Increases Ease of Server Management
Smart Update Manager (SUM) allows the maintenance to come from the administrator at a console with a browser-based GUI, CLI, or interactive CLI versus having to physically touch each unit, thus reducing staff travel time.
In combination with the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP), Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers a complete solution for keeping Hewlett Packard Enterprise systems up and running with the latest firmware and drivers.
SUM integrations with HPE OneView and HPE iLO Amplifier Pack allow firmware, driver, and system software updates from within HPE OneView and HPE iLO Amplifier pack.
Integrated information on dependencies, including those of the HPE Onboard Administrator and HPE Virtual Connect, based on extensive testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).
Deployment features including live logs which provide detailed information of target update process.
Increased Performance, Flexibility, and Security
Smart Update Manager (SUM) operates without the need for agents or other permanently installed software on the target nodes.
Baseline functionality including validation, assigning baselines in guided update, dynamic filtering, filtering by server model and the ability to download baselines from http server.
Provides tamper-proof updates, since the firmware updates are only accessible through HPE iLO and are digitally validated.
Simplified Delivery of ProLiant System Software
Smart Update Manager (SUM) provides shorter qualification cycles for customers, due to extensive interdependency testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and pre-loading of interdependency results into SUM.
Extremely efficient architecture of the Smart Update technology leads to a powerful, yet lightweight application with excellent scalability both standalone as well as integrated with HPE OneView, HPE iLO Amplifier Pack, and Intelligent Provisioning.
Extensive support of online firmware and driver updates, requiring only a single reboot to activate which leads to reduced downtime.
Documentation is easy to understand and use, with consistent format and content.