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    Running HP ProLiant servers with Broadcom NIC's? You will need to read this!

    Watch out! KILLER HP firmware update bricks ProLiant server mobos

    HP has warned customers that one of its firmware updates can accidentally brick the network hardware in 100 ProLiant Server models.
    The Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0 can potentially murder HP Broadcom-based network adapters in G2 to G7-series machines. A server relying on a dead NIC is not much use at all – and may well require a motherboard swap to fix if the slain silicon is a built-in component. The affected adapters range from PCIe cards to integrated controllers.
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    Back in my day firmware updates were friendly little things. Now look at them. It's a sad reflection on society.

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    I blame Pixies that or @Ric_ but given myself and him have upgraded the F/W on many HPs we have been very lucky none have died so far.....

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    @Dos_Box. Your thread title has a typo.

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    I did the update on two servers and it bugged me for hours why it wouldn't work eventually I just threw in some Intel NICs but this explains it all, I assume they wont fix it as I am out of warranty .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    @Dos_Box. Your thread title has a typo.
    Sorry, been a long day and can't see it. Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Sorry, been a long day and can't see it. Where?
    Broadcom was spelt "Broardcom". It looks like @ZeroHour fixed it.
    Last edited by Arthur; 25th April 2014 at 11:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnat1121 View Post
    I did the update on two servers and it bugged me for hours why it wouldn't work eventually I just threw in some Intel NICs but this explains it all, I assume they wont fix it as I am out of warranty .



    Forced obscelescence by software updates, have the hired Steve Jobs's ghost to be CEO now.

    Man, hp you've changed, I remember when you used to be cool...

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    Fixed SPP without the killer NIC firmware and the Heartbleed bug fixes on the management tools is available - HP® Servers - Service Pack for ProLiant



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