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andy_msc
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SPP firmware update on CentOS cli

Hi Community,

we setup a lot of HPE Gen9 and Gen10 DL servers for endcustomer use.
Update the firmware to the level of the current SPP is the first step.

At the moment, we use latest SPP iso on a bootable USB drive.
We boot from USB drive. In the SUM GUI we use automated settings.
The systems firmware is updated with the current baseline with the autodetection of updates in the SPP.

To automize this process I would like to perform this process on CentOS 7 cli.
CentOS is just command line, no GUI.
The system won't have Interent access and I don't want to use any online repository with apt-get or similiar.

I need a tool like SUT that runs on linux cli. (Not with the GUI like SUM)
As repositroy I want to use whole SPP. (so I can specify directory or file location in cli command)

I wasn't able to find out how to do that with the HPE guides.
Which tool can I use?
SUT from here: http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/SDR/repo/sut/

Do I have to use the Firmware Pack for ProLiant (fwpp) instead of SPP?
Are there any license/entitlement tokens required for using sut on linux cli?

If any of you uses this method, what are the commands for automatic discovery and update using a defined repository?

Thanks in advance.

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Torsten.
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Re: SPP firmware update on CentOS cli

Why not running SUM either CLI or GUI from a central PC and deploy the firmware remote?


Hope this helps!
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andy_msc
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Re: SPP firmware update on CentOS cli

Because firmware update is not the only thing those system going to do.
It's an automated process with the CentOS environment, that deploys image, creates RAID, Ilo bios settings, etc.

This deployment process runs on hundred machines once.
So I need to incorporate firmware updates on the baseline of the current SPP into our process.

The question is what tool to use on linux CLI with autodiscovery of hardware and autoupdate of necessary firmware with the SPP as baseline.
If you give me the instruction for one Server would be enough.

SUM from central PC or any other "automated" HPE solution won't do the trick.
I just need to know how to do it on one server. I can go from there myself.

Torsten.
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Re: SPP firmware update on CentOS cli

>> It's an automated process with the CentOS environment, that deploys image, creates RAID, Ilo bios settings, etc.

 

Hard to suggest something without details ... did you had a look on OneView?

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c03934110


Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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andy_msc
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Re: SPP firmware update on CentOS cli

 

smartupdate --s --use_location /folder/with/SPP/packages/ --romonly --logdir /my/log/folder/


Ok, so I guess this is the command I was trying to find...
Thanks for the suggestion of sum cli.
I found this document and was able to find out what I need:
SUM CLI

I can run this on one server, so I can adapt it now to a shell script for use in my automated environment.