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Lost with HP Terms

Hi forum,

I'm lost in the space of HP terms. Could someone explain the meaning of these terms?

1a) Online ROM Flash Component for Windows (x64)
1b) Online ROM Flash

Is it the same? I guess it is not firmware, because if it's firmware, they call it like this: "Tape Firmware" 

2) System ROMPaq Firmware upgrade

Is it a new BIOS?

3) Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64

This obviosly is not firmware, but a utility. What do you do with it after setting it up?

4) HP Lights-Out Configuration Utility

And what's a configuration utility?

5) HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility

And this one?

7) HP Intelligent Provisioning Online Update

Is this an online update of all the programs, firmware and drivers IP consists of (it always crashes my server if I execute this "IP Online Update")?

Thanks a lot for your help,
Stefano

 

1 REPLY
Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: Lost with HP Terms

Hi,

1a) Online ROM Flash Component for Windows (x64)
1b) Online ROM Flash
Answer: Its the BIOS update file which can be used within the OS.

2) System ROMPaq Firmware upgrade
Answer: Its also the BIOS update file but this can be used offline, in case the server is not able to load OS.

3) Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64
Answer: This is usually for Network cards or other hardware for example:
HP QLogic P3 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008 x64 Editions
HP Broadcom Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for Windows Server x64 Editions
Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows

4) HP Lights-Out Configuration Utility
Answer: The Lights-Out Configuration Utility (HPQLOCFG.EXE) is a Windows-based utility that connects to iLO using a secure connection over the network.

5) HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility
Answer: HP Lights-Out Online Configuration utility is a command line utility used to configure ProLiant Integrated Lights-Out processor (iLO) from within the operating system without requiring a reboot of the server.

7) HP Intelligent Provisioning Online Update
Answer: Its for Gen8 and Gen9. This utility is used during POST to configure server or deploy server or perform diagnostics.

 

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