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HPE Customized ESXi Image Download – May 2017 (Latest)

HPE has released new image for ESXi 6.5 at this month (May 2017). The customized image contains HPE certified devices drivers and HPE management agents.

It’s recommended that install ESXi on HPE servers by these customized images. Because the images contains all management tools and also all certified device drivers. 

The HPE customized images are available on the below links, you can download vSphere 6.5 directly but other links are available on VMware website only:

ESX

Don’t use VMware images for your server hardware and also don’t use other vendors images for your hardware because you will face with many problems such as purple screens. 

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Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Version 2017.04.0

HPE has released Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and it’s available for download, if you have valid customer account, you can download it and update your server hardware firmware.

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen9, Gen8 and earlier servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at

Important Notes:

In order to reduce the frequency at which servers need to be updated, HPE is changing the packaging and delivery of the SPP.

Going forward, two types of SPPs will be released:

  • A single “Production SPP” that contains the firmware and drivers for the all of the production server generations, and
  • 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).

When a server generation transitions to “Post-Production,” the firmware and drivers for that server generation are frozen, packaged together on a “Post-Production SPP,” and released. The “Post-Production SPP” is supported through the EOS (end of support) for that server generation, and all future firmware and driver updates are released as hot fixes.  This eliminates the need for yearly updates.

The 2017.04.0 SPP is the last production SPP to contain components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.

Release Summary:

This release provides support for the following Linux operating systems:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2

This is the last SPP to contain updates for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 32-bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 32-bit

 See the Service Pack for ProLiant Release Notes for more information.  See the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide for information on supported HPE servers.

Here is the download link:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/vdoq4oud69wtm/Download

Extract the files and then burn ISO file on a DVD or mount it as virtual drive on your server.

Note: Upgrading your server hardware by the ISO file is your own risk.

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NMI purple diagnostic screen on HPE ProLiant Gen8 servers

It seems, there is an issue on HPE G8 servers with the below ESXi versions:

  1. ESXi 5.5 Patch 10
  2. ESXi 6.0 Patch 4
  3. ESXi 6.5

Intel® IOMMU’s (aka VT-d) interrupt remapper functionality has been changed in the above versions and you need to enable it manually:

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Remote Multiple Vulnerabilities – HPE iLO

What’s the security issue?

New security issue has been detected on HPE iLO that allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, modify data, or cause a denial of service via unknown vectors.

HPE asked customers to updated their iLO to preventing any remote attack. The below iLO versions are impacted:

  • HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 (iLO 3), Firmware for ProLiant G7 Servers prior to v1.88
  • HP Integrated Lights-Out 4 (iLO 4), prior to v2.44
  • HP iLO 4 mRCA prior to v2.32

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library

Introduction

Many of large companies around the world using HPE products to makes their datacenters.

HPE produces server, storage, network devices and some others infrastructure equipment and all of them have technical documentation, user guides and maintenance guides.

Also anyone who are using the equipment need to access to the documentation.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has provided an online library that they called it “Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library”.

What information can I find?

Actually, any information about your devices and software is available on this library, you can find and download Release Notes, User Guides, and others documentation in PDF or HTML format and also you can choose different languages for the documents.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information LibraryAlso documents are categorized and you can choose your device according to different solutions.

 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information LibraryAfter choose the above options to filtering your results, you can find the related documents under the “Information Types / File Types / Languages” section.

There is no need to search Google to find HPE products and devices documents anymore.

 

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