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HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HP ProLiant Gen8, G7, and earlier servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hp.com/go/spp/documentation.

Important Note:

An issue has been identified with the Broadcom Comprehensive Configuration Management Firmware Version 7.8.21 available within the HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0. PLEASE DO NOT USE HPSUM, HP SPP Version 2014.02.0 or smart component on the HP Broadcom-Based Network adapters listed in the Scope to update firmware, as this may result in the network adapter becoming non-functional and requiring a hardware replacement to recover.

For details of HP Broadcom-Based Network adaptors in scope and work around see related Customer Advisory for additional information.


Release Summary:

  •  Added new support for the HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server
  • Enhanced support (processor update) for the following HP ProLiant servers:
    • HP DL380e Gen8 Server
    • HP DL360e Gen8 Server
    • HP BL420 Gen8 Server Blade
    • HP SL4540/SL4545 Gen8 Server
    • HP ML350e Gen8 V2 Server
  • Added operating system support for:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5  
    • VMware ESXi 4.1 U2
    • VMware ESXi 5.0 U3
    • vSphere 5.1 U2
    • vSphere 5.5
  • Contains HP Smart Update Manager v6.2.0
  • Added Simplified Chinese language support

See the HP Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes for more information.

See the HP Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide for information on supported servers.
 

Download(s)

By downloading these products, you agree to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement(s) listed below *.
Refer to the documentation regarding using the image once downloaded to your environment.

Full ISO Image
Maintenance Supplement Bundle
BladeSystem
ProLiant ML/DL/SL

Only significant CAs are included in this tab that are known to exist within or be corrected by this release.

 

Hot Fixes
Resolved CAs
Open CAs
Known Limitations

Hot Fixes

Date CA Number Description Fixed In Version
4/4/2014 c04222879 SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - FIRMWARE UPGRADE RECOMMENDED for HP Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, P822 Controllers Running Firmware Earlier Than Version 5.42 to Prevent or Correct a Rare False Controller Failure Hot Fix
Hot Fix Downloads for c04222879
Online ROM Flash Component for VMware ESXi - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822 ,v5.42 Download
Online ROM Flash Component for Windows - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822 ,v5.42 Download
Supplemental Update / Online ROM Flash Component for Linux - Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, and P822 ,v5.42 Download
3/10/2014 c04184273 (Revision) SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux and VMware on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using Optional FBWC Hot Fix
Hot Fix Downloads for c04184273
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T) ,v1.2.8-160 Download
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (x86) ,v1.2.8-160 Download
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (AMD64/EM64T) ,v1.2.8-160 Download
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86) ,v1.2.8-160 Download
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T) ,v1.2.8-160 Download
HP Dynamic Smart Array SATA RAID Controller Driver for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 (x86) ,v1.2.8-160 Download

Resolved CAs

Date CA Number Description Fixed In Version
3/27/2014 c03966729 (Revision) HP ProLiant Servers: HP Smart Array Controllers and SSDs - HP Smart Storage Administrator CLI Version 1.50.4.0 Will Be Unable to Set RAID or Cache Values if an Earlier Script Version Not Including the SSDSmartPath Command Is Used 2014.02.0
3/26/2014 c04045904 (Revision) SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Ensure Cached Data in HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i/B320i Controllers with FBWC Is Written to Disk After a Bug Check and Crash Dump Under Windows Server 2008 or 2012 2014.02.0
3/18/2014 c04087094 HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8 Server Blade - Using HP Smart Update Manager 6.0.1 to Upgrade the VMware Power Manager Firmware Causes the Firmware Installation to Fail 2014.02.0
3/18/2014 c04154757 HP Network Configuration Utility - HP Network Configuration Utility (NCU) for Windows Server Will Show Broadcom 1Gb Team Members Disabled if Broadcom 1Gb Driver Is Updated for an Existing Team 2014.02.0
3/18/2014 c04154249 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 Server - Firmware Update on the Broadcom Network Adapters May Fail With "Segmentation Fault" Error 2014.02.0
3/7/2014 c04174624 Linux - HP Smart Storage Administrator (HPSSA) for Linux 1.50.4.0 Does Not Automatically Start on Boot When Configured to Load as a Daemon With init.d Script 2014.02.0
3/7/2014 c04174649 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and SP3 - iSCSI Target Disks Are Not Available After Upgrading to HP Emulex 10GbE iSCSI Driver (be2iscsi) Version 4.6.247.3 2014.02.0
10/31/2013 c03976732 (Revision) HP ProLiant DL580 G7 Server - The 07/01/2013 Revision of the System ROM May Cause Processor Throttling 2014.02.0
10/14/2013 c03964262 HP D2200sb PCIe Storage Blade May Become Unavailable After Upgrading Partner Blade Server Using HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0
9/12/2013 c03928033 SPP Hot Fix - HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) - CUSTOMER ACTION REQUIRED - ProLiant System ROM Components Included in HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2013.09.0(B) Require a Power-Cycle After Installation 2014.02.0

