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Smart Start 7.0 ROM update

Ruben Lujan
Occasional Visitor

Smart Start 7.0 ROM update


I noticed that the ROM update option is no longer available on version 7.0? What is the reason for this?
Ed Cox
Respected Contributor

Re: Smart Start 7.0 ROM update

I just received a new Proliant Essentials kit in the mail and it had 4 cds. Smartstart cd, Management cd, Software Support cd and the Firmware Update cd. So it looks like the firmware updates are now on a separate cd.
Joseph Loo
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Start 7.0 ROM update


have you try this link:

what you do not see does not mean you should not believe
ernst limbrunner
Trusted Contributor

Re: Smart Start 7.0 ROM update

hi ruben

hp decided to remove the rom and firmware updates from the smart start cd for space reasons.

there are two new software/firmware update cds that do NOT ship with new proliant servers.
these 2 cds are available on a subscripton basis only - dollars involved
everything missing from ss7.0 and higher is available for free at the HP web site - and the stuff is really up to date
build your own cd if you do rom/bios/fw upgrades frequently

best regards
Occasional Advisor

Re: Smart Start 7.0 ROM update

There is a seperate CD you can download that contains all the latest ROM updates. It has the advantage that it is bootable and will check your system - listing all the hardware for which it has newer versions. Once updated it even ejects itself before rebooting the server.

Version 7.4 is available from here: