DGX-1 Firmware Update Container Overview

The NVIDIA DGX-1 Firmware Update container is the preferred method for updating firmware on the DGX-1 System. It provides an easy method for updating the firmware to the latest released versions, and uses the standard method for running Docker containers.

This document describes firmware components that can be updated, any known issues, and how to run this container.


The DGX-1 firmware update container is supported on NVIDIA DGX-1 servers running on Ubuntu.

The container is currently not supported on servers running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS.


  • Automates firmware update for DGX-1 firmware, such as the system BIOS, BMC, and power supplies.

  • Provides flexibility to update individual or all firmware components.

  • Embeds the following:

    • Qualified firmware binaries for supported components

    • Flash update utilities and supporting dependencies

    • Manifest file which lists

      • Target platform and firmware version numbers

      • Sequence in which firmware update should be applied

      • “On-Error” policy for every firmware component

  • Supports interactive and non-interactive firmware updates.

How to Use

The NVIDIA DGX-1 System software includes Docker software required to run the container.

See the NVIDIA DGX-1 System User Guide for instructions on updating the system firmware using this container.