Smart Update Manager (SUM)

Are you spending too much time and money on server updates?

Smart Update Manager (SUM) and the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) combine to create the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Smart Update Technology to solve the problem of time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone updates.

SUM is an innovative tool for keeping the firmware, drivers, and system software of HPE ProLiant, HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem and HPE Moonshot infrastructures and associated options up to date and secure.

SUM discovers the installed hardware and the current versions of firmware, drivers, and system software, provides an update recommendation, and
applies the updates in an efficient order to reduce impact on operations.

SUM provides a variety of interfaces for applying updates, so you can pick the interface that meets your needs. Update the servers while they are offline or online, locally or remotely via web browser, or interactively or automatically.

What’s new

  • Integrated with HPE iLO to provide secure updates via the management network.
  • Firmware, driver, and system software validated as a complete set (SPP) ensures updates are applied efficiently and correctly.
  • Built-in rollback to revert to last known good (bookmarked) update.
  • Tamper-proof updates – firmware updates accessible only through HPE iLO and digitally validated.
  • Convenient update process with minimal manual intervention via Smart Update integrations with HPE iLO Amplifier Pack and HPE OneView.


Increases Ease of Server Management

Smart Update Manager (SUM) allows the maintenance to come from the administrator at a console with a browser-based GUI, CLI, or interactive CLI versus having to physically touch each unit, thus reducing staff travel time.

In combination with the Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP), Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers a complete solution for keeping Hewlett Packard Enterprise systems up and running with the latest firmware and drivers.

SUM integrations with HPE OneView and HPE iLO Amplifier Pack allow firmware, driver, and system software updates from within HPE OneView and HPE iLO Amplifier pack.

Integrated information on dependencies, including those of the HPE Onboard Administrator and HPE Virtual Connect, based on extensive testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP).

Deployment features including live logs which provide detailed information of target update process.

Increased Performance, Flexibility, and Security

Smart Update Manager (SUM) operates without the need for agents or other permanently installed software on the target nodes.

Baseline functionality including validation, assigning baselines in guided update, dynamic filtering, filtering by server model and the ability to download baselines from http server.

Provides tamper-proof updates, since the firmware updates are only accessible through HPE iLO and are digitally validated.

Simplified Delivery of ProLiant System Software

Smart Update Manager (SUM) provides shorter qualification cycles for customers, due to extensive interdependency testing of each Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and pre-loading of interdependency results into SUM.

Extremely efficient architecture of the Smart Update technology leads to a powerful, yet lightweight application with excellent scalability both standalone as well as integrated with HPE OneView, HPE iLO Amplifier Pack, and Intelligent Provisioning.

Extensive support of online firmware and driver updates, requiring only a single reboot to activate which leads to reduced downtime.

Documentation is easy to understand and use, with consistent format and content.