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Gen11 Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is a comprehensive systems software and firmware update solution, which is delivered as a single ISO image. This solution uses Smart Update Manager (SUM) as the deployment tool and is tested on all HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers as defined in the Service Pack for ProLiant Server Support Guide found at

Important Notes:

The 2023.04.00.00 Gen11 SPP Production release contains components supporting Gen11 based on 4th Generation AMD EPYC Processors and is the first release supporting the following Gen11 platforms based on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor. 

  • ML110 Gen11
  • DL560 Gen11 


For a complete list of components on the ISO, see the SPP Contents Report on the ISO or the SPP page (check documentation tab).


Release Summary:

Gen11 SPP 2023.04.00.00 includes support for the following OS Versions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7
  • VMWare ESXi 8.0 U1
  • ESXi 8.0 U2


By downloading these products, you agree to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement(s) listed below. Refer to the documentation regarding using the image once downloaded to your environment.

NOTICE: Login with your HPE Passport account to access the SPP via the HPE Support Center. An active warranty or HPE support agreement is no longer required to download the Gen10/Gen10 Plus SPP. Additionally, you must have an active warranty or support agreement linked to your HPE Passport account to access previous SPP releases. For more information, please view the SPP Warranty/Support Agreement Validation document.

SPP Custom Download

Create an SPP Custom Download
Filter the SPP to create a customized download. Add SPP Supplements or reduce the download size by selecting pre-defined filter sets or choosing individual filter options.

Date Patch Version Description Content List Documentation
09/12/2023 2023.04.00.05 Patch bundle is an update over an already released SPP (Service Pack for ProLiant) including software, drivers and firmware components. Patch bundle for Gen11 SPP 2023.04.00.00 Release Notes
09/07/2023 2023.04.00.04 Patch bundle is an update over an already released SPP (Service Pack for ProLiant) including software, drivers and firmware components. Patch bundle for Gen11 SPP 2023.04.00.00 Release Notes
Note : Gen11 SPP July Patch Bundle v2023.04.00.03 is being unpublished from web due to a CRITICAL issue where customers are seeing RSOD with combinations of ROM v1.32/v1.40 present in the bundle.
Please refer to the following CA for more details -

This tab includes only significant Customer Advisories (CAs) that are known to exist within or be corrected by this release.


Resolved CAs
Open CAs
Known Limitations

Open CAs

Date CA Number Description Fixed SPP Version
07/12/2023 a00133694 HPE Network Adapters - Incorrect Active Firmware Version Is Displayed When a Firmware Downgrade Is Performed On Certain HPE Broadcom-Based Network Adapters Future Release
4/17/2023 a00131532 (Revision) Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) - All of the SPP Supported Server Filters Are Not Listed Under the SUM Custom Baseline GUI When Creating A Custom SPP Future Release
12/19/2022 a00128972 HPE Integrated Lights-Out 6 (iLO 6) - HPE Gen11 Servers may Display an Event Log (IEL) after iLO 6 Reboot Indicating Self-Test Error Regardless of Self-Test Results "ALL OK" Future Release
12/19/2022 a00128971 HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 6) – On HPE Gen11 Systems Configured with Two AMD Processors, iLO 6 Logs Additional Integrated Management Log (IML) Events Related to Fans During Boot Future Release
10/03/2022 a00127357 HPE ProLiant DL20/ML30 Gen10 Plus or MicroServer Gen10 Plus V2 Servers - Devices May Not be Discovered as MCTP over PCIeVDM Endpoints After Updating The Intel Server Platform Services (SPS) Firmware Future Release
04/03/2023 a00131233 HPE Network Adapters - VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3 Mellanox Driver Component v4.22.73.1004 Will Always Get Selected For Installation When Using Gen11 SPP v2023.04.00.00 Or Gen10 SPP v2023.03.00.00 Future Release
04/05/2023 a00131310 HPE Integrated Lights-Out 6 (iLO 6) - "System Halted Due to Security Protocol Data Model (SPDM) Component Authentication Failure" Message May Occur when Performing Frequent Server Reboots Future Release

Expand below for information regarding SPP Documentation, SPP Update Compatibility, and Associated Web Pages and Documents.

SPP Documentation
SPP Update Compatibility
Associated Web Pages and Documents

Post-Production SPP

What is a Post-Production SPP and why is HPE separating the SPP into a production and generation specific Post-Production SPPs?

See Reducing Server Updates.

Which SPP should I use?
Server Generation Classification SPP to Use
Gen10 and Gen9 Production Latest Version
Gen8 Post-Production Gen8 Post-Production
G7 Post-Production G7 Post-Production
G6 and Older Post-Production Use the last SPP that contained the drivers and firmware for your server model(s).
What is the support life for the Gen8 and G7 Post-Production SPP?
Post-Production SPP Support Life
Gen8 Ends when HPE no longer supports the Gen8 server models
G7 End when HPE no longer supports the G7 server models
Will HPE release any future component updates for the Gen8 and G7 servers?

Yes, Gen8 and G7 component updates will be released as “Hot Fixes” (against the Gen8 and G7 Post-Production SPPs) to address security vulnerabilities and fix issues (on an as needed basis).

