Are you spending too much time and money on server updates? The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive package that includes firmware, drivers, and tools for HPE ProLiant Servers and infrastructure, including a broad range of many generations of HPE ProLiant BL/DL/ML/SL/XL 10 to 900 Servers. It can reduce the number of times the products have to be physically visited, gives you the freedom to update less often while also reducing maintenance time and expense. The SPP is pre-tested for component dependencies, customizable for your environment and is supported for 1-year. With the Smart Update solution, you can update HPE ProLiant Servers and BladeSystem infrastructure up to 3X faster and achieve 93% less downtime for online updates.[1] The Smart Update solution, combines both SPP and Smart Update Manager (SUM), solving the problem of time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone updates.

Features

Breakthrough System Updates To Reduce Downtime and Costs While Improving Uptime

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) provides a consolidated set of solution-tested HPE ProLiant system software (firmware, drivers, agents, utilities) available as a single download. You spend less time on maintenance with resulting confidence in the update’s stability.

The SPP custom download allows you to reduce the size of the SPP by excluding components from operating systems, server models, and devices that are not needed. It also provides an easy way to combine the SPP and supplements. Select the SPP Custom Download to begin creating your custom SPP.

Your IT staff productivity is improved and downtime is reduced, because Hewlett Packard Enterprise does the testing (not you).

Documentation is easy to understand and use, with consistent format and content, including Customer Advisories for each Hot Fix that provide information to aid you in customizing your baselines.

Includes 1-year support from the time of each release to reduce update churns. See the SPP Support Policy Statement to learn more.

Enables a 3x Faster Online Update

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a simplified and consolidated tool that enables a 3x faster online update as well as provides ease of server management, and is an integral part of the HPE ProLiant Server series experience.[1]

Updates HPE ProLiant Server series and BladeSystem enclosures at the scale of your data center by providing one-click simplicity because firmware and drivers are bundled into a single, Hewlett Packard Enterprise validated solution.

Customizable by selecting which components and operating systems to install that are applicable to the user environment and include any applicable Hot Fixes and Supplements.

Improves IT staff productivity through shorter qualification cycles, fewer requirements for maintenance windows, and less systems downtime.

Essential Tool Designed To Simplify IT Management

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is an essential component bundle designed to simplify IT management in demanding 7x24x365 environments.

Simplifies the delivery of HPE ProLiant systems software and firmware updates to reduce your maintenance time and expenditures resulting in better total cost of ownership (TCO).

Leverages the power of the Smart Update Manager (SUM) to allow system software updates and standardization of specific system software and firmware versions on supported HPE ProLiant Server options.

The bottom line is less time on maintenance and more confidence in the stability of the updates and resulting solutions.

Reliable HPE ProLiant Updates And Compatibility with Other HPE Management Tools

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) includes components for HPE ProLiant server and enclosures systems, software and firmware, as well as reduces configuration and update issues.

Can be used in conjunction with other Hewlett Packard Enterprise products: HPE Insight Control, including plug-ins for Microsoft® System Center, VMware® vCenter Server™, Intelligent Provisioning, HPE System Insight Manager, and HPE OneView.

Supports Windows®, Linux® (Red Hat® and SUSE®), and VMware® ESXi™ operating systems.

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    66X faster to build and deploy infrastructure – Anonymous customer results. Customer was able to reduce the time to build and deploy infrastructure for 12 call centers from 66 days to 1. Total of 2000 servers were deployed. IDC whitepaper sponsored by HP, Achieving Organizational Transformation with HP Converged Infrastructure Solutions for SDDC, January 2014, IDC #246385.