Problems updating ML380 G4 BIOS - How to?
Posted on 2011-02-15
I'm attempting to perform BIOS updates on seven decommissioned Proliant DL380 G4 Windows boxes given to our shop to test and update before being donated to a local school.
They all have no floppy drives (though I have scavenged one to use if I need it) but do have W2K3 or W2K8 installed on mirrored 72GB hard drives and all tested ok using diagnostics on SmartStart 8.51.
I've downloaded both the Offline ROM Flash and the Systems ROMPaq Firmware Upgrade files on floppy and CD but I am not able to find a BIOS Update Option using SmartStart 8.51 CD, HP Proliant Firmware Maintenance CD 9.20 or HP Firmware Update 8.70 (booting from both the CD and USB key) though the HP documentation says there should be an option available on the SmartStart CD.
Using the other two utilities I see an option for Firmware Updates but none of those selections include system ROM.
So, please, can someone tell me what am I missing and how I can get this done?