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Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

 
Sandy Wood
Frequent Advisor

Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

I've got some drives in a ML530 that I'd like to update the firmare but it appears that the latest firmware is only available in a *.scexe file which says you need SmartStart 6.2 or later to load. My ML530 only likes SmartStart 5.5 it seems. Any way to get this utility to load the firmare for my drives?
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Bill Wood_3
Respected Contributor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

The following Softpaqs will create disks to upgrade the drive fw.

This is all 15 disks:

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17149.html

This is for a subset of the drive models (please check your drive model numbers against this website before using):

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/16132.html

Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

Hello Sandy,
I dont know what do you intend to do but let's assume you want to upgrade the System ROM so here is the link:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17426.html

For the firmware of HDDs here is the link:

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17149.html

The second softpaq required 10 disks but just make the first disk and once you COLD boot the system with it then you will be asked to get the other disks as per the hdds you have in the system. If you have any Array controller then let me know and I shall post the link for you.

Regards,
Sandy Wood
Frequent Advisor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

Thanks for the links and help. I'm still missing some specific versions, however that I'd like to get on diskette, if available.

I'd like to get the latest firmware rev, HPB6 for drive BD03685A24 that looks to be available in *.scexe format at

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/revision/7108.html

Are there diskettes available for this rev?
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

Hello Sandy,
Since you're trying to upgrade the firmware of 36.4GB U320 hdd. This HDD is fairly new and there is no diskette version of firmware. The best way would be to order Smart Start 7.00 which is set of 4 discs and one of these CDs is strictly a Firmware CD. You can order the Ver 7.00 by calling 1-800-573-1099 or via Web.

Regards,
Sandy Wood
Frequent Advisor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

Ouch! We've got 7.0 but will it work on the ML530?
Bill Wood_3
Respected Contributor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

You can boot off of the Firmware Maintenance CD and perform the upgrade. If the disk does not contain the latest version, then you download the *.scexe component and then use the supplemental disk feature of the Firmware Maintenance CD.
Sandy Wood
Frequent Advisor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

I'll give it a try. I didn't think my ML530 knew what SmartStart 7.0 was.


thanks
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Where can I find the ROM Update Utility by itself?

Hello Sandy,
For basic setup of your system you would require 5.50 but you can always do the updates with the 7.00 version. This will work for updates for sure.

Regards,