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RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-24, 9:07 AM

I have an old 550 with BIOS REV 1.43

I run the BIOS update via TSM and I can see that everything goes ok

 

After the system powers off as part of the BIOS update, I get the following error logged :

BIOS Recovery: Force Recovery Metheod Success Version [1.43]  (note the typo)

Event IDDateSEL TypeDescription
1702020-08-24 08:57:17NormalBIOS Recovery: Force Recovery Metheod Success Version [1.43] 
SEL Data

 

aa 00 d1 ed 80 43 5f 66 4a 00 21 00 01 2b 00 00

 

Extended SEL Data

 

No extended SEL data.

 

 

5+ 

 

 

Why can't I update the BIOS ?

 

Steve

 

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-24, 9:32 AM

hi sbab,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

 

Rack Server - RD550 (ThinkServer) - Type 70CV

Version

  • 4.95.0

Released

  • 26 May 2020

 

BIOS Update Bundle File - ThinkServer RD550

 

Try downloading the newest bios version physically then run the update.

 

Regards

 

Voithos

 

 



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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-24, 10:37 AM

There is only 1 download available for this BIOS update and it has to be applied via TSM

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-25, 6:14 AM

Hello,

             Current BIOS V1.43 need to update to V1.53 first due to BIOS update limitation, then update to the latest version(V4.95) from V1.53, please check the detail from changelist.

 

 

 [Important] For Grantley SUT which bios version below 1.53, need update to 1.53 first, then flash to 3.32 or above 3.32. Flashing from the version below

             1.53 directly with bundle will be fail and recover back to current BIOS.

 

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-25, 10:50 AM

Sounds good - where are the download for these 2 intermediary BIOS updates ?

 

They are not listed in the downloads section of 550

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-26, 2:43 AM

Hi Sir,

 

The previous version can be downloaded from the product support page by clicking Drivers & Software > BIOS / UEFI > Click Details > the previous versions are available at the bottom of the BIOS update bundle file page. 

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-27, 18:05 PM

Here is a link to the main RD550 BIOS update date scroll down and the previous versions wil be at the bottom 

 

 

https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver/rd550/downloads/DS101195

 

 

If you do not see it there here is a direct link to 1.53

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/bios_v153_rd550.exe

 

 

 

Please let me know if that helps you out and if it resolves your question please be sure to mark this as resolved. 

 

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-08-27, 18:07 PM

Almost forgot to add the second link. 

 

 

3.32.0 05 May 2016 (BIOS) Update Bundle File

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkservers/bios_v332_rd550.exe

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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-09-07, 21:26 PM
Just tried to do the same, but tried to update directly to 4.96. Now the server wont start, and cant even get a post screen. Neither of the fans har rewing up. Fan #4 is spinning slowly and all the other fans seems to try to start but fails. Have tried to use the jumper to get default firmware with no success. I have connection with TSM. Any suggestions?
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Re:RD550 Unable to Update BIOS

2020-10-08, 9:46 AM

Still no luck updating from 1.43

When I try to update from 1.43 to 1.53, either via TDS or TSM, I get a "Failure" message during the update

No other details are provided on the screen

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