***CRITICAL*** iLO 4 update available here. HPE requires users update to this version immediately. Potential vulnerabilities in network stack.
A potential security vulnerability has been identified in Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5), Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4), and Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3) firmware. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to cause memory corruption.
HPE has released updated firmware to mitigate these vulnerabilities.
As of June 2020, what are the latest versions of firmware for HP Microserver Gen8 to be installed on the system itself? Also do any other components have updatable firmware/os-independent software?
So far my list is as follows:
BIOS - J06 (04/04/2019) iLO 4 - v2.73 (11/02/2020) Intelligent Provisioning - v1.71 (20/02/2019)
and I guess the following could also be added (although both out of date):
Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) - v8.1.0 (21/12/2017) Service Pack for ProLiant (06/11/2017)
Date formated as DD/MM/YYYY.
I believe all the B120i Smart Storage stuff is part of Intelligent Provisioning.
after checking my ILo4, version2.61 on my Gen8 hp microservet, i saw an exclamation mark at cpld-pal0. It is now version 0x06.
i have read that there is an version 0x32.
anybody who has this version, and can provide me with a download link?
Attached my firmware configuration. Any suggestions for any updating? Think most is up to date?
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Figure 1 – Preparing to install new 64GB of RAM
I upgrade the stock 8GB to 64GB of RAM in the HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using 4 DIMMs (“Sticks”) of Kingston KVR21E15D8/16.
Figure 2 – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16
Figure 3 – 64GB RAM about to be installed in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9
Figure 4 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – System Board Components & Memory “Type” requirement from “QuickSpecs” – DIMMs removal & installation instructions from “Maintenance & Service Guide” (see links in References below)
Figure 5 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 – Memory & DDR4 memory population guidelines from “QuickSpecs” (see links in References below)
I upgraded to 64GB of RAM in my HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 using Kingston KVR21E15D8/16 from Newegg. The KVR21E15D8/16 was suggested by Schoondoggy on the forum thread RAM for ML30 Gen9.
Video 1 – 64GB RAM in HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9.
Figure 6 – View of the four new DIMMs installed for 64GB of RAM. Time to replace the air baffle, tower bezel, and side panel then hook up the ML30 Gen9 and see if it works!
Figure 7 – IT WORKS! Screen during first post showing 64GB RAM - for the first time! Thank you Schoondoggy!!
Figure 8 – System Summary Information showing 64GB RAM installed
Figure 9 – System Information with Installed Physical Memory (64GB RAM) Highlighted
Figure 10 – Task Manager showing 64GB of DDR4.
Figure 11 – iLO4 System Information – Memory Information showing four 16GB DIMMs installed. Status is "Good, In Use".
Figure 12 – Temperatures appear well within range while system fan speed was a consistent 6% - BIOS set to Optimal Cooling (Note that the two 40mm fans in the Icy Dock ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 were also running).
Figure 13 – HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 running with 64GB RAM and using 30.1 Watts. Everything seems to be working well – time to think about adding more drives and turn on Hyper-V!!
As-Built (I named my Computer: Serenity)
HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 (Product No. 830893) Xeon E3-1240v5 (SkyLake LGA 1151) 64GB ECC RAM – Kingston KVR21E15D8/16 OS: Windows 10 Pro B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 1-4: (4*3.5” Drive Tray Caddies for Main Drive-Cage Assembly Bays 1-4) B140i Dynamic Smart Array: Ports 5-6: Icy Dock MB994SP-4SB-1 in Top 5.25” half-height Bay; with/ 2*18” SATA III (6 Gb/s) cables attached to Bays 1 & 2 (Bays 3 & 4 are available for future); Molex to Molex & Fan Y-Connector Cable; Samsung 840 Pro 256GB in Bay 1;
Please join us in the HomeServerShow Forums to discuss this and tell us what you are building at home.
RAM for ML30 Gen9 http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/14807-ram-for-ml30-gen9/
ValueRAM Decoder https://www.kingston.com/us/memory/valueram/valueram_decoder
ValueRAM KVR21E15D8/16 Specs Sheet http://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR21E15D8_16.pdf
Check HSS Forum Post: Other HSS ML30 Blog Postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/ML30
HomeServerShow Forum for ML10’s & ML30’s http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/98-ml10-and-ml10v2/
HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server Maintenance & Service Guide http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04905980-1.pdf
HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server QuickSpecs http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c04834998&doctype=quickspecs&doclang=EN_US&searchquery=&cc=us&lc=en
Step-By-Step: Server 2012R2 Installation on HP ProLiant ML30 Gen9
NOTE: I think this is complete regarding what I have/plan to do but your circumstances may be different and YMMV – this is my recollection of what I have done
Unless otherwise stated all ISO files I ran in iLO4 (after installing Advanced Key) attached to my ML30 Gen9 as virtual image files CD ROM/DVD and folders were attached as virtual folders
· After my first power up with a Monitor and Keyboard attached so that I could get the IP address – I got into the machine via iLO4 and installed an Advanced Key http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10736-advanced-ilo-key-on-ml30-gen9/
· I next went into HP Smart Storage Administrator (“SSA”) by selecting F5 during Post to create a Logical Drive (“LD”) that I can load my OS (i.e. Server 2012R2) onto
· Created LD01 with 2 Samsung Pro 840 SSDs in RAID0 (attached to Ports 5 & 6) – I chose Ports 5 & 6 off of the System Board because my Hot-Swap HDD Caddy’s had not arrived yet https://youtu.be/KQXhtoyczxw
· No other drives were attached to the ML30 Gen9
· Shut down the machine
Server 2012R2 Installation
· Attached Server 2012R2 ISO
· Selected IP “Intelligent Provisioning” F9 during Post and selected custom to retain the OS Logical Drive I had already created
· IP completed the installation https://youtu.be/i8MU9daRi7Q
· I next:
o Changed screen resolution (personal preference YMMV);
o Ran NETPLWIZ (personal preference YMMV – for awhile there will be a lot of reboots & updates so this is just a time saver for me);
o Set Time Zone (personal preference YMMV);
o Enabled Hyper-V (personal preference YMMV – this will be in my home lab);
o Install desktop function
o Install server Backup
o I had Set Computer Name during IP – but if I hadn’t this is when I would do it (personal preference YMMV);
o Make sure Updates is set to include all Microsoft products;
o Began running recommended Updates – multiple reboots;
· When all Server 2012r2 updates are done then I attached SPP and ran HPSUM in Windows Server to update &/or add missing Drivers (including anything missing in Device Manager) and including install SSA in Windows Server
· Later in Windows 2012r2 I would run SSA (added earlier by HPSUM) to set up additional logical drives which I would then have to format in (Windows Server) Drive Manager