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Firmware maintenance CD for Proliant 7000

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pidji7
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Firmware maintenance CD for Proliant 7000

Is there a Firmware Maintenance CD available for a Proliant 7000 Server? If yes, where can I find it?

Last versions (7.30/7.20) of the Firmware Maintenance CD are given compatible with the Proliant 7000, but starting them on my server gives nothing to update even if I know the BIOS isn't up to date at all!

Many thanks for your help
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Stephen Kebbell
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Re: Firmware maintenance CD for Proliant 7000

Hi,

you could try here:
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/locate/20_1104.html

Get either the Online ROM Update (for Windows) or download the ROMpaq diskette to update the BIOS. I would recommend the ROMpaq disk. I don't think there is a component on the Firmware Update CD for updating the BIOS on really old Proliants. It might work for array controllers or Remote Insight Boards, but not for the system ROM.

Regards,
Stephen
Igor Karasik
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Re: Firmware maintenance CD for Proliant 7000

Firmware Maintenance CD 7.1/7.2/7.3 contains BIOS for Proliant 7000 - you can find files cp001647.exe Sp13059.exe on the CD. But both files don't have offline support therefore you cannot update BIOS by booting from Firmware Maintenance CD
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/WebDoc/firmware/firmware730content.pdf
So, your winning from Firmware Maintenance CD is only that you don't need to download these files from HP site.
As Stephen write you can update BIOS from Windows or by booting from ROMpaq disk.
But maybe you can use Firmware Maintenance CD to update SmartArray and SCSI disks firmware on your Proliant 7000 (depends on SA and disks models)
pidji7
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Re: Firmware maintenance CD for Proliant 7000

Thanks to both for your replies