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System ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade for HP ProLiant MicroServer (For USB Key-Media)

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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2013.10.01(A)(15 Nov 2013)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 | View all
File name: SP64420.exe (2.6 MB)
This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant MicroServer.

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

621b51ff87a933d91eda2038b508f49143ac7ff7eb8f7de33db2dfa7b94d3862 SP64420.exe

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


Installation:

1. Obtain a formatted USB Key media.

2. Download the 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.

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

4. After the USB Key is created, you may delete the downloaded file if you wish.

5. Insert this USB Key into the USB Key port of the system to be updated and power the system on to boot to the USB Key.

 


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:

Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant MicroServer System ROM - O41

Release Date:

10/01/2013

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

09/30/2010

Previous Revision:

07/29/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

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:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant MicroServer System ROM - O41

Release Date:

10/01/2013

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

09/30/2010

Previous Revision:

07/29/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None
Version:2013.10.01(A) (15 Nov 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.07.29(A) (25 Aug 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system LED will turn purple during Power On Self Test (POST) after initial power on.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the AMD Raid ready function.


Version:2011.04.02 (A) (27 May 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where there was no error logged to the System Event Log (SEL) after entering the incorrect password 3 times.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for Microsoft Small Business Server 2011.


Version:2011.01.17 (A) (28 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system would hang during POST when the F8 key is used to start the One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) feature with a USB tape drive installed.

Resolved an issue where the product name does not match between the FRU data and SMBIOS table.

Resolved an issue where incorrect information was contained in the SMBIOS Memory Array Mapped Address (Type 19) which can result in system hang if certain applications use the incorrect information.

Resolved an issue where events would no longer be logged into the System Event Log (SEL) after entering the wrong password 3 times.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added a warning message when the Hard Drive Write Cache option is set to enabled in the ROM based setup menu.


Version:2010.09.30 (A) (15 Oct 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the System Event Log (SEL) description is different for the same event between the BIOS Setup Menu and the WebUI.

Resolved an issue where the system will intermittently fail to complete a disaster recovery of the system ROM when configured in RAID mode and an IPMI card is installed.

Resolved an issue where the wrong product name was displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu. The correct product name is "HP ProLiant MicroServer".

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.07.28 (B) (23 Sep 2010)
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: 2013.10.01(A)(15 Nov 2013)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and Essentials
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)

Description

This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant MicroServer.

Installation Instructions

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

621b51ff87a933d91eda2038b508f49143ac7ff7eb8f7de33db2dfa7b94d3862 SP64420.exe

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


Installation:

1. Obtain a formatted USB Key media.

2. Download the 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.

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

4. After the USB Key is created, you may delete the downloaded file if you wish.

5. Insert this USB Key into the USB Key port of the system to be updated and power the system on to boot to the USB Key.

 


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:

Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant MicroServer System ROM - O41

Release Date:

10/01/2013

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

09/30/2010

Previous Revision:

07/29/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

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:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant MicroServer System ROM - O41

Release Date:

10/01/2013

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

09/30/2010

Previous Revision:

07/29/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:2013.10.01(A) (15 Nov 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Addressed an issue where Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 may stop responding while booting the operating system.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.07.29(A) (25 Aug 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system LED will turn purple during Power On Self Test (POST) after initial power on.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the AMD Raid ready function.


Version:2011.04.02 (A) (27 May 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where there was no error logged to the System Event Log (SEL) after entering the incorrect password 3 times.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for Microsoft Small Business Server 2011.


Version:2011.01.17 (A) (28 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.


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system would hang during POST when the F8 key is used to start the One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) feature with a USB tape drive installed.

Resolved an issue where the product name does not match between the FRU data and SMBIOS table.

Resolved an issue where incorrect information was contained in the SMBIOS Memory Array Mapped Address (Type 19) which can result in system hang if certain applications use the incorrect information.

Resolved an issue where events would no longer be logged into the System Event Log (SEL) after entering the wrong password 3 times.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added a warning message when the Hard Drive Write Cache option is set to enabled in the ROM based setup menu.


Version:2010.09.30 (A) (15 Oct 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

This SoftPaq version will execute the "kbd" utility to upgrade the system bios due to a bootblock change.

Firmware Dependencies:

None.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the System Event Log (SEL) description is different for the same event between the BIOS Setup Menu and the WebUI.

Resolved an issue where the system will intermittently fail to complete a disaster recovery of the system ROM when configured in RAID mode and an IPMI card is installed.

Resolved an issue where the wrong product name was displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu. The correct product name is "HP ProLiant MicroServer".

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.07.28 (B) (23 Sep 2010)
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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