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HPE SYNERGY SOFTWARE RELEASES: COMPOSER 4.10.03 and IMAGE STREAMER 4.10.04

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Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required)
Version: Comp4.10.03-ImgStmr4.10.04(12 Oct 2018)
Operating System(s): OS Independent
Welcome to the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination support page. Please open the IMPORTANT tab on this page to determine HPE Synergy Custom SPPs that are available for use with this HPE Synergy Management combination. The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

What’s New?

The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination offers no new enhancements but key fixes found on the Fixes tab:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 or higher HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us 

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface
    • Please note: HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 is highly recommended to be run with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 for the best customer experience, although previous HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:                 
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00047141en_us
  • HPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
    Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

731be4f83b6187b517c42623cc81781208f8a1acde40cad406a04e2de8bb3124 ICM-SynergySWComposer4.10.03-ImageStreamer4.10.04.txt

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool:

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases:

For VMware support at:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support at:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates

Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 and 2018.03.20180628 ESXi driver installation:

For installation of ESXi 6.0 and 6.5 drivers into the HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018, HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018, HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7, and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 please refer to the following Customer Advisory, as these drivers are contained in the 2018.03.20180628 HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • Please refer to the following advisory for driver installation:
    Customer Advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
    • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

 

See HPE Synergy documentation

Reference “Best Practices for HPE Synergy Firmware and Driver Updates”


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases

For VMware support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates
Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

The following HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported with the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination:

2018.09.20180919 HPE Synergy Custom SPP Contents:

HPE Synergy Custom SPP Version 2018.09.20180919
REPORTED AS HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018 09 2018 09 19
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen9 I37 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen9 I39 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 620/680  I40 2.60 05/23/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 I43 1.42 06/20/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 I42 1.42 06/20/2018
Frame Link Module 2.02.03
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller 1.65
HPE Smart Array P408i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controller
HPE H240nr Smart Host Bus Adapter        6.6
HPE Smart Array P240nr Controller
HPE Smart Array P542D Controller
HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 2820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 3830 16G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 6.01.59
HPE Synergy 3530 C 16GFibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 11.4.334.31
Gen9 Power PIC  1.0.9
Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4)  2.61 July 27 2018
Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5) 1.35 Aug 14 2018
Gen10 Power PIC 1.0.4
HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module 1.3.1.1003
HPE VC SE 16Gb FC Module 4.10.50
HPE Synergy 12Gb SAS Connection Module 1.4.6.0
HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module 2.07
HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module 1.15
HPE Synergy 6410C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter 12.22.1414
IP (Gen10) 3.20 Build 95
HPIP (Gen9) 2.70b Build 8

The following HPE Custom Images are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.09 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.03 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

This SPP enables key new security features offered in the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03.  Please see the Enhancements or Release Notes tab for a sample list of key features for this release.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only


Notes:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 – June 2018
For a complete set of Release Notes in this major release please reference:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 – June 2018
For a complete set of Release notes in this major release please reference:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

For 4.0x HPE Synergy Management combinations, this is the HPE Synergy Custom SPP that supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM).

  • Contains new security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute modules
  • For Compute module component release notes, please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.06.0:
    http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?
  • docId=a00047141en_usHPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
  • Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers.
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP, without the need to apply drivers outside of the HPE Customized Images:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

For 4.0x HPE Synergy Management combinations, this is the HPE Synergy Custom SPP that supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this HPE Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE HPE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
  • Firmware 2.02.03 update release delivers fixes for:

 HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

 

See HPE Synergy documentation


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


For a list of fixes in this release for The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination please reference:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 -  Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

 

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
       

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module Firmware 1.15
    Firmware 1.15 update delivers fix for an issue wherein the NIC on server port did not stay “linked” after Fiber cable was unplugged.
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

See HPE Synergy documentation

 

The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases

For VMware support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates
Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

The following HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported with the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination:

2018.09.20180919 HPE Synergy Custom SPP Contents:

HPE Synergy Custom SPP Version 2018.09.20180919
REPORTED AS HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018 09 2018 09 19
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen9 I37 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen9 I39 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 620/680  I40 2.60 05/23/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 I43 1.42 06/20/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 I42 1.42 06/20/2018
Frame Link Module 2.02.03
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller 1.65
HPE Smart Array P408i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controller
HPE H240nr Smart Host Bus Adapter        6.6
HPE Smart Array P240nr Controller
HPE Smart Array P542D Controller
HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 2820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 3830 16G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 6.01.59
HPE Synergy 3530 C 16GFibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 11.4.334.31
Gen9 Power PIC  1.0.9
Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4)  2.61 July 27 2018
Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5) 1.35 Aug 14 2018
Gen10 Power PIC 1.0.4
HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module 1.3.1.1003
HPE VC SE 16Gb FC Module 4.10.50
HPE Synergy 12Gb SAS Connection Module 1.4.6.0
HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module 2.07
HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module 1.15
HPE Synergy 6410C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter 12.22.1414
IP (Gen10) 3.20 Build 95
HPIP (Gen9) 2.70b Build 8

