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HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)

HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)

HPE has release “HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)” for production servers and it’s available to download. 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 Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hpe.com/servers/spp/documentation.

HPE Service Pack For ProLiant (HPE SPP)

HPE Service Pack For ProLiant (HPE SPP)

Important Notes Of HPE Service Pack For ProLiant 2018.09.0 (HPE SPP)

HPE Synergy Customers – Before installing this SPP on Synergy, please review the information at www.hpe.com/downloads/synergy.

HPE StoreOnce Customers – Installation of the SPP can cause problems on StoreOnce systems.  Please go to the HPE Support Center at https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/result?qt=storeonce to find the appropriate StoreOnce update.

Components for the G7 and Gen8 server platforms are available in the Post-Production SPPs and can be downloaded from www.hpe.com/servers/SPP/download. For additional information, please refer to Reducing Server Updates.

Note: Products sold prior to the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. on November 1, 2015 may have a product name and model number that differ from current models.

Release Summary

This SPP Production release contains components supporting the ProLiant, Synergy and Apollo Gen9 and Gen10 server platforms and options.  SPP Release Notes, Server Support Guide, OS Support Guide, as well as other release documentation can be found here.

The 2018.09.0 SPP Production release provides support for:

  • Online updates for Gen10 servers running VMware ESXi 6.5 and VMware ESXi 6.0
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10
  • Smart Update Manager v8.3.5

Note:  VMware ESXi 6.7 online updates are not yet supported on Gen 9 and Gen 10 servers due to an issue with the VMware Common Information Model (CIM) interface on VMware ESXi 6.7. Advisory: VMware – Service Pack for ProLiant Version 2018.06.0 Does Not Support Online Updates On Any HPE ProLiant/Synergy Servers Running VMware ESXi 6.7 provides additional information.

Open Customer Advisories

DateCA NumberDescriptionFixed SPP Version
9/14/2018a00056172HPE ProLiant Gen10 Servers – Video Loss or Black Screen May Occur2018.09.0
9/10/2018a00051852HPE Hard Disk Drives – FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED For Certain HPE 7.2K (10TB/8TB) SAS and SATA Hard Disk Drives to Avoid Data Integrity Risk2018.09.0
8/29/2018a00053954HPE Solid State Drives and M.2 Drives – FIRMWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED – Potential False Failure Within the NAND on Certain SATA Solid State Drives or M.2 Drives2018.09.0
7/24/2018a00052165HPE Gen10 Smart Array Controllers – In Rare Instances, Controllers May Stop Responding and Display a Lockup Message During POST When Running Smart Array Firmware Prior to Version 1.602018.09.0

Known Limitations

DateCA NumberDescription
9/18/2018a00036618(Revision) Linux – Both the Mellanox OFED or Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE driver and the Broadcom / QLogic RoCE Ethernet Drivers Will Not Load on an HPE ProLiant System
11/6/2017a00030192HPE Network Adapters – Mellanox Ethernet + RoCE And OFED Driver Installation Conflicts With Broadcom NetXtreme-E Driver On HPE ProLiant Servers Running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (Or Later) And Configured With Certain Network Adapters
7/29/2017a00020829HPE OneView – OneView Reports “The Firmware Bundle Information Is Unavailable” When Uploading the Service Pack for ProLiant 2017.07.1 (or Later)

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  1. Seems in this Version “Strg+Alt+d+b+x” to start CLI isn’t working.
    Do anyone know in which version this shortcut works?

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