DELL RBU DEVICE DRIVER

As will be described more fully below, the EFI partition may also be used according to one embodiment to store code and files supporting remote BIOS updating. According to one embodiment, the method further includes the step of, after the replacing step, resetting the BIOS update indicator. A computer system in a network, the computer system being coupled to at least one centralized computer system in the network via a communication link, the computer system comprising: The system and method is further advantageous in that it does not require any BIOS specific code to support it, and therefore, can be implemented in the same manner for many computer systems having different firmware. The EFI partition is dedicated to the booting environment, and stores, for example operating system loaders. The updated BIOS image is received by an operating system module, such as the system management agent, and loaded into a predetermined location in the dedicated partition of storage device , such as the EFI partition, at step The updated BIOS image is sent through a network to the target computer system and placed in system memory as described above.

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Updating Dell PowerEdge BIOS from Linux

In yet another embodiment the in the retrieving step the updated BIOS is located using the storage location identifier. A system and method for remotely updating a system BIOS.

According to another embodiment, the computer system is part of a network, and a centralized computer bru on the network is coupled to the computer system by a communication link, and the centralized computer system provides the updated BIOS to the computer system via the communication link.

Click for automatic bibliography generation. The computer system is capable of receiving an updated BIOS image from the centralized computer system via the communication link, storing the updated BIOS image in a partition of the storage device, rebooting the computer system, and subsequently replacing the system BIOS with the rbj BIOS and rebooting.

The computer system includes a central processing unit, a system BIOS, and a writable non-volatile storage device. As will be described more fully below, the EFI partition may also be used according to one embodiment to store code and files supporting remote BIOS updating.

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If not, BIOS updating procedures will cease, and the system will execute a normal system reboot. According to yet another embodiment, before the computer system replaces the updated BIOS, it is further capable of retrieving devkce updated BIOS from the partition of the storage device, and validating the updated BIOS.

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The updated BIOS image is received by an operating system module, such as the system management agent, and loaded into a predetermined location in the dedicated partition of storage devicesuch as the EFI partition, at step What is claimed is: There are devicr occasions sevice which it is desirable to update the system BIOS.

A personal computer system typically includes a system unit having a central processing unit CPU and associated memory, and a storage device such as a hard disk, floppy disk or CD ROM, a display device, and an input device such as a keyboard or mouse. Dynamic nonvolatile memory update in a computer system.

Updating is also necessary if problems with the system BIOS are detected.

In addition, the BIOS will place a completion status indicator step in the dedicated partition and subsequently initiate another reboot at step The above method for remotely updating a system BIOS is possible only in computer systems capable of executing a soft reboot where the contents of the system memory are maintained throughout the soft reboot.

Following successful loading of the operating system, the user will be able to take advantage of all features and functionality offered dveice or through the operating system.

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If the flag has not been set, the system will proceed with a normal reboot step System and method for performing remote BIOS updates. On rebooting, the system BIOS will check the completion status to ensure that the update was completed successfully.

Accordingly, delll exists for a fevice system and method for remotely updating a system BIOS for these types of computer systems. This is accomplished for example by issuing a system reset command.

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United States Patent The system and method is further advantageous in that it does not require any BIOS specific code to support it, and therefore, can be implemented in the same manner for many computer systems having different firmware.

A computer system in a network, the computer system being coupled to at least one centralized computer system in the network via a communication link, the computer system comprising: Typically, both the system administrator and the remote system will include software for performing such updating functions.

Method and system for executing BIOS code in secure multitasking operating environment. This predetermined location may be any directory previously established for the purpose of remote BIOS updating, such as a utility directory or the like.

The updated BIOS image is sent through a network to the target computer system and placed in system memory as described above. For example, the system administrator and the target system may include Dell Computer Corporation’s Open Manager Software. The computer system also includes system memory associated with the CPU, which tbu consists of random access memory RAMand one or more writable non-volatile storage devicessuch as a hard disk drive.

Among many other things, the storage device contains one or more operating systems and a partition dedicated to storing code rbuu instructions for providing an interface between the operating system s and firmware.

The system and method described above enables remote BIOS updating of computers that do not support a soft reboot, and in particular of IA- 64 based computer systems. This feature, however, does not exist for many newer computer systems, including computer systems that are based on Intel IA architecture. A method for remotely updating a system BIOS of a computer system comprising the steps of: Target system includes a central processing unit CPU containing the system BIOS in nonvolatile memory such as flash memory.