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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c05409696

Version: 1

HP Z Workstation series March 2017 Software Refresh

Release date : 02-Mar-2017

Last updated : 02-Mar-2017

DETAILS OF CHANGE
Effective March 1, 2017, HP is changing the system BIOS firmware on HP Z workstations that come with Windows 7 and Windows 10. The new software addition and updates are being made available for download from HP’s support Web site for owners of existing Z238, Z240 Tower, Z240 Small Form Factor, and HP Z2 MINI G3 series workstations.
HP Z240 series workstations BIOS v1.50 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updates Intel reference code to v4.1.0.0.
  • Updates SIO firmware to v4.13.26.
  • Adds support for future Intel processors.
  • Improves support for Device Guard compatible add-in cards.
  • Enables SGX Software Control.
  • Adds WMI option to enable a delay prior to disabling PCIe ports to provide additional time for PCIe cards to train.
  • Adds WMI option to force PCIe slots to Gen 2 speeds.
  • Adds F10 Setup and WMI option to eliminate Physical Presence Prompt (PPI) for certain BIOS setting changes.
  • Fixes an issue where system would not boot after using some HDD encryption solutions.
  • Fixes an issue where certain video capture cards were not recognized.
  • Fixes an issue where certain Intel server adapters would not function properly in certain configurations.
  • Fixes an issue where system would hang when the HP S230tm external touch display is connected via USB.
  • Fixes an issue where AMT would not function correctly after being disabled then re-enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where WMI would incorrectly report Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) as enabled on processors that do not support this feature.
  • Fixes an issue where processor L2 cache size is reported incorrectly after restoring security defaults.
  • Fixes an issue where Legacy Option ROM Set-up menu was too small with discrete graphics cards.
HP Z2 MINI G3 series workstations BIOS v1.50 has the following enhancements added:
  • Updates Intel reference code to v4.1.0.0.
  • Updates Intel VBIOS to v9.0.1047.
  • Updates Intel GOP driver to v9.0.1056.
  • Updates Nvidia VBIOS to v82.07.B1.00.14.
  • Updates Intel RAID Option ROM and UEFI driver to v15.2.1.2771.
  • Updates SIO firmware to v4.13.26.
  • Adds support for future Intel processors.
  • Adds support for HP-Repsetup and HP-Flash Linux tools.
  • Improves support for Device Guard compatible add-in cards.
  • Adds ability to wake system from S4/S5 via keyboard/mouse.
  • Adds ability to mask NVMe SMART threshold errors via F10 and WMI.
  • Adds F10 Setup and WMI option to eliminate Physical Presence Prompt (PPI) for certain BIOS setting changes.
  • Fixes an issue where system would not boot after using some HDD encryption solutions.
  • Fixes an issue where system would hang when the HP S230tm external touch display is connected via USB.
  • Fixes an issue where AMT would not function correctly after being disabled then re-enabled.
  • Fixes an issue where WMI would incorrectly report Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) as enabled on processors that do not support this feature.
  • Fixes an issue where processor L2 cache size is reported incorrectly after restoring security defaults.
  • Fixes an issue where graphics would not display when using dual-link DVI dongle.

REASON FOR CHANGE
March 2017 software refresh.
IMPACT OF CHANGE
Monthly refresh for HP Z Series Workstations.
Components affected:
Workstation BIOS

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 01-Mar-2017

Hardware platforms affected : HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation, HP Z240 Small Form Factor Workstation, HP Z240 Tower 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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