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Service Pack for ProLiant

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Type: Application (Entitlement Required) - System Management
Version: Gen8.1(6 Nov 2017)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0
The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This post production SPP uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and contains updates for ProLiant Gen8 systems.

This release provides updates for Gen8 server platforms and adds support for vSphere 6.0 U3.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.

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

085f456c4b4d7dd3d2235258adf787b0785c75e62b4c898411f8198f1c4baa65 SPPGen81.4.iso
74e10d51a7c6bb7354621cd2805fe2599c4fdedc560d55314adf605d24501ba5 SPPGen81.4.iso.md5sum
bdebbfd00bcebc3aa70a1bbde11459ebbd92e58d3947ae38ba5b81a830d9f108 SPPGen81.4.iso.sha2sum
e6d6b6255fff6c1898397523f600387bd3c00aeb4af588a5500c4ad15d0f3dee SPPGen81.4_Components.md5
d7b7f36e1dac3d83943af8c02a7d507053fa136834d1d93bd564c15d8fce3915 SPPGen81.4_Components.sha256

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


Installation:

There are two methods for using the Service Pack for ProLiant to update your ProLiant servers:

-    Online mode - Runs on a Windows or Linux hosted operating system
-    Offline mode - Server is booted to the ISO

  • Automatic mode - Firmware components will be updated without interaction

  • Interactive mode - Follow the onscreen steps to update firmware components

     To initiate deployment in Interactive mode:

    Run the launch_hpsum.bat (Windows) or launch_hpsum.sh (Linux) script, which is found in the root of the ISO.

    Automatic mode will by default run firmware update without any user interaction after sitting 30 seconds at the menu screen when an SPP ISO image is used to boot the server.

    Booting the SPP from iLO virtual media is only supported in Automatic Firmware Update mode. Users attempting this in any other mode may experience hangs from connection timeouts, difficulties updating iLO firmware, and mouse syncing issues.

    Note: If you install a software from the SPP and then install a Microsoft Windows operating system Service Pack or other operating system updates, HP recommends reinstalling the software from the SPP.

    Click here for the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
BSD License
gSOAP Software End User License Agreement
Libcurl End User License Agreement
The MIT License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement
zlib End User License Agreement
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement, Version 0.9.8
UEFI EDK2 License
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Software End User License Agreement
Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004
Apache Software License, Version 1.1
Boost License
Expat License, Version 2.0
The Expat License, Copyright (c) 1998, 1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd
GNU General Public License, Version 3.0
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1, February 1999
IPA Fonts License
JQuery License
Libmba Package License Agreement
LSI End User License Agreement
MOZILLA PUBLIC LICENSE Version 1.1
OpenLDAP Software End User License Agreement
PHP License, Version 3.01
The PHP License, version 3.0
Python, v2.42
Sleepcat End User License Agreement Version 3.0
SSLeay End User License Agreement
Sun Microsystems Inc. Swing Graphical End User License Agreement


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:

In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP.

Going forward, two types of SPPs will be released:

  • A single “Production SPP” that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations, and

  • Multiple server generation specific “Post-Production SPPs” that contain the firmware and drivers for a specific post-production server generation (e.g. Gen8 only Post-Production SPP that contains the firmware and drivers for all of Gen8 server models).

When a server generation transitions to “Post-Production,” the firmware and drivers for that server generation are frozen, packaged together on a “Post-Production SPP,” and released. The “Post-Production SPP” is supported through the EOS (end of support) for that server generation, and all future firmware and driver updates are released as hot fixes.  This eliminates the need for yearly updates.

The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.


Notes:

For a specific list of firmware and software smart components included with this ISO, please see the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes or Service Pack for ProLiant Contents Report.

For firmware and driver support for specific hardware, go to the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/support.

For more information regarding Remote Management - Lights Out Technology please visit Remote Management.

The USB Key Utility can be used to copy your Service Pack for ProLiant ISO onto your portable USB key storage device. Please note that the utility is now 64-bit only.  If the 32-bit application is needed, please use version 1.8.0.0.  Earlier versions of the USB Key Utility will not work on an ISO image greater than 4GB.


Supported Devices and Features:

For supported hardware, see the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide.


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.


Addressed VMware firmware installation issues with the following components:

  • HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox VPI (Ethernet and Infiniband mode) devices on VMware ESXi
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox Ethernet only adapters
    No functional changes have been made to these firmware components; the updates are only needed for new installations.

