Most might not even list “I like long walks on the beach and Dell Power Edge R730s with Intel X710 10Gb NICs” on their Tinder profile.
But then again, you might be a homelabber who’s stoked to have scored one of those Power Edge R710s on e Bay for ridiculously cheap or you’re a Sys Admin whose proposal for one of those badass new four-socket Power Edge servers got surprisingly approved. It’ll take about 60 minutes (depending on how many updates it needs) to automatically update everything. You should also thank Dell for not locking these ISOs down to just customers with active warranties & support (looking at you, HP).
I installed Dell Openmanage Server Administrator, and while it'd show me version numbers of firmware, it wouldn't tell me they were out of date/an update was available. This will require a reboot of the server and the CD will run smoothly, doing all your upgrades (you don't need to do anything).
To update any OS drivers, you will have to use other methods like the Dell Repository Manager or the Lifecycle Controller. If you’re closer to the latter, then you agree that servers can actually be pretty fun. You can either press 1 to start the auto-updating process or just wait 10 seconds for it to do it on it’s own. You’ll see below that it skips over firmwares that are not applicable to my server and then update my PERC H710 Mini Controller firmware. Once it’s finished, you’ll need to press Enter to restart. You’ll also probably agree that updating all of the firmware/drivers/etc. Even more so if it’s been neglected and everything is severely in need of an update. NOTE: If your BIOS needed an update, you’ll probably come across a similar screen below once your server is back up after restarting. You can either create your own image using the Dell Repository Manager or you can take the easy way out and just download a pre-made image for your server from Dell’s official ISO repository (which also has a very brief tutorial on the update process). Click on the folder that says “Bootable ISO_YEAR-MONTH-DAY_##-##-##””, then click Download in the “linux Iso.iso” section. Open Rufus and then select your USB drive under Device. My tutorial below is from when I updated one of my Power Edge R520s using the “easy way”. Choose from the dropdown next to “Create a bootable disk using”, then click the disc icon and choose the ISO image you just downloaded.