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* RECOMMENDED * Online ROM Flash Component for Windows x64 - HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Server

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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2015.08.16(30 Sep 2015)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 | View all
File name: cp028207.exe (1.2 MB)
This component provides updated system firmware that can be installed directly on supported Operating Systems. Additionally, when used in conjunction with HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM), 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.

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Online ROM Flash Component for Windows x64 - HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Server version 2011.05.02:

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

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

78bf4ff48b292783cc27c167a9a1c96a cp028207.exe

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Windows operating system on target server:

1.     Place the Component in a temporary directory.
2.     From the same directory, run the Component by double-clicking it.
3.     When the Component dialog window displays, click the Install button to initiate the firmware upgrade.
4.     Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.


Supplemental updates for supported ProLiant servers and options can be done by using HP Smart Update Manager, which is found on the Service Pack for ProLiant ISO.

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired components to be updated in the directory, \hp\swpackages on the USB key.

Update the firmware and software in the usual manner.

This component can only be executed on Windows x64.


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


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Online ROM Flash Component for Windows x64 - HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Server version 2011.05.02:

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

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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None
Version:2015.08.16 (30 Sep 2015)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.05.02 (20 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

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

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

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


Version:2010.10.25 (7 Dec 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.04.26 (17 Aug 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2009.07.10 (10 Sep 2009)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the system may hang while booting the OS when a non-bootable USB 1.1 Mass Storage device, such as a USB security key, is plugged into the system.
Enhancements
Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Version:2008.08.04 (26 Aug 2008)
Fixes

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


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

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

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

Enhancements

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


Version:2008.06.25 (24 Jul 2008)
Fixes

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


Resolved a rare issue which could prevent the system from transitioning to the optimal processor power state when the HP ProLiant Power Regulator option is configured for HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode. This issue was seen when running Microsoft's EMON utility, but may occur with using certain other utilities.

Enhancements

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

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

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


Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2015.08.16(30 Sep 2015)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

Description

This component provides updated system firmware that can be installed directly on supported Operating Systems. Additionally, when used in conjunction with HP Smart Update Manager (HPSUM), 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

Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Online ROM Flash Component for Windows x64 - HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Server version 2011.05.02:

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

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

78bf4ff48b292783cc27c167a9a1c96a cp028207.exe

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


Installation:

To update firmware from Windows operating system on target server:

1.     Place the Component in a temporary directory.
2.     From the same directory, run the Component by double-clicking it.
3.     When the Component dialog window displays, click the Install button to initiate the firmware upgrade.
4.     Reboot your system if you would like the update to take effect immediately.


Supplemental updates for supported ProLiant servers and options can be done by using HP Smart Update Manager, which is found on the Service Pack for ProLiant ISO.

  • Place the Service Pack for ProLiant on a USB key using the USB Key Creator Utility.
  • Place the desired components to be updated in the directory, \hp\swpackages on the USB key.

Update the firmware and software in the usual manner.

This component can only be executed on Windows x64.


Release Notes

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


Due to system security configuration set to "high", a supported system may experience any of the following errors when attempting to install or update the system with Online ROM Flash Component for Windows x64 - HP ProLiant ML350 G5 (D21) Server version 2011.05.02:

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

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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

HP ProLiant ML350 G5 System ROM - D21

Release Version:

08/16/2015

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

08/16/2015

Previous Revision:

05/02/2011

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:2015.08.16 (30 Sep 2015)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.05.02 (20 Jul 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

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

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

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


Version:2010.10.25 (7 Dec 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.04.26 (17 Aug 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

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

Known Issues:

None

Version:2009.07.10 (10 Sep 2009)
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the system may hang while booting the OS when a non-bootable USB 1.1 Mass Storage device, such as a USB security key, is plugged into the system.
Enhancements
Added support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Release 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Version:2008.08.04 (26 Aug 2008)
Fixes

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


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

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

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

Enhancements

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


Version:2008.06.25 (24 Jul 2008)
Fixes

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


Resolved a rare issue which could prevent the system from transitioning to the optimal processor power state when the HP ProLiant Power Regulator option is configured for HP Dynamic Power Savings Mode. This issue was seen when running Microsoft's EMON utility, but may occur with using certain other utilities.

Enhancements

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

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

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


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