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** CRITICAL ** Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 (P78) Servers

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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2018.05.21(25 Jun 2018)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
File name: CP036492.zip (2.4 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.

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

f67c3603c2a8c5951ce9f8e71784ed638261b927d79cda4f1599d21ebe91e423 CP036492.zip

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


Installation:

IMPORTANT: This component requires that the CRU driver be loaded before the component can run. 

The minimum CRU version for 6.0 is 6.0.8. 
The minimum CRU version for 5.5 is 5.5.4.1.
The minimum CRU version for 5.1 is 5.0.3.9.


Offline:

  • SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components


Remote Online, if the component is supported by HP SUM but is not yet part of an SPP:

  • Download the Post-Production SPP from www.hpe.com/servers/SPP/download
  • Add the component to the SPP
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run HP SUM
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • For HP SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps to complete the firmware update
  • Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at:  www.hpe.com/servers/spp

To use HP Insight Control for vCenter:

  • Log in to the vSphere Client
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update)
  • Place the Smart Component ( CPxxxxxx.zip) in a temporary directory
  • From the same directory, unzip the Smart Component:
    unzip CPxxxxxx.zip
  • To perform the standalone installation, execute the command:
    CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system for the firmware update to take effect

End User License Agreements:
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:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 System ROM - P78

Release Version:

05/21/2018

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

05/21/2018

Previous Revision:

01/22/2018

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None


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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 System ROM - P78

Release Version:

05/21/2018

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

05/21/2018

Previous Revision:

01/22/2018

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2018.05.21 (25 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2018.01.22 (23 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for Variant 2 of the Side Channel Analysis vulnerability, also known as Spectre. The revision of the microcode included in this System ROM addresses issues with more frequent reboots and unpredictable system behavior which impacted the previous Intel microcode which was part of the Spectre Variant 2 mitigation. Additional information is available from Intel’s Security Exploit Newsroom, https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/security-exploits-intel-products/.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the Intel processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2017.12.12 (3 Jan 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

On January 11, Intel announced issues with an increased frequency of reboots when using the microcodes they released to address Variant 2 of the Spectre Vulnerability for numerous processors including Broadwell, Haswell, Skylake, Kaby Lake, Ivybridge, and Sandybridge processors. Mitigations for Variant 1 (Spectre) and Variant 3 (Meltdown) vulnerabilities require only OS updates and are not impacted.

Due to the severity of the potential issues that may occur when using these microcodes addressing Variant 2, Intel now recommends that customers discontinue their use.  Additional information is available from Intel’s Security Exploit Newsroom, https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/security-exploits-intel-products/.  HPE is in alignment with Intel in our recommendation that customers discontinue use of System ROMs including impacted microcodes and revert to earlier System ROM versions. Earlier versions of the System ROMs display on the ‘Revision History’ tab. Clicking the ‘Obtain software’ link opens the HPE Customer Advisory on this topic where the recommended version of an earlier System ROM for each affected platform is provided along with additional information about this critical issue.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the Intel processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2014.03.28 (D) (8 Oct 2015)
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:

Ver. 2014.03.28 (D)  contains updates to the component packaging and is functionally equivalent to ver. 2014.03.28.  It is not necessary to upgrade with Revision D if a previous component Revision was used to upgrade the system ROM to version 2014.03.28.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2014.03.28 (B) (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.


Important Notes:

Version 2014.03.28 (B) contains an update to the flash driver and replaces version 2014.03.28. The actual firmware contained within version 2014.03.28 (B) did not change as compared to version 2014.03.28 and therefore it is not necessary to upgrade if version 2014.03.28 has already been installed.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2014.03.08 (2 May 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers utilizing the 11/08/2013 revision of the System ROM might not be able to boot certain operating system installations that install a Master Boot Record which is not marked as Active. When this issue occurs, the server might experience a Non-System Disk Error or not boot the intended media. This issue does NOT impact any System ROM revisions other than the 11/08/2013 revision.

Addressed an issue where the System ROM's PXE Retry logic does not work properly with certain Network Devices. In some cases, the System ROM incorrectly stops the PXE retry sequence prematurely and resumes attempting to boot devices as specified in the Standard IPL Boot Order resulting in the server not performing an intended PXE boot.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).


