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Can't update Server GEN9 with internal dvd-rom

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Can't update Server GEN9 with internal dvd-rom



when i'm trying to update SPP or intelligent provisiong on a Gen9 server (DL and ML) using the internal dvd-rom with a bootable CD, after the loading system returns a black screen with "error kernel".


With the same CD but an external dvd-rom there isn't this problem.


can someone help me?




Gabriele CIaldini.



Re: Can't update Server GEN9 with internal dvd-rom



Other than "error kernel", is there any Hex code number displayed on the screen?


Internal CD/DVD ROM issues may occur if:

1. Internal drive is bad.

2. Internal drive cabling is faulty/bad.

3. Internal drive firmware needs updating.

4. Internal drive is Non-HP branded.

5. Internal drive is not compatible with this server model.


For more help, please refer to page# 22 in this guide "HP UEFI System Utilities User Guide for HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers".



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Re: Can't update Server GEN9 with internal dvd-rom

Thanks for the reply.


I've noticed that after the firmware update the internal dvd-rom works.


How can i use the internal dvd-rom for update the SPP or Intelligent provisioning without using an external dvd-rom before?


Kind regards,


Gabriele Cialdini.

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Re: Can't update Server GEN9 with internal dvd-rom

The current SPP is almost 5GB, maybe too large for a DVD.


Better use USB Key Tool version 2.0 (!!!) and create a bootable USB thumb drive or use virtual media via ILO.

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