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* RECOMMENDED * Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers

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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2015.08.16 (A)(1 Oct 2015)
Operating System(s): Asianux 3
CentOS 5
Citrix XenServer 4.x
Citrix XenServer 5.x
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (AMD64/EM64T)
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (x86)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (AMD64/EM64T)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (x86)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Novell NetWare 6.5
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 5 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
SCO OpenServer 5
SCO OpenServer 6
SCO UnixWare 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
Ubuntu 10.04 LT (x86)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.04 (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.04 (x86)
Ubuntu 9.10 (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.10 (x86)
VMware ESX Server 3.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5
File name: SP73043.exe (2.9 MB)
This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers.

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers version 2011.05.02 (A):

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

3a074779d93deedf507a2b2208f3a21e SP73043.exe

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


Installation:

This Enhanced SoftPaq contains utilities that can be used to restore and/or update the system ROM on the HP ProLiant Server.

1.  Download the Enhanced SoftPaq to a directory on a system running Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and change to that directory.

2.  From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded Enhanced SoftPaq file simply by double clicking on the SPxxxxx file and follow the installation wizard to complete the Enhanced SoftPaq installation process. At the end of a successful installation of the Enhanced SoftPaq, a web page will automatically appear to provide you with the different methods for restoring and/or upgrading the firmware on the system.


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers version 2011.05.02 (A):

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None
Version:2015.08.16 (A) (1 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.05.02 (A) (20 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

As enhancing the flash upgrade process requires modifications to both the System ROM and the flash update utility, the System ROM revision cannot be downgraded with the flash components available on the HP Support site after updating to this revision of the System ROM. A customer can downgrade the System ROM by creating a new flash component with the older System ROM revision as indicated in Advisory C02838375 available at the following link: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02838375

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved a very rare issue where the system may either hang during system boot or boot with configuration options set incorrectly when non-volatile storage becomes corrupt. This is normally seen as the system hanging during system boot without anything displayed to video. Once the system gets into this state, the maintenance jumper can be utilized to recover operation of the system and restore configuration defaults. This revision of the System ROM will restore configuration defaults when non-volatile storage becomes corrupt.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Enhanced the System ROM flash update process to improve the reliability of System ROM updates and decrease the probability of unintended corruption of the flash part. Note: As enhancing the flash upgrade process requires modifications to both the System ROM and the flash update utility, the System ROM revision cannot be downgraded with the flash components available on the HP Support site after updating to this revision of the System ROM. A customer can downgrade the System ROM by creating a new flash component with the older System ROM revision as indicated in Advisory C02838375 available at the following link: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02838375


Version:2010.10.25 (B) (11 Jan 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

SP51191 Revision B, which replaces the previous SP51191 Revision A, contains a documentation update only. SP51191 Revision A is equivalent to SP51191 Revision B and it is not necessary to upgrade with Revision B if Revision A was previously used to upgrade the system ROM to version 2010.10.25.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved a processor issue where an unlikely and complex sequence of conditions operating in 64-bit mode could result in an application-level error, blue screen, kernel panic, or other unpredictable system behavior. This issue affects platforms utilizing Intel Xeon 5100-series, Intel Xeon 5200-series, Intel Xeon 5300-series, and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and could impact any system using affected processors. This revision of the System ROM contains an updated version of Intel’s microcode for affected processors that addresses this issue. Due to the potential severity of the issue addressed in this revision of the System ROM, this System ROM upgrade is considered a critical fix. HP strongly recommends immediate update to firmware revisions with required critical fixes.  Note:  This processor issue has resulted in the following error being logged to the Integrated Management Log on servers configured with the HP ProLiant Health Management Agents when configured in a Microsoft Virtual Server environment with large numbers of Virtual Machines (VM) simultaneously subjected to a heavy I/O workload (and may occur in other operating system environments):  "An Unrecoverable System Error has occurred (Error code 0x0000002D, 0x00000000)".

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.04.26 (A) (17 Aug 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an extremely rare condition where the system may reset, experience a blue screen, or kernel panic when configured with Intel Xeon 5200 or 5400 series processors or with later steppings of the Intel Xeon 5100 and 5300 series processors. If the HP Health agents are installed when this condition occurs, the Integrated Management Log (IML) would contain at least one "An Uncorrectable System Error has occurred (Error Code 0x0000002D, 0x00000000)" entry. The failure condition is a result of a misalignment between the addressability range of the memory controller and this processor series and requires a unique type of software interaction. If the issue is not being seen, it is unlikely it will be observed unless a new driver, application, or OS is loaded. There is no performance impact associated with this fix and this issue does not affect Intel 5000-series processors.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2009.07.10(A) (10 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where the system may hang while booting the OS when a non-bootable USB 1.1 Mass Storage device, such as a USB security key, is plugged into the system.

