ROMPaq recovery

The Disaster Recovery feature supports systems that do not support the Redundant ROM feature. Disaster Recovery only applies to platforms with nonredundant system ROM. If both the up-to-date and backup versions of the ROM are corrupt, then perform ROMPaq Disaster Recovery procedures:

  1. On another server, download and save the ROMPaq image to the hard drive from the HP website.
  2. Execute the ROMPaq image to create the ROMPaq disk.
  3. Switch to the server with the corrupted ROM.
  4. Power down the server.
  5. Insert the ROMPaq disk.
  6. Power up the server.

    The server generates one long beep and two short beeps to indicate that it is in disaster recovery mode. If the disk is not in the correct drive, then the system continues to beep until a valid ROMPaq disk is inserted.

    The ROMPaq disk flashes both system ROM images. If successful, a sequence of ascending audible beeps is generated. If unsuccessful, a sequence of descending audible beeps is generated, and you must repeat the disaster recovery process.

  7. Power down the server.
  8. Remove the ROMPaq disk.
  9. Power up the server.

To manually set the server for ROMPaq disaster recovery:

  1. Power down the server.
  2. Remove the access panel.
  3. Set the system maintenance switch positions for disaster recovery. Switch positions are server-specific; see the server documentation for information about the correct settings for your server.
  4. Insert a ROMPaq diskette with the latest system ROM from the Firmware Maintenance CD or the HP website.
  5. Install the access panel.
  6. Power up the server.
  7. Allow the system to boot completely.
  8. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  9. Reset the system maintenance switch positions to their original settings.
  10. Repeat steps 5 and 6.

ROMPaq recovery