Addressed VMware driver installation issues with the following component: HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.0 (Driver Component) Version 2017.09.25 (B)

Included updated version of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) driver to correct an occasional display of a purple diagnostic screen on VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0.  This can happen when the driver receives a SCSI Check Condition response and perceives the SCSI Sense Data is either zero length or is invalid in the FCP_RSP field.

  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 5.5 Version 2016.10.03
  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 6.0 Version 2016.10.03

In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP.

Going forward, two types of SPPs will be released:

  • A single “Production SPP” that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations, and

  • Multiple server generation specific “Post-Production SPPs” that contain the firmware and drivers for a specific post-production server generation (e.g. Gen8 only Post-Production SPP that contains the firmware and drivers for all of Gen8 server models).

When a server generation transitions to “Post-Production,” the firmware and drivers for that server generation are frozen, packaged together on a “Post-Production SPP,” and released. The “Post-Production SPP” is supported through the EOS (end of support) for that server generation, and all future firmware and driver updates are released as hot fixes.  This eliminates the need for yearly updates.

The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.

Version:Gen8.1 (6 Nov 2017)
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.


Addressed VMware firmware installation issues with the following components:

  • HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox VPI (Ethernet and Infiniband mode) devices on VMware ESXi
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox Ethernet only adapters
    No functional changes have been made to these firmware components; the updates are only needed for new installations.

Addressed VMware driver installation issues with the following component: HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.0 (Driver Component) Version 2017.09.25 (B)

Included updated version of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) driver to correct an occasional display of a purple diagnostic screen on VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0.  This can happen when the driver receives a SCSI Check Condition response and perceives the SCSI Sense Data is either zero length or is invalid in the FCP_RSP field.

  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 5.5 Version 2016.10.03
  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 6.0 Version 2016.10.03
Enhancements

This release provides updates for Gen8 server platforms and adds support for vSphere 6.0 U3.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.


Version:G7.1 (21 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

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.


This release provides updates for G7 server platforms.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.


Type: Application (Entitlement Required) - System Management
Version: Gen8.1(6 Nov 2017)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere 6.0

Description

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This post production SPP uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and contains updates for ProLiant Gen8 systems.

Enhancements

This release provides updates for Gen8 server platforms and adds support for vSphere 6.0 U3.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.

Installation Instructions

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

085f456c4b4d7dd3d2235258adf787b0785c75e62b4c898411f8198f1c4baa65 SPPGen81.4.iso
74e10d51a7c6bb7354621cd2805fe2599c4fdedc560d55314adf605d24501ba5 SPPGen81.4.iso.md5sum
bdebbfd00bcebc3aa70a1bbde11459ebbd92e58d3947ae38ba5b81a830d9f108 SPPGen81.4.iso.sha2sum
e6d6b6255fff6c1898397523f600387bd3c00aeb4af588a5500c4ad15d0f3dee SPPGen81.4_Components.md5
d7b7f36e1dac3d83943af8c02a7d507053fa136834d1d93bd564c15d8fce3915 SPPGen81.4_Components.sha256

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


Installation:

There are two methods for using the Service Pack for ProLiant to update your ProLiant servers:

-    Online mode - Runs on a Windows or Linux hosted operating system
-    Offline mode - Server is booted to the ISO

  • Automatic mode - Firmware components will be updated without interaction

  • Interactive mode - Follow the onscreen steps to update firmware components

     To initiate deployment in Interactive mode:

    Run the launch_hpsum.bat (Windows) or launch_hpsum.sh (Linux) script, which is found in the root of the ISO.

    Automatic mode will by default run firmware update without any user interaction after sitting 30 seconds at the menu screen when an SPP ISO image is used to boot the server.

    Booting the SPP from iLO virtual media is only supported in Automatic Firmware Update mode. Users attempting this in any other mode may experience hangs from connection timeouts, difficulties updating iLO firmware, and mouse syncing issues.

    Note: If you install a software from the SPP and then install a Microsoft Windows operating system Service Pack or other operating system updates, HP recommends reinstalling the software from the SPP.

