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New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

 
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benniessg
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New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

The subject basically states it. 

 

I got a Smart Update Firmware DVD 9.30 with my new DL120 servers.  I see that there is a 10.10 version, which I am downloading.  Then I came across the HP Service Pack for Proliant Download, SPP Version 1012.08.0

 

I have not yet installed the OS, Windows 2008 R2 Standard.

 

Which of these HP updates options should I choose for the HP DL120 G7 servers?

 

Thanks...

 

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Torsten.
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Re: New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

The 10.x firmware DVD is a subset of the SPP, SPP has firmware + support packs.

So I would use the latest - SPP 2012.08.

Hope this helps!
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benniessg
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Re: New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

Thanks for the info.  I was leaning towards using the SPP.

 

I'm realtively new at this.  I've already powered up each server, booting with the HP SmartStart CD.  I've setup iLO 3 and also setup RAID on the P410s.

 

Now, do I next reboot to the SPP or do I continue with the SmartStart CD, install the OS, and then go to the SPP?

 

Thanks.

Torsten.
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Re: New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

I would boot the SPP and update the firmware first. Then boot smartstart and install OS, then use SPP online to update the support packs.

Hope this helps!
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benniessg
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Re: New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

Thanks!

Renjiv
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Re: New Dl120 G7, use new SPP or Smart Update Firmware DVD 10.10?

Hi,

 

You may also check the below SPP guided troubleshooting guide for the step by step procedure for upgrading firmware or for installing SPP on your server.

 

http://h20584.www2.hp.com/hpgt/guides/select?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=18964&prodSeriesId=5104018&lang=en&cc=us

 

Regards,

 

Renji V

I am an HP employee.

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