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HP Broadcom 1Gb Multifunction Drivers for Windows Server x64 Editions

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Type: Driver - Network
Version: 7.8.50.0(E)(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Essentials
File name: cp023430.exe (3.0 MB)
This Component Package contains the drivers for the HP Broadcom 1Gb Multifunction Server Adapters for Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

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

bee69fc6b44fc884ada7c545f75914cea7db03f84e0be66cc3295298ba667f02 cp023430.exe

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

Click the Install button to proceed with the installation.


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


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:
HP recommends the firmware provided in HP Broadcom Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64 Editions, version 4.0.1.11 or later for use with these drivers.


Notes:
This component contains the following drivers:

  • VBD driver version 7.8.50.0
  • NDIS 6.0 driver version 7.10.30.0
  • iSCSI offload driver version 7.10.30.0
  • Diagnostic driver version 7.8.51.0
  • Crash dump driver version 7.10.1.0

This component contains bxnd and bxois driver updates which are limited in scope to 10Gb devices.

Supported Devices and Features:

This driver supports the following network adapters:

  • HP NC373F PCI Express Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC373T PCI Express Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC382i Integrated Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC382m Dual Port 1GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
  • HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

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.


These drivers address an issue that prevents the iSCSI driver from being installed when booting from a storage area network (SAN).

These drivers correct the “SpeedDuplex” advanced property options for several devices.

HP recommends the firmware provided in HP Broadcom Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64 Editions, version 4.0.1.11 or later for use with these drivers.
Version:7.8.50.0(E) (9 Sep 2014)
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.


These drivers address an issue that prevents the iSCSI driver from being installed when booting from a storage area network (SAN).

These drivers correct the “SpeedDuplex” advanced property options for several devices.


Version:7.8.50.0 (D) (16 May 2014)
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.


The drivers in this component now have correct Microsoft Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification.


Version:7.8.50.0 (B) (18 Feb 2014)
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.


This driver corrects an issue that could result in halted traffic when configuring jumbo frame size to 9000.

This driver corrects an issue that could result in a Windows Stop Error (BSOD) when a large number of ports are repeatedly disabled.


Version:7.8.6.0 (10 Sep 2013)
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.


This component addresses an issue with driver installation that causes the HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) to reset the driver when NCU is launched for the first time, causing a network disconnect.
 
This component addresses an issue which could result in jumbo frame settings not being retained after a driver update.
 
This component addresses an issue where a device becomes unresponsive when the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is set to1324.
 
This component addresses an issue which could result in network connectivity problems on systems with more than 64 processors.


Version:7.4.14.0(B) (19 Feb 2013)
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.


This driver corrects an issue which could result in a Stop Error (BSOD) when a virtual switch is created.

Enhancements

This driver now supports Consistent Device Naming (CDN) for multiport network adapters.

This driver now supports the Microsoft standard flow control option “Auto.”


Version:7.4.14.0 (26 Oct 2012)
Enhancements

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.


This component now supports Windows Server 2012.


Version:7.2.1.0 (4 Sep 2012)
Enhancements

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.


This driver now provides support for separate TX/RX interrupt affinity.


Version:7.0.6.0(B) (4 Jun 2012)
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.


Driver component  installation now prevents an issue that would result in the drivers not being able to be loaded after an upgrade.


Version:7.0.6.0 (27 Mar 2012)
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.


The system failed to resume from hibernation when iSCSI boot was enabled.

The driver intermittently reported a warning message indicating an invalid link down state.

RSS was not correctly reported to the HP Network Configuration Utility.

Loading and unloading the driver repeatedly could result in an OS bug check.


Version:6.2.8.0 (24 Feb 2011)
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.


This component addresses an issue where driver installation fails during an upgrade.

This software addresses an issue where network connectivity could be lost when changing the number of RSS queues.

This software addresses an issue that was preventing proper reporting of RSS capability in the HP Network Configuration Utility.

