Ever wondered what happens to provide solid, tested HP ProLiant server upgrades when one of our partners makes a change such as a new operating system version? The answer is the Service Pack for ProLiant Supplement. Get all the info below as HP releases our first SPP Supplement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3 as part of the overall SPP and HP SUM upgrade process.
SPP Supplement Definition:
An HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) Supplement is a bundle containing software and/or firmware components with HP SUM as the deployment tool. It may include support for a new operating system update or functionality that is not included in the SPP but works with the components in the SPP. The software and firmware included in the Supplement will provide support for functionality that is required outside a normal SPP release cycle. Supplements allow HP to deliver support when it is needed so customers do not have to wait on a full SPP’s availability.
Each SPP Supplement’s version number will match the version of its corresponding SPP. Supplement Release Notes will be available and will include information on the components in the bundle. If the Supplement’s contents include Linux components, the components will also be available on the Linux Software Delivery Repository (SDR). Once released, the functionality of the SPP Supplement content is included in the next available SPP.
These SPP Supplements can be downloaded from the SPP Information section on the SPP Download (http://www.hp.com/go/spp/download) or SPP Release Archive web pages. The Release Notes can be found on the SPP Information Library site, (http://www.hp.com/go/spp/documentation).
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Supplements for HP Service Pack for ProLiant:
The first SPP Supplement to be released is for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3. This SPP Supplement consists of the following versions, one for 32 bit and the other for 64 bit servers:
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (i686) Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant
Version: 2012.06.0 (B)
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (x86_64) Supplement for HP Service Pack for ProLiant
Version: 2012.06.0 (B)
The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 Supplement applies to SPP 2012.06.0 (B) which is latest released SPP. The contents of the Supplement will be included in the next SPP release, SPP 2012.08.0. HP SUM 5.2.0 is included with this Supplement.
The image below shows how SPP Supplements will be shown on the SPP Download web page.
Get all the information and documentation links here: http://www.hp.com/go/spp/download