Are you looking for an automated way to update firmware and drivers on your HP servers and BladeSystems? HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) is an innovative tool for firmware and driver maintenance on HP ProLiant and Integrity Servers, BladeSystem enclosures, and options. It provides a browser-based GUI and a command-line scriptable interface for increased flexibility and adaptability to customer needs. HP SUM has an integrated discovery engine that finds the installed hardware and current versions of firmware and software on target servers.

In BladeSystem environments it automatically finds associated targets that should be updated in conjunction with each other, to avoid interdependency issues. It is preloaded with all relevant interdependency information from our extensive lab testing before each SPP release.

HP SUM does not require an agent for remote installations, because it copies a replica of itself to each of the target servers only for the duration of the installation.        

Features

Increases Ease of Server Management

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) enables easy discovery of all supported devices, including all HP ProLiant and Integrity servers and BladeSystem enclosures.
HP Smart Update Manager provides a browser-based graphical user interface and command-line scripting capabilities
The browser-based set up of the graphical user interface, offers increased configuration flexibility.
Integrated information on dependencies, including those of the Onboard Administrator and HP Virtual Connect, based on extensive testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).

Increased Control over the Update Process

HP SUM gives you the choice between fully guided operation and a completely interactive mode for increased control over the upgrade process.
Download from hp.com option available on Add Baseline page.

Increased Performance and Flexibility

HP Smart Update Manager operates without the need for agents or other permanently installed software on the target nodes.
Up to 1000s of target nodes when used in integration with HP SIM or HP OneView.

Simplified Delivery of ProLiant System Software.

The HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) provides shorter qualification cycles for customers, due to extensive interdependency testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and pre-loading all interdependency results into HP SUM.
Extremely efficient architecture of the HP Smart Update solution leads to a powerful, yet lightweight application with excellent scalability both standalone as well as integrated with HP SIM and HP OneView.
Extensive support of online firmware and driver updates, requiring only a single reboot to activate which leads to minimal downtime.


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