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Select the ROM version.
5. Press the Enter key.
6. Press the Esc key to exit the current menu or press the F10 key to exit RBSU. The server restarts
To access the redundant ROM manually:
1. Power down the server (on page 21).
2. Remove the access panel (on page 22).
3. Set positions 1, 5, and 6 of the system maintenance switch to On.
4. Install the access panel (on page 23).
5. Power up the server (on page 21).
6. Wait for the server to emit two beeps.
7. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
8. Set positions 1, 5, and 6 of the sy stem maintenance switch to Off.
9. Repeat steps 4 and 5.
When the server boots, the system identifies whether the current ROM bank is corrupt. If a corrupt ROM is
detected, the system boots from the backup ROM and alerts you through POST or IML that the ROM bank
If both the current and backup versions of the ROM are corrupt, the server automatically enters ROMPaq
disaster recovery mode.
HP provides both standard USB support and legacy USB support. Standard support is provided by the
operating system through the appropriate USB device dr ivers. HP provides support for USB devices prior
to the operating system loading through legacy USB support, which is enabled by default in the system
ROM. HP hardware supports USB version 2.0.
Legacy USB support provides USB functionality in environments where USB support is normally not
available. Specifically, HP provid es legacy USB functionality at:
• Environments which do not support USB natively
For more information on ProLiant USB support, refer to the HP website
( http://www.compaq.com/products/ser vers/platforms/usb-support.html
Changing the USB version support
The factory default setting for this server is USB vers ion 1.1. After the OS has loaded, this setting can be
changed to USB version 2.0 using the following steps:
1. Access RBSU by pressing F9 during power up.
2. Select System Options .
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Select USB External Port Capability .
4. Press Enter to display USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 selections.
5. Arrow down to highlight USB 2.0.
6. Press Enter.
7. Press F10 to save the change and exit RBSU.
Internal USB functionality
An internal USB connector is available for use with US B drive keys only. This solution provides for use of
a permanent boot drive from a USB drive key installe d in the internal connector, avoiding issues of
clearance on the front of the rack and physical access to secure data.
For additional security, you can disable the external USB connectors through RBSU. Disabling the rear
USB connectors in RBSU disables both rear USB ports.
HP Insight Diagnostics
HP Insight Diagnostics is a proactive server manage ment tool, available in both offline and online
versions, that provides diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities to a ssist IT administrators who verify
server installations, troubleshoot pr oblems, and perform repair validation.
HP Insight Diagnostics Offline Edition performs vari ous in-depth system and component testing while the
OS is not running. To run this utility, launch the SmartStart CD.
HP Insight Diagnostics Online Edition is a web-based application that captures system configuration and
other related data needed for effective server ma nagement. Available in Microsoft® Windows® and
Linux versions, the utility helps to ensure proper system operation.
For more information or to download th e utility, refer to the HP website
HP Insight Diagnostics survey functionality
HP Insight Diagnostics (on page 67) provides survey functionality that gathers critical hardware and
software information on ProLiant servers.
This functionality supports operating systems that may not be supported by the server. For operating
systems supported by the server, see the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/go/supportos
If a significant change occurs betw een data-gathering intervals, the su rvey function marks the previous
information and overwrites the survey data files to reflect the latest changes in the configuration.
Survey functionality is installed with every SmartStart-a ssisted HP Insight Diagnostics installation, or it can
be installed through the HP PSP (" ProLiant Support Packs" on page 69).
NOTE: The current version of SmartStart prov ides the memory spare part numbers for the
server. To download the latest version, see the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/support
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Integrated Management Log
The IML records hundreds of events and stores them in an easy-to-view form. The IML timestamps each
event with 1-minute granularity.
You can view recorded events in the IML in several ways, including the following:
• From within HP SIM (" HP Systems Insight Manager " on page 65)
• From within Survey Utility
• From within operating system-specific IML viewers
o For NetWare: IML Viewer
o For Windows®: IML Viewer
o For Linux: IML Viewer Application
• From within the iLO 2 user interface
• From within HP Insight Diagnostics (on page 67)
For more information, refer to the Management CD in the HP ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack.
Array Diagnostic Utility
The HP Array Diagnostics Utility is a web-based appl ication that creates a report of all HP storage
controllers and disk drives. This report provides vital information to assist in identifying faults or conditions
that may require attention. ADU can be accessed from the SmartStart CD (" SmartStart software" on page
59 ) or downloaded from the HP website ( http://www.hp.com
Remote support and analysis tools
HP Instant Support Enterprise Edition
ISEE is a proactive remote monitoring and diagnostic tool to help manage your systems and devices, a
feature of HP support. ISEE provides continuous hardwa re event monitoring and automated notification to
identify and prevent potential critical problems. Th rough remote diagnostic scripts and vital system
configuration information collected about your system s, ISEE enables fast restoration of your systems.
Install ISEE on your systems to help mitigate risk and prevent potential critical problems.
For more information on ISEE, refer to the HP website
To download HP ISEE, visit the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/hps/hardware/hw_downloads.html
For installation information, refer to the HP ISEE Client Installation and Upgrade Guide
( ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/services/h ardware/info/isee_client.pdf
Web-Based Enterprise Service
WEBES enables administrators to manage hardware ev ents proactively, either locally or online. The
service provides real-time multiple event analysis, cr ash analysis, and notification, locally through SMTP
and remotely through ISEE for OpenVMS, Tru64, an d Microsoft® Windows® operating system binary
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For more information, refer to the HP website ( http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/svctools/).
Open Services Event Manager
OSEM is a standalone tool that performs real-time reac tive and proactive service event filtering, analysis,
and notification. The tool gathers event data from SN MP traps or information provided over an HTTP
interface and notifies an administrat or or HP through SMTP and ISEE.
For more information, refer to the HP website ( http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/svctools/
Keeping the system current
The server includes new hardware that may not have driver support on all operating system installation
If you are installing a SmartStart -supported operating system, use the SmartStart software (on page 59)
and its Assisted Path feature to install the operating system and latest driver support.
NOTE: If you are installing drivers from the Sm artStart CD or the Software Maintenance CD,
refer to the SmartStart website ( http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart
) to be sure that you are
using the latest version of SmartStart. For mo re information, refer to the documentation
provided with the SmartStart CD.
If you do not use the SmartStart CD to install an op erating system, drivers for some of the new hardware
are required. These drivers, as well as other option drivers, ROM images, and value-add software can be
downloaded from the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/support
Always perform a backup before inst alling or updating device drivers.
ProLiant Support Packs
PSPs represent operating system-specific bundles of Pr oLiant optimized drivers, utilities, and management
agents. Refer to the PSP website
( http://h18000.www1.hp.com/product s/servers/management/psp.html
Operating system version support
Refer to the operating system support matrix ( http://www.hp.com/go/supportos).
Change control and proactive notification
HP offers Change Control and Proactive Notification to notify customers 30 to 60 days in advance of
upcoming hardware and software ch anges on HP commercial products.
For more information, refer to the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/go/pcn
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HP Care Pack Services offer upgr aded service levels to extend and expand standard product warranty
with easy-to-buy, easy-to-use support packages that he lp you make the most of your server investments.
Refer to the Care Pack website ( http://www.hp.com/hps/carepac k/servers/cp_proliant.html