How To Create a Bootable Disk to Update BIOS and Firmware Using Dell Repository Manager

Recently came upon an issue during upgrading ESXi that required updated firmware and bios on Dell hardware. This posed a problem as ESXi was set to boot fron USB and there was no operating system installed locally. This only left a few options to how to update the systems. Use Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation disk and SUU (Systems Update Utility) and select the update firmware option. Use... read more

How To change BIOS from UEFI to Legacy on HP GEN9 servers

Recently received a new batch of HP Proliant Gen9 servers and ran into an issue in being able to build the servers using Microsoft SCCM and PXE Boot. This was due to the UEFI boot settings being enabled on the servers and our PXE boot WIM was not UEFI aware. In our current environment this is not an option due to the support for older hardware and OS’s, so a work around was needed. Note: ┬áIn this... read more

How To Update Asus EeePC 1001P Bios

Recently an issue occurred on a very trusty Asus EeePC 1001P Netbook in which a Bios upgrade was needed. Newer systems are usually not an issue to update as it is a download , double-click on the executable and away you go. This one was a bit different as the download file was a ROM binary and there was no double-click. Here’s the steps to update the bios. Obtain a USB stick, 1 GB is sufficient... read more