HP Smart Update Manager SUM 6.0: Revolution instead of evolution – the new way of updating your HP server infrastructure
Sep20

HP Smart Update Manager SUM 6.0: Revolution instead of evolution – the new way of updating your HP server infrastructure

I was surprised that with the release of the latest SPP (Service Pack for Proliant) there was a new version of HP SUM (Smart Update Manager), but it was not the long awaited new version 6.0 but a minor update 5.3.5… The new version 6.0 is in fact a completely newly (re)build product from scratch… Announcements and beta demo’s told me that this was the product we were waiting for. And now it was not in the new SPP???...

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new Service Pack for Proliant 2013.09 released – important VMware message – update
Sep11

new Service Pack for Proliant 2013.09 released – important VMware message – update

Be aware that HP released last night the newest version of its Service Pack for Proliant being version 2013.09. Release Summary: Added new support for the following HP ProLiant servers: HP ProLiant SL210t Gen8 Server HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 Server HP ProLiant ML10 Server HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Server Added support for new HP ProLiant options Added operating system...

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New documentation for HP SUM and SPP release 2013.02.0
Mar06

New documentation for HP SUM and SPP release 2013.02.0

In support of SPP 2013.02.0, the following HP ProLiant firmware and software user documentation and best practice guides were updated and published in February: • HP SUM 5.3.5 User Guide: http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c03673114/c03673114.pdf • HP SUM 5.3.5 Release Notes: http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c03674279/c03674279.pdf • HP ProLiant and Integrity Firmware...

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Gen8 Server Management : what’s new (again)
Aug01

Gen8 Server Management : what’s new (again)

I see and get quite some questions around the new Gen8 servers with its new ILO4, Intelligent Provisioning and where is the Smartstart gone etc… For all those who ask the same questions, take a look at this great document that covers all the new stuff and make a nice comparison of which type to use… Some of the topics covered: – HP Intelligent Provisioning – HP Agentless Management – HP Active Health...

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Lots of questions around Intelligent Provisioning and SmartStart (RIP)
Jul30

Lots of questions around Intelligent Provisioning and SmartStart (RIP)

Apparently HP Support is experiencing a large volume of customer calls from Gen8 customers asking for their SmartStart CDs. It seems that not everyone is aware that for both Gen8 ProLiant servers and Gen8 BladeSystems, SmartStart is replaced by Intelligent Provisioning which is initiated by pressing F10 during server POST. Info on Intelligent Provisioning is found at its website at www.hp.com/go/intelligentprovisioning. So there is NO...

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