This software addresses an issue that could cause a loss of network connectivity when downgrading to version 5.2.x.x or earlier.


Version:6.0.22.0 (15 Dec 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.


Some issues that occur during high network utilization with TOE enabled have been corrected.

Some issues occurring on systems with more than 64 processor cores have been corrected.

Some issues with the behavior of interrupt moderation when RSS is enabled have been corrected.


Version:5.2.22.0 (27 May 2010)
Fixes

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


The installer for this component now correctly logs its activities.


Version:5.2.15.0 (8 Feb 2010)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements:
This driver is the latest available driver from Broadcom.


Version:5.0.16.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Fixes

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


This driver now installs correctly from a Windows DVD over an HBA path on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Enhancements

Enhanced component-level logging has been implemented in the smart component installer. The generated log file will be located on the target system in %SYSTEMROOT%\cpqsystem\log directory under the name CPQSETUP.LOG.


Version:4.6.112.0(B) (28 May 2009)
Fixes

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


This driver now correctly cleans up registry entries that are no longer needed.


Version:4.6.112.0 (27 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Corrected an issue with iSCSI boot where crashdump would fail to create dump file when connected through a second port.

Corrected an issue with TOE that could result in an NMI during shutdown.

Corrected an issue that would prevent proper linking at 2.5Gb.


Version:4.6.17.0 (C) (4 Feb 2009)
Fixes
The iSCSI Offload driver in this component no longer produces buffer overflows and BSODs in some high stress situations.
Enhancements

The component installer has been updated to recognize if it is running within a virtualized guest environment.


Version:4.6.17.0 (B) (14 Jan 2009)
Fixes
This component eliminates a pop-up seen during installation of the previous component version.

Version:4.6.16.0 (11 Nov 2008)
Enhancements

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.


This component contains the latest available drivers from Broadcom.


Version:4.4.24.0 (7 Oct 2008)
Enhancements
This software now enables 2.5Gb support on c-class LOMs and mezzanine network adapters.

Type: Driver - Network
Version: 7.8.50.0(E)(9 Sep 2014)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Essentials

Description

This Component Package contains the drivers for the HP Broadcom 1Gb Multifunction Server Adapters for Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Installation Instructions

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

bee69fc6b44fc884ada7c545f75914cea7db03f84e0be66cc3295298ba667f02 cp023430.exe

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

Click the Install button to proceed with the installation.


Release Notes

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


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:
HP recommends the firmware provided in HP Broadcom Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64 Editions, version 4.0.1.11 or later for use with these drivers.


Notes:
This component contains the following drivers:

  • VBD driver version 7.8.50.0
  • NDIS 6.0 driver version 7.10.30.0
  • iSCSI offload driver version 7.10.30.0
  • Diagnostic driver version 7.8.51.0
  • Crash dump driver version 7.10.1.0

This component contains bxnd and bxois driver updates which are limited in scope to 10Gb devices.

Supported Devices and Features:

This driver supports the following network adapters:

  • HP NC373F PCI Express Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC373T PCI Express Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC382i Integrated Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter
  • HP NC382m Dual Port 1GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter
  • HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter

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.


These drivers address an issue that prevents the iSCSI driver from being installed when booting from a storage area network (SAN).

These drivers correct the “SpeedDuplex” advanced property options for several devices.

Important

HP recommends the firmware provided in HP Broadcom Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64 Editions, version 4.0.1.11 or later for use with these drivers.

Revision History

Version:7.8.50.0(E) (9 Sep 2014)
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.


These drivers address an issue that prevents the iSCSI driver from being installed when booting from a storage area network (SAN).

These drivers correct the “SpeedDuplex” advanced property options for several devices.


Version:7.8.50.0 (D) (16 May 2014)
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.


The drivers in this component now have correct Microsoft Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification.


Version:7.8.50.0 (B) (18 Feb 2014)
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.


This driver corrects an issue that could result in halted traffic when configuring jumbo frame size to 9000.

