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BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

 
juniorionut
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BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Hello,

 

I have a problem relating the bios update of my "ProLiant DL380p Gen8".

 

The current BIOS version is:

 
System ROM Date    02/19/2012

 

I have tried to update the bios using the dvd i have downloaded from hp ->

 

HP_Service_Pack_for_Proliant_2014.06.0_784915_001_spp_2014.06.0-SPP2014060.2014_0618.4.iso

 

BIOS  ROM Date    02/10/2014

 

After updating the bios the server no longers boots  (doesn't execute POST) but i was able to login to ILO and restore the previous version of the rom.

 

If anyone has any ideas why this happens please share it with me.

 

Thanks!

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Torsten.
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Re: BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Try this

 

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5194969&swItemId=MTX_e8d0275c17494b81b03e42bb3d&swEnvOid=54

 

Type: BIOS (Entitlement Required) - System ROM Version: 2014.08.02 (A)(13 Oct 2014)

Operating System(s): OS Independent | View all

File name:

SP68600.exe (4.3 MB)

 

 

 

 

 


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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juniorionut
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Re: BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Hello Torsten,

 

Thank you for the reply!

 

I will try that bios in the weekend as the server is "in production".

 

I will let you know the outcome.

 

juniorionut
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Re: BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Hello Torsten,

 

I am asking the following question as a measure of precaution:

 

If i will update the bios, the current bios (P70) will be moved to "Backup ROM" and the new one will be "Active"?

 

If this is not the case do you have any ideea how can i copy the active bios in the backup ?

 

I need a valid backup rom in case the server won't reach post (again) after the update so that i can swap again the BIOS.

 

Below i have "pasted" from ILO ->

 

Product Name ProLiant DL380p Gen8

 

 

Redundant ROM Support

 

The server enables you to upgrade or configure the ROM safely with redundant ROM support.

One side of the ROM contains the current ROM program version, while the other side of the ROM contains a backup version.

Active ROM    System ROM P70 System ROM Date 02/19/2012 

Backup ROM  Backup ROM Date 02/10/2014 Bootblock Date 07/11/2011

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

Torsten.
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Re: BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

>>

 

If i will update the bios, the current bios (P70) will be moved to "Backup ROM" and the new one will be "Active"?

 

 

Yes.

Such update writes to the backup ROM, then it makes the backup to active and the formerly active to backup.


Hope this helps!
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juniorionut
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Re: BIOS Update Fails on ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Thank you, will try then!