Dell PowerEdge 2850 Hardware issues

Dell we have a problem.

It has come to my attention that ALL DELL PE2850’s have a hardware issue. It seems the dudes at Dell really messed up some firmware updates. If you are not running BIOS A06 and BMC 1.68 or higher download Dell’s Server Update Utility 5.1.1. ( or later (I have only tested 5.1.1 though). Get 5.2 here

So what happens if you are running the bad version? CPU IERR EO7F0 on every CPU in the machine at the same time. And then you get the famous Dell amber flashing light. Every OS locks up without processors, no really they do. If you call Dell Support (which I have done), you get greeted by a tech that says “Hi, welcome to Dell support. Please update your firmware and BIOS.”. DOH!


8 thoughts on “Dell PowerEdge 2850 Hardware issues

  1. We are running 10 2850, no one is A06. Neither we never experienced such error on them, even on clusters 🙂
    but yes, i already downloaded the Dell SUU to update all servers !

  2. memory limited to 256MB message is not an error. It means that the BIOS was set to “OS Install = YES”. Default is NO. Fix that first.

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