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Re: HP ProLiant server running NetBSD 9 setup suggestions?

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 3:21 PM Chris Hanson <> wrote:
> On May 20, 2020, at 1:08 AM, Jeffrey Walton <> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 12:49 AM Chris Hanson
> > <> wrote:
> >>
> >> And, perhaps most importantly, is there anything I should install, configure, or tune to keep the fans nice and quiet? Booting the NetBSD 9.0 installer from a USB key, the system was plenty quiet, but I know those fans can move a lot of air if they have to.
> >>
> >
> > I have one myself in the basement. It is a nice machine.
> >
> > You should install the BIOS updates if you have access to them. The HP
> > Proliants are a ransomware platform, you you may not have access t
> > them.
> In fact the BIOS, iLO, etc. updates are on the HPE web site, which is something I verified before purchasing. (Which I’d encourage everyone to do if they’re going to do something like this, of course.)

Yeah, I did the same thing. I verified the server was still supported
and the driver downloads were present.

What they don't tell you is, you need a support contract to get them.
Eventually, when you get to the point of the actual download, you need
more then a HP account. You need a support contract.


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