This driver corrects an issue that could result in a Windows Stop Error (BSOD) when a large number of ports are repeatedly disabled.


Version:7.8.6.0 (10 Sep 2013)
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.


This component addresses an issue with driver installation that causes the HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) to reset the driver when NCU is launched for the first time, causing a network disconnect.
 
This component addresses an issue which could result in jumbo frame settings not being retained after a driver update.
 
This component addresses an issue where a device becomes unresponsive when the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) is set to1324.
 
This component addresses an issue which could result in network connectivity problems on systems with more than 64 processors.


Version:7.4.14.0(B) (19 Feb 2013)
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.


This driver corrects an issue which could result in a Stop Error (BSOD) when a virtual switch is created.

Enhancements

This driver now supports Consistent Device Naming (CDN) for multiport network adapters.

This driver now supports the Microsoft standard flow control option “Auto.”


Version:7.4.14.0 (26 Oct 2012)
Enhancements

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.


This component now supports Windows Server 2012.


Version:7.2.1.0 (4 Sep 2012)
Enhancements

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.


This driver now provides support for separate TX/RX interrupt affinity.


Version:7.0.6.0(B) (4 Jun 2012)
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.


Driver component  installation now prevents an issue that would result in the drivers not being able to be loaded after an upgrade.


Version:7.0.6.0 (27 Mar 2012)
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.


The system failed to resume from hibernation when iSCSI boot was enabled.

The driver intermittently reported a warning message indicating an invalid link down state.

RSS was not correctly reported to the HP Network Configuration Utility.

Loading and unloading the driver repeatedly could result in an OS bug check.


Version:6.2.8.0 (24 Feb 2011)
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.


This component addresses an issue where driver installation fails during an upgrade.

This software addresses an issue where network connectivity could be lost when changing the number of RSS queues.

This software addresses an issue that was preventing proper reporting of RSS capability in the HP Network Configuration Utility.

This software addresses an issue that could cause a loss of network connectivity when downgrading to version 5.2.x.x or earlier.


Version:6.0.22.0 (15 Dec 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.


Some issues that occur during high network utilization with TOE enabled have been corrected.

Some issues occurring on systems with more than 64 processor cores have been corrected.

Some issues with the behavior of interrupt moderation when RSS is enabled have been corrected.


Version:5.2.22.0 (27 May 2010)
Fixes

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


The installer for this component now correctly logs its activities.


Version:5.2.15.0 (8 Feb 2010)
Enhancements

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.


Enhancements:
This driver is the latest available driver from Broadcom.


Version:5.0.16.0 (18 Aug 2009)
Fixes

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


This driver now installs correctly from a Windows DVD over an HBA path on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Enhancements

Enhanced component-level logging has been implemented in the smart component installer. The generated log file will be located on the target system in %SYSTEMROOT%\cpqsystem\log directory under the name CPQSETUP.LOG.


Version:4.6.112.0(B) (28 May 2009)
Fixes

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


This driver now correctly cleans up registry entries that are no longer needed.


Version:4.6.112.0 (27 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Corrected an issue with iSCSI boot where crashdump would fail to create dump file when connected through a second port.

Corrected an issue with TOE that could result in an NMI during shutdown.

Corrected an issue that would prevent proper linking at 2.5Gb.


Version:4.6.17.0 (C) (4 Feb 2009)
Fixes
The iSCSI Offload driver in this component no longer produces buffer overflows and BSODs in some high stress situations.
Enhancements

The component installer has been updated to recognize if it is running within a virtualized guest environment.


Version:4.6.17.0 (B) (14 Jan 2009)
Fixes
This component eliminates a pop-up seen during installation of the previous component version.

Version:4.6.16.0 (11 Nov 2008)
Enhancements

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.


This component contains the latest available drivers from Broadcom.


Version:4.4.24.0 (7 Oct 2008)
Enhancements
This software now enables 2.5Gb support on c-class LOMs and mezzanine network adapters.

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