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Rancher
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Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

We are considering upgrading our hard drive firmware per customer advisory c00677430.

We have some hard drives with different model nuimbers, requiring different firmware, in the same server. If we upgrade the firmware, are the hard drives "smart enough" to only recieve the firmware they need?
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Torsten.
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

Be aware of the notes:

"Must be used in conjunction with the HP Smart Update Manager, available on the Firmware Maintenance CD."

You need to boot from this CD. Depending on the version, the firmware may be already included on this CD. If not, copy the *.scexe file to a floppy or USB drive.

The update tools will match the firmware with the disk automatically.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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KarloChacon
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

hi

yes dont worry apply the Firmware CD
automatically detects what needs to be updated (like HDDs)

just apply it
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/27783.html

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Rancher
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

Excellent, thank you both. If I download this iso image, and burn it to CD, will it be bootable. I have never had much luck with iso images!
Torsten.
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

Download the file, check the checksum, unzip and burn. I would use a download manager to prevent a brocken download at ~95% ;-)

The disk is bootable.

Hope this helps!
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Rancher
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

Thank you! I have done that and run a quick test!
Rancher
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Re: Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade

See all of the above.