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Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2009.11.06(10 Dec 2009)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
File name: cp012136.exe (1.5 MB)
This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 Servers.
Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

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

73afb5cc99df788c4f3f55b291d117c0 cp012136.exe

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.


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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 System ROM - O33

Release Date:

11/06/2009

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

03/30/2009

Previous Revision:

10/15/2009

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 System ROM - O33

Release Date:

11/06/2009

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

03/30/2009

Previous Revision:

10/15/2009

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None
Version:2011.07.06 (18 Aug 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

The bandwidth distribution for the embedded HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller was not optimized between ports.

The error message "629 Fail to access Carbondale" is intermittently displayed during POST on HP ProLiant SL160s G6.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the new PCI-E x16 riser card on HP ProLiant SL160s G6.


Version:2011.05.19 (9 Jun 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system will intermittently display less than the total amount of memory installed after a cold reboot.

Resolved an issue where the system does not perform a graceful shutdown in POST after a critical event is asserted on the SL160s G6.

Resolved an issue where two installed P410 Smart Array controllers will both report as installed in PCI-e Slot2.

Resolved an issue where the error message "Front side bus mismatch. System halted." is displayed during POST after a Power Management firmware update on the SL160s G6.

Resolved an issue where the system will hang on the first boot after using CONREP to set the BIOS Serial Console.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support to enable SL-APM to perform power capping. This support requires the Lights-Out 100 Remote Management advanced license to enable power capping.


Version:2011.02.17 (14 Mar 2011)
Enhancements

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Initial version for SL160s G6.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.01.25 (B) (24 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:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where a non printable character was present in the memory serial number in SMBIOS type 17.

Resolved an issue where erroneous fan and power supply failure status was reported during POST after updating the Power Management Controller firmware on the SL6000/6500.

Resolved an issue where the "rbsureset" command in the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit Utility does not restore the system configuration to the default settings.

Resolved an issue where the system automatically PXE boots from embedded NIC port 1 whenever CMOS is cleared.

Resolved an issue where the HP E200 Option ROM configuration screen does not redirect to Remote Console.

Resolved an issue where the 'QPI_Frequency', 'Memory_Frequency', 'Restore_on_AC_Power_Loss' and 'Advanced_Memory_Protection' options cannot be modified by the CONREP utility.

Resolved an issue where the hard disk cannot be detected whenever the 'SATA#1 Controller' Mode is set as 'RAID' and 'BIOS Serial Console' is set as 'Enabled'.

Resolved an issue where the system will occassionally hang early in POST with the fans at max speed with the 12LFF hard disk backplane installed.

Updated the identification string from "Left-Top / Tray 2 Node 1" to "Tray 2 Node 1" in the SMBIOS table type 2 for the SL160z G6.

Updated the memory device type to DDR3 in the the SMBIOS table type 17.

Updated the B110i software RAID firmware to version 1.38 to address an issue where the system would not boot to USB floppy when the Embedded SATA RAID was enabled.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for Intel Xeon X5690/X5687/X5675/X5672/E5649/E5645/E5606/E5603 processors.

Added support for 32Gb memory DIMMs.

Updated the fan SDR table to support a 3+1 fan redundancy configuration on the SL160z G6.

Added SMBIOS record type 193 to provide boot block version and date.


Version:2010.08.16 (14 Sep 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

For servers using Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, resolve an issue where an uncorrectable memory error may occur. If this error occurs, the system may generate a blue screen if using Microsoft Windows operating systems, generate a panic if using a Linux operating system, or become unresponsive. In addition, the System Health LED may be illuminated amber and the System Event Log may have an event indicating the uncorrectable memory error. These errors do not indicate a problem with the memory DIMMs or the server system board. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and is resolved by a new revision of Intel's microcode for Intel Xeon processor 5600 series that is implemented in this version of the System ROM. Intel Xeon processor 5500 series processors are not affected by this issue. Note: After completing the flash upgrade process for this revision of the System ROM, the server should be power cycled.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.07.23 (24 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 issue where the Power Efficiency mode was being set to "Custom" any time CONREP was used to set system configuration options.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added a feature to detect memory initialization errors at boot-up time.

