Windows 2012 Support for HP Proliant G6 Series

imageIf you are still dealing with G6 series HP servers, HP released a new firmware and services pack for Proliant servers which adds Windows 2012 OS support on G6 servers.

This new version adds support to the following servers and options per HP Proliant Release Notes (ProLiant 2013.02.0rev1):

HP Service Pack for ProLiant can be downloaded at http://goo.gl/LJ6xr

HP Proliant Release Notes

 

Added support for new HP ProLiant options:

o HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366FLR Adapter
o HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560M Adapter
o HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLR SFP+ Adapter
o HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter

Added operating system support for:

o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
o VMware ESXi 5.0 U2
o VMware vSphere 5.1
o Microsoft Windows Server 2012 for the following HP ProLiant G6 servers:
HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server
 HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server
 HP ProLiant DL360 G6 Server
 HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server

Added online deployment of a select set of firmware components to systems running VMware ESXi 5.0 or VMware vSphere 5.1 including:

o HP ProLiant Gen 8 and G7 BIOS System ROMS
o HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 and 4
o Smart Array Controllers – P2XX, P4XX, P8XX
o Select Hard Disk Drives for HP ProLiant Gen 8 and G7 servers

Added a directory, named PXE, that contains information about PXE booting the SPP ISO and sample files

Updated to HP Smart Update Manager 5.3.5:

o Added ability to allow users to use root credentials to deploy firmware components
and rpms to Linux systems when logged in with a user account
o Performance improvement to Add New Target screen: Added Server / Operating
System selections to the Target Type drop down list
o Updated reports to include driver and agent information in addition to NIC /CNA/FC
HBA driver and firmware information for Windows and Linux operating systems
o Reduced memory usage and improved performance when generating repositories
 This is the final SPP release that will contain support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server
10. Future SPP releases will not contain support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.

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Bulent is an IT professional with Master's in MIS and 10-years of experience in broad range of Information Technologies. He is exposed to engineering/architecting, implementation/integration, and administration of various high-available IT systems and infrastructure. He has a passion to continually research, test and evaluate new technologies and follow industry best practices to secure and optimize IT systems. Currently, he lives in Istanbul and works as a Sr. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Consultant. He has a diverse knowledge and interest in Virtualization and Cloud Computing.

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