Wed, Apr 27 2005 16:53
Doing my homework
Out on the HP web site and checking that I'm ready to go and it looks like I need to do some homework on my HP system. This HP document is the recommendations for Windows 2003 sp1 on ProLiant servers. Now I have a ProLiant ML370 G4 Xeon. And according to this I need a minimum ROM date of 12/2/2004. Hmmmmm.. well since I know I installed that little guy over Thanksgiving weekend that tells me I need some ROM upgrades in order to be ready to go when the Service Pack for SBS 2003 sp1 comes. It also indicates that I should have the 7.30A Proliant support pack [I have no idea what I have] and it says the harddrives I have have the right digital signature. That's nice to know [I'd hate to not have the right drivers for those drives :-)
Ah ha, there is a known issue with Data Execution Protection [DEP] and Windows 2003 sp1. When DEP sees something trying to do something weird with memory it freaks out a bit and protects the system and there's an known issue with HP Insight Management agents and SP1 [I'll have to see if I have those installed]. I saw this actually back in the beta as when Trend sent down their major update for the antivirus when they had a patch, the engine update caused a DEP exception. You can put in an exclusion or you can get an update for the HPs from this link.
Bottom line... I have some ROM updating to do in the coming weeks before that SP comes out, me thinks.
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