We were working on cleanup items post-deployment of their new Windows 7 desktop when Kraft & Kennedy was asked to put together a number of updates for deployment to the new desktop.One of the requests was to update drivers on the machines with new drivers from both Dell and Toshiba.With the HP Catalog, customers can manage HP server inventory and software updates with the same ease they use to manage operating system updates.Customers using SCCM will benefit from the integration of the HP server software catalog within the SCCM management structure.~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on VMFS-5 9.1T 7.6T 1.5T 83% /vmfs/volumes/ds0 vfat 249.7M 147.8M 102.0M 59% /vmfs/volumes/2e8e17e7-bac572db-1b37-fee052a17641 vfat 249.7M 147.8M 101.9M 59% /vmfs/volumes/3cb7c2ee-5f4b1198-e18b-5b2c486f9724 vfat 285.8M 208.2M 77.6M 73% /vmfs/volumes/4fc813f8-70eae62b-3849-ac162db23ab0 I pressed F10 during bootup to use HP Intelligent Provisioning.I got to the screen where I could select "upgrade firmware", once I pressed enter to "enter" that menu, the server was working and after some time that error appeared. You need to get to version 1.40 or better for firmware to work. Just download the HP SPP DVD and run your firmware updates from there.If you’ve ever worked with HP Pro Liant servers before, you’re probably familiar with the HP Service Pack for Pro Liant (HP SPP).As I’ve only worked with Dell servers before (it’s kind of fun that I’ve not come in contact with HP servers managed with Config Mgr up until now), I’m used to use the DRM (Dell Repository Manager).
I’ve yet to properly test a parameterized version of this, to allow the configuration to be specified outside of the batch file.Microsoft had done a review of the desktop and concluded some updated driver versions would help with performance.We already had a task sequence with the new version of drivers built-in using SCCM 2012 driver packages so I though this request shouldn’t not be a problem. First off, you’ll notice that there is no way to “deploy” a driver package in SCCM 2012 — red flag #1.Just a quick FYI that it looks like HP released their Server Updates Catalog for System Center Configuration Manager 2007.If you have any Pro Liants in your environment then this is probably one you’ll want to check out.