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Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

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grinningdevil
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Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

Hello Guys ! 

Need a bit of help ! 

We have multiple old servers - DL580G7 and DL380G8.  

G7's BIOS version shows P65, and DL380G8 BIOS version shows P70.  

Can someone please let me know the best SPP version I can safely upgrade my servers to ? Should I do the whole SPP or just the BIOS upgrade  ?

Finally, what does this P65 or P70 correspond to ? Which SPP is present right now on the servers ?  

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grinningdevil
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Re: Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

Update : 

If I check the latest BIOS version available for this servers, I get the following -  P65 is given here as well ! What is this P65 ?!!

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

P65 is not a version , is more like the system family identifier.

You see the version here: System ROM Version: 2015.08.16

(consider the date as the version number)

 

compare to the version history:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=4142793&swItemId=MTX_c62f44d6944c4c0b81b41b6263&swEnvOid=4166#tab-history


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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grinningdevil
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Re: Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

Got it regarding P65/P70. 

Can you pls tell me the SPP pack I can upgrade the server to ? 

or do you recommend upgrading just the BIOS ? If yes, to what version ?

grinningdevil
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Re: Old Servers | DL580 G7 BIOS Upgrade

Found out that the customer was running ESX 4.1 - and based on that, the max SPP which we can upgrade is 2013.02.0 (B).  

Though, also located a latest BIOS version too on HPE site. 

 

So, the steps to upgrade would be - 

Install SPP - to 2013 version

Once above is done, update BIOS to latest release as per HPE site.