Open CAs

Date CA Number Description Fixed In Version
4/4/2014 c04222879 SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - FIRMWARE UPGRADE RECOMMENDED for HP Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, P421, P721m, P822 Controllers Running Firmware Earlier Than Version 5.42 to Prevent or Correct a Rare False Controller Failure Hot Fix
3/13/2014 c04198787 HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0- HP SUM 6.2.0 May Report That the Firmware Is Up-To-Date Even if a Later Firmware Version Is Available Open
3/10/2014 c04184273 (Revision) SPP HOT FIX - HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - DRIVER UPGRADE REQUIRED to Avoid NMI in Linux and VMware on HP ProLiant Servers Under Heavy Load and Low Memory with HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i / B320i Controllers Using Optional FBWC Hot Fix
3/10/2014 c04183624 HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - HP Active Health System Logs May Not Report Function Data for FCoE and iSCSI Ports for Broadcom 10Gb Network Adapters Open
3/10/2014 c04183537 HP ProLiant Servers - HP Intel E1R Driver Component for HP NC365T 4-port Ethernet Server Adapters may Fail to Install on Systems Running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Open
1/30/2014 c04109116 HP Insight Diagnostics 9.50 - Various Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Tests May Fail When Run on More Than 20 HDDs At a Time Through HP Intelligent Provisioning 9.50 or HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) 2013.09.0 (B) Open
1/27/2014 c04103189 HP Virtual Connect - After Upgrading Virtual Connect Firmware to Version 4.10 on a VC Domain that Contains VC Fibre Channel 8Gb/20 Port Modules, Some of the Server Blade HBAs May Fail to Log Back into the SAN Fabric Open
1/27/2014 c04103243 HP Insight Diagnostics - Insight Diagnostics Offline or Online Edition Version 9.50 (or Earlier) For Linux Reports Incorrect NC366i 2 Port Ethernet Server Adapter Firmware Version Open
10/18/2013 c03967466 Linux - Message Log Fills With Debug Messages on HP ProLiant Servers Running HP Agents and HP Provided ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for Linux (hpsa) Version 3.4.2-4 Open
8/2/2013 c03883900 HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - Online or Offline Firmware Upgrade of HP D2600/D2700 6Gb SAS Disk Enclosure Version 0146, 0147, and 0147(B) or Backplane Expander Firmware Version 2.16 or 2.16 (B) May Cause Inaccessible Volumes, Resulting in Data Loss Future Release
4/11/2013 c03734205 HP NC Network Adapters - Certain HP NC-Series Network Adapters May Experience Very Slow Bandwidth During Large File Transfers on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Open
2/28/2013 c03686779 Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 - A Blue Screen Error May Occur When the Server Resumes From Hibernation Open
2/1/2013 c03659073 HP c-Class BladeSystem -Standby Onboard Administrator (OA) Modules May Not Respond to SNMP Data Requests Open
5/7/2012 c03318933 HP Ethernet 1Gb 2-Port 361i Adapter - Firmware Component Will Not Be Displayed or " Ls: Cannot Access ./iqvlinux/" Message Will Be Displayed When Attempting to Update the Network Adapter Firmware Using the Online Firmware Update Open
4/24/2012 c03301853 Support Pack for ProLiant (SPP) on Linux - The Server May Stop Responding When Configured with 2 GB of Memory if an HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port FLB Adapter Is Installed and Its Two Physical Ports Are Fully Flexed Out into Eight Virtual Functions Open

Known Limitations

Date CA Number Description
2/26/2014 c03884578 (Revision) HP Service Pack For ProLiant (SPP) -SPP Version 2012.10.0 (or Earlier) Will Not Boot Using a DVD-ROM on a ProLiant DL385 G6 Server
12/18/2013 c02994661 (Revision) ProLiant BL465c G7 Servers - A Limited Number of ProLiant BL465c G7 Server Blades May Be Unable to Flash the System ROM to a Later Version
4/19/2013 c03742583 (Revision) HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers - The HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i and B320i Controller Driver for Linux and VMware (hpvsa) Must Be Downloaded from HP.COM in Order to Use RAID Functionality
3/6/2013 c03691604 HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3) - Unable to Update iLO 3 Firmware to Version 1.50 (or Later) From Firmware Version 1.28 (or Earlier) Using HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility 3.5.0 / 4.0.1 or Using the CLI Utility
3/8/2012 c03237878 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 - Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 Does Not Recognize the Chipset on HP ProLiant Gen8-Series Servers
1/30/2012 c03114183 HP Smart Update Manager - Building the RPMs During Installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 May Take Longer Than 30 Minutes With HP Smart Update Manager 4.0.0 (Or Later)
11/14/2011 c03087066 HP Network Teaming - Network Traffic May Fail Between Teamed HP NICs When a Network Team is Captured and Deployed Across Many Servers or a VC Profile is Swapped Because the System Image Registry Contains the Same Team MAC Address
8/8/2011 c02959269 Smart Update Firmware DVD - The Smart Update Firmware DVD Version 9.x Automatically Assigns IP Address 192.168.0.1 to the Network Interface Adapter (Eth0)

This page lists all of the supported HP Service Pack for ProLiant versions available for download.

