HPE Synergy Software Releases - What's New?

HPE Synergy Composer 5.6 / HPE Synergy Image Streamer 5.4

A new HPE Synergy Management combination is available. HPE Synergy Composer 5.6 and HPE Synergy Image Streamer 5.4 offers new enhancements, and provides fixes for HPE Synergy components.

HPE Synergy Composer 5.6 adds the following enhancements:

  • HPE OneView GUI enhancements

    • Retain column resizing in the HPE OneView GUI

  • Supportability

    • Support for multiple email addresses per remote support contact

  • Infrastructure Provisioning Management

    • HPE Synergy Victual Connect FC module change/edit default host name1

    • Detects high rate of the CPU Class of Service (CoS) queue drops and provides proactive alerts2

    • Detects failures due to link flapping and preventatively shuts down the offending ports to prevent traffic loss2

For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE OneView 5.6 Release Notes for HPE Synergy.

HPE Synergy Image Streamer 5.4 adds support for the HPE Synergy 4-port Frame Link Module in 2-port mode.

Additionally, new sample artifacts have been published for the following:

  • VMware ESXi 6.5

  • VMware ESXi 6.5 u1, u2, u3

  • VMware ESXi 6.7

  • VMware ESXi 6.7 u1, u2, u3

  • VMware ESXi 7.0

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.6, 7.7

  • SLES 12 SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4, SP5

  • SLES 15 SP1, SP2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

For a complete list of enhancements, see the HPE Synergy Image Streamer 5.4 Release Notes.

1Requires HPE Virtual Connect SE FC Module for Synergy version 5.30 or newer.

2Requires HPE Synergy Virtual Connect SE 40Gb F8 version 1.7.0 or HPE Virtual Connect SE 100Gb F32 version 2.2.0 or newer.

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.02.01 - February 2021

IMPORTANT:

An HPE Synergy Gen9 server running VMware ESXi 7.0 U1 with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.02.01 or newer does not support online firmware, software, or driver updates. If an online update is attempted in HPE OneView for this configuration, an error displays in the firmware update task.



Additionally, attempting to update the firmware directly, using SUM, will also display an error message: "Online update on a Gen9 server running ESXi 7.0 and it´s updates are not supported via Smart Update Manager".

For the latest list of HPE Gen9 servers that support VMware ESXi 7.0 and updates, see the HPE VMware Support and Certification webpage for HPE Servers.

When applying HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.02.01, a driver or enablement kit must be installed with host bus adapters (HBA's) and HPE iLO to be recognized by SUM. The enablement kit requires that the libHBAAPI package from the OS installation media is installed to the target environment. For more information, see the Known Limitations section in the Gen10 SPP 2020.09.0 Release Notes.

To successfully deploy nvme-connect rpm on target systems based on a Linux operating system, "nvme-cli" package has to be available on the target system. This package is available as part of the OS-distro.

When applying a firmware baseline to a server with Intel Optane Persistent Memory, the persistent memory firmware update is skipped, and no warning or error is displayed.  To update Intel Optane Persistent Memory firmware, you must perform a manual offline firmware update from the Service Pack.

NOTE:

Python 2.7 is a prerequisite for all Mellanox driver components (mlnx_ofa_kernel*).

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.01.02 - January 2021

HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.01.02 replaces HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.01.01.

IMPORTANT:

An HPE Synergy Gen9 server running VMware ESXi 7.0 U1 with HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.01.02 or newer does not support online firmware, software, or driver updates. If an online update is attempted in HPE OneView for this configuration, an error displays in the firmware update task.



Additionally, attempting to update the firmware directly, using SUM, will also display an error message: "Online update on a Gen9 server running ESXi 7.0 and it´s updates are not supported via Smart Update Manager".

For the latest list of HPE Gen9 servers that support VMware ESXi 7.0 and updates, see the HPE VMware Support and Certification webpage for HPE Servers.

When applying HPE Synergy Custom SPP 2021.01.02, a driver or enablement kit must be installed with host bus adapters (HBA's) and HPE iLO to be recognized by SUM. The enablement kit requires that the libHBAAPI package from the OS installation media is installed to the target environment. For more information, see the Known Limitations section in the Gen10 SPP 2020.09.0 Release Notes.

To successfully deploy nvme-connect rpm on target systems based on a Linux operating system, "nvme-cli" package has to be available on the target system. This package is available as part of the OS-distro.

When applying a firmware baseline to a server with Intel Optane Persistent Memory, the persistent memory firmware update is skipped, and no warning or error is displayed.  To update Intel Optane Persistent Memory firmware, you must perform a manual offline firmware update from the Service Pack.

NOTE:

Python 2.7 is a prerequisite for all Mellanox driver components (mlnx_ofa_kernel*)