the PIC16 instead of PIC18, but BIOS and BMC worked with a bit of trying and googling. I found this link to be very helpful: Re: Dell C6100 BMC / BIOS HELP - Cloud Services - Forum - Cloud Services - Dell Community
The useful bit for me was this:
I used ESM/BMC firmware 1.29 and BIOS 1.69. There are newer available. Dell PowerEdge C | Latest Firmware2. From Dell website downloaded Floppy ESM firmware v 1.28. (ESM - Embedded Server management - BMC)
3. Copied it to a bootable DOS Floppy .IMG image file and attached it as remote media through BMC console.
There are two folders KCSFlash and SOCFlash in that floppy. I used firmware from SOCFlash.
I do not remember exactly, but I think I flashed it with SOCFlash/dos/flash8.bat
At this poing BMC resets and its NIC has to be set to SHARED mode and IP address configured again.
4. Than power cycle the whole chassis. (After each firmware flash, the BMC has to be powered off or it will be unstable)
5. Now downloaded the Floppy BIOS v1.69, copied it to the same bootable DOS image file and attached it again as remote media.
The FBIOS.BAT would not work. Error: Incompatible ROM ID (or something like that)
You have to execute the following command: afudos 6100v169.ROM /p /b /n /c /x
The /x switch tells it to skip ROM ID compatibility check.
The BIOS flashed successfully and BMC