Bios Upgrade

Hi,

I have a HP DL380 G7 and need to upgrade the bios. Server is running ESXi 5.1

I need to enable AES but current bios doesn't have it.

What is the best way to do this?

I have the bios upgrade which is a .scexe file

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to download the HP Firmware DVD from HP, insert the CDROM/DVDROM in the Server, and boot the server, the server boots from the CDROM and updates the firmware.

OR, you can use iLo and mount the ISO, and save burning a DVDROM.

You cannot update the firmware from with ESXi 5.1.

(the file you have is designed for Linux, and ESXi  is not Linux!)
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monarchitAuthor Commented:
I take it i'm downloading the ESXI firmware or bios update bootable CD?
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gheistCommented:
All processors installable in your server support AES-NI, and HP BIOS does not allow to disable it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Smart Start DVD Firmware
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gheistCommented:
v 2014-06 !!!
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monarchitAuthor Commented:
guys, thanks for the info but for what O/S? If I put ESXI there is no smartstart?
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gheistCommented:
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monarchitAuthor Commented:
if you can put the link to what I need then great.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There is no OS required.

The DVD includes a bootable Linux OS, to perform the DVD Firmware Upgrade.
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gheistCommented:
You need to mount DVD (or convert it to USB and plug USB stick in server if you never connected iLO) and just reboot system and in ~10-20 minutes all firmware will be upgraded.
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