How will I know if a “Hot Fix” has been released against the Gen8 or G7 Post-Production SPP?
Post-Production SPP Where will future Hot Fixes be listed?
Gen8 Gen8 page - "Hot Fixes & Advisories" tab
G7 G7 page - "Hot Fixes & Advisories" tab
Can I download the Gen8 or G7 Post-Production SPPs with all of the “Hot Fixes” already included?

Yes, by downloading the “Full SPP” from the SPP Custom Download.

How do I download the Gen8 and G7 Post-Production SPPs?

The preferred mechanism for downloading production and Post-Production SPPs is the SPP Custom Download. The Post-Production SPPs are also available for download from the SPP Download Page and HPE Support Center.

SPP Custom Download

What do I need to know about creating a bootable ISO for offline use?

When booting the SPP for offline installs, only Linux firmware will be installed. The recommended filter settings for creating a bootable ISO for offline use are

  • Component Types - Firmware
  • Operating Systems - All versions of RHEL and SLES
All other filter settings may be used to include additional components to the iso for later use in online mode.

Does the Custom Download check for component installation dependencies?

No. Prior to using SPP Custom Download, please check component information to ensure dependencies are met BEFORE customizing the download. Please note, SUM does dependency checking during the installation phase. If dependencies are not met, SUM will notify that there are missing dependencies at installation time.

How do I download from the SPP Custom Download page?
  • Click on SPP Custom Download link
  • Select the appropriate SPP
  • Hover over the pre-built or Base SPP tile
  • Click on the Download icon at the bottom right to start download
  • If the browsers offers to save or open, select save
How do I create my own download?
  • Click on SPP Custom Download link
  • Select the appropriate SPP
  • Click on the "Create a new bundle" tile (plus sign tile)
  • Complete the "Configure Your Bundle" step with the applicable information of your choice and press "Next: Select Filters" button
  • Select filters as needed (no selection in any given category means everything in that category will be included)
  • Click the "Build" button
  • Preview selected components and click "Submit Build" button
  • Upon submission the build request is queued and will be processed as soon as possible
  • Build completion is indicated on the new tile or through email notification, if selected
How does a filter work?

SPP Custom Download presents a list of the most common keywords listed by the components in the system.

  • Choosing not to filter the results based on a category means that no restrictions are made for that category (e.g. no choices in the “Operating Systems” category means that all OSes will be included
  • In some cases, components fail to specify keywords in a section and then only match if the section is unfiltered.
  • In a section “no selection” MEANS “no filter”

Can I do offline installs with my customized download?

Yes. For best offline results, select all Linux operating systems.

My offline install shows no applicable components. What happened?

Linux was not included in the created download. The offline environment is Linux based and therefore requires Linux components.

How do I get SPP Custom Download?

There is nothing to download. SPP Custom Download is an online service for filtering and downloading the SPP.

What output formats are available?

SPP Custom Download can produce .zip and .iso formatted files.

Are the .iso files bootable?

SPP Custom Download offers the option to include a boot environment or to make a smaller package by excluding the boot environment.

Are SPP Custom Download generated payloads compatible with SUM?

Yes. SPP Custom Download generated deliverables are generated with the SUM custom baseline engine.

Does SPP Custom Download replace SUM Custom Baseline?

No. SPP Custom Download offers a way for the user to filter the SPP before downloading. SPP Custom Download also is restricted to only offer combinations based on a single SPP and its supplements in order to retain the "tested together" results.

Why are filter choices available that don't belong to the SPP that I selected?

Filter options shows the combination of filters appropriate for the set of SPPs currently carried on the SPP Custom Download service. Doing this allows a customer to create a set of filters that they can save and later re-use on several different SPP versions.


How do I find the latest SPP for an old OS/hypervisor version (e.g. Windows 2008) whose components are no longer on the SPP?

Use the new SPP OS Guide

What is the difference between SPP Online and SPP Offline Mode?
  • Online mode - Runs on a Windows® or Linux hosted operating system
  • Offline mode - Server boots to the SPP ISO (Bootable ISO only)
    Offline Automatic mode - Firmware components update without interaction
    Offline Interactive mode - Onscreen instructions guide the user to update firmware components
How does SPP relate to Smart Update?

Smart Update,, is the umbrella technology that encompasses several products, including both SUM and the SPP. The Smart Update website serves as a “one-stop shop” portal for SUM and the SPP, as well as other products.

What is the difference between SPP and SUM?

The SPP is a delivery mechanism for the firmware and software components for ProLiant servers, options, and the HPE BladeSystem infrastructure, including enclosure components. SUM is the deployment tool used to plan, schedule, and deploy the components delivered with the SPP.

What determines when an SPP is released?

SPP releases are driven by major ProLiant server releases, which occur several times a year. Although driven by the server releases, an SPP may not be released with every ProLiant server release. An SPP may also be released outside of a server release, so exceptions occur to the SPP’s delivery cycle alignment with major ProLiant server releases.

Last revised: Thursday, April 6, 2023