Tag Archives: Dell PowerEdge

Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 16.12.00 was released on the 15th December 2016. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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How to enable USB 3 on Dell PowerEdge 13G servers

Dell Server Update Utility

In this post I will look at how to enable USB 3 on Dell PowerEdge 13G servers, by default it is disabled.

I’ve been copying around a few large image backup files recently and turning on USB 3 has greatly reduced the time it takes to transfer these large files. This is especially useful if you are seeding remote/cloud backups.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.10.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 16.12 has now been released, see the post Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12 released.

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 16.10.00 was released on the October 2016. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.04.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 16.12 has now been released, see the post Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12 released.

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 16.04.00 was released on the 11th April 2016. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 15.12.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 16.12 has now been released, see the post Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12 released.

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 15.12.00 was released on the 19th December 2015. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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Dell PERC: How to clear the foreign configuration on a HDD using the Raid Configuration Utility

Dell Server Update Utility

I had a disk failure in a Dell PowerEdge R710 server recently and as the server itself is due to be decomissioned soon and we have a few spare HDDs available of the correct type, we decided to use one of them.

If the replacement HDD was blank or new then doing a simple swap out would start the array rebuilding, but because the disk I used had come from another server it already had some raid configuration data on it. So in this post I’ll look at how to clear the foreign configuration from a replacement HDD.

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Dell Server Update Utility SUU 15.09.00 released

Dell Server Update Utility

EDIT: Version 16.12 has now been released, see the post Dell Server Update Utility SUU 16.12 released.

The latest version of Dell Server Update Utility (Dell SUU) 15.09.00 has been released. The Dell SUU is an application used to help patch Dell PowerEdge servers. It will compare currently installed drivers and firmware with those available on the mounted iso file.

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