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Unsure of relationship between license key, SPP, and iLO

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ullbeking

Hello all,

 

I have a couple of HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 machines, which I am now setting up for personal use.  I'm trying to upgrade the firmware to the latest version and unlock the iLO Advanced features.

 

I have a copy of SPP 2018.06.0, which I understand is not the latest.  I don't know what the latest SPP that is compatible is.

 

This is my first time with HPE hardware and it's been frustrating so far.  I have difficulty understanding their online documentation and I think it is confusing.  I haven't installed any OS yet.  I want to get my firmware and out-of-band management sorted out first.

 

Could somebody please tell me:

  • What is the latest SPP that is compatible with this machine?
  • Where can I get this SPP from?
  • Would I use the license keys discussed in the other thread on this forum to activate iLO Advanced from the latest SPP?

 

Thank you for your patience and help!

 

Kind regards,

 

ubk

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canuckcam

The latest Post-Production SPP is 8.1 here:

http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx?version=Gen8.1

 

But I've never been able to get it to run via DVD or bootable USB - it froze during the "analyzing system" part for automatic and interactive (manual) updates on both the Microserver Gen8 and a DL360 Gen8 but you may have better luck. Ended up just installing WIndows and manually downloading the firmware for each component here: https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/driverHome?pmasr=0&sp4ts.oid=5390291

 

 

Latest iLo firmware is 2.61b. And yes, the license keys persist with firmware upgrades.

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ullbeking
15 minutes ago, canuckcam said:

 

Thank you for the direct link.  I personally find the HPE pages unusable.  To download the ISO, I am asked me to log in, to authenticate myself as a validated, supported user.

 

I looked briefly at how I can achieve this supported status, but I can't tell whether all I need is to register an account and submit some serial numbers of my MicroServer Gen8's, or if I actually need to purchase a support contract.  What is your interpretation?

 

15 minutes ago, canuckcam said:

But I've never been able to get it to run via DVD or bootable USB - it froze during the "analyzing system" part for automatic and interactive (manual) updates on both the Microserver Gen8 and a DL360 Gen8 but you may have better luck. Ended up just installing WIndows and manually downloading the firmware for each component here: https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home/driverHome?pmasr=0&sp4ts.oid=5390291

 

OK, this is actually seriously useful information to know.  The guy who I bought the Gen8 from said something very similar, but not as clearly as you just did.  It's times like this it's useful to have a working Windows installation to get unblocked.

 

15 minutes ago, canuckcam said:

Latest iLo firmware is 2.61b. And yes, the license keys persist with firmware upgrades.

 

OK!  Thank you!!!

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