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Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Eintracht
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Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Hi,

   Had my Gen8 Microserver 2 weeks now. Cannot figure out how to boot from a USB stick with the 2016 SPP on it. Would be grateful for a quick idiots guide on how to do this please. Also how do I get a definitive list of my firmware and software levels please. Have HPSUM 7.6 installed.

Thanks

Chris

 

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Torsten.
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Re: Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Did you use the HPUSBKEY utility 2.1 to create the stick?

The default is to boot USB first.

You can press F11 during boot to get the boot menu, press "3" to boot from USB.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Eintracht
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Re: Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Hi, Thanks for your reply.

   No I didnt use the HPUSBKEY utility to create the stick.

I changed my boot order to boot from my SSD but have tried the Boot Menu however USB stick does not come up as an option only USB Key ?

Does that make sense ?

Chris

 

Torsten.
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Re: Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

>> No I didnt use the HPUSBKEY utility to create the stick.

 

But how you did it?

The stick is likely not bootable?

 

You can get similar results in terms of updates if you just run

hp\swpackages\hpsum.bat

when the OS (windows) is up.


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Eintracht
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Re: Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Hi, Thanks again for your prompt reply. I apologize for my lack of experience here. I have now downloaded the HP USB utility and will create my USB stick like that. I did attempt to create a baseline and update my firmware through HPSUM(7.6.0) but kept hitting the unable to download error message regardless of what I did. I'm wondering if I'm encountering any issues because I have installed Win 10 Pro as my OS which I dont think is supported by HP for Gen8 servers.

Thanks

Chris

Torsten.
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Re: Gen8 Booting the SPP ISO

Only windows server versions are supported.

 

>> kept hitting the unable to download error message regardless of what I did.

Please explain!

by the way, the utility is within the image, in USB directory.


Hope this helps!
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