Added a BIOS Setup menu option for selecting the number of active processor cores as a related item for Power Efficiency Mode.


Version:2010.05.19 (8 Jun 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 issue where system running RHEL5 with a Xen kernel intermittently does not shut down properly.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Implemented power efficiency improvements for all DL160 G6 configurations.

Added staggered spin-up of installed hard drives at system power-on for more better power management.


Version:2010.03.31 (5 May 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 issue where the second of two installed 400W redundant power supplies is not displayed properly in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Resolved an issue where certain Micron memory DIMMs might not be detected properly or might show false overtemp warnings during POST.

Resolved an issue where uncorrectable memory errors might display the logical DIMM location rather than the correct physical slot number during POST and/or in the System Event Log.

Moved VT-d menu option in the BIOS setup menu to align with other virtualization-related settings.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Updated to new ProLiant splash screen.

Implemented power efficiency improvements for 95W processor configurations.


Version:2010.02.04 (9 Feb 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.


Fixes:

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system would not boot to CD or DVD with two LSI SAS3081E-R HBAs installed.

Resolved an issue where uncorrectable memory errors recorded in the System Event Log did not correctly indicate the failed DIMM location via the Lights-Out 100 System Event Log interface.

Resolved an issue where disabling the embedded NIC via the BIOS setup menu does not actually disable it.

Resolved an issue on the ProLiant SL160z system where the chassis location node ID would be the same for both the top and bottom node.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Enhancements:
Added support in the BIOS setup menu for enabling/disabling VT-d (virtualization technology for directed I/O).


Version:2009.12.03 (7 Jan 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the One Button Disaster Recovery feature would not work with SAS devices.

Resolved an issue where the One Button Disaster Recovery feature would not work with USB devices under Windows Server 2003.

Resolved an issue where setting the PCI Express mode to Gen2 in the BIOS Setup Menu did not set the PCI Express mode to Gen2.

Resolved an issue where the system could hang when both an nVidia FX3800 graphics card and an Infiniband card were installed, with Node Interleaving enabled.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements
Added a "QPI Optimization" option in the BIOS Setup Menu. It is recommended that this setting be left in the default state for most configurations.

Version:2009.11.06 (10 Dec 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements
Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Version:2009.10.15 (28 Oct 2009)
Fixes

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


Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where systems with the NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE network card installed may experience grey screen hangs at POST.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to allow for selecting memory interleaving in one node.

Disabled turbo mode when the user selects Efficiency mode in the BIOS Setup Menu.


Version:2009.09.03 (30 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Lengthened the delay time of the system summary screen during POST to allow users time to view information.

Resolved an issue where the system can hang during POST in configurations where the OS boot drive is attached to a P212 Smart Array controller.

Resolved an issue where the BIOS Setup Menu displayed an incorrect name for the HP SC40Ge Host Bus Adapter.

Resolved an issue where multiple erroneous events with ID 57 are created in the System Event Log (SEL) under a Microsoft Windows OS.

Known Issue:

None
Enhancements

Added support for 16Gb DIMMs.


Version:2009.07.28 (17 Aug 2009)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where a system with a HP SmartArray P410 controller combined with a HP StorageWorks FC1142/FC1242/FC2242 PCI Express Host Bus Adapter fails to boot, displaying a "PCE uncorrectable error".

Resolved an issue where the system will generate multiple "Bus Correctable Error" events in the System Event Log (SEL) when configured with HP StorageWorks PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter.

Resolved an issue where a system with a HP SmartArray P410 controller and a HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Server Adapter, in certain slot configurations, may not boot to the hard drive under SLES 10 SP2.

Resolved an issue where, a single fan failure in a configuration with fan redundancy, causes the health LED to incorrectly blink red instead of amber.

