Upgrading the firmware of Intel DC series SSDs in Linux (Debian)

Carl Liebich
1 min readMar 6, 2019

Intel® SSD Data Center Tool (Intel® SSD DCT)

  1. Download the isdct tool kit from Intel’s website (linked above)
  2. Install the tool kit
dpkg -i isdct_3.0.18–1_amd64.deb
  1. Show the Intel SSDs installed in the system
  2. isdct show -intelssd
  3. You will notice the tool will report if a new firmware update is available
root@hostname:/tmp# isdct show -intelssd- Intel SSD DC P4510 Series BTLJ835####2P0BGN -Bootloader : 0203
DevicePath : /dev/nvme0n1
DeviceStatus : Healthy
Firmware : VDV10131
FirmwareUpdateAvailable : Firmware=VDV10152 Bootloader=VB1B015A
Index : 0
ModelNumber : INTEL SSDPE2KX020T8
ProductFamily : Intel SSD DC P4510 Series
SerialNumber : BTLJ835####2P0BGN

3. Install the latest firmware using the drives serial number or index

isdct load -intelssd {serial number}
isdct load -intelssd {index}