Maintaining Current Drivers
Depending on the operating system, drivers are available through various methods:
Driver Updates (DUs)
Compaq Support Paqs (CSPs) or ProLiant Support Packs (PSPs)
Support Software Diskettes (SSDs)
Extended Feature Supplements (EFSs)
Check the SoftPaq download website to find these driver files:
CSPs, PSPs, SSDs, and EFSs are operating system-specific bundles of optimized
drivers, utilities, and management agents. With these packages, HP enhances basic
support of some devices to increase performance and add functionality. CSPs, PSPs,
SSDs, and EFSs, if available for your operating system, are provided on the
previously listed website or from the SmartStart CD.
NOTE: If you are installing drivers from the SmartStart CD, refer to the SmartStart website at
www.hp.com/servers/smartstart to be sure that you are using the latest version of SmartStart.
For more information, refer to the documentation provided with your SmartStart CD.
CSPs and SSDs are also provided by ActiveUpdate, available on the following
NOTE: ActiveUpdate can operate only on a system running a Microsoft Windows operating
Table 3-5 lists the methods by which drivers are provided for each operating system.
IMPORTANT: Always perform a backup before installing or updating device drivers.
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