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Monday, January 16, 2017

FIRMWARE BUG – THE BIOS HAS CORRUPTED HW-PMU RESOURCES

If you’re trying to install CentOS 7 on HP server and you receive the error from the caption, don’t worry – you’re not alone. According to Google, there are about 48400 results related to this topic
The fix is still not available and according to HP, the problem is related to “Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring” function which should be disabled to fix this mess.
Affected servers:
– All ProLiant Gen8 Servers
– ProLiant DL580 G7
– ProLiant BL620 G7
– ProLiant BL680 G7
How to disable “Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring”:
– enter BIOS (press F9 during boot)
– press CTRL+A (Service Option is hidden by default)
– select “Service Options” -> Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring -> Disable
Press F10 to save and exit and reboot the server.
Edit:
DL380 Gen9 is also affected with this problem. The solution remains the same (disable Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring)
Edit: 2016-03-31 (comment by Jimmy)
There really isn’t any fix needed. It is just an informational message. The system is reserving performance counters for system management and the kernel wants to own all the performance counters regardless. You can disable the ProLiant management features if you really want to stop the message. Other than printing the message during boot, there isn’t any negative impact on the system or performance.

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