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ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Version 7.91 Announcement

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c01236897

Version: 1

ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack Version 7.91 Announcement

Release Date: 2007-10-29

Last Updated: 2007-11-07


DETAILS OF CHANGE

The communication outlines the upcoming support for the ProLiant Essentials Foundation Pack and highlights What’s New for SmartStart Version 7.91.

New SmartStart Features

  • Support for newly released HP ProLiant ML/DL 300 and 500 series servers and HP ProLiant BL server blades

  • Support for newly released server options

ProLiant Support Pack

  • Microsoft® Windows®

    • SmartStart Version 7.91 is the last release that contains the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 ProLiant Support Pack (PSP). Windows 2000 PSP has not been updated since Version 7.60, but will continue to be available on hp.com for download.

    • SmartStart and Microsoft® Windows®2003 PSP Version 7.91 provide the baseline support for the following drivers and utilities. Therefore, these drivers and utilities will not be included in the next release of Windows 2003 PSP or SmartStart assisted install:

      • HP ProLiant CSB-6 ATA-100 IDE RAID Driver for Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003 (lsicsb6.sys) - CP006269

      • HP ProLiant CSB-6 ATA-100 IDE RAID Management Utility for Windows 2000/Server 2003 (SPY Utility) - CP005789

      • HP ProLiant Integrated Ultra ATA-100 Dual Channel Driver for Windows 2000/Server 2003 (megaide.sys) – CP005783

      • HP ProLiant Integrated ATA RAID Management Utility for Windows (SPY Utility) - CP005788

    • Because the drivers and utilities listed above will not be updated in the next release of the Windows 2003 PSP or in SmartStart Versions beyond Version 7.91, SmartStart Version 7.91 and Windows 2003 PSP Version 7.91 provide baseline support for the following servers:
      • HP ProLiant ML310

      • HP ProLiant DL320 G2

      • HP ProLiant ML330 G2

      • HP ProLiant ML330 G3

  • Netware ProLiant Support Pack (PSP)
    • SmartStart Version 7.91 will be the last release that contains NetWare PSP. NetWare PSP will continue to be available on hp.com for download.

    Hardware and Software Support

  • For a complete list of hardware and software support, visit the product support matrices available from www.hp.com/servers/smartstart

What's New For Management CD Version 7.91

HP Systems Insight Manager and ProLiant Essentials Value Packs

Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack

Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack (VPM) is no longer available on the HP Management CD. However, it is available at http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/valuepack/vpmp/downloads.html and requires HP Systems Insight Manager 5.1 or later.

Performance Management Pack

Performance Management Pack (PMP) is no longer available on the HP Management CD. The latest version can be downloaded from http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/valuepack/pmp/downloads.html and requires HP Systems Insight Manager 5.1 or later.

HP ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Management Software 2.2

Looking to deploy virtualization technology? Get the most out of server virtualization by unifying the management and migration of physical and virtual server resources from HP Insight Systems Manager. The Virtual Machine Management Pack (VMM) provides central management and control of VMware and Microsoft virtual machines. The Server Migration Pack (SMP) automates the manual processes required for migrating servers between physical or virtual platform (P2V, V2P, and V2V).
  • HP ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Management Software 2.2 addressed an issue that now enables VMM to leverage changed service credentials. when a user changes the MS Windows service credentials for HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) during an HP SIM 5.1 upgrade scenario,

Five 60-day VMM licenses are available with five free SMP licenses

Open Service Event Manager (OSEM) 1.4.3
  • New HP ProLiant support with IM Agents v7.8 including the following servers:
    • HP ProLiant DL365

    • HP ProLiant DL35 G2

    • HP ProLiant DL585 G2

    • HP ProLiant BL465c (including new Service Media Library support)

    • HP ProLiant BL685c (including new Service Media Library support)

  • New UPS Management controller which, if the option is installed, provides support for the following UPS products:
    • R1500 G2, R1500xr, R3000, R3000xr, R5500xr; R12000xr, T1000xr, T1500xr, T2200xr

  • Support for the Unltrium 448c Tape Blade Server
  • Nearline Tape Libraries support including:
    • Virtual Tape Libraries (VLS 6000 series, VLS 300, VLS 1000i)

    • ESL-e and EML series severity filtering

  • Brocade Blade Fibre Channel switch support

  • Updated or New Storage Server support including:
    • HP ProLiant ML310 G4 Storage Server

    • HP ProLiant DL320s Storage Server

    • HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Storage Server

    • HP StorageWorks AiO1200 StorageSystem

  • IBM Blade servers support

Management and Other CDs Now Freely Downloadable

The following CDs are now available for download free of charge following a simple registration from http://h18004.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/subscription/PSM_subscription.html : SmartStart CD, Management CD, and Firmware Maintenance CD.

The ProLiant Software Maintenance Pack ISO only image subscription will be discontinued. Transition details and options for customers who ordered this subscription are available at http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart .

SUPPORT URL

New hardware product support is available on the Product Support and OS Support matrices located on the SmartStart web page.

http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart

REASON FOR CHANGE

Foundation Pack Version 7.91 adds support for newly released HP ProLiant ML/DL 300 and 500 series servers and HP ProLiant BL server blades.

IMPACT OF CHANGE

Adds support and functionality for newly released servers, as well as updates the Foundation Pack.

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective Date: 2007-11-12

Hardware Platforms Affected: HP ProLiant BL45p G2 Server series, HP ProLiant BL45p Server series, HP ProLiant BL465c Server Blade, HP ProLiant BL685c Server Blade, HP ProLiant DL320 Server, HP ProLiant DL365 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server, HP ProLiant DL380 Server, HP ProLiant DL385 G2 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G3 Server, HP ProLiant DL580 G4 Server, HP ProLiant DL585 Server, HP ProLiant ML310 Server, HP ProLiant ML330 G2 Server, HP ProLiant ML330 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML570 G3 Server, HP ProLiant ML570 G4 Server
Components Affected: Not Applicable
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