Enhancements

Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2.


Version:2009.05.12 (A) (12 Jun 2009)
Fixes
Resolve an issue where the Core C3 processor idle state support would not function properly on certain versions of Linux. This System ROM update is needed to take full advantage of the power savings of this feature.

Update to the latest revision of the Broadcom PXE option ROM (2.1 v4.6.8) for the embedded NIC. This update increases the ability for the PXE option ROM to execute for systems with a large amount of option cards which may have run out of option ROM space in the past.

Resolve an issue where the server would not boot to CD/DVD media that was formatted with HDD Emulation. This issue was seen with certain versions of Symantec Ghost but is not limited to this application.

Resolve an issue which would prevent execution of option ROMs for devices with option ROMs greater than 64 Kbytes in size (which are extremely uncommon).

Enhancements
Add support to the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) for disabling the Core C3 processor idle state. Core C3 is an effective power efficiency feature with minimal impact to performance. This option should only be disabled by users who are highly sensitive to processor latency.

Version:2008.11.02 (A) (10 Dec 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the Processor Core C3 support would not achieve maximum power savings when running under Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or the latest Linux distributions.

Resolved an issue where the System ROM would not honor the Standard Boot Order (IPL) when certain formatted CD/DVDs are installed. This issue is seen when a Microsoft Windows ® CD is installed but the user does not select to boot from the CD when prompted by the media.

Resolved an issue where the system can not boot to media in certain DVD-RW SATA optical drives. This issue is only seen on warm resets and only impacts ML350 G5 systems with SATA optical drives.


Version:2008.09.30 (A) (27 Oct 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue which can result in a Blue Screen when using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 in a system containing two different revisions of Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series Processors or two different revisions of Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This issue will not affect systems with these processors installed if both processors are the same revision. This issue was not seen with any other operating systems or with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86.

Version:2008.08.04 (A) (26 Aug 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the system may experience an error that will be result in either a Machine Check Event or a Fatal Memory Error logged to the Integrated Management Log (IML). This issue is only seen with certain DIMMs and is extremely rare. This issue does not indicate an actual memory DIMM problem and is fully addressed by this new release of the System ROM.

Resolved an issue where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 would not properly control processor power states when the HP Power Regulator setting is configured for OS Control Mode. This can result in sub-optimum power management when using Microsoft Windows 2008. This issue does not affect systems using Microsoft Windows 2003 or any distribution of Linux.

Resolved an issue where the system would fail to wake up from a Wake On LAN request when the system was previously shutdown using Microsoft Windows Server 2008. As part of this change, the user must enable Wake On LAN support under Device Manager for each NIC port using the Power Management tab.

Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors.

Version:2008.06.25 (A) (24 Jul 2008)
Fixes
Resolved a rare issue which could prevent the system from transitioning to the optimal processor power state when the HP ProLiant Power Regulator option is configured for HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode. This issue was seen when running Microsoft's EMON utility, but may occur with using certain other utilities.
Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors.

Added support for the Processor Core C3 power management feature. On supported processors, this feature will allow inactive cores to go into a lower power state when another core on the processor package is active. Power savings will vary based on the type of workload being run on the server.

Added support for Intel's Core Multi-Processing (CMP) Technology, that allows disabling of processor cores. This new ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) option allows for disabling one-half the cores on each physical processor such that a dual-core processor will have one core enabled and a quad-core processor will have two cores enabled. This feature is not supported by all models of the Intel Xeon processor. Consult Intel documentation for further information.


Version:2008.01.24 (A) (30 Jan 2008)
Fixes
Updated the support code for the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This System ROM version integrates a new version of the Intel support code that addresses an issue that may result in a Machine Check Exception (MCE) or system hang. This issue requires a rare set of conditions, resulting in a low probability of occurrence. The issue is not specific to any software application or operating system environment. This System ROM has minimal to no performance impact on affected processors and is a complete and comprehensive resolution of this issue. This issue does not affect the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5000-series, Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100-series, or Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300-series processors, and this System ROM upgrade does not affect operation of these processors in any manner. Additional information on this erratum can be found on Intel’s public website and in a Hewlett-Packard Customer Advisory.
Enhancements
Added support for booting USB DriveKeys that are formatted using file systems other than those typically used in Microsoft Operating Systems. USB DriveKeys formatted using Linux based filesystems may now be bootable with the addition of this support.

Version:2007.11.13 (A) (22 Jan 2008)
Enhancements
Added support for Intel's latest Dual-Core Xeon 5200 Series Processors.

Added support for allowing a user to boot a USB CD-ROM when an unsupported processor is detected. Previously, the System ROM would only allow the user to boot a ROMPaq floppy or ROMPaq USB DriveKey in order to update the System ROM. The user can now update their System ROM version via USB CD-ROM in an unsupported processor configuration.

Added support for allowing a user to change the USB DriveKey boot sequence from the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU). Currently, the system will always boot from an internal DriveKey when there are DriveKeys attached to both the internal and external USB ports.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup (RBSU) option that allows preventing the Server Asset Tag from being erased when the user selects the Restore Default System Settings option from RBSU. Previously, and by default with this version of the System ROM, the customer-defined Server Asset Tag is erased whenever the default system configuration is restored. This new feature is useful for customers who use the Server Asset Tag for asset tracking and who do not want this data to be erased. This new option is in the Advanced Options menu and is referred to as Asset Tag Protection. By default, this option is Unlocked. Set this value to Locked if the user wishes to prevent the Server Asset Tag from being erased.


Version:2007.10.07 (A) (13 Nov 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an extremely rare issue where the server may hang during boot when a Smart Array E200 or E200i controller is installed and enabled. This issue has only been seen during extensive reboot testing.

Worked around an issue where certain Linux kernels would issue a warning that the PCI Express Memory Mapped region was not reserved.

Resolved a potential issue where certain DIMMs using IDT or NEC AMBs may, under very rare circumstances, cause the system to experience unpredictable behavior including, but not limited to, system hangs during POST, memory not being utilized or reported by the system, or memory errors during run-time. This issue has not been observed by HP or reported to HP on ProLiant servers.

 

Enhancements
Added support for Intel's latest Quad-Core Xeon 5400 Series Processors.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup Advanced Option to enable or disable the processors low power halt state (Intel C1E). With previous System ROM versions, this feature was always enabled and there was no method to disable it. When enabled, this feature significantly lowers power usage with negligible affects on performance. HP recommends leaving this feature enabled. The RBSU option provides the customer an ability to remove any concerns that having this feature enabled may adversely affect performance.

Added support for allowing a user to enter the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) or to boot an IDE CD-ROM when an unsupported processor is detected. Previously, the System ROM would only allow the user to boot a ROMPaq floppy or ROMPaq USB DriveKey in order to update the System ROM. The user can now update their System ROM version via CD-ROM in an unsupported processor configuration.


Version:2007.08.21 (A) (1 Oct 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where a double character could be seen when using BIOS Serial Console.

Resolved an issue with booting Linux from large USB drive keys (4 GB or larger). This issue does not affect operation of the drive key after a USB-aware operating system has booted.

Increased USB storage timeouts to address an issue with iLO Virtual Media disconnecting due to heavy network traffic. This change would effect legacy USB emulation of iLO virtual USB devices, prior to OS drivers loading.

Enhancements
Added preliminary support for Microsoft Windows 2008 (previously code-named Longhorn). While this support has been validated with beta versions of Microsoft Windows 2008, there are no known issues as of the time of this System ROM release. This support should be considered preliminary as the final versions of Microsoft Windows 2008 and its certification tests are not yet available.

Version:2007.06.28 (A) (2 Aug 2007)
Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon 5100 series and Quad-Core Intel (R) Xeon 5300 series processors.

Version:2007.05.01 (A) (4 May 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the chassis type is incorrectly listed as Unknown in the industry standard SMBIOS Table. The table should indicate tower for the chassis type. This could result in software displaying the chassis type incorrectly or cause software using this entry in the SMBIOS table to incorrectly identify the system.

Resolved an issue where a CD or DVD formatted with hard drive emulation will not boot from the media. Optical media formatted in this manner is extremely rare. The vast majority of bootable optical media was not affected by this issue.

Resolved various USB issues. This includes addressing an issue with Legacy USB boot support where the system would sometimes not detect a USB CD ROM and fail to boot the media. Also correct an issue with USB One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) tape drive support.

Enhancements
Added a new Advanced ROM Based Setup Feature that allows the user to change the priority in which Option ROMs are loaded during POST for all PCI/PCI-e devices present in the system. Specifically, the "Load Embedded Devices First" option allows the embedded NICs to have their PXE option ROM executed first prior to any plug-in cards. Since there is a limited number of Option ROMs that can be loaded, this option might be beneficial for those customers that need to guarantee that the embedded PXE option ROM is loaded. The "Load Option Card Devices First" option is the default and forces the embedded NIC's PXE Option ROM to execute last. In certain PCI/PCI-e configurations, the PXE option ROM for embedded NICs will not be executed if loaded last due to a lack of available option ROM space.

Version:2007.04.06 (A) (13 Apr 2007)
Fixes
This System ROM upgrade integrates a new version of Intel support code for Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors. This Intel support code was provided to HP as a critical software update. This System ROM update has no known performance impact.