The following HPE Custom Images are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.09 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.03 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

This SPP enables key new security features offered in the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03.  Please see the Enhancements or Release Notes tab for a sample list of key features for this release.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

Version:Comp4.10.03-ImgStmr4.10.04 (12 Oct 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


For a list of fixes in this release for The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination please reference:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 -  Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

 

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
       

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module Firmware 1.15
    Firmware 1.15 update delivers fix for an issue wherein the NIC on server port did not stay “linked” after Fiber cable was unplugged.
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

See HPE Synergy documentation

 

Enhancements

What’s New?

The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination offers no new enhancements but key fixes found on the Fixes tab:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 or higher HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us 

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface
    • Please note: HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 is highly recommended to be run with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 for the best customer experience, although previous HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:                 
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00047141en_us
  • HPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
    Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

Type: Firmware (Entitlement Required)
Version: Comp4.10.03-ImgStmr4.10.04(12 Oct 2018)
Operating System(s):
OS Independent

Description

Welcome to the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination support page. Please open the IMPORTANT tab on this page to determine HPE Synergy Custom SPPs that are available for use with this HPE Synergy Management combination. The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

Enhancements

What’s New?

The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination offers no new enhancements but key fixes found on the Fixes tab:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 or higher HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us 

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface
    • Please note: HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 is highly recommended to be run with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 for the best customer experience, although previous HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:                 
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00047141en_us
  • HPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
    Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

731be4f83b6187b517c42623cc81781208f8a1acde40cad406a04e2de8bb3124 ICM-SynergySWComposer4.10.03-ImageStreamer4.10.04.txt

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot may be required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool:

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases:

For VMware support at:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support at:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates

Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 and 2018.03.20180628 ESXi driver installation:

For installation of ESXi 6.0 and 6.5 drivers into the HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018, HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018, HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7, and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 please refer to the following Customer Advisory, as these drivers are contained in the 2018.03.20180628 HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • Please refer to the following advisory for driver installation:
    Customer Advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
    • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

 

See HPE Synergy documentation

Reference “Best Practices for HPE Synergy Firmware and Driver Updates”


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Important:

The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases

For VMware support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates
Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

The following HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported with the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination:

2018.09.20180919 HPE Synergy Custom SPP Contents:

HPE Synergy Custom SPP Version 2018.09.20180919
REPORTED AS HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018 09 2018 09 19
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen9 I37 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen9 I39 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 620/680  I40 2.60 05/23/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 I43 1.42 06/20/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 I42 1.42 06/20/2018
Frame Link Module 2.02.03
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller 1.65
HPE Smart Array P408i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controller
HPE H240nr Smart Host Bus Adapter        6.6
HPE Smart Array P240nr Controller
HPE Smart Array P542D Controller
HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 2820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 3830 16G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 6.01.59
HPE Synergy 3530 C 16GFibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 11.4.334.31
Gen9 Power PIC  1.0.9
Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4)  2.61 July 27 2018
Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5) 1.35 Aug 14 2018
Gen10 Power PIC 1.0.4
HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module 1.3.1.1003
HPE VC SE 16Gb FC Module 4.10.50
HPE Synergy 12Gb SAS Connection Module 1.4.6.0
HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module 2.07
HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module 1.15
HPE Synergy 6410C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter 12.22.1414
IP (Gen10) 3.20 Build 95
HPIP (Gen9) 2.70b Build 8

The following HPE Custom Images are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.09 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.03 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

This SPP enables key new security features offered in the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03.  Please see the Enhancements or Release Notes tab for a sample list of key features for this release.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only


Notes:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 – June 2018
For a complete set of Release Notes in this major release please reference:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 – June 2018
For a complete set of Release notes in this major release please reference:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

For 4.0x HPE Synergy Management combinations, this is the HPE Synergy Custom SPP that supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM).

