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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c06586355

Version: 1

Final HP Z Workstation Series March 2020 Refresh (Windows 10: 1903) - PSG

Release date : 05-Mar-2020

Last updated : 05-Mar-2020

DETAILS OF CHANGE
Effective March 2, 2020, HP is changing the BIOS configuration on HP Z workstations that come with Windows 10. The new software addition and updates are being made available for download from HP’s support Web site for owners of existing Z4 G4, Z6 G4, and Z8 G4 series workstations.
HP Z4 G4 Core-X series workstations BIOS 2.46 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updates UEFI Specification Version to v2.6.
  • Updates Intel RAID Option ROM/Driver to v6.2.0.1034.
  • Updates UEFI-based Hardware Diagnostics to v2.1.2.0.
  • Adds WMI option to allow user to choose system behavior when boot media is not detected.
  • Adds WMI option to configure PCIe MaxReadRequestSize.
  • Adds WMI setting to not reset defaults when RTC power is lost.
  • Fixes an issue where graphics cards with Option ROM disabled would be listed as available in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where system would not exit from IPv6 manual configuration menu in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where PCIe throttling would not work with multiple NVMe devices installed.
HP Z4 G4 series workstations BIOS 2.46 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updates UEFI Specification Version to v2.6.
  • Updates Intel RAID Option ROM/Driver to v6.2.0.1034.
  • Updates Intel VROC Option ROM/Driver to v6.2.0.1034.
  • Updates Intel TXT SINIT ACM to v1.3.54.
  • Updates UEFI-based Hardware Diagnostics to v2.1.2.0.
  • Adds WMI option to allow user to choose system behavior when boot media is not detected.
  • Adds WMI option to configure PCIe MaxReadRequestSize.
  • Fixes an issue where graphics cards with Option ROM disabled would be listed as available in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where system would not exit from IPv6 manual configuration menu in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where PCIe throttling would not work with multiple NVMe devices installed.
  • Fixes an issue where system would show incorrect FRU hardware information with AMT enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where boot device menu would appear when using ME Setup or Cira during SOL session.
HP Z6 G4 and Z8 G4 series workstations BIOS 2.47 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updates UEFI Specification Version to v2.6.
  • Updates Intel RAID Option ROM/Driver to v6.2.0.1034.
  • Updates Intel VROC Option ROM/Driver to v6.2.0.1034.
  • Updates Intel TXT SINIT ACM to v1.7.48.
  • Updates UEFI-based Hardware Diagnostics to v2.1.2.0.
  • Adds WMI option to allow user to choose system behavior when boot media is not detected.
  • Adds WMI option to configure PCIe MaxReadRequestSize.
  • Fixes an issue where graphics cards with Option ROM disabled would be listed as available in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where system would not exit from IPv6 manual configuration menu in F10.
  • Fixes an issue where PCIe throttling would not work with multiple NVMe devices installed.
  • Fixes an issue where system would show incorrect FRU hardware information with AMT enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where boot device menu would appear when using ME Setup or Cira during SOL session.
  • Fixes an issue where devices on SATA ports would operate at 1.5 Gb/s (Z8 G4 only).

REASON FOR CHANGE
N/A.
IMPACT OF CHANGE
Various quality of life fixes and improvements to functionality for all platforms.
Components affected:
Windows 10 Updated components

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 02-Mar-2020

Hardware platforms affected : HP Z4 G4 Workstation, HP Z6 G4 Workstation, HP Z8 G4 Workstation

HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration.The information in this document is subject to change without notice.HP Inc. and the names of HP products referenced herein are trademarks of HP Inc. in the United States and other countries.Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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