How can updates be automated on HP ProLiant and Integrity systems and infrastructure? HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) is an innovative tool for firmware and driver maintenance on HP ProLiant and Integrity Servers, BladeSystem enclosures, Moonshot systems, and options. It provides a browser-based GUI or a command-line scriptable interface for increased flexibility and adaptability to customer needs.

HP SUM has an integrated discovery engine that finds installed hardware and current versions of firmware and software on target servers and identifies 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 Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) release.

HP SUM doesn't 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.

What's new

  • The HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) Version 7.4.0 will support the new Gen9 servers, options and operating systems.
  • HP SUM is able to scale up to 50 nodes.
  • Deployment screen which provides details on a number of components that need updates, estimated deployment time as well as the ability to proceed in advanced mode or easy mode.
  • In the Add Baseline screen after selecting to “download from”, users will enter their HP Support Center entitlement token one time to pull down the entitled components.


Increases Ease of Server Management

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) provides a browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) as well as command-line scripting (CLI) and interactive CLI user modes for flexibility in the update process.

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).

In combination with Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and Maintenance Service Bundles (MSB), HP delivers a complete solution for keeping HP systems up and running with the latest firmware and drivers.

Deployment features including live logs which provide detailed information of target update process.

Increased Performance and Flexibility

HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) operates without the need for agents or other permanently installed software on the target nodes.

Scalable with iLO Federation and Federation groups to update multiple servers at the same time.

Baseline functionality including validation, assigning baselines in guided mode, dynamic filtering, filtering by server model and the ability to download baselines from http server.

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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