Resolved an issue where pressing "Ctrl+B" at POST to configure the HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter will cause a system hang.

Enhancements

Added support for 3+1 fan redundancy for the ProLiant SL160z.


Version:2009.07.05 (13 Aug 2009)
Fixes
Resolved issue with HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter not being properly recognized in certain slots.

Resolved issue with hang with HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter when exiting option ROM configuration via F4.

Enhancements
Added Drive Write Cache support for AHCI mode.

Version:2009.06.10 (13 Aug 2009)
Fixes
Resolved issue with HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter not being properly recognized in certain slots.

Resolved issue with hang with HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter when exiting option ROM configuration via F4.

Fixed "erroneous power supply mismatch" error at POST in some cases with two 460W power supplies installed.

Enhancements
Added support for ProLiant SL160z server.

Added support for redundant fans.

Optimized power efficiency in certain configurations.


Version:2009.04.28 (21 May 2009)
Fixes
Resolved an issue displaying uncorrectable memory errors using 0-based numbering instead of the correct 1-based numbering.

Resolved an issue with incorrect sensor numbers in some memory ECC and POST errors reported in the system event log.

Enhancements
Enabled processor and memory phase shedding support for increased power efficiency.

Improved detection and recovery support for SDR corruption.


Version:2009.03.30 (23 Apr 2009)
Fixes

Ensured that the system shuts down immediately once the upper non-recoverable threshold temperature is reached.

Resolved problem causing identification issues and driver load failures on Mellanox Infiniband cards.


Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM
Version: 2009.11.06(10 Dec 2009)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

Description

This release provides updated system ROM images for the latest maintenance releases of HP ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 Servers.

Enhancements

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Installation Instructions

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

73afb5cc99df788c4f3f55b291d117c0 cp012136.exe

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.


Release Notes

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


Important:

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 System ROM - O33

Release Date:

11/06/2009

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

03/30/2009

Previous Revision:

10/15/2009

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None

Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None

Important

Important Notes:

None

Deliverable Name:

ProLiant DL160 G6/SL160z G6 System ROM - O33

Release Date:

11/06/2009

Last Recommended or Critical Revision:

03/30/2009

Previous Revision:

10/15/2009

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None

Revision History

Version:2011.07.06 (18 Aug 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

The bandwidth distribution for the embedded HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID controller was not optimized between ports.

The error message "629 Fail to access Carbondale" is intermittently displayed during POST on HP ProLiant SL160s G6.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for the new PCI-E x16 riser card on HP ProLiant SL160s G6.


Version:2011.05.19 (9 Jun 2011)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system will intermittently display less than the total amount of memory installed after a cold reboot.

Resolved an issue where the system does not perform a graceful shutdown in POST after a critical event is asserted on the SL160s G6.

Resolved an issue where two installed P410 Smart Array controllers will both report as installed in PCI-e Slot2.

Resolved an issue where the error message "Front side bus mismatch. System halted." is displayed during POST after a Power Management firmware update on the SL160s G6.

Resolved an issue where the system will hang on the first boot after using CONREP to set the BIOS Serial Console.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support to enable SL-APM to perform power capping. This support requires the Lights-Out 100 Remote Management advanced license to enable power capping.


Version:2011.02.17 (14 Mar 2011)
Enhancements

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Enhancements/New Features:

Initial version for SL160s G6.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2011.01.25 (B) (24 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:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where a non printable character was present in the memory serial number in SMBIOS type 17.

Resolved an issue where erroneous fan and power supply failure status was reported during POST after updating the Power Management Controller firmware on the SL6000/6500.

Resolved an issue where the "rbsureset" command in the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit Utility does not restore the system configuration to the default settings.

Resolved an issue where the system automatically PXE boots from embedded NIC port 1 whenever CMOS is cleared.

Resolved an issue where the HP E200 Option ROM configuration screen does not redirect to Remote Console.

Resolved an issue where the 'QPI_Frequency', 'Memory_Frequency', 'Restore_on_AC_Power_Loss' and 'Advanced_Memory_Protection' options cannot be modified by the CONREP utility.

