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NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

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Blazhev_1
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NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

Hi,

now I encountered that there are 2 versions of NCU for win 2003 64-bit - 9.10.0.0 (25 Feb 2008) :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1842838&prodNameId=3285485&swEnvOID=1113&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-2fde2bbcd1364556905e11f70e

and 8.80.1.0 (29 Feb 2008) :

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1842838&prodNameId=3285485&swEnvOID=1113&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-2fde2bbcd1364556905e11f70e

The 2nd one - 8.80.1.0 seems to be a fix for 8.80....seems like 9.10 should be the latest one(HP releases the SW with older date 25.02) which should be updated? Can someone confirm or explain the diff?

Thanks!

Pac
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KarloChacon
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Re: NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

hi

Pac I don't think someone from engineering people is going to tell you here "we did a mistake..."

So I took some time check that (I did not have the time to test - install them)

I downloaded the latest 4 versions from top to bottom (including the weird one / from ML350 G5 x64)

if you download them and check this file -> cpqteam.inf

1. (the one that appears on top indicating it is the last one :-? )

HP NCU for Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
Version: 8.80.1.0 (29 Feb 2008)

file cpqteam.inf says: DriverVer = 01/14/2008,8.80.01.0

2.
HP NCU for Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
Version: 9.10.0.0 (25 Feb 2008)

file cpqteam.inf says: DriverVer = 01/30/2008,9.10.00.0

3.
HP NCU for Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
Version: 9.0.0.0 (18 Dec 2007)

file cpqteam.inf says: DriverVer = 11/28/2007,9.00.00.0

4.
HP NCU for Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions
Version: 8.80.0.0 (31 Aug 2007)

file cpqteam.inf says: DriverVer = 08/30/2007,8.80.00.0

So I according to that it seems the latest one is still 9.10

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
James ~ Happy Dude
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Re: NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

Yea !
Interestingly,

9.10.0.0 (25 Feb 2008) has the ENHANCEMENT for : This software now supports Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) for NetXen 10GbE adapters.

&

8.80.1.0 (29 Feb 2008) has the FIX for
"This software no longer causes a blue screen that is seen when the software encounters a rare timing condition during team initialization in a cluster environment. This software resolves an unusual addressing conflict. Some virtualization solutions now work correctly when the team type is NFT, SLB, or 802.ad."

Its like if you are using NetXen adapter, go for the 9.10; or if you have issues with blue screen/virtualization go for the 8.8 version.

Its no where mentioned which version contains both fixes.

Hope its Taken care of before too many users are confused.

;-) Regards.
Blazhev_1
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Re: NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

Hi guys,

thank you!

I didn't have the opportunity to download and check the versions, thanks for the effort.
I was a bit confused, because the latest version 9.10 was below the 8.80.1.0 and wasn't sure if there is something special, forgot to check the enhancements and fixes section :)

Regards,
Anton
Blazhev_1
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Re: NCU W2k3 64-bit , which version is the latest?

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