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HP Drive Key Boot Utility

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 7.41.3790.0(8 Nov 2005)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Novell NetWare 6.5
File name: cp006049.exe (45 MB)
This component provides firmware flash and boot support to HP USB drive keys.

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.


Added support in HP Firmware Flash Package for USB 2.0 data transfer rates.

    Note: Only servers with integrated USB 2.0 ports can take advantage of the increased data transfer rates. Servers with USB 1.1 will continue to function with this release at USB 1.1 data transfer rates.

Prerequisites:
ProLiant servers with USB legacy support for USB drive keys (USB functionality before an Operating System is loaded). Refer to the USB Support Matrix's USB Drive Key column for a list of servers supporting this functionality.


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

b8bad551b3a1b256917de18b494771e773a6468002164aa8c55a3e9471f61100 cp006049.exe

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


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

For additional information please refer the HP drive key boot utility for ProLiant servers white paper located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00218060/c00218060.pdf


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.


Notes:
After installation the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and/or capable of flashing firmware:

  • Place your hp USB drive key in an available USB port.

  • Select the 'HP Drive Key Boot Utility' shortcut in the 'HP System Tools' folder.

  • Complete each step presented by the application.
During the interview process, when asked to select the drive letter your key is using, if the drop down box is unpopulated please note that the drive key is either not properly connected to the system or is of drive type "fixed disk". To determine the type of a USB mass storage device, enter "My Computer" and right-click on the USB drive key and choose "Properties." The drive type will be displayed in the Properties pane. If the drive is labeled "fixed disk" or "local disk" the following steps must be followed to assign a drive letter to the USB drive key prior to running the HP Drive Key boot Utility.
  • Insert the Drive Key.

  • Login as Administrator.

  • Select Start-> Programs-> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management.

  • Select Computer Management (local) -> Storage -> Disk Management (local).

  • Select "Change/Add Drive Letter" for the disk to map the Drive Key to.

  • Choose a drive letter.
For a list of available firmware, please visit the ROM Updates page.

For SmartStart CD and Firmware Maintenance CD functionality, use the HP USB Key Utility to copy your SmartStart CD and Firmware Maintenance CD on to your portable USB key storage device.


Version:7.41.3790.0 (8 Nov 2005)
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.


Added support in HP Firmware Flash Package for USB 2.0 data transfer rates.

    Note: Only servers with integrated USB 2.0 ports can take advantage of the increased data transfer rates. Servers with USB 1.1 will continue to function with this release at USB 1.1 data transfer rates.

Version:7.30.3790.0 (24 Jun 2005)
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.


Added the following:

  • RomUpdate version 2.3.8
  • Support for AMD Dual Core Processors.
  • Support for flashing SAS (serial attached scsi) devices.


Version:7.11.3790.0 (14 Dec 2004)
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.


Added support for the following:

  • New HP Drive Key II models.

  • To work on USB drives flagged as removable and drives flagged as fixed.

  • X Windows support for new ProLiant servers.

Version:7.10 (6 Aug 2004)
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.


Initial release.


Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 7.41.3790.0(8 Nov 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Novell NetWare 6.5

Description

This component provides firmware flash and boot support to HP USB drive keys.

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.


Added support in HP Firmware Flash Package for USB 2.0 data transfer rates.

    Note: Only servers with integrated USB 2.0 ports can take advantage of the increased data transfer rates. Servers with USB 1.1 will continue to function with this release at USB 1.1 data transfer rates.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:
ProLiant servers with USB legacy support for USB drive keys (USB functionality before an Operating System is loaded). Refer to the USB Support Matrix's USB Drive Key column for a list of servers supporting this functionality.


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

b8bad551b3a1b256917de18b494771e773a6468002164aa8c55a3e9471f61100 cp006049.exe

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


Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.

For additional information please refer the HP drive key boot utility for ProLiant servers white paper located here: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00218060/c00218060.pdf


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.


Notes:
After installation the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and/or capable of flashing firmware:

  • Place your hp USB drive key in an available USB port.

  • Select the 'HP Drive Key Boot Utility' shortcut in the 'HP System Tools' folder.

  • Complete each step presented by the application.
During the interview process, when asked to select the drive letter your key is using, if the drop down box is unpopulated please note that the drive key is either not properly connected to the system or is of drive type "fixed disk". To determine the type of a USB mass storage device, enter "My Computer" and right-click on the USB drive key and choose "Properties." The drive type will be displayed in the Properties pane. If the drive is labeled "fixed disk" or "local disk" the following steps must be followed to assign a drive letter to the USB drive key prior to running the HP Drive Key boot Utility.
  • Insert the Drive Key.

  • Login as Administrator.

  • Select Start-> Programs-> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management.

  • Select Computer Management (local) -> Storage -> Disk Management (local).

  • Select "Change/Add Drive Letter" for the disk to map the Drive Key to.

  • Choose a drive letter.
For a list of available firmware, please visit the ROM Updates page.

For SmartStart CD and Firmware Maintenance CD functionality, use the HP USB Key Utility to copy your SmartStart CD and Firmware Maintenance CD on to your portable USB key storage device.


Revision History

Version:7.41.3790.0 (8 Nov 2005)
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.


Added support in HP Firmware Flash Package for USB 2.0 data transfer rates.

    Note: Only servers with integrated USB 2.0 ports can take advantage of the increased data transfer rates. Servers with USB 1.1 will continue to function with this release at USB 1.1 data transfer rates.

Version:7.30.3790.0 (24 Jun 2005)
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.


Added the following:

  • RomUpdate version 2.3.8
  • Support for AMD Dual Core Processors.
  • Support for flashing SAS (serial attached scsi) devices.


Version:7.11.3790.0 (14 Dec 2004)
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.


Added support for the following:

  • New HP Drive Key II models.

  • To work on USB drives flagged as removable and drives flagged as fixed.

  • X Windows support for new ProLiant servers.

Version:7.10 (6 Aug 2004)
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.


Initial release.


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