I bought this cheap 8 x 2.5″ bay server to run as a NAS.
- Lenovo Support Site
- Update Best Practices
- All fixes including superceded
- Windows Server 2012 R2 including Superceded
BoMC – Bootable Media Creator
This is the easiest way to update you IBM server prior to having an OS installed. It will update the uEFI BIOS, DSA, RAID Firmware & IMM2.
Make sure your path length is not too long or you will get errors like I got, “failed to decompress”. I shortened the path and it was then apple to decompress and write to the USB stick.
Once you have written the updates to your USB stick or DVD then boot your server from that drive and give it a long time to install the updates.
IMM2 – Integrated Management Module 2nd Generation
This allows you to manage the server across the network. Not compatible with IMM.
Firmware Versions: 3.73, 4.97, 6.80, 7.60, 8.00
Default login credentials for IBM IMM (Integrated Management Module) are
Password: PASSW0RD (with a zero, not the letter O)
You can generate a trial key for this feature using the LKMS dashboard here
*The trial key lasts 90 days and will give you the same features as the purchasable option above, but it’s just time limited. You can only generate the trial key once per server.
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA):
UXSPI – UpdateXpress System Pack Installer
Firmware Versions: 9.63
DSA – Dynamic System Analysis
Firmware Versions: 9.54, 9.65
UEFI – Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
There are two banks in Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Flash – Primary and Backup.
To enable firmware update, the LAN over USB interface must be enabled.
This can be found in the UEFI menu: systems settings -> Integrated Management Module -> Commands on USB Interface Preference ->
Windows Server 2012 R2 Versions
- H79584997.iso IMM2 8.00
- H79596089.iso BOMC 9.64
- H79586213.iso UXSPI 9.63
- H58608536.iso TCSUITE 9.63