Version:2014.03.28 (2 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.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.09.01 (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed a processor issue under which a rare and complex sequence of internal processor microarchitecture events that occur in specific operating environments could cause a server system to experience unexpected page faults, general protection faults, or machine check exceptions or other unpredictable system behavior. While all processors supported by this server have this issue, to be affected by this issue the server must be operating in a virtualized environment, have Intel Hyperthreading enabled, have a hypervisor that enables Intel VT FlexPriority and Extended Page Tables, and have a guest OS utilizing 32-bit PAE Paging Mode. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and could impact any system utilizing affected processors operating with the conditions listed above. This revision of the System ROM contains an updated version of Intel's microcode 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.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.11.08 (24 Feb 2014)
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.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added additional options to the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) Power-On Delay Option for delay times of 15, 30, 40 and 60 seconds (in addition to the previous options of No Delay and Random Delay). For these new selections to function, the system must be using Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Firmware version 1.20 or later. If the system is configured to one of the new options without having iLO Firmware version 1.20 or later, the Power-On Delay Option will function as if the No Delay option were chosen.

Enhanced the System ROM's detection of valid boot devices such as USB Drive Keys or Hard Drives. Previously, the System ROM may have attempted to boot certain bootable media with invalid boot records resulting in a Non-System Disk error. In some cases, the System ROM will now be able to detect the invalid boot record and skip attempting to boot the device. This allows the System ROM to attempt to boot the next device in the boot order.

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.08.30 (21 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed a processor issue where certain instructions and conditions could result in an application-level error, blue screen, kernel panic, or other unpredictable system behavior. This issue affects platforms utilizing Intel Xeon E3-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.

Addressed an issue where the system experienced unexpected system behavior or report ACPI issues through the OS boot logs (such as Linux DMESG) when IOMMU was enabled in a virtualized operating system environment.

Addressed an issue where Linux Operating Systems reported the following message: ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range, in the Linux DMESG log.

Addressed an issue where the server's Legacy USB support would not properly report the drive capacity of a USB Drive Key that was larger than 8GB resulting in an inability to boot USB Drive Keys larger than 8 GB.

Addressed an issue where the system may not be able to properly execute the HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit (SSSTK) under Linux based Operating Systems. In some cases, executing the HP SSSTK would result in a segfault error message being reported by the Linux kernel.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

Added support to allow industry standard utilities to display the operating voltage of installed DIMMs as well as the minimum and maximum voltage supported by installed DIMMs. This System ROM revision supports newly defined industry standard fields in the industry standard SMBIOS tables. Utilities to display this information may not yet be available.

Added support to allow industry standard utilities to display the HP DIMM Part Number for HP SmartMemory DIMMs. This information will also be displayed in the HP iLO GUI interface when using an updated revision of iLO Firmware.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) option called USB Port Controller Routing in the System Options\USB Control menus that allows configuring the USB 3.0-capable ports to operate as USB 2.0 ports under the operating system.  When configured for USB 3.0 Controller, these ports are still functional in an non-ACPI pre-boot environment and can still be utilized to boot USB media or for keyboard and mouse in a pre-boot environment.  This option is defaulted to USB 3.0 Controller to allow USB 3.0 operation of the USB 3.0 ports in an operating system environment.  The option can be configured to USB 2.0 Controller for cases where an operating system is being used that does not support USB 3.0 or where the operating system has support for USB 3.0 but has issues with this support.  When configured for USB 2.0 Controller, all USB 3.0 ports in the system will operate at USB 2.0 speeds.


Version:2013.05.23 (24 Jun 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP 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: 2018.05.21(25 Jun 2018)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 5.1
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

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

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

f67c3603c2a8c5951ce9f8e71784ed638261b927d79cda4f1599d21ebe91e423 CP036492.zip

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


Installation:

IMPORTANT: This component requires that the CRU driver be loaded before the component can run. 

The minimum CRU version for 6.0 is 6.0.8. 
The minimum CRU version for 5.5 is 5.5.4.1.
The minimum CRU version for 5.1 is 5.0.3.9.


Offline:

  • SPP Offline mode boots a special Linux OS environment, thus the Linux Smart Components are used, not the VMware Smart Components


Remote Online, if the component is supported by HP SUM but is not yet part of an SPP:

  • Download the Post-Production SPP from www.hpe.com/servers/SPP/download
  • Add the component to the SPP
  • Mount the SPP on a remote server running Windows or Linux that has a network connection to the ESXi host to be updated
  • Run HP SUM
  • Add the ESXi host to be updated as a remote target/node
  • Enter IP or DNS address of the ESXi host to be updated
  • Enter the ESXi host credentials (root or administrator username and password)
  • For HP SUM 6.0 and newer, select both the Additional Package with the added component and the SPP Baseline on the node Inventory page.
  • Follow HP Smart Update Manager Steps to complete the firmware update
  • Refer to the SPP documentation for detailed instructions at:  www.hpe.com/servers/spp

