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Thank you very much for providing this information, currently we are doing further research on this subject, as soon as I get any updates I will post all the details on this thread.
Any further questions, please let me know.
Intel committed to delivering all fixes by the end of the month. Any requests for information about missing microcode, microcode orders, etc. short of then are premature and a waste of everyone's time.
Intel Customer Support is not going to be able to provide you with any better answers; all they can do it point you to the primary web page.
it's sad Intel does not communicate the whole thing well.
First there was a microcode release (on Jan 9 I think), suggesting that includes all processors.
Then many people found that their processors were not included.
And later then they added on one page deep in their site, that only 90% of their processors were covered and they're working on that.
They should have been clear about this from the beginning.
This would have saved many people much time.
Yep its going to be a show. I have close to 150 servers in production that need to be patched. They will not be receiving official BIOS updates from the vendor/oem so that means that I've been having to patch the BIOS images with a hex editor MANUALLY (Yes this is extremely tedious) since Microsoft doesn't want to release an msu.
As you can imagine, one mistake and I brick the server. It's quite an understatement to say that this has been a major hassle.
Intel was quite clear. They said from day 1 that they would take until the end of the month to deliver updated microcode for all affected processors. The problem is that people just assumed that, if Intel was releasing *any* updates, it was releasing *all* updates. Bad assumption!
Dear N. Scott Pearson,
The issue is that on the Intel download site many many processors are listed for this download. "This download is valid for the product(s) listed below."
After the download and much time wasted it is discovered that in fact there is only a small set of the processors listed which have updated microcode.
This is a big waste of time. I for one wasted a lot of time trying to figure out what I was doing wrong and not getting the updated microcode that the site said I should be getting.
I repeat: Intel's commitment is to deliver all updates by the end of the month.