Version:2006.12.26 (A) (6 Feb 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the Integrated Management Log (IML) would not display all entries in the ROM-Based Inspect Utility.

Resolved an issue where the embedded PXE ROM would fail to run during POST when certain configurations of expansion (plug-in) cards are installed. This prevented PXE boots from working with the embedded NIC.

Resolved various USB issues. This includes addressing an issue with Legacy USB boot support where the system would sometimes not detect a USB CD ROM and fail to boot the media.

Resolved an issue where using the BIOS Serial Console feature with a remote terminal with more than 25 lines of display would result in text being corrupted on the 25th line of display of the terminal. This caused an issue when the terminal window was resized to greater than 25 rows of display data.

Enhancements
Added support for Fully Buffered DIMMs using IDT's new AMB ASIC. This change does not affect operation of systems not using these new DIMMs. These DIMMs might be officially supported in the future.

Performance enhancements for Intel Xeon 5300-series processors with 1333 MHz front-side bus.

Added support for multiple VGA controllers. The appropriate Operating System drivers will still be needed to enable VGA controllers other than the primary.

Added latest product names of optional expansion cards for display in RBSU.

Added support for iSCSI capable NICs to be displayed in the ROM Based Setup Utility's (RBSU) Boot Controller Order Menu. This will allow users to select an iSCSI NIC as a bootable device.


Version:2006.11.08 (A) (20 Dec 2006)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) would fail to set the Boot Controller Order properly when multiple SmartArray controllers were installed. This failure would manifest itself by the System ROM booting from the wrong storage controller.

Resolved an issue where the embedded PXE ROM would fail to run during POST when certain configurations of expansion (plug-in) cards are installed. This prevented PXE boots from working with the embedded NIC.

Enhancements
Improved PCI-express interrupt distribution utilizing a new chipset capability that provides increased performance in many operating environments.

Added support for 16 Standard Boot (IPL) devices. This feature will allow users to configure the IPL boot order from the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) for additional devices in the system. Note - Any system that currently has more than 8 IPL devices will have the Standard Boot Order (IPL) reset back to factory defaults after flashing the System ROM.


Version:2006.09.27 (A) (26 Oct 2006)
Fixes

Resolved potential issue with certain Fully-Buffered DIMMs using IDT AMBs. Affected FB-DIMMs installed in the system may cause unpredictable behavior including, but not limited to, system hangs during POST, excessive memory errors detected during run-time, or the memory not being utilized or reported by the system. This affects approximately 1% of systems using FB-DIMMs based on older IDT AMBs.

Resolved an issue where the system would not boot from the storage controller when more than five (5) PXE capable NICs were installed in the system.

Resolved an issue where the embedded network controller's MAC address would not be reported properly in the ROM Based Setup Utility and ROM-based Inspect.

Resolved an issue where the iLO 2 IML log and HP Insight Manager would display the incorrect number of Advanced Server Recovery (ASR) events.

Resolved various rare USB issues which occur with specific USB devices. This includes issues with certain USB 2.0 devices booting extremely slow.

Resolved an issue where a USB Drive Key will not be enumerated as the secondary hard drive (D:) when "Hard Drive C:" is configured to be higher in the Standard (IPL) Boot Order than "USB DriveKey (C:)" in RBSU.  This also fixes an issue when using Microsoft's BitLocker security feature with Microsoft's future Longhorn Server operating system.

Resolved issue with BIOS Serial Console not displaying console data correctly when certain option ROMs are initializing and displaying information to the screen.  This issue does not occur with most option ROMs.

Enhancements

Added support for Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series quad-core processors.

Added a more extensive test to the System ROM boot code to detect a corrupted or invalid boot sector.  Previously, the system would have received an illegal opcode when trying to boot an invalid master boot record. The ROM will now display a Non-System Disk message or attempt to boot the next device in the boot order.

Added latest product names of optional expansion cards for display in RBSU.

Added support for the new Optional PCI-X Riser. This option will be available from HP in the near future.


Version:2006.09.01(A) (29 Sep 2006)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where the server may not properly cause a Blue Screen or Kernel Panic (OS dependant) on an uncorrectable memory error. In addition, this change will allow the HP ProLiant iLO2 Management Driver to properly log these events.

Enhancements


Version:2006.06.16 (9 Aug 2006)
Fixes
None.

Enhancements
Initial release.


Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2015.08.16 (A)(1 Oct 2015)
Operating System(s):
Asianux 3
CentOS 5
Citrix XenServer 4.x
Citrix XenServer 5.x
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (AMD64/EM64T)
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (x86)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (AMD64/EM64T)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (x86)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Novell NetWare 6.5
Oracle Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
Oracle Linux 5 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (AMD64/EM64T)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
SCO OpenServer 5
SCO OpenServer 6
SCO UnixWare 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 (x86)
Ubuntu 10.04 LT (x86)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.04 (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.04 (x86)
Ubuntu 9.10 (AMD64/EM64T)
Ubuntu 9.10 (x86)
VMware ESX Server 3.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1
VMware ESX/ESXi Server 3.5

Description

This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers.

