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If anyone is looking for the Service Pack for the Gen8

You need a valid warranty and register with HP to download this officially.
I know you dont really need this to update the server, but still nice to have.


I found a torrent



MD5 checks out so is the official file and works.

If this post isnt allowed please delete.

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Did you check with the MD5/SHA-256 checksums on HPE's official webpages, 

or did you just trust the Russian who posted a torrentlink with matching checksums ?😏





The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms.

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They match, and used a MD5 checker on the file downloaded, SHA-256 also match.

I'm not that firmiliar with server grade hardware or firmware

But this one worked with my Gen8, even though it states 8.1 and released Nov 2017
but lol yeah I was skeptical when I saw it was from a russian link, dont know if you can fake those hashes.

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On 5/4/2021 at 11:47 AM, Jo2021 said:

Hi this link from russia side does not work. Anyone with a new download link for me?


@Jo2021 You want to click the Magnet link to download the torrent file



16 hours ago, bearcat said:

@Jo2021 do you really need the "russian" version?

As I once wrote: The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms.

The pack loads on my gen8.
Also you can download component packages separately.
Then when you create the bootable USB, you can copy the components into one of the folders, hp\swpackages I think, and then when you load it on your gen8, all the components you added also show up on the update list.

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@bearcat please read the link you yourself have linked

Yes you are correct, the 2017 is the last production SPP
However is it not the last POST production SPP
I mean even in the paragraph which state the bit about the 2017 has a link to Reducing Server Updates pdf which explains this!

Gen8.1 IS a Post Production SPP
So no its doesnt have "support for new technology, features, options and new major OS/hypervisor versions", but "When a server generation is in post-production, modifications to the firmware, drivers, and system software for that server generation is limited to bug fixes and security updates"

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