HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2015.04.0 has been released.

By | July 8, 2015

The next weekend is going to be a little bit busy because I'm patching some HP Proliant Servers 🙂 During checking new firmwares and softwares, I found out that fortunately, HP has released a new version of very useful tool: HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) 🙂

What is the HP Service Pack for ProLiant?

Just for a quick reminder on what the HP Service Pack for ProLiant is:

There are two deployment mode: Offline and Online mode.

  1. Online mode - runs on a Windows® or Linux hosted operating system. Also it is possible to update remotely servers with vSphere ESXi installed.
  2. Offline mode - server boots to the SPP ISO (Bootable ISO only) with the following options:
    Automatic mode - firmware components update without interaction.
    Interactive mode - onscreen instructions guide the user to update firmware components.

HP supports each SPP version for 12 months from the release date. HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2015.04.0 support

Applying a Maintenance Supplement Bundle (MSB) will extend the support period of the SPP.

What’s new in SPP 2015.04.0?

  1. New HP ProLiant servers:
    HP ML10 v2
    HP XL730f Gen9
    HP ML110 Gen9
    HP XL170r Gen9
    HP XL190r Gen9
    HP WS460c Gen9 Graphics Server Blade
  2. New HP ProLiant options.
  3. New operating systems and VMware versions:
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6
    SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 12
    VMware vSphere 5.5 U2 and VMware vSphere 6.0
  4. HP USB Key Utility for Windows v2.0.0.0 for downloads greater than 4GB.
  5. Select Linux firmware components available in rpm format.
  6. HP Smart Update Manager v7.2.0.

For more information about added firmware, software, fixes etc. please follow Release Notes available here. To download HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2015.04.0 please click here (account and valid contract are required). For more information about supported servers please follow Server Support Guide.

UPDATE 06.2015: HP released the next version of Service Pack for Proliant: 2015.06.0. For more information please follow post here.

Author: Mariusz

Architect (~ 15 years experience based on passion...) with strong background as a System Administrator and Engineer. Focused on Data Center Solutions: Virtualization/Cloud Computing and Storage/Backup Systems. Currently living in Poland.