Installation Instructions

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers version 2011.05.02 (A):

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

3a074779d93deedf507a2b2208f3a21e SP73043.exe

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


Installation:

This Enhanced SoftPaq contains utilities that can be used to restore and/or update the system ROM on the HP ProLiant Server.

1.  Download the Enhanced SoftPaq to a directory on a system running Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and change to that directory.

2.  From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded Enhanced SoftPaq file simply by double clicking on the SPxxxxx file and follow the installation wizard to complete the Enhanced SoftPaq installation process. At the end of a successful installation of the Enhanced SoftPaq, a web page will automatically appear to provide you with the different methods for restoring and/or upgrading the firmware on the system.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Servers version 2011.05.02 (A):

  • "This program has been blocked for your protection"
  • "Blocked"
  • "Not Trusted"
  • MSIExec installation error (Return code: 1625)
  • "The recommended software listed below could not be installed…"

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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:2015.08.16 (A) (1 Oct 2015)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

While HP ProLiant servers using impacted Intel processors are not vulnerable to the specific attack announced publicly at the Blackhat USA 2015 security conference, this BIOS update includes updated microcodes from Intel which prevent the possibility of exploiting the processor vulnerability that make the attack possible with Intel Xeon 5200-series and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This Intel processor vulnerability is NOT unique to HP ProLiant servers.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.05.02 (A) (20 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

As enhancing the flash upgrade process requires modifications to both the System ROM and the flash update utility, the System ROM revision cannot be downgraded with the flash components available on the HP Support site after updating to this revision of the System ROM. A customer can downgrade the System ROM by creating a new flash component with the older System ROM revision as indicated in Advisory C02838375 available at the following link: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02838375

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved a very rare issue where the system may either hang during system boot or boot with configuration options set incorrectly when non-volatile storage becomes corrupt. This is normally seen as the system hanging during system boot without anything displayed to video. Once the system gets into this state, the maintenance jumper can be utilized to recover operation of the system and restore configuration defaults. This revision of the System ROM will restore configuration defaults when non-volatile storage becomes corrupt.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Enhanced the System ROM flash update process to improve the reliability of System ROM updates and decrease the probability of unintended corruption of the flash part. Note: As enhancing the flash upgrade process requires modifications to both the System ROM and the flash update utility, the System ROM revision cannot be downgraded with the flash components available on the HP Support site after updating to this revision of the System ROM. A customer can downgrade the System ROM by creating a new flash component with the older System ROM revision as indicated in Advisory C02838375 available at the following link: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&objectID=c02838375


Version:2010.10.25 (B) (11 Jan 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

SP51191 Revision B, which replaces the previous SP51191 Revision A, contains a documentation update only. SP51191 Revision A is equivalent to SP51191 Revision B and it is not necessary to upgrade with Revision B if Revision A was previously used to upgrade the system ROM to version 2010.10.25.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved a processor issue where an unlikely and complex sequence of conditions operating in 64-bit mode could result in an application-level error, blue screen, kernel panic, or other unpredictable system behavior. This issue affects platforms utilizing Intel Xeon 5100-series, Intel Xeon 5200-series, Intel Xeon 5300-series, and Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and could impact any system using affected processors. This revision of the System ROM contains an updated version of Intel’s microcode for affected processors that addresses this issue. Due to the potential severity of the issue addressed in this revision of the System ROM, this System ROM upgrade is considered a critical fix. HP strongly recommends immediate update to firmware revisions with required critical fixes.  Note:  This processor issue has resulted in the following error being logged to the Integrated Management Log on servers configured with the HP ProLiant Health Management Agents when configured in a Microsoft Virtual Server environment with large numbers of Virtual Machines (VM) simultaneously subjected to a heavy I/O workload (and may occur in other operating system environments):  "An Unrecoverable System Error has occurred (Error code 0x0000002D, 0x00000000)".

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.04.26 (A) (17 Aug 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an extremely rare condition where the system may reset, experience a blue screen, or kernel panic when configured with Intel Xeon 5200 or 5400 series processors or with later steppings of the Intel Xeon 5100 and 5300 series processors. If the HP Health agents are installed when this condition occurs, the Integrated Management Log (IML) would contain at least one "An Uncorrectable System Error has occurred (Error Code 0x0000002D, 0x00000000)" entry. The failure condition is a result of a misalignment between the addressability range of the memory controller and this processor series and requires a unique type of software interaction. If the issue is not being seen, it is unlikely it will be observed unless a new driver, application, or OS is loaded. There is no performance impact associated with this fix and this issue does not affect Intel 5000-series processors.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2009.07.10(A) (10 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where the system may hang while booting the OS when a non-bootable USB 1.1 Mass Storage device, such as a USB security key, is plugged into the system.