To use HP Insight Control for vCenter:

  • Log in to the vSphere Client
  • Select a server or cluster in the inventory tree
  • Click the HP Insight Management tab
  • Follow Insight Control for vCenter steps to update firmware using a Smart Component

To update firmware from VMware ESXi operating system on target server:

  • Enable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Login as root. (You must be root in order to apply the update)
  • Place the Smart Component ( CPxxxxxx.zip) in a temporary directory
  • From the same directory, unzip the Smart Component:
    unzip CPxxxxxx.zip
  • To perform the standalone installation, execute the command:
    CPxxxxxx.vmexe
  • Follow the directions given by the Smart Component
  • Logout
  • Disable Tech Support Mode on the ESXi host
  • Reboot your system for the firmware update to take effect

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
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:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 System ROM - P78

Release Version:

05/21/2018

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

05/21/2018

Previous Revision:

01/22/2018

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None


Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 System ROM - P78

Release Version:

05/21/2018

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

05/21/2018

Previous Revision:

01/22/2018

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:2018.05.21 (25 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system and hypervisor updates, provides mitigation for the L1 Terminal Fault – OS/SMM (CVE-2018-3620) and L1 Terminal Fault – VMM (CVE-2018-3646) security vulnerabilities.  These vulnerabilities may allow unauthorized disclosure of information residing in the L1 data cache to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.  These security vulnerabilities are not unique to HPE servers and impact any servers utilizing impacted processors.  Note that this server is NOT vulnerable to L1 Terminal Fault – SGX (CVE-2018-3615), also known as Foreshadow, because this server does NOT support SGX.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for the Speculative Store Bypass (also known as Variant 4) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3639. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and speculative execution of memory reads before the addresses of all prior memory writes are known may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which provides mitigation for the Rogue Register Read (also known as Variant 3a) security vulnerability. A Medium level CVE has been assigned to this issue with ID CVE-2018-3640. Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and that perform speculative reads of system registers may allow unauthorized disclosure of system parameters to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis. This security vulnerability is not unique to HPE servers and impacts any systems utilizing impacted processors.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2018.01.22 (23 Feb 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This revision of the System ROM includes the latest revision of the Intel microcode which, in combination with operating system updates, provides mitigation for Variant 2 of the Side Channel Analysis vulnerability, also known as Spectre. The revision of the microcode included in this System ROM addresses issues with more frequent reboots and unpredictable system behavior which impacted the previous Intel microcode which was part of the Spectre Variant 2 mitigation. Additional information is available from Intel’s Security Exploit Newsroom, https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/security-exploits-intel-products/.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the Intel processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2017.12.12 (3 Jan 2018)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

REMOVED - This version of the System ROM is NO LONGER AVAILABLE for download.

On January 11, Intel announced issues with an increased frequency of reboots when using the microcodes they released to address Variant 2 of the Spectre Vulnerability for numerous processors including Broadwell, Haswell, Skylake, Kaby Lake, Ivybridge, and Sandybridge processors. Mitigations for Variant 1 (Spectre) and Variant 3 (Meltdown) vulnerabilities require only OS updates and are not impacted.

Due to the severity of the potential issues that may occur when using these microcodes addressing Variant 2, Intel now recommends that customers discontinue their use.  Additional information is available from Intel’s Security Exploit Newsroom, https://newsroom.intel.com/press-kits/security-exploits-intel-products/.  HPE is in alignment with Intel in our recommendation that customers discontinue use of System ROMs including impacted microcodes and revert to earlier System ROM versions. Earlier versions of the System ROMs display on the ‘Revision History’ tab. Clicking the ‘Obtain software’ link opens the HPE Customer Advisory on this topic where the recommended version of an earlier System ROM for each affected platform is provided along with additional information about this critical issue.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Updated the Intel processor microcode to the latest version.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2014.03.28 (D) (8 Oct 2015)
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:

Ver. 2014.03.28 (D)  contains updates to the component packaging and is functionally equivalent to ver. 2014.03.28.  It is not necessary to upgrade with Revision D if a previous component Revision was used to upgrade the system ROM to version 2014.03.28.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None


Version:2014.03.28 (B) (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.


Important Notes:

Version 2014.03.28 (B) contains an update to the flash driver and replaces version 2014.03.28. The actual firmware contained within version 2014.03.28 (B) did not change as compared to version 2014.03.28 and therefore it is not necessary to upgrade if version 2014.03.28 has already been installed.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2014.03.08 (2 May 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers utilizing the 11/08/2013 revision of the System ROM might not be able to boot certain operating system installations that install a Master Boot Record which is not marked as Active. When this issue occurs, the server might experience a Non-System Disk Error or not boot the intended media. This issue does NOT impact any System ROM revisions other than the 11/08/2013 revision.

