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Upgrading Gen8 with no contract


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Hi, wondering if anyone can advise what the correct process is to update firmware / drivers etc on Gen8 Microserver with no warranty/support? 


I've seen the Spectre update is available for free 



However, I am not sure if the process is better to download a service pack instead that contains updates together?


I am running FreeNAS 11.2. 


On another note, I am wondering if there is any way of utilising iLO without having a license?


Thank you very much

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I recently upgraded my Gen8 J06 (Linux OS) and prefered to use separate upgrade process than the SPP.

For Bios, i used this then :

Unpack :

rpm2cpio <rpm_filename>.rpm | cpio -id


Check where is the usefull file (hpsetup) :

rpm -qlp <filename>.rpm

Then go to the repo and execute with ./hpsetup


+ reboot

Same for Ilo (here) and the P420 (here).


It works fine and i guess the double ROM could rescue in case of problem (i didn't test this).


I guess it's the same for microsoft.

Ps. I don't have any ilo licence.

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