Apple has released new firmware for its Xserve G5.

The 1.1MB software update - version 5.1.7f1 - offers "changes for initializing and running" Apple's value for money, yet powerful, server.

Notes accompanying the software state:

"The update includes changes for initializing and running your Xserve G5. It provides enhanced reliability during reboot sequences as well as support for the Xserve G5 PCI Hardware RAID Card.

"This firmware update is required for Xserve G5 customers who wish to install the Xserve G5 PCI Hardware RAID Card kit and is strongly recommended for all Xserve G5 systems with earlier firmware versions."

It's available here.