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What is the recommended way to upgrade firmware and drivers for HP Smart Array E200i controller on HP Proliant BL460c G1?

Is it better to boot from a Maintenance CD or install directly from the OS?

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Did this work for you? –  ewwhite Dec 1 '12 at 17:26
    
I gotta have service window next weekend and will give it a shot. It if works, - I'll mark your answer as correct. –  Volodymyr Dec 2 '12 at 10:19

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It depends on what's available to you and how much of a time window you have. If you can afford the downtime, the HP Firmware Maintenance DVD works very well and can take care of your BIOS, disks, NICs, ILO, etc. You'll probably want to run it via the ILO.

Otherwise, a clean way of running the firmware update is to run the Windows Server 2003 package, which allows you to update the controller firmware from the OS.

Here are all of the updates and drivers available for your system.

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Worked well! Thx! –  Volodymyr Dec 9 '12 at 11:22

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