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The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all ProLiant Gen9, Gen8 and earlier servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hpe.com/servers/spp/documentation.
The following devices (P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812) are not supported with the HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver and Firmware for VMware vSphere (i.e., Online ROM Flash Component - Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P711m, P712m, and P812) in SPP version 2016.04.0. Customers will need to use the HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver and Firmware for VMware vSphere in SPP version 2015.06.0 .
Included in this release:
Support for new options
Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1
HP Smart Update Manager v7.5.1
The SPP will not fit on standard DVD media. See the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes for more information. See the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide for information on supported HPE servers.
By downloading these products, you agree to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement(s) listed below. Refer to the documentation regarding using the image once downloaded to your environment.
NOTICE: Access to the SPP requires validation via the HPE Support Center. An active warranty or HPE support agreement is required to download the SPP. For more information, please view the SPP Warranty/Support Agreement Validation document; an HPE Passport login is required.
RECOMMENDATION: Before downloading, please complete the one-time association of a warranty or HPE Support Services to the user profile on the Contracts & Warranties page.
Create an SPP Custom Download
Filter the SPP to create a customized download. Add SPP Supplements or reduce the download size by selecting pre-defined filter sets or choosing individual filter options.
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement
gSOAP Software End User License Agreement
Libcurl End User License Agreement
The MIT License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement
zlib End User License Agreement
Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004
Apache Software License, Version 1.1
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Software End User License Agreement
Expat License, Version 2.0
The Expat License, Copyright (c) 1998, 1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd
GNU General Public License, Version 3.0
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1, February 1999
IPA Fonts License
Libmba Package License Agreement
LSI End User License Agreement
MOZILLA PUBLIC LICENSE Version 1.1
OpenLDAP Software End User License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement, Version 0.9.8
PHP License, Version 3.01
The PHP License, version 3.0
Sleepcat End User License Agreement Version 3.0
SSLeay End User License Agreement
Sun Microsystems Inc. Swing Graphical End User License Agreement
UEFI EDK2 License
PNG Graphics File Format Software End User License Agreement
This tab includes only significant Customer Advisories (CAs) that are known to exist within or be corrected by this release.
This page lists documentation for the supported Service Pack for ProLiant versions currently available for download.
In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP. For additional information, please refer to Reducing the Frequency of Server Updates.
For more documentation, please visit the SPP Information Library and/or the HP SUM Information Library.
|SPP Version||SUM Version||Documentation|
Service Pack for ProLiant 2017.04.0
Component Release Notes
Server Support Guide
|LINUX - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 Supplement for Service Pack for ProLiant 2016.10.0||N/A||Release Notes
|LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Supplement for Service Pack for ProLiant 2016.10.0||N/A||Release Notes
Service Pack for ProLiant 2016.10.0
|7.6.0||Release Notes (Revised Jan 2017)
Component Release Notes
Server Support Guide (Revised Dec 2016)
|LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Supplement for Service Pack for ProLiant 2016.04.0||N/A||Release Notes (Revised July 2016)
Service Pack for ProLiant 2016.04.0
|7.5.1||Release Notes (Revised July 2016)
Component Release Notes (Revised April 2016)
Server Support Guide (Revised April 2016)
Associated Web Pages and Documents
|Service Pack for ProLiant Product Information||SPP Product Information|
|Service Pack for ProLiant Documentation||SPP Information Library|
|Service Pack for ProLiant Support Policy||SPP Support Policy|
|HP Smart Update - Information Library||HP Smart Update - Information Library|
|SUM Product Information||SUM Product Information|
|SUM Documentation - Information Library||SUM Information Library|
|Linux Software Delivery Repository||SDR|
|VMware Software Delivery Repository||vibsdepot|
|VMware Firmware and Software Recipes associated with each SPP||Recipes|
Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides a collection of short videos on the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and its components, including HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) and firmware update best practices. The videos listed are hosted by HPE.com as well YouTube.
Service Pack for ProLiant Related Videos via YouTube
SPP Custom Download
- What do I need to know about creating a bootable ISO for offline use?