Enhancements

Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2.


Version:2009.05.12 (A) (12 Jun 2009)
Fixes
Resolve an issue where the Core C3 processor idle state support would not function properly on certain versions of Linux. This System ROM update is needed to take full advantage of the power savings of this feature.

Update to the latest revision of the Broadcom PXE option ROM (2.1 v4.6.8) for the embedded NIC. This update increases the ability for the PXE option ROM to execute for systems with a large amount of option cards which may have run out of option ROM space in the past.

Resolve an issue where the server would not boot to CD/DVD media that was formatted with HDD Emulation. This issue was seen with certain versions of Symantec Ghost but is not limited to this application.

Resolve an issue which would prevent execution of option ROMs for devices with option ROMs greater than 64 Kbytes in size (which are extremely uncommon).

Enhancements
Add support to the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) for disabling the Core C3 processor idle state. Core C3 is an effective power efficiency feature with minimal impact to performance. This option should only be disabled by users who are highly sensitive to processor latency.

Version:2008.11.02 (A) (10 Dec 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the Processor Core C3 support would not achieve maximum power savings when running under Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or the latest Linux distributions.

Resolved an issue where the System ROM would not honor the Standard Boot Order (IPL) when certain formatted CD/DVDs are installed. This issue is seen when a Microsoft Windows ® CD is installed but the user does not select to boot from the CD when prompted by the media.

Resolved an issue where the system can not boot to media in certain DVD-RW SATA optical drives. This issue is only seen on warm resets and only impacts ML350 G5 systems with SATA optical drives.


Version:2008.09.30 (A) (27 Oct 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue which can result in a Blue Screen when using Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 in a system containing two different revisions of Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series Processors or two different revisions of Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This issue will not affect systems with these processors installed if both processors are the same revision. This issue was not seen with any other operating systems or with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x86.

Version:2008.08.04 (A) (26 Aug 2008)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the system may experience an error that will be result in either a Machine Check Event or a Fatal Memory Error logged to the Integrated Management Log (IML). This issue is only seen with certain DIMMs and is extremely rare. This issue does not indicate an actual memory DIMM problem and is fully addressed by this new release of the System ROM.

Resolved an issue where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 would not properly control processor power states when the HP Power Regulator setting is configured for OS Control Mode. This can result in sub-optimum power management when using Microsoft Windows 2008. This issue does not affect systems using Microsoft Windows 2003 or any distribution of Linux.

Resolved an issue where the system would fail to wake up from a Wake On LAN request when the system was previously shutdown using Microsoft Windows Server 2008. As part of this change, the user must enable Wake On LAN support under Device Manager for each NIC port using the Power Management tab.

Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors.

Version:2008.06.25 (A) (24 Jul 2008)
Fixes
Resolved a rare issue which could prevent the system from transitioning to the optimal processor power state when the HP ProLiant Power Regulator option is configured for HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode. This issue was seen when running Microsoft's EMON utility, but may occur with using certain other utilities.
Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors.

Added support for the Processor Core C3 power management feature. On supported processors, this feature will allow inactive cores to go into a lower power state when another core on the processor package is active. Power savings will vary based on the type of workload being run on the server.

Added support for Intel's Core Multi-Processing (CMP) Technology, that allows disabling of processor cores. This new ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) option allows for disabling one-half the cores on each physical processor such that a dual-core processor will have one core enabled and a quad-core processor will have two cores enabled. This feature is not supported by all models of the Intel Xeon processor. Consult Intel documentation for further information.


Version:2008.01.24 (A) (30 Jan 2008)
Fixes
Updated the support code for the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5200-series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400-series processors. This System ROM version integrates a new version of the Intel support code that addresses an issue that may result in a Machine Check Exception (MCE) or system hang. This issue requires a rare set of conditions, resulting in a low probability of occurrence. The issue is not specific to any software application or operating system environment. This System ROM has minimal to no performance impact on affected processors and is a complete and comprehensive resolution of this issue. This issue does not affect the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5000-series, Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100-series, or Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300-series processors, and this System ROM upgrade does not affect operation of these processors in any manner. Additional information on this erratum can be found on Intel’s public website and in a Hewlett-Packard Customer Advisory.
Enhancements
Added support for booting USB DriveKeys that are formatted using file systems other than those typically used in Microsoft Operating Systems. USB DriveKeys formatted using Linux based filesystems may now be bootable with the addition of this support.

