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** CRITICAL ** Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 (A40) Servers

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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 1.04_12-12-2017(4 Jan 2018)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server | View all
Multi-part download
File name: firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.compsig (2.0 KB)
File name: firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.rpm (6.8 MB)
This component provides updated system firmware that can be installed directly on supported Operating Systems. Additionally, when used in conjunction with Smart Update Manager (SUM) and Insight Control for VMware vCenter, this Component allows the user to update firmware on remote servers from a central location. This remote deployment capability eliminates the need for the user to be physically present at the server in order to perform a firmware update.

Prerequisites:

The "iLO 5 Channel Interface Driver” (CHIF) for Linux which is integrated into the standard Linux kernel.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

0256ea5f94d6639a0a38db744f3fbdda3617483b28af114cd4f9f446c0c7e08f RPMS/x86_64/firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.rpm
ddea0d5356fe0fb70126394c9acf76c49aaae62f54b4e1633eb2ca00bc3d0f8d RPMS/x86_64/firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.compsig

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:
 
Install the RPM package
> rpm -Uvh <filename>.rpm
 
See where the files land
> rpm -qlp <filename>.rpm
 
Change to the directory you see in the previous step and run hpsetup by typing ‘./hpsetup’ at the command prompt.


Supplemental updates for supported ProLiant servers and options can be done by using Smart Update Manager, which is found on the Service Pack for ProLiant ISO.

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired components to be updated in the directory, \packages on the USB key.

Update the firmware and software in the usual manner.


End User License Agreements:
The MIT License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement, Version 0.9.8
PNG Graphics File Format Software End User License Agreement
UEFI EDK2 License
zlib End User License Agreement
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 System ROM - A40

Release Version:

1.04_12-12-2017

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

1.04_12-12-2017

Previous Revision:

1.02_10-21-2017

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 System ROM - A40

Release Version:

1.04_12-12-2017

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

1.04_12-12-2017

Previous Revision:

1.02_10-21-2017

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None
Version:1.34_10-02-2018 (27 Nov 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue with rare occurrences of unpredictable system behavior. This issue is NOT unique to HPE servers and would impact any systems using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors.

Addressed an issue with NVMe drives becoming unavailable to an operating system when updating the backplane firmware.

Addressed a rare issue where NVMe drives may not be available to an operating system when installing two or more NVMe drives simultaneously.

Addressed an issue with the RBSU setting for AMD Core Performance Boost not being correctly applied in all instances.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added RBSU option to allow customers to disable Page Table Entry Speculative Lock Scheduling. Disabling this feature decreases performance so it should only be done in very rare instances. Systems running Microsoft Windows 10 RS3 or RS4 may experience unexpected system behavior when this feature is enabled.


Version:1.30_06-07-2018 (26 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where systems with 1 TB or more of memory installed may have memory resources assigned incorrectly resulting in a kernel panic or an IOMMU reported error.

Addressed an issue where the Embedded Diagnostics may not launch properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Fast Discovery.

Addressed an issue where the Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer in the System Utilities menu may become unresponsive when launched.

Addressed an issue where the HPE Dual SD Card USB Module may not boot properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Fast Discovery.

Addressed an issue where the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Firmware update may not complete properly when the TPM is configured for TPM 2.0 Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured with a TPM operating in TPM 1.2 mode.

Addressed an issue where the system may not be able to boot to Intelligent Provisioning when a third party USB Key was installed in one of the server USB Ports. This issue was seen with a specific USB Key and has not been seen with other devices.

Addressed an issue where Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Virtual Media may not boot properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Full Discovery.

Addressed an issue where a system configured with the internal SD Card disabled from BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) and an HPE Dual SD card installed would not boot from the HPE Dual SD card USB Module when configured in Legacy Boot Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured in UEFI Boot Mode.

Addressed an issue where a system configured with an optional HPE CN1200E-T adapter would not boot properly when configured in Legacy Boot Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured in UEFI Boot Mode.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the latest VMware vSphere Secure Boot Certificate.

Added a new BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) Memory Controller Interleaving menu. This option allows disabling memory controller interleaving which may improve memory performance for systems configured with an unbalanced memory configuration.

Updated the RESTful API HPE BIOS Attribute Registry resources to match the latest BIOS/Platform Configuration options.

Updated the language translations (non-English modes) for System Utilities.


Version:1.22_04-16-2018 (23 Apr 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed the Fallout and Masterkey vulnerabilities with AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors which were reported by researchers with CTS Labs. This System ROM update includes updated firmware from AMD to fully mitigate these vulnerabilities. Per AMD, no other mitigations are required, and these mitigations should not impact performance. These issues are not unique to HPE servers and would impact any servers using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors. Note: Even though this server is not exposed to the Masterkey vulnerability due to HPE's Silicon Root of Trust functionality, this System ROM includes the mitigations for this vulnerability. https://community.amd.com/community/amd-corporate/blog/2018/03/21/initial-amd-technical-assessment-of-cts-labs-research.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.20_03-09-2018 (28 Mar 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where the system would power on immediately after powering off when using VMware.

