Are you spending too much time and money on server updates? The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and Smart Update Manager (SUM) combine to create the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Smart Update Technology to solve the problem of time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone updates. The SPP is an comprehensive collection of firmware, drivers, and system software tested together as a single solution stack used for updating your HPE ProLiant servers, HPE Synergy, and HPE BladeSystem infrastructures. The SPP Custom Download allows you to reduce the size of the SPP by excluding firmware and drivers for operating systems and server models that are not needed. Select the SPP Custom Download to begin creating your custom service pack update. With the SPP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise tests the firmware, driver, and system software updates, so you don't have to. Together the SPP and SUM perform online updates 3X faster with 93% less downtime.1

What's new

  • The SPP Custom Download allows you to reduce the size of the SPP by excluding firmware and drivers for server models that are not needed. Select the SPP Custom Download to begin.
  • To reduce the frequency in which you need to apply server updates, the packaging and delivery of the SPP is changing. Select "Reducing the Frequency of Server Updates" for more information.

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 firmware, drivers, and system software (agents, utilities, etc.) for HPE ProLiant servers, HPE Synergy, and HPE BladeSystem infrastructures designed to reduce configuration and update issues.

The SPP custom download allows you to reduce the size of the SPP by excluding firmware and drivers for operating systems and server models that are not needed. Select the SPP Custom Download to begin creating your custom service pack update.

The SPP custom download also provides an easy mechanism to add hot fixes and new OS supplements to a released SPP. Select the SPP Custom Download to begin creating your custom service pack update.

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 update.

Enables a 3x Faster Online Update

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a simplified and consolidated set of firmware, drivers, and system software that provides easy server management, enables a 3x faster online update, and is an integral part of the HPE server update experience.[1]

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and Smart Update Manager (SUM) make it easy to update your HPE ProLiant servers, HPE Synergy, and HPE BladeSystem infrastructure at scale.

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

Leverages the power of the SUM to ensure the compatibility of firmware, driver, and system software updates and performs the updates in the most efficient order with a reduced number of reboots.

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 firmware, drivers, and systems software updates to reduce your maintenance time and expenditures resulting in improved total cost of ownership (TCO).

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

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

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

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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 HPE, Achieving Organizational Transformation with HPE Converged Infrastructure Solutions for SDDC, January 2014, IDC #246385.
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