Version:2007.11.13 (A) (22 Jan 2008)
Enhancements
Added support for Intel's latest Dual-Core Xeon 5200 Series Processors.

Added support for allowing a user to boot a USB CD-ROM when an unsupported processor is detected. Previously, the System ROM would only allow the user to boot a ROMPaq floppy or ROMPaq USB DriveKey in order to update the System ROM. The user can now update their System ROM version via USB CD-ROM in an unsupported processor configuration.

Added support for allowing a user to change the USB DriveKey boot sequence from the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU). Currently, the system will always boot from an internal DriveKey when there are DriveKeys attached to both the internal and external USB ports.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup (RBSU) option that allows preventing the Server Asset Tag from being erased when the user selects the Restore Default System Settings option from RBSU. Previously, and by default with this version of the System ROM, the customer-defined Server Asset Tag is erased whenever the default system configuration is restored. This new feature is useful for customers who use the Server Asset Tag for asset tracking and who do not want this data to be erased. This new option is in the Advanced Options menu and is referred to as Asset Tag Protection. By default, this option is Unlocked. Set this value to Locked if the user wishes to prevent the Server Asset Tag from being erased.


Version:2007.10.07 (A) (13 Nov 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an extremely rare issue where the server may hang during boot when a Smart Array E200 or E200i controller is installed and enabled. This issue has only been seen during extensive reboot testing.

Worked around an issue where certain Linux kernels would issue a warning that the PCI Express Memory Mapped region was not reserved.

Resolved a potential issue where certain DIMMs using IDT or NEC AMBs may, under very rare circumstances, cause the system to experience unpredictable behavior including, but not limited to, system hangs during POST, memory not being utilized or reported by the system, or memory errors during run-time. This issue has not been observed by HP or reported to HP on ProLiant servers.

 

Enhancements
Added support for Intel's latest Quad-Core Xeon 5400 Series Processors.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup Advanced Option to enable or disable the processors low power halt state (Intel C1E). With previous System ROM versions, this feature was always enabled and there was no method to disable it. When enabled, this feature significantly lowers power usage with negligible affects on performance. HP recommends leaving this feature enabled. The RBSU option provides the customer an ability to remove any concerns that having this feature enabled may adversely affect performance.

Added support for allowing a user to enter the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) or to boot an IDE CD-ROM when an unsupported processor is detected. Previously, the System ROM would only allow the user to boot a ROMPaq floppy or ROMPaq USB DriveKey in order to update the System ROM. The user can now update their System ROM version via CD-ROM in an unsupported processor configuration.


Version:2007.08.21 (A) (1 Oct 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where a double character could be seen when using BIOS Serial Console.

Resolved an issue with booting Linux from large USB drive keys (4 GB or larger). This issue does not affect operation of the drive key after a USB-aware operating system has booted.

Increased USB storage timeouts to address an issue with iLO Virtual Media disconnecting due to heavy network traffic. This change would effect legacy USB emulation of iLO virtual USB devices, prior to OS drivers loading.

Enhancements
Added preliminary support for Microsoft Windows 2008 (previously code-named Longhorn). While this support has been validated with beta versions of Microsoft Windows 2008, there are no known issues as of the time of this System ROM release. This support should be considered preliminary as the final versions of Microsoft Windows 2008 and its certification tests are not yet available.

Version:2007.06.28 (A) (2 Aug 2007)
Enhancements
Added support for the latest Dual-Core Intel(R) Xeon 5100 series and Quad-Core Intel (R) Xeon 5300 series processors.

Version:2007.05.01 (A) (4 May 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the chassis type is incorrectly listed as Unknown in the industry standard SMBIOS Table. The table should indicate tower for the chassis type. This could result in software displaying the chassis type incorrectly or cause software using this entry in the SMBIOS table to incorrectly identify the system.

Resolved an issue where a CD or DVD formatted with hard drive emulation will not boot from the media. Optical media formatted in this manner is extremely rare. The vast majority of bootable optical media was not affected by this issue.

Resolved various USB issues. This includes addressing an issue with Legacy USB boot support where the system would sometimes not detect a USB CD ROM and fail to boot the media. Also correct an issue with USB One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) tape drive support.

Enhancements
Added a new Advanced ROM Based Setup Feature that allows the user to change the priority in which Option ROMs are loaded during POST for all PCI/PCI-e devices present in the system. Specifically, the "Load Embedded Devices First" option allows the embedded NICs to have their PXE option ROM executed first prior to any plug-in cards. Since there is a limited number of Option ROMs that can be loaded, this option might be beneficial for those customers that need to guarantee that the embedded PXE option ROM is loaded. The "Load Option Card Devices First" option is the default and forces the embedded NIC's PXE Option ROM to execute last. In certain PCI/PCI-e configurations, the PXE option ROM for embedded NICs will not be executed if loaded last due to a lack of available option ROM space.

