HPE Synergy Software Releases - What's New?

HPE Synergy Composer (OneView) 6.60.01 / HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4

A new HPE Synergy Management combination is available. HPE Synergy Composer (HPE OneView) 6.60.01 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 offer no new enhancements, but supports enhancements released in HPE OneView 6.6.

HPE OneView 6.60.01 is an LTS Release

An HPE OneView long-term support (LTS) release extends support for select HPE hardware platforms. This LTS release may be patched to address security and other customer identified critical issues. A patch to an LTS release will not contain new features.

Long-term support is for the following end-of-life (EOL) hardware:

  • HPE Synergy Composer (1st gen)

  • HPE StoreVirtual Storage systems

  • Brocade Network Advisor (BNA)

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage system OS pre 3.2.2 GA

  • Arista switch integration

If you continue to use these EOL hardware platforms or devices, you must remain on the specified HPE OneView LTS release. Those platforms will remain supported until their associated software end-of-support-life (EOSL) date. An attempt to update from an LTS release to a newer release with end-of-life (EOL) hardware platforms or devices is blocked. If you want to update to a future release, then you must remove the EOL platforms.

The LTS support period is defined on HPE OneView Software Lifecycle page. The LTS support policy covers only the Composer appliance. HPE Synergy Service Pack (SSP) releases are supported for one year as defined in the HPE Synergy Software Support Policy .

New policy option for firmware management reduces firmware downgrade time

Users can now downgrade the firmware version without the Force option turned on. With this enhancement, HPE OneView re-installs firmware only for devices that have newer firmware versions than baseline. As a result, it significantly reduces the time it takes for the downgrade operation

VMware vSphere rolling cluster updates for non-VC Synergy interconnects

With this enhancement, HPE Synergy customers with a non-VC interconnect can now perform VMware vSphere rolling cluster updates on hypervisor cluster profiles. You can create hypervisor cluster profiles in those environments only by using an import option.

For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE OneView 6.60.01 Release Notes for HPE Synergy.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 improves upgrade experience by adding pre-upgrade health checks and enabling on-demand health check. For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 Release Notes.

HPE Synergy Service Pack (SSP) 2022.08.01 - August 2022

HPE Synergy Service Pack (SSP) 2022.08.01 introduces OS support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and 9.0. This SSP also removes support for the HPE Synergy 3530C 16G FC HBA from HPE Synergy Software Releases.

NOTE:

HPE Synergy Service Packs (SSPs) released after 2022.08.01 will not support HPE Synergy Gen9 servers.

HPE SSP 2022.08.01 contains the following known issues.

  • Incorrect port information for the drives listed under HPE iLO5 observed with HPE SY480 Gen10 Plus, HPE SY480 Gen10, and HPE SY660 Gen10 servers connected to the HPE Synergy D3940 12Gb SAS Drive Enclosure with an HPE Smart Array P416ie-m controller. For more information, see Customer Advisory a00125531

  • Emulex Fibre Channel lpfc Driver on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 fails to upgrade to version 12.8.258.24 on certain HPE Broadcom Fibre Channel Adapters. For more information, see Customer Advisory a00125539.

  • When attempting to install the HPE Intel iavf Drivers for Linux version 4.3.19 (or later) or the HPE Intel ice Drivers for Linux version 1.7.16 (or later), the driver does not install and displays a symbol dependency message. For more information, see Customer Advisory a00123479.

  • Customers running RHEL 9 will need to update in offline mode to ensure that the HDD firmware is updated.

For a specific list of firmware and software smart components included with this ISO, see the HPE Synergy Service Pack version SY-2022.08.01 contents list

HPE Synergy Composer2 (OneView) 7.1 / HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4

A new HPE Synergy Management combination is available. HPE Synergy Composer2 7.1 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 offers new enhancements, and provides fixes for HPE Synergy components.

HPE Synergy Composer2 (HPE OneView) 7.1 consists of the following enhancements:

Public API for the HPE Synergy server profile connection diagnostic utility

For more information, see HPE OneView API Reference Quick Links.

Interconnect host name configurations

This feature is for the HPE Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy and the HPE Virtual Connect SE 100Gb F32 Module for HPE Synergy interconnect modules and requires future versions of HPE Synergy Service Packs (SSPs).

No-delete option for the SAN Storage Configuration during server profile delete

You can choose to retain SAN storage configurations while deleting a server profile.

For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE OneView 7.1 Release Notes for HPE Synergy.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 improves upgrade experience by adding pre-upgrade health checks and enabling on-demand health check. For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE Synergy Image Streamer 6.4 Release Notes.