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M9036A BIOS Downloads

Release Date Version Version Description
2016-08-23 AG22 On very rare occasions the M9036A will not boot. The workaround is to cycle power. AG22 fixes this problem and the workaround is no longer needed. The low level change is to disable CK505 programming.


 If you are upgrading your M9036A Operating System, Keysight recommends that you first install the latest BIOS.

How to Download

  • Click the download button

How to Install

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License
Download

Installs on:

PC

Operating System

  • Win 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64bit
  • WES 7 32-bit/64-bit

Prerequisites

  • Information Not Available

Supported Instruments

  • M9036A
2016-01-05 AG21 and AG21-M See description above.

Select BIOS version:

  • AG21 for use with one or two PXIe chassis or for use with one PXIe chassis and one AXIe chassis.
  • AG21-M for use with three or four PXIe/AXIe chassis.

As described in the BIOS upgrade instructions, if updating from AG19 or AG19-M, be sure to install the Microsoft fix prior to upgrading the BIOS.

The AG21 and AG21-M BIOS corrects or improves the following problems found with the previous version:

  • On rare occasions, the BIOS flash sector becomes corrupt and the M9036A can’t boot. The AG21 and AG21-M BIOS contain protections to help prevent the BIOS flash sector from being accidently changed.
     

How to Download

  • Decide which BIOS you need and download it to your M9036A
    • Download the AG21 BIOS if the M9036A controller will manage only one or two PXIe chassis or one PXIe chassis and one AXIe chassis.
    • Download the AG21-M BIOS if the M9036A controller will manage three or more chassis.

How to Install

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License
Download

Installs on:

PC

Operating System

  • AG21 - Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit/64-bit, WES 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • AG21-M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, WES 7 64-bit

Prerequisites

  • No specific prerequisites

Supported Instruments

  • M9036A
2013-08-08 AG20 and AG20-M See description below.

Select BIOS version:

  • AG20 for use with one or two PXIe chassis or one PXIe chassis and one AXIe chassis.
  • AG20-M for use with three or four PXIe/AXIe chassis.

As described in the BIOS upgrade instructions, be sure to install the Microsoft fix prior to upgrading the BIOS.

The AG20 BIOS corrects or improves the following problems found with the previous version:

  • On rare occasions, the AG19 BIOS boot order can change to boot from preferentially LAN rather than the SSD (requiring a BIOS setup reconfiguration to correct).
  • Some non-compliant PXIe chassis can cause the M9036A’s ExpressCard Adapter to improperly initialize connected subordinate chassis.
  • AG20 changes the default SSD SATA mode from IDE to AHCI for improved disk performance and to correct issues relating to multi-chassis operation.
  • The AG19 BIOS incorrectly indicated that the PCIe Spread Spectrum Clocking is disabled. The AG20 BIOS now properly disables it by default.
  • AG20 BIOS adds text along the bottom of the M9036A splash screen indicating how to enter Setup and Boot menu.
  • AG20 fixes the BIOS holdoff timer behavior to holdoff final PCI enumeration until after de-assertion of PCI reset.

The AG20-M BIOS contains all the improvements of the AG20 plus the following:

  • Configures BIOS to enumerate systems with up to four PXIe/AXIe chassis.

How to Download

  1. Decide which BIOS you need and download it to your M9036A
Download

Installs on:

PC

Operating System

  • AG20 - Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit/64-bit, WES 7 32-bit/64-bit
  • AG20-M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, WES 7 64-bit

Prerequisites

  • Information Not Available

Supported Instruments

  • M9036A
2013-08-07 AG19 AG20 BIOS is recommended for use instead of AG19. AG19 should be re-installed only if your AG19 has been damaged on a current AG19-based system, or if you have upgraded from AG19 to AG20 and encountered an issue requiring you to return to AG19.

How to Download

  • Download the .zip file to your M9036A

How to Install

Licensing

  • Does Not Require a License
Download

Installs on:

PC

Operating System

  • Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
  • Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Prerequisites

  • Note: In most cases, you must install Microsoft Fix it 50470 before restoring or upgrading BIOS. This is described in the detailed installation instructions for each BIOS.

Supported Instruments

  • M9036A