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Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

 
EricL2324
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Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

Hello everyone.  

I like to keep our various ProLiant servers up-to-date with the latest HP ProLiant Service Packs.  However, right now, I'm a little confused as to which ones I should install. 

Here is how I'm understanding it, but please correct me if I'm wrong:

For G9 ang G10 servers, install 2017.07.1 

For G8, G7, G6 or lower, install 2017.04.0

Is this correct?  Is the 2017.07.1 only meant for G9 and G10?  I could just use some guidance on what the latest service pack is for each generation right now...maybe someone could help? 

Thank you in advance! I greatly appreciate the assistance! 

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Torsten.
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

SPP2017.04 for G6, G7, Gen8
SPP2017.07 for Gen9, Gen10

an upcoming POST-Production SPP for G7 and Gen8

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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parnassus
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

More details here, WRT SPPs:

Important Notes
In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE has changed the packaging and delivery of the SPP.
There are now two types of SPPs:
 
  • A single "Production SPP" that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations.
  • Multiple - server generation specific - "Post-Production SPPs" that contain the firmware and drivers for a specific post-production server generation (e.g. Gen8 only Post-Production SPP that contains the firmware and drivers for all of Gen8 server models).
The 2017.04.0 SPP was the last production SPP to contain components for the G6, G7 and Gen8
server platforms.
EricL2324
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

Okay, now there are post production service packs.  I have to admit, and I apologize in advance...but I'm horribly confused.

Are Gen 8 and older considered to be "Post production servers?"

Can someone explain the difference between these service packs? 

If I have a Gen 8 server, do I need to install the 2017.04.0 service pack and THEN the new post production service pack specific to Gen 8?

What do I need to install now for a Gen 9 or Gen 10 server?

From what I understand, the 2017.07.1 service pack is only for gen 9 and gen 10.....

I'm horribly confused.  Is someone able to help me understand this?  Thanks so much in advance for your help!

 

Torsten.
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

Start here

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx

SPP2017.07 is production SPP for Gen9 and Gen10

Gen8.0 ist post production for Gen8

G7.0 is post production for G7

 

Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2017.07.1

Current Production Versions:  2017.07.1   2017.04.0   2016.10.0
Post-Production Versions:  Gen8.0   G7.0

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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EricL2324
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

Thanks for the quick reply..I just edited my original response...are you able to re-read it and then answer my questions?  Thanks so much for your replies!

Torsten.
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Re: Which ProLiant Service Pack to download - quite confused

>> Are Gen 8 and older considered to be "Post production servers?"

Yes.

>> Can someone explain the difference between these service packs? 

As said, PPGen8.0 is for Gen8 only, PPG7 for G7 only, SPP2017.07 for Gen9 + Gen10 only.

>> If I have a Gen 8 server, do I need to install the 2017.04.0 service pack and THEN the new post production service pack specific to Gen 8?

No. PPGen8.0/G7 is based on SPP2017.04+ some hotfixes

>> What do I need to install now for a Gen 9 or Gen 10 server?

SPP2017.07

>> From what I understand, the 2017.07.1 service pack is only for gen 9 and gen 10.....

Yes.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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