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** CRITICAL ** BIOS ROM Flash Utility for Windows - HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers

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Type: BIOS - System ROM
Version: 4H4C2130(14 Mar 2018)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
File name: CL5200G34H4C2130.zip (7.8 MB)
This release provides the system ROM flash binary which can be used to update the system ROM and Management Engine(ME) versions.

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

68257ea49af646e40bcda2e049aacdae5a991ef4e574db58e906d02d5c6d8945 CL5200G34H4C2130.zip

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


Installation:

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported only on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Extract the content of the downloaded zip file to a folder. Open the command prompt and navigate to the desired operating system folder. Choose one of the options below based on the type of operating system and architecture.

DOS:
AFUDOS <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

EFI:
AfuEfix64.efi <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

Windows x32:
afuwin <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

Windows x64:
AFUWINx64 <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

For details on command options, check the Readme file from the desired operating system folder.

Linux:
Note : Upgrade using Linux OS is not supported. If your server has Linux installed, please use the bootable MS DOS USB key to upgrade the BIOS.

Using Batch Script(available in each OS folder):

  1. Update BIOS binary "only". Type "BIOS.BAT" to flash BIOS binary (BIOS only).
  2. Update ME (SPS FW) binary "only". Type "ME.BAT" to flash ME (SPS FW) binary.

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Note : A full backup should be completed and verified prior to running BIOS update on the system.
Note : Please refer to release note for additional information, release note can be obtained by extracting the zip file.


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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2130:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002A)

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Note : A full backup should be completed and verified prior to running BIOS update on the system.
Note : Please refer to release note for additional information, release note can be obtained by extracting the zip file.

Version:1.11.0.0 (10 Dec 2018)
Fixes

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


The following solutions are integrated in BIOS firmware version 1.11.0.0:

  • INTEL-SA-00158
    • Improved the security of the firmware and the ability to enable secure configuration
  • INTEL-SA-00159
    • Improved the System Management Mode (SMM) protection

Version:1.10.0.0 (1 Nov 2018)
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 following issue is resolved in BIOS firmware version 1.10.0.0:

  • Failed DIMM is not record in System Event Log (SEL)
Enhancements

The following enhancements are available in BIOS firmware version 1.10.0.0:

  • Added:
    • The support of setting preserving (/SP) for AFUflash tool
    • The support of RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability)
    • The feature of BIOS Secure Boot
    • The feature of BIOS Secure Flash
  • Updated:
    • Intel CPU Microcode (HSW:M6F306F2_0000003D, BDW:MEF406F1_0B00002E)
  • Modified:
    • The default values of "Boot Mode Select" to "UEFI"
    • The default values of sub-items of "Boot Mode Select" to "UEFI" and "Enabled"

Version:4H4C2140 (27 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2140:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002E)

Version:4H4C2130 (14 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2130:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002A)

Version:4H4C2100 (29 May 2017)
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.

Firmware version 4H4C2100 is supported only on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.


Initial BIOS firmware binaries for HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.


Type: BIOS - System ROM
Version: 4H4C2130(14 Mar 2018)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Description

This release provides the system ROM flash binary which can be used to update the system ROM and Management Engine(ME) versions.

Installation Instructions

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

68257ea49af646e40bcda2e049aacdae5a991ef4e574db58e906d02d5c6d8945 CL5200G34H4C2130.zip

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


Installation:

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported only on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Extract the content of the downloaded zip file to a folder. Open the command prompt and navigate to the desired operating system folder. Choose one of the options below based on the type of operating system and architecture.

DOS:
AFUDOS <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

EFI:
AfuEfix64.efi <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

Windows x32:
afuwin <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

Windows x64:
AFUWINx64 <BIOS ROM File Name> [Option 1] [Option 2]

For details on command options, check the Readme file from the desired operating system folder.

Linux:
Note : Upgrade using Linux OS is not supported. If your server has Linux installed, please use the bootable MS DOS USB key to upgrade the BIOS.

Using Batch Script(available in each OS folder):

  1. Update BIOS binary "only". Type "BIOS.BAT" to flash BIOS binary (BIOS only).
  2. Update ME (SPS FW) binary "only". Type "ME.BAT" to flash ME (SPS FW) binary.

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


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


Important:

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Note : A full backup should be completed and verified prior to running BIOS update on the system.
Note : Please refer to release note for additional information, release note can be obtained by extracting the zip file.


Fixes

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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2130:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002A)

Important

Firmware version 4H4C2130 is supported on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.

Note : A full backup should be completed and verified prior to running BIOS update on the system.
Note : Please refer to release note for additional information, release note can be obtained by extracting the zip file.

Revision History

Version:1.11.0.0 (10 Dec 2018)
Fixes

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


The following solutions are integrated in BIOS firmware version 1.11.0.0:

  • INTEL-SA-00158
    • Improved the security of the firmware and the ability to enable secure configuration
  • INTEL-SA-00159
    • Improved the System Management Mode (SMM) protection

Version:1.10.0.0 (1 Nov 2018)
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 following issue is resolved in BIOS firmware version 1.10.0.0:

  • Failed DIMM is not record in System Event Log (SEL)
Enhancements

The following enhancements are available in BIOS firmware version 1.10.0.0:

  • Added:
    • The support of setting preserving (/SP) for AFUflash tool
    • The support of RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability)
    • The feature of BIOS Secure Boot
    • The feature of BIOS Secure Flash
  • Updated:
    • Intel CPU Microcode (HSW:M6F306F2_0000003D, BDW:MEF406F1_0B00002E)
  • Modified:
    • The default values of "Boot Mode Select" to "UEFI"
    • The default values of sub-items of "Boot Mode Select" to "UEFI" and "Enabled"

Version:4H4C2140 (27 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2140:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002E)

Version:4H4C2130 (14 Mar 2018)
Fixes

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


The following fix is available in the firmware version 4H4C2130:

  • Update of Intel Broadwell Microcode Patch (MEF406F1_0B00002A)

Version:4H4C2100 (29 May 2017)
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.

Firmware version 4H4C2100 is supported only on HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.


Initial BIOS firmware binaries for HPE Cloudline CL5200 G3 Servers with Intel® Xeon® E5 v4 Processors (Broadwell) for the following SKU or Part Numbers (PN):

  • 855069-B21 (1A42D1Q00-600-G)
  • 860256-B21 (1A42D1R00-600-G)

The SKU or PN can be found on a label located on the top of the server’s chassis.


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