Creating A Custom REPO ISO For Individual Service Tag

This How To will guide you through creating a repository ISO for your Dell PowerEdge system. The ISO will update ALL the firmware in your system – if made properly.

The ISO will need to be burned to a bootable DVD, USB key, or mounted via iDrac with an Enterprise license.


Download and install the Dell Repository Manager from Dell

Launch (Data Center Version) Dell Repository Manager application

Make sure Dell Repository Manager is up to date by pressing the Update button


Once the program is updated the Dell Catalog will need to be updated

Click Source > Sync Database with Dell Online Catalog



How to build the Repository ISO

Click Search Dell Support Site on the My Repository tab


Put your Dell Service Tag in the Service Tag box and press Search



Check the Linux (32-bit & 64-bit) box


Uncheck the LifeCycle Controller v1.4.2 and ESM Firmware 1.66.65. There is a firmware update that combines these two updates into one that is a later version called “iDrac with LifeCycle Controller” that needs to be checked.

NOTE: This is for 12G systems


Click the Export button


Tick the Export updates to a new repository and press OK


Name your repository and press OK


Click Job Queue at the bottom to see the progress of your repository firmware downloading


Once it completes, click the My Repositories tab. Check the box of your ISO then press Open


Tick the box next to your bundle and press Export


Press Bootable ISO (Using Linux Bundle) and then click Next


Wait for the plug-in to load and click Next

NOTE: If it can’t find the plug, press Next. It will install the appropriate plug-in


Accept the default settings on the next page and press Next


Click Finished on the next summary page


Choose where you would like to save your ISO

Click the Job Queue to view the progress of your ISO creation


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