Addressed an issue where the System ROM's PXE Retry logic does not work properly with certain Network Devices. In some cases, the System ROM incorrectly stops the PXE retry sequence prematurely and resumes attempting to boot devices as specified in the Standard IPL Boot Order resulting in the server not performing an intended PXE boot.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).


Version:2014.03.28 (2 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.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where servers using the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM caused a problem with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) operating system certification test. This issue has no known impact with TPM functionality under normal operating system environments. This problem only affects servers with the 03/08/2014 revision of the System ROM.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.09.01 (24 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed a processor issue under which a rare and complex sequence of internal processor microarchitecture events that occur in specific operating environments could cause a server system to experience unexpected page faults, general protection faults, or machine check exceptions or other unpredictable system behavior. While all processors supported by this server have this issue, to be affected by this issue the server must be operating in a virtualized environment, have Intel Hyperthreading enabled, have a hypervisor that enables Intel VT FlexPriority and Extended Page Tables, and have a guest OS utilizing 32-bit PAE Paging Mode. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and could impact any system utilizing affected processors operating with the conditions listed above. This revision of the System ROM contains an updated version of Intel's microcode 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.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.11.08 (24 Feb 2014)
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.


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added additional options to the ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) Power-On Delay Option for delay times of 15, 30, 40 and 60 seconds (in addition to the previous options of No Delay and Random Delay). For these new selections to function, the system must be using Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Firmware version 1.20 or later. If the system is configured to one of the new options without having iLO Firmware version 1.20 or later, the Power-On Delay Option will function as if the No Delay option were chosen.

Enhanced the System ROM's detection of valid boot devices such as USB Drive Keys or Hard Drives. Previously, the System ROM may have attempted to boot certain bootable media with invalid boot records resulting in a Non-System Disk error. In some cases, the System ROM will now be able to detect the invalid boot record and skip attempting to boot the device. This allows the System ROM to attempt to boot the next device in the boot order.

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

Known Issues:

None

Version:2013.08.30 (21 Feb 2014)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed a processor issue where certain instructions and conditions could result in an application-level error, blue screen, kernel panic, or other unpredictable system behavior. This issue affects platforms utilizing Intel Xeon E3-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.

Addressed an issue where the system experienced unexpected system behavior or report ACPI issues through the OS boot logs (such as Linux DMESG) when IOMMU was enabled in a virtualized operating system environment.

Addressed an issue where Linux Operating Systems reported the following message: ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range, in the Linux DMESG log.

Addressed an issue where the server's Legacy USB support would not properly report the drive capacity of a USB Drive Key that was larger than 8GB resulting in an inability to boot USB Drive Keys larger than 8 GB.

Addressed an issue where the system may not be able to properly execute the HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit (SSSTK) under Linux based Operating Systems. In some cases, executing the HP SSSTK would result in a segfault error message being reported by the Linux kernel.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added the latest product names of optional expansion cards and updated language translations (for non-English modes) in the ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU).

Added support to allow industry standard utilities to display the operating voltage of installed DIMMs as well as the minimum and maximum voltage supported by installed DIMMs. This System ROM revision supports newly defined industry standard fields in the industry standard SMBIOS tables. Utilities to display this information may not yet be available.

Added support to allow industry standard utilities to display the HP DIMM Part Number for HP SmartMemory DIMMs. This information will also be displayed in the HP iLO GUI interface when using an updated revision of iLO Firmware.

Added a new ROM-Based Setup Utility (RBSU) option called USB Port Controller Routing in the System Options\USB Control menus that allows configuring the USB 3.0-capable ports to operate as USB 2.0 ports under the operating system.  When configured for USB 3.0 Controller, these ports are still functional in an non-ACPI pre-boot environment and can still be utilized to boot USB media or for keyboard and mouse in a pre-boot environment.  This option is defaulted to USB 3.0 Controller to allow USB 3.0 operation of the USB 3.0 ports in an operating system environment.  The option can be configured to USB 2.0 Controller for cases where an operating system is being used that does not support USB 3.0 or where the operating system has support for USB 3.0 but has issues with this support.  When configured for USB 2.0 Controller, all USB 3.0 ports in the system will operate at USB 2.0 speeds.


Version:2013.05.23 (24 Jun 2013)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HP 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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