Version:2007.04.06 (A) (13 Apr 2007)
Fixes
This System ROM upgrade integrates a new version of Intel support code for Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series and Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors. This Intel support code was provided to HP as a critical software update. This System ROM update has no known performance impact.

Version:2006.12.26 (A) (6 Feb 2007)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the Integrated Management Log (IML) would not display all entries in the ROM-Based Inspect Utility.

Resolved an issue where the embedded PXE ROM would fail to run during POST when certain configurations of expansion (plug-in) cards are installed. This prevented PXE boots from working with the embedded NIC.

Resolved various USB issues. This includes addressing an issue with Legacy USB boot support where the system would sometimes not detect a USB CD ROM and fail to boot the media.

Resolved an issue where using the BIOS Serial Console feature with a remote terminal with more than 25 lines of display would result in text being corrupted on the 25th line of display of the terminal. This caused an issue when the terminal window was resized to greater than 25 rows of display data.

Enhancements
Added support for Fully Buffered DIMMs using IDT's new AMB ASIC. This change does not affect operation of systems not using these new DIMMs. These DIMMs might be officially supported in the future.

Performance enhancements for Intel Xeon 5300-series processors with 1333 MHz front-side bus.

Added support for multiple VGA controllers. The appropriate Operating System drivers will still be needed to enable VGA controllers other than the primary.

Added latest product names of optional expansion cards for display in RBSU.

Added support for iSCSI capable NICs to be displayed in the ROM Based Setup Utility's (RBSU) Boot Controller Order Menu. This will allow users to select an iSCSI NIC as a bootable device.


Version:2006.11.08 (A) (20 Dec 2006)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) would fail to set the Boot Controller Order properly when multiple SmartArray controllers were installed. This failure would manifest itself by the System ROM booting from the wrong storage controller.

Resolved an issue where the embedded PXE ROM would fail to run during POST when certain configurations of expansion (plug-in) cards are installed. This prevented PXE boots from working with the embedded NIC.

Enhancements
Improved PCI-express interrupt distribution utilizing a new chipset capability that provides increased performance in many operating environments.

Added support for 16 Standard Boot (IPL) devices. This feature will allow users to configure the IPL boot order from the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) for additional devices in the system. Note - Any system that currently has more than 8 IPL devices will have the Standard Boot Order (IPL) reset back to factory defaults after flashing the System ROM.


Version:2006.09.27 (A) (26 Oct 2006)
Fixes

Resolved potential issue with certain Fully-Buffered DIMMs using IDT AMBs. Affected FB-DIMMs installed in the system may cause unpredictable behavior including, but not limited to, system hangs during POST, excessive memory errors detected during run-time, or the memory not being utilized or reported by the system. This affects approximately 1% of systems using FB-DIMMs based on older IDT AMBs.

Resolved an issue where the system would not boot from the storage controller when more than five (5) PXE capable NICs were installed in the system.

Resolved an issue where the embedded network controller's MAC address would not be reported properly in the ROM Based Setup Utility and ROM-based Inspect.

Resolved an issue where the iLO 2 IML log and HP Insight Manager would display the incorrect number of Advanced Server Recovery (ASR) events.

Resolved various rare USB issues which occur with specific USB devices. This includes issues with certain USB 2.0 devices booting extremely slow.

Resolved an issue where a USB Drive Key will not be enumerated as the secondary hard drive (D:) when "Hard Drive C:" is configured to be higher in the Standard (IPL) Boot Order than "USB DriveKey (C:)" in RBSU.  This also fixes an issue when using Microsoft's BitLocker security feature with Microsoft's future Longhorn Server operating system.

Resolved issue with BIOS Serial Console not displaying console data correctly when certain option ROMs are initializing and displaying information to the screen.  This issue does not occur with most option ROMs.

Enhancements

Added support for Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series quad-core processors.

Added a more extensive test to the System ROM boot code to detect a corrupted or invalid boot sector.  Previously, the system would have received an illegal opcode when trying to boot an invalid master boot record. The ROM will now display a Non-System Disk message or attempt to boot the next device in the boot order.

Added latest product names of optional expansion cards for display in RBSU.

Added support for the new Optional PCI-X Riser. This option will be available from HP in the near future.


Version:2006.09.01(A) (29 Sep 2006)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where the server may not properly cause a Blue Screen or Kernel Panic (OS dependant) on an uncorrectable memory error. In addition, this change will allow the HP ProLiant iLO2 Management Driver to properly log these events.

Enhancements


Version:2006.06.16 (9 Aug 2006)
Fixes
None.

Enhancements
Initial release.


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