What is Service Pack for ProLiant?

If you have HP servers and you don’t know about Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP), you need to take a few and read this.  I’m not sugar coating anything, this post is mostly because I always forget the name of this dang utility and is nothing special.  So here’s the official description of what SPP does (source):

The Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen9 and Gen10 servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at www.hpe.com/servers/spp/documentation.

All in all, this little utility will update all your drivers and firmware for you.  Even better, it’s just an ISO that you create a bootable USB out of.  One thing to note is that you do need an active support agreement with HP Enterprise to obtain the software through official means.  Assuming you have that, check the documentation to make sure your model is supported and you’re off to the races!