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Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

Hi everyone. Does HP have a utility I can run on my DL380 G4 that will take a look at the drivers/firmware currently running on the machine, tell me what updates are available, and even install them for me? Basically something like Microsoft's Windows Update. IBM ThinkPads have a utility like this too. Thanks. Corbin.
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Torsten.
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Re: Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

You should use the SmartStart CD.
see also
http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24777.html

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Steven Clementi
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Re: Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

If you are running Windows, you can simply run the latest PSP setup.exe file. It opens an interface tha shows you installed drivers vs. current/new drivers it has available and allows you to install.

Pretty sure it does not show firmware versions, but the individual packages will also show current levels and whats available in the package. This is good for firmware updates as it tells you if the file you are running is older, the same or newer then what is there... and allows you to run it in any case.


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Luis Poitevin
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Re: Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

Hello.
You could use the HP Firmware Maintenance CD.
You can see what firmware is currently running on the machine and and what updates are available and gives you the chance of updating the updates that are necessary.
Links for software and drivers components are also available.

Regards.
Luis Poitevin

Re: Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

Do I have to boot the server to the Firmware CD and then apply the updates or do I put this CD while Windows 2003 is running and run some type of installer? Thanks for the help.
Torsten.
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Re: Updating DL380 G4 Drivers and Firmware

Both is possible.
Some firmware is installable from the running OS, but the same can be installed offline while booting from the CD.
If you boot from the CD, the update utility will find all matching files for your hardware at once (e.g. disk, BIOS, etc.)

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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