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Best Practice to flash new "out of the box" servers with latest firmware

PeterHarden
Occasional Visitor

Best Practice to flash new "out of the box" servers with latest firmware

 

 

Hi all,

 

Question is: What is the most efficient way to update i.e. 100 servers (DL360Gen8, DL380 Gen8, C7000 etc.) which came out of the box to the latest SPP level, without having to install an OS before to use HPSU afterwards to do that?

 

HP'S recommendation is:

 

to boot from DVD (Smart Start DVD) =our servers don't have DVD 

to boot from USB Stick= For sure we don't have as many usb sticks :-)

 

Your reply is very much appreciated

 

 

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Best Practice to flash new "out of the box" servers with latest firmware

"HP Smart Update Best Practices Implementer Guide"

 

mentions a lot of options.

 

PXE to boot all servers on the SPP works and in the guide above there is even a step by step instruction how to do it.