Resolved an issue where the hard disk cannot be detected whenever the 'SATA#1 Controller' Mode is set as 'RAID' and 'BIOS Serial Console' is set as 'Enabled'.

Resolved an issue where the system will occassionally hang early in POST with the fans at max speed with the 12LFF hard disk backplane installed.

Updated the identification string from "Left-Top / Tray 2 Node 1" to "Tray 2 Node 1" in the SMBIOS table type 2 for the SL160z G6.

Updated the memory device type to DDR3 in the the SMBIOS table type 17.

Updated the B110i software RAID firmware to version 1.38 to address an issue where the system would not boot to USB floppy when the Embedded SATA RAID was enabled.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added support for Intel Xeon X5690/X5687/X5675/X5672/E5649/E5645/E5606/E5603 processors.

Added support for 32Gb memory DIMMs.

Updated the fan SDR table to support a 3+1 fan redundancy configuration on the SL160z G6.

Added SMBIOS record type 193 to provide boot block version and date.


Version:2010.08.16 (14 Sep 2010)
Fixes

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


Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

For servers using Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, resolve an issue where an uncorrectable memory error may occur. If this error occurs, the system may generate a blue screen if using Microsoft Windows operating systems, generate a panic if using a Linux operating system, or become unresponsive. In addition, the System Health LED may be illuminated amber and the System Event Log may have an event indicating the uncorrectable memory error. These errors do not indicate a problem with the memory DIMMs or the server system board. This issue is not unique to HP ProLiant servers and is resolved by a new revision of Intel's microcode for Intel Xeon processor 5600 series that is implemented in this version of the System ROM. Intel Xeon processor 5500 series processors are not affected by this issue. Note: After completing the flash upgrade process for this revision of the System ROM, the server should be power cycled.

Known Issues:

None

Version:2010.07.23 (24 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 issue where the Power Efficiency mode was being set to "Custom" any time CONREP was used to set system configuration options.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added a feature to detect memory initialization errors at boot-up time.

Added a BIOS Setup menu option for selecting the number of active processor cores as a related item for Power Efficiency Mode.


Version:2010.05.19 (8 Jun 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 issue where system running RHEL5 with a Xen kernel intermittently does not shut down properly.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Implemented power efficiency improvements for all DL160 G6 configurations.

Added staggered spin-up of installed hard drives at system power-on for more better power management.


Version:2010.03.31 (5 May 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 issue where the second of two installed 400W redundant power supplies is not displayed properly in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Resolved an issue where certain Micron memory DIMMs might not be detected properly or might show false overtemp warnings during POST.

Resolved an issue where uncorrectable memory errors might display the logical DIMM location rather than the correct physical slot number during POST and/or in the System Event Log.

Moved VT-d menu option in the BIOS setup menu to align with other virtualization-related settings.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Updated to new ProLiant splash screen.

Implemented power efficiency improvements for 95W processor configurations.


Version:2010.02.04 (9 Feb 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.


Fixes:

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the system would not boot to CD or DVD with two LSI SAS3081E-R HBAs installed.

Resolved an issue where uncorrectable memory errors recorded in the System Event Log did not correctly indicate the failed DIMM location via the Lights-Out 100 System Event Log interface.

Resolved an issue where disabling the embedded NIC via the BIOS setup menu does not actually disable it.

Resolved an issue on the ProLiant SL160z system where the chassis location node ID would be the same for both the top and bottom node.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Enhancements:
Added support in the BIOS setup menu for enabling/disabling VT-d (virtualization technology for directed I/O).


Version:2009.12.03 (7 Jan 2010)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where the One Button Disaster Recovery feature would not work with SAS devices.

Resolved an issue where the One Button Disaster Recovery feature would not work with USB devices under Windows Server 2003.

Resolved an issue where setting the PCI Express mode to Gen2 in the BIOS Setup Menu did not set the PCI Express mode to Gen2.

