DGX A100 System FW Update Container Overview

The NVIDIA DGXTM A100 System Firmware Update container is the preferred method for updating firmware on DGX A100 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.


  • Automates firmware (FW) update for DGX A100 system firmware, such as the system BIOS and BMC.
  • Provides flexibility to update individual or all FW components
  • Embeds the following
    • Qualified FW binaries for supported components

    • Flash update utilities and supporting dependencies

    • Manifest file which lists

      • Target platform and firmware version numbers

      • Sequence in which FW update should be applied

      • “On-Error” policy for every FW component

  • Supports interactive and non-interactive firmware update