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Oracle® x86 Server Diagnostics, Applications, and Utilities Guide

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Updated: June 2016

Firmware and Software Updates

Firmware and software, such as hardware drivers and tools for the server, are updated periodically. Updates are made available as a software release. The software release is a set of downloads (patches) that include all available firmware, hardware drivers, and utilities for the server. All these have been tested together. The Read Me document that is included with the download explains what has changed and what has not changed from the prior software release.

You should update your server firmware and software as soon as possible after the software release becomes available. Software releases often include bug fixes, and updating ensures that your server module software is compatible with the latest chassis firmware and other chassis component firmware and software.

A Read Me file in the download package and your server's product notes should contain information about the updated files in the download package, as well as bugs that are fixed with the current release. The product notes also provide information about which server module software versions are supported with the latest chassis firmware.