    Click here for the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
BSD License
gSOAP Software End User License Agreement
Libcurl End User License Agreement
The MIT License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement
zlib End User License Agreement
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement
OpenSSL License Agreement, Version 0.9.8
UEFI EDK2 License
BladeSystem Onboard Administrator Software End User License Agreement
Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004
Apache Software License, Version 1.1
Boost License
Expat License, Version 2.0
The Expat License, Copyright (c) 1998, 1999, 2000 Thai Open Source Software Center Ltd
GNU General Public License, Version 3.0
GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LIBRARY GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991
GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1, February 1999
IPA Fonts License
JQuery License
Libmba Package License Agreement
LSI End User License Agreement
MOZILLA PUBLIC LICENSE Version 1.1
OpenLDAP Software End User License Agreement
PHP License, Version 3.01
The PHP License, version 3.0
Python, v2.42
Sleepcat End User License Agreement Version 3.0
SSLeay End User License Agreement
Sun Microsystems Inc. Swing Graphical End User License Agreement


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:

In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP.

Going forward, two types of SPPs will be released:

  • A single “Production SPP” that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations, and

  • Multiple server generation specific “Post-Production SPPs” that contain the firmware and drivers for a specific post-production server generation (e.g. Gen8 only Post-Production SPP that contains the firmware and drivers for all of Gen8 server models).

When a server generation transitions to “Post-Production,” the firmware and drivers for that server generation are frozen, packaged together on a “Post-Production SPP,” and released. The “Post-Production SPP” is supported through the EOS (end of support) for that server generation, and all future firmware and driver updates are released as hot fixes.  This eliminates the need for yearly updates.

The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.


Notes:

For a specific list of firmware and software smart components included with this ISO, please see the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes or Service Pack for ProLiant Contents Report.

For firmware and driver support for specific hardware, go to the following URL: http://www.hpe.com/support.

For more information regarding Remote Management - Lights Out Technology please visit Remote Management.

The USB Key Utility can be used to copy your Service Pack for ProLiant ISO onto your portable USB key storage device. Please note that the utility is now 64-bit only.  If the 32-bit application is needed, please use version 1.8.0.0.  Earlier versions of the USB Key Utility will not work on an ISO image greater than 4GB.


Supported Devices and Features:

For supported hardware, see the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide.


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.


Addressed VMware firmware installation issues with the following components:

  • HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox VPI (Ethernet and Infiniband mode) devices on VMware ESXi
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox Ethernet only adapters
    No functional changes have been made to these firmware components; the updates are only needed for new installations.

Addressed VMware driver installation issues with the following component: HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.0 (Driver Component) Version 2017.09.25 (B)

Included updated version of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) driver to correct an occasional display of a purple diagnostic screen on VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0.  This can happen when the driver receives a SCSI Check Condition response and perceives the SCSI Sense Data is either zero length or is invalid in the FCP_RSP field.

  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 5.5 Version 2016.10.03
  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 6.0 Version 2016.10.03

Important

In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP.

Going forward, two types of SPPs will be released:

  • A single “Production SPP” that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations, and

  • Multiple server generation specific “Post-Production SPPs” that contain the firmware and drivers for a specific post-production server generation (e.g. Gen8 only Post-Production SPP that contains the firmware and drivers for all of Gen8 server models).

When a server generation transitions to “Post-Production,” the firmware and drivers for that server generation are frozen, packaged together on a “Post-Production SPP,” and released. The “Post-Production SPP” is supported through the EOS (end of support) for that server generation, and all future firmware and driver updates are released as hot fixes.  This eliminates the need for yearly updates.

The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.

Revision History

Version:Gen8.1 (6 Nov 2017)
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.


Addressed VMware firmware installation issues with the following components:

  • HPE Broadcom NX1 Online Firmware Upgrade Utility for VMware 
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox VPI (Ethernet and Infiniband mode) devices on VMware ESXi
  • Online Firmware Upgrade Utility (ESXi 6.0) for HPE Mellanox Ethernet only adapters
    No functional changes have been made to these firmware components; the updates are only needed for new installations.

Addressed VMware driver installation issues with the following component: HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.0 (Driver Component) Version 2017.09.25 (B)

Included updated version of Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) driver to correct an occasional display of a purple diagnostic screen on VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0.  This can happen when the driver receives a SCSI Check Condition response and perceives the SCSI Sense Data is either zero length or is invalid in the FCP_RSP field.

  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 5.5 Version 2016.10.03
  • Emulex Fibre Channel driver component for VMware vSphere 6.0 Version 2016.10.03
Enhancements

This release provides updates for Gen8 server platforms and adds support for vSphere 6.0 U3.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.


Version:G7.1 (21 Dec 2017)
Enhancements

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.


This release provides updates for G7 server platforms.

SPP release notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documents can be found here.


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