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04-07-2021 06:50 AM
Information about HPE Synergy Software Releases and Custom SPP
This post is primarily intended for those who are new to HPE Synergy and would like to get familiar with its software releases and downloads.
First, you would have to get familiar with the terms below as you will come across them quite frequently while managing and monitoring HPE Synergy using HPE OneView. This will also help you use the right keywords while posting a query or searching for topics in the HPE Synergy forum.
- Firmware bundle
Firmware bundle is a generic term that HPE OneView uses to refer to firmware items that you add to an HPE OneView firmware repository.
Any Service Pack for Synergy or hot fix files uploaded to the firmware repository in HPE OneView will be referred to as a firmware bundle.
For information on how to add a firmware bundle to HPE OneView for Synergy, please watch this video: HPE Synergy – How to add a firmware bundle to HPE OneView
2. Custom firmware bundle
This is a firmware bundle created in HPE OneView by adding one or more hotfixes to an existing firmware bundle.
HPE OneView for Synergy only supports System ROMs as hotfixes.
For information on hotfixes and how to add a custom firmware bundle in HPE OneView for Synergy, please watch this video: HPE Synergy – How to create a custom firmware bundle in HPE OneView
3. Service Pack:
A service pack is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single iso image.
4. Service Pack for Synergy:
The service pack for HPE Synergy is the HPE Synergy Custom SPP and contains firmware updates for components relevant to HPE Synergy. The HPE Synergy Custom SPP is designed to work with specific HPE Synergy Management combinations.
Here are a few links that would be very useful to plan and perform upgrades in HPE OneView for Synergy: (links are embedded)
HPE OneView for HPE Synergy Firmware and Driver Update Guide – This guide provides instructions to help you plan, prepare, and update firmware on the HPE Synergy Composer and HPE Synergy Image Streamer management appliances.
HPE Synergy Software Releases Overview – This page contains a list of recommended and supported HPE Synergy Custom SPPs for different HPE Synergy Management Combinations.
HPE Synergy Software Release Archive – This page will give you access to older HPE Synergy Custom SPPs that have been archived and are no longer available in the above link.
HPE Synergy Upgrade Paths – This page provides you with a table that helps determine the right upgrade path for HPE Synergy Composer and HPE Synergy Image Steamer Management combinations.
HPE OneView Update Readiness Checker – This page allows you to download the HPE OneView Update Readiness checker, which is a self-contained tool that helps HPE OneView users to evaluate the health of the appliance for a set of known conditions before proceeding with an appliance update. For more information on how to use this tool, watch this video: HPE Synergy – Introduction to HPE OneView Update Readiness Checker
Note: While I am an HPE Employee, all of my comments (whether noted or not), are my own and are not any official representation of the company
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04-07-2021 08:05 PM
Re: Information about HPE Synergy Software Releases and Custom SPP
Hi @Nikhil93 ,
Thank you for posting Information about HPE Synergy Software Releases and Custom SPP.
I am sure that this information and some direct links would be of great use to our customers.