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Smart Update Manager

Smart Update Manager (SUM) is a technology included in many HPE systems software maintenance and management products for installing and updating firmware and system software components on HP ProLiants, HPE Integrity servers, enclosures, and options. It provides a GUI and a command-line scriptable interface for Deployment of firmware for single or one-to-many HPE servers and network-based targets such as iLO, OA, and VC Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules.


SUM is supported on RedHat and SLES at this time. Additional information may be found on the SUM product home page.

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Subscribe your system to the hpsum repository

Copy and paste the following section (substituting distribution, architecture and project version) into /etc/yum.repos.d/hpsum.repo on your system:


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

[hpsum]
name=HPE Smart Update Manager
baseurl=http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/repo/hpsum/rhel/dist_ver/arch/project_ver
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/GPG-KEY-hpsum


Where:

   dist_ver      6, 7 
   arch          i386, x86_64  
   project_ver   current 
        

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

[hpsum]
name=HPE Smart Update Manager
baseurl=http://downloads.linux.hpe.com/repo/hpsum/suse/dist_ver/arch/project_ver
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/GPG-KEY-hpsum


Where:

   dist_ver      11, 12
   arch          i386, x86_64  
   project_ver   current
        


Installing & using hpsum

List the packages in the repository

# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="hpsum" list available


Install hpsum

# yum install sum


Upgrade system with hpsum command line

Subscribe your system to the Firmware Pack for ProLiant then use hpsum to analyze and update your firmware accordingly.


# yum install $(smartupdate requires)
# smartupdate list
# smartupdate upgrade
        


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