  • Contains new security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute modules
  • For Compute module component release notes, please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.06.0:
    http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?
  • docId=a00047141en_usHPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
  • Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers.
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP, without the need to apply drivers outside of the HPE Customized Images:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

For 4.0x HPE Synergy Management combinations, this is the HPE Synergy Custom SPP that supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this HPE Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE HPE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
  • Firmware 2.02.03 update release delivers fixes for:

 HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only
 
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

 

See HPE Synergy documentation


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


For a list of fixes in this release for The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination please reference:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 -  Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

 

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
       

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module Firmware 1.15
    Firmware 1.15 update delivers fix for an issue wherein the NIC on server port did not stay “linked” after Fiber cable was unplugged.
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

See HPE Synergy documentation

 

Important

The new 2018.11.20181205 Synergy Custom SPP is now supported with this Management combination. Please see the notes on the HPE Composer 4.10.04/HPE Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination page for this SPP.

For HPE Synergy Composer and Image Streamer Upgrade Paths:

www.hpe.com/info/synergy-fw-upgrade-table

HPE Synergy Firmware Comparison Tool

To compare the contents of HPE Synergy Custom SPPs, please visit:

http://h22208.www2.hpe.com/eginfolib/synergy/software_release_comparison_tool/index.html

VMware Support for HPE Synergy Software Releases

For VMware support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

For VMWare vSAN support:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vsan

Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates
Using this HPE Synergy Management combination, Complex Programmable Logic Device (CPLD) updates may now be applied without execution of a profile-reapply. Please see Customer Advisory:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045812en_us

The following HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported with the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 Management combination:

2018.09.20180919 HPE Synergy Custom SPP Contents:

HPE Synergy Custom SPP Version 2018.09.20180919
REPORTED AS HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018 09 2018 09 19
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen9 I37 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen9 I39 2.60 05/21/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 620/680  I40 2.60 05/23/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 660 Gen10 I43 1.42 06/20/2018
System ROM HPE Synergy 480 Gen10 I42 1.42 06/20/2018
Frame Link Module 2.02.03
HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR Gen10 Controller 1.65
HPE Smart Array P408i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P204i-c SR Gen10 Controller
HPE Smart Array P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controller
HPE H240nr Smart Host Bus Adapter        6.6
HPE Smart Array P240nr Controller
HPE Smart Array P542D Controller
HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 3820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Converged Network Adapter 7.17.19
ESXi HPE Synergy 2820C 20Gb Converged Network Adapter Driver ESXi6.0 : 2.713.60.v60.2
ESXi6.5 : 1.0.60.3-1OEM.650.0.0.4598673
HPE Synergy 3830 16G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 6.01.59
HPE Synergy 3530 C 16GFibre Channel Host Bus Adapter 11.4.334.31
Gen9 Power PIC  1.0.9
Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4)  2.61 July 27 2018
Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5) 1.35 Aug 14 2018
Gen10 Power PIC 1.0.4
HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module 1.3.1.1003
HPE VC SE 16Gb FC Module 4.10.50
HPE Synergy 12Gb SAS Connection Module 1.4.6.0
HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module 2.07
HPE Synergy 20Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module 1.16
HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module 1.15
HPE Synergy 6410C 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter 12.22.1414
IP (Gen10) 3.20 Build 95
HPIP (Gen9) 2.70b Build 8

The following HPE Custom Images are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.09 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components and is based on the 2018.03 core Service Pack for ProLiant.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

This SPP enables key new security features offered in the HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03.  Please see the Enhancements or Release Notes tab for a sample list of key features for this release.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP:

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180324 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on 2017.10.20171215SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20180323 – March 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP built on HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM, delivering security fixes for Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180324 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171215SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206SROM – March 2018
2017.10.20180323 provides the latest hot fixes for this SPP version instead of 2017.10.20171206SROM.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171215 – December 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171206 – December 2017
 Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.10.20171108 – November 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170920 – September 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2017.07.20170721-- July 2017
Supported for upgrade purposes only

Revision History

Version:Comp4.10.03-ImgStmr4.10.04 (12 Oct 2018)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


For a list of fixes in this release for The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination please reference:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 -  Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

 

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported
       

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180628 – June 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180508 to address FLM and HPE Synergy Image Streamer upgrade issues and latest security vulnerabilities for Gen9 compute modules.

  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Pass Thru Module Firmware 1.15
    Firmware 1.15 update delivers fix for an issue wherein the NIC on server port did not stay “linked” after Fiber cable was unplugged.
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

See HPE Synergy documentation

 

Enhancements

What’s New?

The HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 HPE Synergy Management combination offers no new enhancements but key fixes found on the Fixes tab:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.03 – Oct 2018
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054039en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01:

HPE Synergy Composer 4.10.01
Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00045391en_us

  • Increased security in the data center with FIPS and CNSA support for HPE Gen10 ProLiant servers
    • Requires 2018.06.20180709 or higher HPE Synergy Custom SPP
  • Reduced  downtime for updates with orchestrated rolling cluster updates, online BIOS and firmware updates for ProLiant, and secure iLO repository offline updates
  • Faster resolution time with HPE OneView Remote Technician, a new capability that allows you to securely and remotely troubleshoot live with an HPE service technician
  • Intelligent infrastructure management by deploying, updating and automating clusters with cluster profiles
  • 3PAR large volume and compression support. Ability to manage compression state of 3PAR volumes over volume lifetime and support for 3PAR volumes up to a size of 64TiB
  • Support for SP/SPT driven SAN storage management using Brocade fibre channel interconnect modules 8 and 16Gb. Data volume support only (no boot-from-SAN configuration when using these ICMs) for Gen 9 and above servers only
  • Email notification for support case open/close. Ability to configure emails to be sent to your remote support contacts on creation and support case closure
  • Additional Network HPE Synergy Management Features
    • Port mirroring on downlinks
    • Increase max number of ports per uplink set to 16
    • Historical data and statistics on s-channel interfaces.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.04 – Oct 2018

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00054283en_us

Features carried forward from HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03:

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03

Full Release Notes: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00039928en_us 

  • HPE Synergy Image Streamer appliance claim enhancements
  • Validation of health status of management and storage clusters in the appliance before a firmware update
  • Preserving Deployment Plan settings for OS and application update
  • Details of artifacts and OS volume storage displayed on user interface
    • Please note: HPE Synergy Image Streamer 4.10.03 is highly recommended to be run with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 for the best customer experience, although previous HPE Synergy Custom SPPs are supported

Note: Please check the ‘IMPORTANT’ tab for instructions on determining VMWare support for HPE Synergy Custom SPPs.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919– Oct 2018
The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – Sept 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – Sept 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – Sept 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.09.20180919 is based on the 2018.09 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for Synergy firmware components.

  • Please reference Service Pack for ProLiant 2018.09.0 Release notes for the following products

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

    • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
    • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb and HPE Synergy 3820C 10Gb/20Gb Converged Network Adapters
  • HDD FW update
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928– Oct 2018
HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.03.20180928 is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and provides the latest hot fixes for the following Synergy components.

  • HPE Smart Array E208i-p SR/ P408i-c SR/  P204i-c SR/ P416ie-m SR Gen10 Controllers
  • Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) and Integrated Lights-Out 5 (iLO 5)
  • HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb  and HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter VMware drivers
  • HDD FW
  • HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module

This HPE Synergy Custom SPP is based on the 2018.03 core SPP and supports HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U2 May 2018 , HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7 April 2018,  HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 Feb 2018 and HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 Feb 2018.

Refer to the following advisory for VMware Driver Installation:                 
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00045994en_us

  • VMware 6.7 Limitations for this Synergy Software Release:
    • HPE Customized ESXi Image vSphere 6.7 does not include Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support.
      • When deployed, compute connectivity to FC storage via HPE  VC SE Synergy 40GB F8 Module is not supported
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180709 – July 2018
Replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2018.06.20180619 to provide latest security fixes for Gen9 and Gen10 Compute Modules and address upgrade issues with  HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM):

IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover

  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004584en_us
  • HPE Synergy 40Gb F8 Switch Module Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00004581en_us
  • HPE Virtual Connect SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy Release Notes: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=a00047141en_us
  • HPE Synergy Frame Link Module 2.02.03
    Fixed an issue where, in very rare cases, unexpected delays in the initialization of a frame link module (FLM) during the update of FLM firmware could cause the loss of HPE Synergy Image Streamer redundancy.  When this issue occurs the health status of HPE Synergy Image Streamers is degraded which can prevent the successful firmware update of other frame link modules in the affected Logical Enclosure (LE).  Although extremely unlikely, this can also potentially result in compute module(s) in the affected LE losing access to their boot image being hosted by the impacted HPE Synergy Image Streamers. 
  • HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module – version 1.16
    IF ‘HPE Synergy 10Gb Interconnect Link Module (10Gb ILM)’ downlink ports connected via CXP-AOC cables do not come up and/or remain “unlinked” after a ‘Logical Interconnect’ firmware update in a multi-enclosure Virtual Connect configuration, THEN perform a ‘Reset’ of 10Gb ILM from HPE Synergy Composer to recover.

The following VMware versions are supported with this HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP.

  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.0U3 – June 2018
  • To stay on HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi  6.5U1 – Feb 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.5U2 – June 2018
  • HPE Custom Image for VMware ESXi 6.7  – June 2018
    • No restrictions for FCOE
    • HPE Synergy Image Streamer is not supported

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