The Dell™ Systems Build and Update Utility (SBUU) includes a single tool to enable basic life cycle management of Dell systems:
On Dell servers newer than the 11th generation (11G - released in 2009), the on-board bootable Unified Server Configurator (A component of the Lifecycle Controller) provides similar functionality to SBUU without the need for a CD.
SBUU Download Page
Using SBUU to Optimize Dell Server Deployment Optimizing Dell Server Deployment using SBUU
by Vivek SBUU 7.2 - Win2012 x64 InstallationThis demo shows how to use the SBUU to install Microsoft® Windows® on a bare-metal Dell PowerEdge™ server.
This page shows how to get to the SBUU download, but doesn't give a clue on the wording to look for with regards to downloading the SUU for the user's respective server.
Agreed. None of the Dell software downloads allow for a forward link to get to the current release. You can go backwards, but never forwards...
No wonder you are selling the business. HOW the <ADMIN NOTE: Substitute character removed as per TOU> do I get the download for Christ sake.
Lose the Stupid OPEN Manage this that and other termonology and just give us a link to get an installation CD.
No wonder I quit Buying DELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The current SBUU version 2.4.0-866 does not show the option to install Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.
Dell is working on the advancement, we need to wait for a few more days. I’ll get back to you once we have enhanced information.
Dell recommends using the Embedded Management, Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) with Lifecycle Controller instead of Dell Systems Build and Update Utility (SBUU). SBUU is replaced with Lifecycle Controller on Dell 13G servers. iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller is an Embedded Systems Management application for operating system deployment and lifecycle management of PowerEdge servers. You can access Dell Lifecycle Controller by pressing during system boot up or through remote interface tools such as, iDRAC Web GUI, RACADM command-line interface, or Web Service Management (WS-Man) interface.
The local GUI of iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller allows you to do the following in a pre-OS environment:
• Hardware configuration
• Operating system and hypervisor deployments
• Hardware updates
• Hardware diagnostics
• Easy maintenance of PowerEdge servers