Addressed an issue where configuring the Memory Refresh Rate to 2x Refresh would not function and the system would continue to operate at 1x Refresh.

Addressed an issue where the UEFI Boot Order would not get reset to a default value when loading a default configuration. This issue does not impact systems configured in Legacy Boot Mode.

Addressed an issue where the Embedded Serial Port option could not be properly configured through the RESTful Interface.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for 128GB Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMM).

Added support for NVMe hot plug through the HPE SmartDrive Carrier.

Added support for the optional HPE Gen10 Chassis Intrusion Security Kit.

Added a new System Utilities option for Memory Interleave Mode. This allows a system to be configured for no interleave, channel, die, or socket interleave when a system has the appropriate memory installed.

Added a new System Utilities option to enable/disable the L1 Stream HW Prefetcher and the L2 Stream Prefetcher. Some workloads may have performance improvement by disabling these features.

Added new Storage Information page to the System Information section of System Utilities.

Added a new BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) Thermal Configuration option for Enhanced CPU Cooling. When running certain processor intensive workloads, this option can provide additional cooling to the processors which can result in improved performance.

Added a new System Utilities option for Embedded Diagnostics. To take advantage of this feature, the user must also update Intelligent Provisioning to version 3.10 or later.

Added support for the Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) virtual wheel mouse functionality in the BIOS System Utilities application. This feature also requires iLO firmware version 1.20 or later for proper support.

Updated the RESTful API HPE BIOS Attribute Registry resources to match the latest BIOS/Platform Configuration options.

Updated the language translations (non-English modes) for System Utilities.


Version:1.06_02-01-2018 (19 Mar 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue with rare occurrences of unpredictable system behavior. This issue is NOT unique to HPE servers and would impact any systems using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors that do not contain a work-around for this issue. Note: this does not address any security vulnerability mitigations.

Addressed a rare issue where a system may become nonresponsive. This issue is addressed by updating to the latest AMD microcode. The issue is NOT unique to HPE servers.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.04_12-12-2017 (4 Jan 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.02_10-21-2017 (2 Jan 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where the AMD Input-Output Memory Management Unit (IOMMU) incorrectly blocks PCIe traffic to system memory space just below 1TB that may result in an unexpected server reset or Microsoft Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with an IML entry of PCIe device error.

Addressed an issue where the system may fail to boot after setting the Maximum Memory Bus Frequency to 1066 MHz or 1333 MHz.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.00_10-14-2017 (7 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

This is the initial version of the firmware.

Known Issues:

None

Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 1.04_12-12-2017(4 Jan 2018)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Description

This component provides updated system firmware that can be installed directly on supported Operating Systems. Additionally, when used in conjunction with Smart Update Manager (SUM) and Insight Control for VMware vCenter, this Component allows the user to update firmware on remote servers from a central location. This remote deployment capability eliminates the need for the user to be physically present at the server in order to perform a firmware update.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

The "iLO 5 Channel Interface Driver” (CHIF) for Linux which is integrated into the standard Linux kernel.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with the following SHA-256 Checksum values:

0256ea5f94d6639a0a38db744f3fbdda3617483b28af114cd4f9f446c0c7e08f RPMS/x86_64/firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.rpm
ddea0d5356fe0fb70126394c9acf76c49aaae62f54b4e1633eb2ca00bc3d0f8d RPMS/x86_64/firmware-system-a40-1.04_2017_12_12-1.1.x86_64.compsig

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

To update firmware from Linux operating system on target server:
 
Install the RPM package
> rpm -Uvh <filename>.rpm
 
See where the files land
> rpm -qlp <filename>.rpm
 
Change to the directory you see in the previous step and run hpsetup by typing ‘./hpsetup’ at the command prompt.


Supplemental updates for supported ProLiant servers and options can be done by using Smart Update Manager, which is found on the Service Pack for ProLiant ISO.

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired components to be updated in the directory, \packages on the USB key.

Update the firmware and software in the usual manner.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
The MIT License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement, Version 0.9.8
PNG Graphics File Format Software End User License Agreement
UEFI EDK2 License
zlib End User License Agreement
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 System ROM - A40

Release Version:

1.04_12-12-2017

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

1.04_12-12-2017

Previous Revision:

1.02_10-21-2017

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 System ROM - A40

Release Version:

1.04_12-12-2017

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

1.04_12-12-2017

Previous Revision:

1.02_10-21-2017

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:1.34_10-02-2018 (27 Nov 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue with rare occurrences of unpredictable system behavior. This issue is NOT unique to HPE servers and would impact any systems using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors.

Addressed an issue with NVMe drives becoming unavailable to an operating system when updating the backplane firmware.

Addressed a rare issue where NVMe drives may not be available to an operating system when installing two or more NVMe drives simultaneously.

Addressed an issue with the RBSU setting for AMD Core Performance Boost not being correctly applied in all instances.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added RBSU option to allow customers to disable Page Table Entry Speculative Lock Scheduling. Disabling this feature decreases performance so it should only be done in very rare instances. Systems running Microsoft Windows 10 RS3 or RS4 may experience unexpected system behavior when this feature is enabled.


