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25th April 2014, 12:40 PM #1
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.
Last edited by ZeroHour; 25th April 2014 at 05:48 PM.
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speckytecky (26th April 2014)
25th April 2014, 12:52 PM #2
Back in my day firmware updates were friendly little things. Now look at them. It's a sad reflection on society.
25th April 2014, 12:56 PM #3
I blame the current govt and a slip in moral standards.
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25th April 2014, 02:48 PM #4
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.....
25th April 2014, 04:53 PM #5
@Dos_Box. Your thread title has a typo.
25th April 2014, 05:12 PM #6
- Rep Power
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 .
25th April 2014, 05:54 PM #7
Sorry, been a long day and can't see it. Where?
Originally Posted by Arthur
25th April 2014, 06:00 PM #8
There's the grocer's apostrophe, other than that it looks ok to me!
25th April 2014, 06:05 PM #9
Broadcom was spelt "Broardcom". It looks like @ZeroHour fixed it.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
Last edited by Arthur; 25th April 2014 at 10:42 PM.
26th April 2014, 05:13 AM #10
Originally Posted by johnat1121
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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1st May 2014, 12:34 PM #11
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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