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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 Gen9, Gen8 and earlier servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide.

Important Notes:

An issue has been identified with HP OneView v1.20 and an HP Virtual Connect module when using the HP Service Pack for ProLiant v2015.04.0.  HP OneView Version 1.20.03 (or earlier) is unable to manage the Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module after updating to Virtual Connect Firmware Version 4.40, which is part of SPP v2015.04.0.  Please review Customer Advisory c04638459 for additional information and next steps.

Release Summary:

Added support for:

  • New HP ProLiant servers and options

  • Red Had Enterprise Linux 6.6, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12, VMware vSphere 5.5 U2 and VMware vSphere 6.0

  • HP USB Key Utility for Windows v2.0.0.0 for downloads greater than 4GB

  • Select Linux firmware components available in rpm format

  • HP Smart Update Manager v7.2.0

With this release, the SPP may not fit on standard DVD media.  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 HP 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.

NOTICE: Access to the SPP requires validation via the HP Support Center (HPSC). An active warranty or HP support agreement is required to download the SPP. For more information, please view the SPP Warranty/Support Agreement Validation document; an HP Passport login is required.

RECOMMENDATION: Before downloading, please complete the one-time association of a warranty or HP Care Pack to the user profile on the Contracts & Warranties page.

Full ISO Image

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

There are no Hot Fixes to report at this time.

Open CAs

Date CA Number Description Fixed In Version
5/5/2015 c04674714 ProLiant Servers - Critical Overheat Condition May Occur on Systems Running HP Insight Diagnostics 10.26.1874 Extended Background Tests on SAS Hard Drives Open
4/30/2015 c04183537 (Revision) 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
4/28/2015 c04638459 HP OneView 1.20 - Upgrading Virtual Connect Version 4.40 with Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) 2015.04.0 Will Result in a Configuration Error and an Inability to Manage the HP Virtual Connect 8Gb 24-Port Fibre Channel Module Open
2/20/2015 c04579351 HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) - Inventory May Fail After Adding a Remote Windows Node Open
2/4/2015 c04565691 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 - ProLiant Gen9-Series Servers Running hp-health Version 10.0.0 Take More Than 5 to 6 Minutes to Reboot Instead of the Expected 60 Seconds When the Minimal Required Fan Is Removed Open
11/18/2014 c04500501 VMware - Smart Component "Net-mlx4_en" Driver from HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2014.09.0 May Fail to Install on VMware ESXi 5.0 Open
11/14/2014 c04502114 HP ProLiant Servers - UEFI-Based Servers May Take an Excessively Long Time (60 Minutes or More) to Boot When Fibre Channel Adapters Are Installed Open
11/10/2014 c04500504 HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 Server - Server Configured in UEFI Boot Mode With Multiple Network Adapters May Take Longer Than Expected to Boot a USB Device or the Hard Disk Open
10/31/2014 c04249126 (Revision) HP ProLiant Servers - PCI Passthrough Does Not Function for All HP Broadcom NICs Configured on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, or 7, or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 or 12 Virtualization Hosts Open
10/28/2014 c04491336 HP Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4) - Login to iLO 4 with an LDAP Account May Fail in an IPv4 and IPv6 Mixed Network Environment Open
10/13/2014 c04474300 ProLiant Gen9 Servers - Systems Configured with Intel Xeon E5 2600 v3 Processors and the 07/11/2014 Version of the System ROM Will Not Properly Reset or Blue Screen When an NMI Occurs on Windows Server 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 Operating Systems Future Release
10/10/2014 c04476803 HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers - After Executing the VMware Power Pic Smart Component Firmware Flash, the Server May Stop Responding Open
10/2/2014 c04471540 HP ProLiant Gen8 Series Servers - VMware - Driver Reverts Back to Previously Installed Hpvsa Driver Version Open
9/10/2014 c04222905 (Revision) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 - Installation Boots to Black Screen on HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 and HP ProLiant Gen9-Series Servers When the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) UEFI/SecureBoot Is Enabled in the System ROM Open
9/5/2014 c04109116 (Revision) 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 1.50 or HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) 2013.09.0 (B) Open
5/12/2014 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
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
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 Server Blade HBAs May Fail to Log Back into the SAN Fabric with "Not Logged In" Message 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
7/8/2014 c04365993 Linux - Loss of Activity May Occur When Booting or Shutting Down SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and SP3 on HP ProLiant Servers Configured With an AMD Opteron 6100, 6200 or 6300-Series Processor
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 the current HP Service Pack for ProLiant versions available for download.

For a complete list of all versions available for download, please visit the SPP Revision History list.

Current Versions
 

Version 2015.04.0
Version 2014.09.0
Version 2014.06.0

This page lists documentation for the supported HP Service Pack for ProLiant versions currently available for download.

For more documentation, please visit the SPP Information Library and/or the HP SUM Information Library.


SPP Version HP SUM Version Documentation

Service Pack for ProLiant 2015.04.0


7.2.0 Release Notes
Component Release Notes
Contents Report
Server Support Guide
LINUX - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.09.0 N/A Release Notes
LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.09.0 N/A Release Notes
HP Maintenance Supplement Bundle for SPP 2014.09.0 N/A Release Notes
Contents Report

Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.09.0


7.1.0 Release Notes (Revised Feb 2015)
Component Release Notes
Contents Report
Server Support Guide (Revised Feb 2015)
LINUX - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.06.0 N/A Release Notes

Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.06.0

6.4.1 Release Notes
Contents Report
Server Support Guide
HP Maintenance Supplement Bundle for SPP 2014.02.0 (B) N/A Release Notes (Revised May 2014)
Contents Report (Revised May 2014)

Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.02.0 (B)

6.3.1 Release Notes (Revised May 2014)
Contents Report (Revised Mar 2014)
Server Support Guide

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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 videos listed are hosted by HP.com as well YouTube. 

For additional videos, please visit the HP.com Smart Update Video Gallery, and the HP Coffee Coaching Channel on hp.com, and the HP Coffee Coaching Channel on YouTube.


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Last revised: Wednesday, May 20, 2015