Version:1.30_06-07-2018 (26 Jun 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where systems with 1 TB or more of memory installed may have memory resources assigned incorrectly resulting in a kernel panic or an IOMMU reported error.

Addressed an issue where the Embedded Diagnostics may not launch properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Fast Discovery.

Addressed an issue where the Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer in the System Utilities menu may become unresponsive when launched.

Addressed an issue where the HPE Dual SD Card USB Module may not boot properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Fast Discovery.

Addressed an issue where the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Firmware update may not complete properly when the TPM is configured for TPM 2.0 Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured with a TPM operating in TPM 1.2 mode.

Addressed an issue where the system may not be able to boot to Intelligent Provisioning when a third party USB Key was installed in one of the server USB Ports. This issue was seen with a specific USB Key and has not been seen with other devices.

Addressed an issue where Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Virtual Media may not boot properly when the UEFI POST Discovery Mode option is set to Force Full Discovery.

Addressed an issue where a system configured with the internal SD Card disabled from BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) and an HPE Dual SD card installed would not boot from the HPE Dual SD card USB Module when configured in Legacy Boot Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured in UEFI Boot Mode.

Addressed an issue where a system configured with an optional HPE CN1200E-T adapter would not boot properly when configured in Legacy Boot Mode. This issue does not impact systems configured in UEFI Boot Mode.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the latest VMware vSphere Secure Boot Certificate.

Added a new BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) Memory Controller Interleaving menu. This option allows disabling memory controller interleaving which may improve memory performance for systems configured with an unbalanced memory configuration.

Updated the RESTful API HPE BIOS Attribute Registry resources to match the latest BIOS/Platform Configuration options.

Updated the language translations (non-English modes) for System Utilities.


Version:1.22_04-16-2018 (23 Apr 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed the Fallout and Masterkey vulnerabilities with AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors which were reported by researchers with CTS Labs. This System ROM update includes updated firmware from AMD to fully mitigate these vulnerabilities. Per AMD, no other mitigations are required, and these mitigations should not impact performance. These issues are not unique to HPE servers and would impact any servers using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors. Note: Even though this server is not exposed to the Masterkey vulnerability due to HPE's Silicon Root of Trust functionality, this System ROM includes the mitigations for this vulnerability. https://community.amd.com/community/amd-corporate/blog/2018/03/21/initial-amd-technical-assessment-of-cts-labs-research.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.20_03-09-2018 (28 Mar 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where the system would power on immediately after powering off when using VMware.

Addressed an issue where configuring the Memory Refresh Rate to 2x Refresh would not function and the system would continue to operate at 1x Refresh.

Addressed an issue where the UEFI Boot Order would not get reset to a default value when loading a default configuration. This issue does not impact systems configured in Legacy Boot Mode.

Addressed an issue where the Embedded Serial Port option could not be properly configured through the RESTful Interface.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for 128GB Load Reduced DIMMs (LRDIMM).

Added support for NVMe hot plug through the HPE SmartDrive Carrier.

Added support for the optional HPE Gen10 Chassis Intrusion Security Kit.

Added a new System Utilities option for Memory Interleave Mode. This allows a system to be configured for no interleave, channel, die, or socket interleave when a system has the appropriate memory installed.

Added a new System Utilities option to enable/disable the L1 Stream HW Prefetcher and the L2 Stream Prefetcher. Some workloads may have performance improvement by disabling these features.

Added new Storage Information page to the System Information section of System Utilities.

Added a new BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU) Thermal Configuration option for Enhanced CPU Cooling. When running certain processor intensive workloads, this option can provide additional cooling to the processors which can result in improved performance.

Added a new System Utilities option for Embedded Diagnostics. To take advantage of this feature, the user must also update Intelligent Provisioning to version 3.10 or later.

Added support for the Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) virtual wheel mouse functionality in the BIOS System Utilities application. This feature also requires iLO firmware version 1.20 or later for proper support.

Updated the RESTful API HPE BIOS Attribute Registry resources to match the latest BIOS/Platform Configuration options.

Updated the language translations (non-English modes) for System Utilities.


Version:1.06_02-01-2018 (19 Mar 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue with rare occurrences of unpredictable system behavior. This issue is NOT unique to HPE servers and would impact any systems using AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors that do not contain a work-around for this issue. Note: this does not address any security vulnerability mitigations.

Addressed a rare issue where a system may become nonresponsive. This issue is addressed by updating to the latest AMD microcode. The issue is NOT unique to HPE servers.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.04_12-12-2017 (4 Jan 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Critical - HPE requires users update to this version immediately.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the AMD processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.02_10-21-2017 (2 Jan 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where the AMD Input-Output Memory Management Unit (IOMMU) incorrectly blocks PCIe traffic to system memory space just below 1TB that may result in an unexpected server reset or Microsoft Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) with an IML entry of PCIe device error.

Addressed an issue where the system may fail to boot after setting the Maximum Memory Bus Frequency to 1066 MHz or 1333 MHz.

Known Issues:

None

Version:1.00_10-14-2017 (7 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

This is the initial version of the firmware.

Known Issues:

None

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