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HP ML330 G6 BIOS - help with updating / downloading

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by Hefner, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Hefner

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,293

    Location: Sheffield

    Playing around with a spare one of these and would like to update the BIOS

    It's got an E5504 CPU which I'd like to change to an X5650 (which is supported according to HP)

    Problem is that the HP support website is confusing as hell, and I'm pretty sure it wants me to have a support contract before I can download the file

    cp028092.exe is the file

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Conanius

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,182

    Yeah HP have a paywall to enforce the need for a support contract to get downloads.

    Some people have mirrors for the downloads...
     
  3. nox_uk

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 12, 2006

    Posts: 571

    yep, is why I went of HP :(

    Things like this spectre vulnerability will not be updated at BIOS level for your systems unless you ahve a support contract.
     
  4. Vince

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 6,011

    Location: Essex

    This is not correct, it wont be patched because intel wont patch it. However security fixes do not require an entitlement to download. This is clearly stated in this document: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c04044353

     
  5. nox_uk

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 12, 2006

    Posts: 571

    I sit corrected, and am keeping my fingers crossed this one is deemed critical so I can update my Microserver.

    So, OP - using Vinces info, I went on to the HPE site, went to the BIOS section of your server and expanded revision history. keyword search for critical resulted in the latest <downloadable for everyone> BIOS for your server, located here:

    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_ce14bc816e384a20b3c58c837c

    Unfortunately is Aug 2013, might not be recent enough for you. Keep your fingers crossed they release a critical one for specrte for your machine.
     
  6. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 7,884

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab used to have an FTP server with the latest HP Smart Update isos - can't see any direct links there now, but may be worth having a dig through there.
     
  7. Vince

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 6,011

    Location: Essex

    We can but hope buddy! I have some g7 stuff that I am hoping also gets the critical bug fixes! I would say you should have a very good idea in the next 2 months if you will get lucky or not :)
     
  8. GDL

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 10, 2014

    Posts: 409

    Location: UK