HP SIM 7.4 is there including Proliant Gen9 support

With all the announcements the last weeks at HP on Gen9 servers, Oneview and Hyper Converged solutions, we would forget that, together with the launch of Gen9 servers, there is also an update available of HP SIM (was 7.3) with support for those Gen9 servers.

The newest version has the typical next version number 7.4 and is available for download on the HP Software Depot.

Besides the Gen9 support there are some other new stuff in there as well:

New hardware support

HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9
HP ProLiant DL160 Gen9
HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9
HP ProLiant DL360p Gen9
HP ProLiant DL380p Gen9
HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9
HP ProLiant XL230a Gen9

New software support

HP iLO 4 v2.00
HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) v7.1.0
Network Controller Driver Ethernet (NCDE) 11.05
HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2014.09.0 Gen9 Snap 1
Virtual Connect 4.30
Onboard Administrator 4.30
HP Intelligent Provisioning v2.00
Upgrade from 7.2.x, 7.3.x to 7.4
Data migration from 7.2.x, 7.3.x, and 7.4 to 7.4
Microsoft Windows SQL Express 2012 SP1 database support
Hyper-V Generation 2 VM support
OpenSSL 1.0.1h for Windows and Linux CMS
OpenSSL 0.9.8za for HP-UX CMS
SNMP MIBs 10.0

New networking support

HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650M Adapter
HP FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 650FLB Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 556FLR-SFP+ Adapter
HP Emulex 10Gb 2-port Standup Converged Network Adapter
HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter
Gen9 SAS Expander

New CMS and managed node support

Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 managed node
VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 3 CMS
VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 CMS
VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 1 CMS
VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2 CMS
VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 2 managed node
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.10 CMS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 CMS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 managed node
KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 managed node

New storage support

MSL6480 Tape Library support
3PAR OS 3.2.1 for Storeserv 10000, Storeserv 7000
HP P6000 Command View Software 10.3.3
MSA 1040 Fibre Channel/iSCSI with GL200 firmware
MSA 2040 Fibre Channel/iSCSI/SAS with GL200 firmware
MSA P2000 G3 w/T251 firmware
B140i SATA Controller
HP Smart Array Gen9 controllers
LeftHand OS 11.5 MIBs

Power supply

Gen9 1400W Platinum (Delta Unit)
Gen9 800W Platinum
Gen9 500W Platinum
Gen9 900W RPS
Gen9 550W

 

Might also be important to know:

Deprecated CMS support

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x86 SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard/Enterprise x64
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter R2 SP1
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise SP2
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008 Standard/Enterprise SP2 (block for Gen9 only)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP3
SUSE Enterprise Linux 10 SP4
SUSE Enterprise Linux 11 SP1
HP-UX 11.23 PA
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 3
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1
VMware ESXi 5.0
VMware ESXi 5.0 Update1
VMware vSphere 5.1

Deprecated managed node support

Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise x86 and x64
Windows XP

Deprecated database support

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

 

Find here the complete Release Notes. And the FAQ document.

Also the Installation and Configuration guide got updated for this 7.4 release.

And also the User Guide.

Update time!

Author: Bart Heungens

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