Flash BIOS update v1.15 (Windows) - IBM System x3755 (8877)



Severity: Suggested

Change history

Version 1.15 (Build ID: ZYE136A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed PCI Master Latency Timer programmed incorrectly
  • Fixed False online spare error for nodes with no memory
  • Fix for lflash failure to run on SLES10 with Xen
  • Fix for RAID LED on front panel ON when there is no mem is installed
  • Added Activu Expansion Chassis Support
  • Updated the Broadcom PXE option ROM code for NetXtreme to version 4.4.17
  • Updated Memory initialization, HyperTransport initialization, and CPU initialization AMD code to 2.08.19
  • Fixed the problem of intermittent USB failures.
  • Update video bios with yj22146b.bin

Enhancements:

  • Added code to report MAC address to Service Processor.

Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.14 (Build ID: ZYE133C)

Problems Fixed:

  • disable "Relaxed ordering" bit in bios. Fix implemented per Broadcom HT2100 Errata. The errata was observed at IBM test lab with a Broadcom 5709 adapter, but the issue would not be limited to that adapter. The probability of occurrence in the field is low, but IBM strongly recommends updating to this code as quickly as possible to prevent any data issues from occurring.

Version 1.13 (Build ID: ZYE133A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of unnecessary system reboots due to memory error at early boot time when online spare was enabled.

Enhancements:

  • Updated Memory and HT modules of AGESA code to 2.08.09
  • Enhanced ACPI Processor Performance States (P-State) support for 2.6 GHz (68W) and 3.2 GHz (120W) processors
  • Updated the Broadcom PXE option ROM code for NetXtreme to version 3.4.8

Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.12 (Build ID: ZYE132A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of intermittent system reboots. These reboots were caused by AMD Opteron Erratum 169. Added the additional workaround for Opteron "Erratum 169 update" provided by AMD
  • Fixed the problem of unrecoverable error with certain type of 4GB DIMMs
  • Fixed USB flash drive boot issues with WinPE 2.0
  • Fixed the problem of wrong onboard ethernet port getting disabled when user selects to disable only one of the two onboard ethernet ports
  • Fixed the incorrect installed BIOS version shown in XML utility

Enhancements:

  • Added support to loop on boot sequence instead of waiting for F1 key
  • Modified pci-express performance settings for higher bandwidth utilization
  • Added setup option to disable/enable planar video when add-on video adapter is present.
  • Updated Memory and HT modules of AGESA code to 2.08.07
  • Updated CPU module of AGESA code to 2.08.09
  • Added support for multiple add-on video adapters.

Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.08 (Build ID: ZYE129A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of external loopback diagnostics test failure
  • Corrected the maximum supported Processor speed to 3.0GHz in SMBIOS structures
  • Fixed the problem of system hang and/or reboot while loading NIC drivers under Windows 2003 64-bit operating system
  • Modified SMBIOS CPU structure to show entry per socket (physical CPU) instead of core
  • Added workaround for Opteron errata 169
  • Fixed the problem of not able to change "chipkill" cmos setting using ASU
  • Fixed the problem of blank package version in GUI
  • Added microcode patch to fix Virtualization bug on Rev F2 Opteron

Enhancements:

  • Added support for mixing of Rev F2 and Rev F3 Opterons
  • Added "defless" support for lFlash and wFlash

Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.04 (Build ID: ZYE126A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of USB not working with RHEL3 U8
  • Fixed the problem of not booting from CD when boot option is set to CD using IPMI.

Enhancements: none.
Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.03 (Build ID: ZYE125A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of NVIDIA Quadro Plex adapter causes 18xx error
  • Fixed PCI bus enumeration to support PCI-E bridges. Refer to RETAIN tip H19302 for more information

Enhancements:

  • Added code to support Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI)
  • Added code to disable DRAM parity as it is no longer supported by AMD
  • Added setup option to select memory configuration between Auto Configure and 533MHz.

Limitations:

  • Some PCI devices might need to be reconfigured after BIOS ZSE125A-1.03 or newer is flashed. Refer to RETAIN tip H19302 for more information.

Dependencies: none.

Version 1.02 (Build ID: ZYE124A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of continuous system reboot with some specific memory configurations.
  • Fixed the problem of SMBIOS reporting the memory speed as 533MHz.

Enhancements:

  • Changed "chipkill" default setting to disabled.
  • Changed Processor power management default setting to disabled.
  • Updated PXE to Version 2.8.5
  • Changed TPM default setting to Disabled.
  • Improved the time to video.

Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.01 (Build ID: ZYE123A)

Problems Fixed:

  • Fixed the problem of not booting to the network after system has been reset from RDM server.

Enhancements: none.
Limitations: none.
Dependencies: none.

Version 1.00 (Build ID: ZYE122A)

  • Initial release

 

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Document id:  MIGR-5080401
Last modified:  2009-05-19
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