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What software maintenance on ML370 w SmartArray 5300?

Dr Mark D Spiteri
Occasional Contributor

What software maintenance on ML370 w SmartArray 5300?

We've inherited the maintenance of two ML370 (1Ghz) with SmartArray 5300 controllers.

Both have Raid 1 and Raid 5 logical drives.

The servers have had all Windows Service Packs and patches applied (ie are at Windows 2000 SP4). However, I believe no Compaq software drivers or ROM has ever been upgraded since the first inital install 3 years ago, and I suppose we're extremely lucky both still work properly.

I've been to the ML370 download page and there is a lot of software on there.

* How should we act on this? Apply the latest Proliant Service Pack first? Should we update any firmware or other tools first before the PSP?

* and in normal usage, how should one do normal maintenance on such servers to avoid getting into this situation again? IS there a document I can refer to?

Thanks
Mark
2 REPLIES

Re: What software maintenance on ML370 w SmartArray 5300?

System rom, controller firmware and system configuration first. At OS level windows support pack ver 6.4
Zigor Buruaga
Esteemed Contributor

Re: What software maintenance on ML370 w SmartArray 5300?

Hi,

In addition to Ian reply's, check also the firmware version of your RIB card.

About the maintenance, take a look at this link, maybe you could find it helpful:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Resource.jsp?locale=en_US&taskId=125&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=254940

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Zigor