Blog courtesy of Bryan Gartner and Jeff Nordin, ProLiant Engineering
It may not seem like a big thing, but the HP ProLiant Linux Engineering and Marketing teams are excited share two recent developments we hope is good news for our ProLiant Linux customers.
HP SUM is now available in naitive RPM package format!
HP Smart Update Manager (HP SUM), a technology included in many HP systems software maintenance and management products for installing and updating firmware and system software components on HP ProLiant, is now packaged and more easily deployable on Linux outside of the typical SPP bundles. You will find this under "Extras" from the Software Delivery Repository main page along with other tools.
HP Scripting Toolkit (STK) utilities for Linux are now available in native package formats!
HP is now offering the STK utilities in standalone RPM and DEB packages.
The hp-scripting-tools RPM and DEB packages provide STK utilities which can be invoked in a flexible way from customer-created server configuration scripts to automate many of the manual steps in the server configuration process. These ready to use packages are supported on production Linux servers and make it easy for folks who roll their own deployment process or who might want to script post deployment configuration.
The hp-scripting-tools RPM and DEB packages come with only the STK utilities as well as newly created man pages for usage help. These packages do not include a Linux distro or sample scripts which are included in the full STK.
The conrep utility is the most famous of the STK tools - it can be used to save and set HP ProLiant BIOS settings.
For instance, I want to change my asset tag on 1000 servers… write a script like so:
yum install hp-scripting-tools
... conrep asset tag config goes here ...
hp-conrep -f conrep.conf