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SmartStart Firmware CD?

Paul Hutchings
Super Advisor

SmartStart Firmware CD?

Support are suggesting I use the SmartStart Firmware CD to ensure the iLO/RAID/HDD/BIOS etc. are up to date on our P4300/P4500 G2s.

 

Only thing is they aren't listed on the support matrix for the firmware CD/DVD, yet there is a PDF title " P4300 and P4500 Firmware Compatibility Matrix" which suggests to download and apply the SmartStart CD.

 

So basically, as usual, the documentation is rather contradictory :)

 

Has anyone used the SmartStart Firmware CD and did you have any issues with it?

 

I've asked support for more details on confirming it is supported.

4 REPLIES

Re: SmartStart Firmware CD?

Hey Paul,

 

I've had the same advise from support before. I too was quite surprised to hear this. However this caused no issue's, and if my memory serves me well it even solved the problem I was having back then.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joris Vliegen

Paul Hutchings
Super Advisor

Re: SmartStart Firmware CD?

Thanks Joris.  Support suggested the 9.3 SmartStart is the recommended one.

 

I know the P4000 is a DL180 but I was sure I'd read it was a custom board or something, but support were adamant that it's supported to use SmartStart to update the firmwares.

Re: SmartStart Firmware CD?

Paul,

 

I'm not sure of you will be able to access this link:

http://h20272.www2.hp.com/Pages/spock2Html.aspx?htmlFile=hw_iscsi.html

 

However if you can access it you'll find the "P4300 and P4500 Firmware compatibility matrix".

 

Kind regards,

 

Joris Vliegen

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: SmartStart Firmware CD?

Hi

there is a new driver firmware DVD from HP at

www.hp.com/go/spp this includes the firmwares you  need

also the files you download from the LH CMC interface includes also firmware updates

Zohar