HPE Synergy Firmware Feature Comparison Table

For HPE Synergy Management Combination 6.60.01 with Image Streamer 6.4

The following table provides new supported features for the selected HPE Synergy Management Combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPPs or HPE Synergy Service Packs (SSPs).

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HPE Synergy Service Pack (SSP)

2022.08

2022.02

2021.11

2021.05

2021.02

New HPE Synergy Hardware     
HPE VC SE 100Gb F32 Module for HPE Synergy (FW version) 2.4.0.10012.3.0.10012.3.0.10012.2.1.10022.2.0.1003
HPE Synergy 50Gb Interconnect Link Module (25/50Gb Satellite module) SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
HPE Synergy 6820C 25/50Gb Converged Network Adapter SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy Composer2 Management Appliance SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy 4-port Frame Link Module SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy Gen10 Plus Compute ModuleSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported (2021.05.03 and later)Not supported
Existing HPE Synergy hardware     
HPE VC SE 40Gb F8 Module for HPE Synergy (FW version) 1.9.0.10011.8.0.10011.8.0.10011.7.1.10011.7.0.1002
HPE VC SE 32Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
HPE VC SE 16Gb FC Module for HPE Synergy SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy Composer (1st gen) Management Appliance SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy 2-port Frame Link Module SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy Gen10 Compute Module SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
HPE Synergy Gen9 Compute ModuleSupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
HPE Synergy Composer2 features      
Gen10 Architecture     
UEFI and iLO 5 SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
8-core processor with 64Gb memory SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
User interface responsiveness enhancements SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Performance improvements for operations at scale SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
      
iLO Remote Access     
iLO access for remote datacenter management SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Remote power controls, remote console, and re-imaging using iLO Virtual Media SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
      
Security     
Secure boot to validate Composer2 firmware to the iLO "Silicon Root of Trust" SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Composer2 iLO access uses CNSA security mode (secure by default) SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
      
HPE Composer (1st gen) and HPE Composer2 features      
Virtual Connect Fabric and Networking     
Advanced L2 features for 100Gb HPE Synergy VC Interconnect Module SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
HPE Synergy IPv6 support with device assignment/address pools SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Large network set support SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Arista ToR support SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
'Update from Group' progress indicator enhancements for Logical Interconnects (LI) SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
Storage     
Brocade REST API (FOS) for BNA replacement SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
Supportability and Remote Support     
Firmware update task cancellation capability SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
'Global secondary contact' added in HPE OneView Remote Support SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Support Dump previews SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
Security     
Data-at-rest encryption in HPE Synergy Composer SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
Template and Profile Enhancements     
Cluster profile 'rolling cluster update' for VMware vSAN SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Consistency Reporting for FW & BIOS (Server Profile to Server Hardware SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
      
Firmware updates     
Firmware Compliance Dashboard for Gen10-based servers SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Server firmware 'retries during failure' enhancements SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Fine-grained progress indicators during firmware update process SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
      
Additional enhancements     
iLO Configuration for Hostname & Key manager setup SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
'Noisy alert' suppression enhancements SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
Display-of-progress reporting enhancements for long-running tasks SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
WCAG 2.0 Accessibility standards for Keyboard Operations SupportedSupportedSupportedSupported Supported
      
HPE Synergy Image Streamer features      
Pre-upgrade health checks of HPE Synergy Image Streamer management and storage clusters SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported
Interconnect SFP+ ports (X1 & X2) support on 'VC SE 100Gb F32 Module for HPE Synergy' for Image Streamer use SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported
HPE Synergy Composer2 operations support by Image Streamer SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported
Support tools bundles into Image Streamer (for health check use by HPE Support) SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

OS deployment artifacts for Image Streamer operation with:

SupportedSupported   

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 and SP4 versions

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS with BTRFS filesystem using artifacts with FAT32 content

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 version

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 version

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 version (No Marvell support)

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 version

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 version

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS with XFS filesystem using artifacts with FAT32 content

SupportedSupportedSupported Supported Supported

VMware ESXi 6.5 (6.5, 6.5 U1, 6.5 U2)

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

VMware ESXi 6.7 (6.7, 6.7 U1, 6.7 U2, 6.7 U3)

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported

VMware ESXi 7.0 (7.0, 7.0 U1, 7.0 U2, 7.0 U3)

SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
Support tools bundled into Image Streamer (for health check use by HPE Support)SupportedSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported