DELL EqualLogic FS Series Firmware V2.0.6740 released

DELL EqualLogic

Today DELL released the new firmware version for their EqualLogic FS Series. This release fixes several bugs and performs a BIOS update

BIOS Update for FS7500 controller Nodes

Dell recommends that a new BIOS update to be applied to FS7500 controller nodes.

BIOS v6.3.0: This cumulative BIOS update is packaged with previously released fixes and also corrects the following issues: Potential Multi-Bit Errors and machine Check Errors resulting from Intel erratum BD123 with C-states enabled, averting possible system hangs at POST during memory initialization.

Dell EqualLogic FS Series Firmware v2.0.6740 contains some key maintenance fixes and adds support for the following features:

  • Performance improvements for single stream CIFS and NFS transfers via 10GbE, resulting from NIC (Network Interface Card) updates.
  • Updated BIOS (v1.3.0) and BMC (v1.4) firmware: BIOS and BMC firmware will be automatically upgraded during service pack installation. Controller reboots will take slightly longer while the BIOS and BMC firmware are upgraded.

You can get the firmware for your SAN and all other documents by logging in to EqualLogic support by logging in with your support account.

Niels Engelen
Working as a pre-sales with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Certified as a VMware Certified Professional 4, 5 & 6. Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.