When booting the SPP for offline installs, only Linux firmware will be installed. The recommended filter settings for creating a bootable ISO for offline use are
- Component Types - Firmware
- Operating Systems - All versions of RHEL and SLES
- Does the Custom Download check for component installation dependencies?
No. Prior to using SPP Custom Download, please check component information to ensure dependencies are met BEFORE customizing the download. Please note, HP SUM does dependency checking during the installation phase. If dependencies are not met, HP SUM will notify that there are missing dependencies at installation time.
- How do I download from the SPP Custom Download page?
- Click on SPP Custom Download link
- Select the appropriate SPP
- Hover over the pre-built or Base SPP tile
- Click on the Download icon at the bottom right to start download
- If the browsers offers to save or open, select save
- How do I create my own download?
- Click on SPP Custom Download link
- Select the appropriate SPP
- Click on the "Create a new bundle" tile (plus sign tile)
- Complete the "Configure Your Bundle" step with the applicable information of your choice and press "Next: Select Filters" button
- Select filters as needed (no selection in any given category means everything in that category will be included)
- Click the "Build" button
- Preview selected components and click "Submit Build" button
- Upon submission the build request is queued and will be processed as soon as possible
- Build completion is indicated on the new tile or through email notification, if selected
- How does a filter work?
SPP Custom Download presents a list of the most common keywords listed by the components in the system.
- Choosing not to filter the results based on a category means that no restrictions are made for that category (e.g. no choices in the “Operating Systems” category means that all OSes will be included
- In some cases, components fail to specify keywords in a section and then only match if the section is unfiltered.
- In a section “no selection” MEANS “no filter”
- Can I do offline installs with my customized download?
Yes. For best offline results, select all Linux operating systems.
- My offline install shows no applicable components. What happened?
Linux was not included in the created download. The offline environment is Linux based and therefore requires Linux components.
- How do I get SPP Custom Download?
There is nothing to download. SPP Custom Download is an online service for filtering and downloading the SPP.
- What output formats are available?
SPP Custom Download can produce .zip and .iso formatted files.
- Are the .iso files bootable?
SPP Custom Download offers the option to include a boot environment or to make a smaller package by excluding the boot environment.
- Are SPP Custom Download generated payloads compatible with HP SUM?
Yes. SPP Custom Download generated deliverables are generated with the HP SUM custom baseline engine.
- Does SPP Custom Download replace HP SUM Custom Baseline?
No. SPP Custom Download offers a way for the user to filter the SPP before downloading. SPP Custom Download also is restricted to only offer combinations based on a single SPP and its supplements in order to retain the "tested together" results.
- Why are filter choices available that don't belong to the SPP that I selected?
Filter options shows the combination of filters appropriate for the set of SPPs currently carried on the SPP Custom Download service. Doing this allows a customer to create a set of filters that they can save and later re-use on several different SPP versions.
- What is the difference between SPP Online and SPP Offline Mode?
- Online mode - Runs on a Windows® or Linux hosted operating system
- Offline mode - Server boots to the SPP ISO (Bootable ISO only)
Offline Automatic mode - Firmware components update without interaction
Offline Interactive mode - Onscreen instructions guide the user to update firmware components
- How does SPP relate to HP Smart Update?
HP Smart Update, https://www.hpe.com/info/smartupdate, is the umbrella technology that encompasses several products, including both HP SUM and the SPP. The HP Smart Update website serves as a “one-stop shop” portal for HP SUM and the SPP, as well as other products.
- What is the difference between SPP and HP SUM?
The SPP is a delivery mechanism for the firmware and software components for ProLiant servers, options, and the HP BladeSystem infrastructure, including enclosure components. HP SUM is the deployment tool used to plan, schedule, and deploy the components delivered with the SPP.
- What determines when an SPP is released?
SPP releases are driven by major ProLiant server releases, which occur several times a year. Although driven by the server releases, an SPP may not be released with every ProLiant server release. An SPP may also be released outside of a server release, so exceptions occur to the SPP’s delivery cycle alignment with major ProLiant server releases.
Last revised: Thursday, April 27, 2017