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Upgrade Order - SPP or OS First?

jchivian
Visitor

Upgrade Order - SPP or OS First?

I have a ProLiant DL380P-G8 system running VMware 5.1.

I have two sets of updates that need to be applied.

1. The most recent HP firmware updates from the SPP disk.

2. The VMware 5.1_u2 updates from the HP specific update disk.

Both are "boot from DVD" updates.

 

Question - Which update should I do first?

Bonus Question (if you're feeling generous) - Why?

 

Thanks all in advance for any time and insight.

JC

3 REPLIES
gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade Order - SPP or OS First?

No matter OS and HW:

 

Allways update Drivers (or whatever you want to call it) first, then the HW.

 

The driver is a translator between the HW and the OS.

 

BR

/jag

jchivian
Visitor

Re: Upgrade Order - SPP or OS First?

Thank you kind sir. 

 

Just to be sure I understand you, the recommendation is to apply the VMware 5.1_u2 updates first (which contain updates to VMware and the VMware OS device drivers) and then do the SPP updates (which contain firmware updates for the hardware) afterward.

 

Seems logical I guess.  And I assume from your statement that this would be true regardless of operating system?

gregersenj
Honored Contributor

Re: Upgrade Order - SPP or OS First?

Yes

 

VMWare first, then Hardware.

 

And You're welcome.

 

BR

/jag