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most recient bios for P6000

 
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CA1188635
Frequent Advisor

most recient bios for P6000

Right now I am running P43 12-27-99
Is there any more recient?
I believe this one I have now is for a Proliant
7000.
What happens if I upgrade to a proliant 8000?

Thanks,Scott
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BR618891
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Re: most recient bios for P6000

Scott,

You are running the most recent BIOS for the PL 6000/7000 (that P43 version works on both server types).

Not quite sure what you mean about 'upgrading' to an 8000 - replacing your current 6000 with an 8000? All of these models are end of life with HP so sourcing parts for servers of this age gets tricky. If you are upgrading - buy something new rather than using an old server?
CA1188635
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Re: most recient bios for P6000

What I meant was would the bios for a 8000
work on the 6000?

Scott
BR618891
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Re: most recient bios for P6000

Without trying it, no definitive answer - but as HP do not link to the 8000 BIOS updates from their 6000 support page, I would doubt it. As most server models have different hardware/chipsets, BIOS software tends to be VERY specific as to the machines you can install it on.
CA859951
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Re: most recient bios for P6000

Scott:

The bios for ProLiant Servers is family dependant. (You have P43 and the 8000 is P41 or 42) You cannot safely mix the bios of one server line with another. The Bios should identify that the software does not belong on the server.
If you were to force the install somehow, the server would fail to boot.
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CA1188635
Frequent Advisor

Re: most recient bios for P6000

Thanks for the answers thats what I figured.


Scott