For a complete list of all versions available for download, click here.

Versions
 

Version 2014.02.0
Version 2013.09.0(B)
Previous Versions

HP Service Pack for ProLiant Documentation

SPP Version HP SUM Version Release Notes Contents Report Server Support Guide
HP Maintenance Supplement Bundle for SPP 2014.02.0 N/A PDF
Apr 2014
PDF
Apr 2014
See SPP 2014.02.0 Server Support Guide
Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0 HP SUM 6.2.0 PDF
Updated Mar 2014
PDF
Updated Mar 2014
PDF
Feb 2014
LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2013.09.0 (B) HP SUM 6.0.1 PDF
Dec 2013
See Release Notes See SPP 2013.09.0 (B) Server Support Guide
VMware - VMware vSphere 5 Supplement for HP SPP
2013.09.0(B)
HP SUM 6.0.1 PDF
Nov 2013
PDF
Nov 2013
See SPP 2013.09.0 (B) Server Support Guide
LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Supplement for HP SPP 2013.09.0(B) HP SUM 6.0.1 PDF
Nov 2013
See Release Notes See SPP 2013.09.0 (B) Server Support Guide
Service Pack for ProLiant 2013.09.0 (B) HP SUM 5.3.5 PDF
Sep 2013
PDF
Sep 2013
PDF
Sep 2013
LINUX - SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 Supplement for HP SPP
2013.02.0
HP SUM 5.3.5 PDF
Sep 2013
See Release Notes See SPP 2013.02.0 Server Support Guide
Service Pack for ProLiant 2013.02.0 (B) HP SUM 5.3.5 PDF
Updated 07/01/2013
PDF
Updated 02/20/2013
PDF
Feb 2013

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Associated Web Pages and Documents

Title Download
HP Service Pack for ProLiant Product Information SPP Product Information
HP Service Pack for ProLiant "Out of Support Window" Documentation SPP Information Library
HP Service Pack for ProLiant Support Policy SPP Support Policy
HP Service Pack for ProLiant FAQ SPP FAQ

 

 
HP Smart Update - Information Library HP Smart Update - Information Library
HP SUM Product Information HP SUM Product Information
HP SUM Documentation - Information Library HP SUM Information Library

 

 
Linux Software Delivery Repository SDR
VMware Software Delivery Repository vibsdepot
VMware Firmware and Software Recipes associated with each SPP Recipes

 

 
Implementing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on HP ProLiant servers Technical white paper
Implementing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Technical white paper
Industry Standard Server Technology Communications Technology white paper repository
HP Storage SPOCK - Single Point of Connectivity Knowledge for HP Storage Products SPOCK

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HP provides a collection of short videos on the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and its components, including HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) and firmware update best practices. The table below lists videos hosted by YouTube, as well as videos hosted by hp.com. 


HP Service Pack for ProLiant

Video Title Video Video with Transcript Release Date
Linux Firmware/Driver Updates and Best Practices Overview   May 2013
Overview of Using SPP in a Linux Environment   October 2012
HP Intelligent Provisioning July 2012
HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) - Technical Support Policy & Hotfixes February 2012
HP Service Pack for ProLiant Introduction January 2012

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HP Smart Update Manager

Video Title Video Video with Transcript Release Date
Maximize the New HP SUM 5.1.0 (and later) Report Functionality   October 2012
HP SUM 5.3.0: Custom Baselining How To   October 2012
HP SUM 5.3.0: Updating Firmware on Fibre Channel Switches   October 2012
HP SUM 5.3.0: Improvements in Deploying Firmware to a HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect Module   October 2012
HP SUM 5.0 - Smart Update Manager (~30 minutes)
  1. You MUST log into HP Solution Demo Portal (Americas)
  2. After login, click this URL, http://h20324.www2.hp.com/SDP/Content/ContentListing.aspx?PortalID=1&booth=63&tag=687
  3. Enter "SUM" in the search window or scroll to find the video titled “HP SUM 5.0 - Smart Update Manager (in English)”
HP Solution Demo Portal   March 2012
Demoing HP SUM 5.0.0 Gen8 March 2012
HP SUM 5.0.0 Review / Install March 2012
HP SUM 5.0.0 Overview March 2012

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Firmware Update Best Practices

Video Title Video Video with Transcript Release Date
Best Practices for ProLiant Firmware and Driver Deployment March 2012
Minimizing Downtime When Deploying Firmware and Driver Updates March 2012
Planning Firmware Deployment for Single Servers March 2012
Performing Firmware Deployment for Single Servers March 2012
Planning Deployment C Class Enclosures March 2012
Performing Firmware Deployment for Enclosures March 2012
Planning Deployment for Large Environments March 2012
Performing Deployment for Large Environments March 2012
Planning Deployment for Distributed Data Center March 2012
Performing Deployment for Large Distributed Data Center March 2012

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Last revised: Wednesday, April 16, 2014