Resolved an issue where the system could hang when both an nVidia FX3800 graphics card and an Infiniband card were installed, with Node Interleaving enabled.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements
Added a "QPI Optimization" option in the BIOS Setup Menu. It is recommended that this setting be left in the default state for most configurations.

Version:2009.11.06 (10 Dec 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where SmartArray controllers upgraded to FW versions 2.50 or later may sometimes not be detected at POST.

Resolved an issue where redundant fans were not properly displayed in the BIOS Setup Menu.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements
Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to select edge or level triggered interrupts for the serial port.

Version:2009.10.15 (28 Oct 2009)
Fixes

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


Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Resolved an issue where systems with the NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE network card installed may experience grey screen hangs at POST.

Known Issues:

None
Enhancements

Added an option in the BIOS Setup Menu to allow for selecting memory interleaving in one node.

Disabled turbo mode when the user selects Efficiency mode in the BIOS Setup Menu.


Version:2009.09.03 (30 Sep 2009)
Fixes

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


Upgrade Requirement:

Optional

Users should update to this firmware revision 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 revision.

Important Notes:

None

Firmware Dependencies:

None

Problems Fixed:

Lengthened the delay time of the system summary screen during POST to allow users time to view information.

Resolved an issue where the system can hang during POST in configurations where the OS boot drive is attached to a P212 Smart Array controller.

Resolved an issue where the BIOS Setup Menu displayed an incorrect name for the HP SC40Ge Host Bus Adapter.

Resolved an issue where multiple erroneous events with ID 57 are created in the System Event Log (SEL) under a Microsoft Windows OS.

Known Issue:

None
Enhancements

Added support for 16Gb DIMMs.


Version:2009.07.28 (17 Aug 2009)
Fixes

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


Resolved an issue where a system with a HP SmartArray P410 controller combined with a HP StorageWorks FC1142/FC1242/FC2242 PCI Express Host Bus Adapter fails to boot, displaying a "PCE uncorrectable error".

Resolved an issue where the system will generate multiple "Bus Correctable Error" events in the System Event Log (SEL) when configured with HP StorageWorks PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter.

Resolved an issue where a system with a HP SmartArray P410 controller and a HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Server Adapter, in certain slot configurations, may not boot to the hard drive under SLES 10 SP2.

Resolved an issue where, a single fan failure in a configuration with fan redundancy, causes the health LED to incorrectly blink red instead of amber.

Resolved an issue where pressing "Ctrl+B" at POST to configure the HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter will cause a system hang.

Enhancements

Added support for 3+1 fan redundancy for the ProLiant SL160z.


Version:2009.07.05 (13 Aug 2009)
Fixes
Resolved issue with HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter not being properly recognized in certain slots.

Resolved issue with hang with HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter when exiting option ROM configuration via F4.

Enhancements
Added Drive Write Cache support for AHCI mode.

Version:2009.06.10 (13 Aug 2009)
Fixes
Resolved issue with HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter not being properly recognized in certain slots.

Resolved issue with hang with HP NC382T PCI Express Dual Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter when exiting option ROM configuration via F4.

Fixed "erroneous power supply mismatch" error at POST in some cases with two 460W power supplies installed.

Enhancements
Added support for ProLiant SL160z server.

Added support for redundant fans.

Optimized power efficiency in certain configurations.


Version:2009.04.28 (21 May 2009)
Fixes
Resolved an issue displaying uncorrectable memory errors using 0-based numbering instead of the correct 1-based numbering.

Resolved an issue with incorrect sensor numbers in some memory ECC and POST errors reported in the system event log.

Enhancements
Enabled processor and memory phase shedding support for increased power efficiency.

Improved detection and recovery support for SDR corruption.


Version:2009.03.30 (23 Apr 2009)
Fixes

Ensured that the system shuts down immediately once the upper non-recoverable threshold temperature is reached.

Resolved problem causing identification issues and driver load failures on Mellanox Infiniband cards.


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