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HPE Server Generations and the SPP / FWPP

As of July 2017, the Service Pack for ProLiant and Firmware Pack for ProLiant are compiled for specific generations of HPE Server hardware. To ensure you receive the best possible compatibility between firmware, drivers and agent software, please subscribe to the repository which matches your specific hardware generation.

Use "dmidecode" to detect your server generation:

# dmidecode | grep "Product Name:"
Product Name: ProLiant DL380p Gen8

Additionally, the appropriate repoisotory name may be programmatically generated with this extended syntax:

# echo "spp-`dmidecode | grep "Product Name:" | grep -ioE '[^ ]+$' | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' | head -1`"

In the above case, the SPP yum or zypper base url would be: