Time to get an HP Extended Warranty? From 19th February only servers under warranty will be able to get HP firmware updates

HP are planning to change the way they distribute firmware updates to their customers.   HP published a note on its server support pages that stated

“Starting February 2014, an active warranty or contract is required to access HP ProLiant Server firmware updates. HP has made significant investments in our intellectual capital to provide the best value and experience for our customers. We continue to offer a differentiated customer experience with our comprehensive support portfolio. HP, as an industry leader, is well positioned to provide reliable support services across the globe with HP’s tools, trained engineers, and genuine certified parts. Only HP customers and authorized channel partners may download and use support materials.”

Warranty World customers can be rest assured that all HP servers under an active warranty agreement with us will have continued access to firmware updates via our certified HP engineering team.    Further information and discussion can be found on CNET’s website