3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 17, 2009 2:46 PM by Trevor.Sullivan

    Upgrading MBEX or Firmware

    wadebart

      How do I upgrade the vPro firmware or MBEX stuff on a workstation?

        • 1. Re: Upgrading MBEX or Firmware
          Trevor.Sullivan

          Hello,

           

          Firmware updates are handled differently by each OEM. For example, Dell includes AMT firmware updates (if available) as part of their BIOS updates. HP, on the other hand, distributes AMT firmware updates separately from their BIOS updates.

           

          I have successfully automated the distribution of BIOS and AMT firmware updates to HP and Dell systems. I can't speak from experience regarding IBM/Lenovo's firmware update methodology.

           

          What kind of systems do you have? This information will determine your strategy for deploying AMT updates.

           

          Keep in mind that the version number you see at the top of the MEBx (Ctrl+P screen) does not necessarily match the actual AMT version on the client.

           

          Trevor Sullivan

          Systems Engineer

          OfficeMax Corporation

          • 2. Re: Upgrading MBEX or Firmware
            wadebart

            I'm trying to update a Dell Optiplex 755.  I just updated the BIOS to A12.  How do I tell what version number the AMT is at?

            • 3. Re: Upgrading MBEX or Firmware
              Trevor.Sullivan

              Hello,

               

              If you're running BIOS A12, then you will have AMT 3.2.2, which is the latest available for that hardware platform.

               

              You can validate the firmware version using MEinfowin, which is downloadable from IBM:

               

              http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-67953.html

               

              Trevor Sullivan

              Systems Engineer

              OfficeMax Corporation