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ICSP - Is it possible to filtering server-hardware by MAC addressOpen in a New Window

Hello, I am working on certifiying ICSP for our build process and wanted to know is it possible to get a blade in ICSP based off of a MAC address? We will have a portal that sends our build server a MAC address and will need to convert the MAC address into the correct blade as we will send it additional information like OS, configuraiton, etc.

Thank you.


HP SUM Error - Unable to login or identify node as a supported deviceOpen in a New Window

I am running HP SUM 7.5.1 on CentoOS 7.

I can add Nodes for iLO and VMware and update firmware with no issues.

When I add a Windows Node I get an error on the initial inventory -

Unable to login or identify node as a supported device.

Unable to identify node as a supported node type. Please ensure that node is supported, reachable on the network and credentials are correct.

Credentials are correct and Windows Security log confirms that the authentication was successful.

Any ideas?  I have scoured google and tried countless variations of the configuartion.

Thanks in advance.


Scripting Toolkit (stk) 10.40 ends with errorOpen in a New Window

I am looking for support for the HPE Scripting Toolkit 10.40. I am booting a BL460c Gen8 server and can pxe boot the kernel and the built-in does execute.  However, it ends however with the messages:

*****include file not found*****
bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1) inappropriate ioctl for device

bash: no job control in this shell

  I am trying to use nfs to mount the scripts folder.  Once the stops, the folder is not mounted but I can mount it manually from the command line.  I suspect I may have some options set incorrectly in the pxelinux.cfg but I have ran out of ideas and am fairly new to Linux.  Any direction would be most appreciated.




HPSUM CLI Error cannot parse the option when run from UNC network share pathOpen in a New Window

Hi Folks,

I want to add a HPSUM CLI script to run update after OS deployed. I call HPSUM.bat from UNC path but it show error about "cannot parse the option".  

\\hpsumserver\c$\Repository\hpsum /use_latest /allow_non_bundle_components /allow_update_to_bundle /use_location "\\hpsumserver\c$\Repository"
Error: cannot parse the option: /use_latest.
Use 'hpsum /help' for more details on command syntax.

Thanks in Advance,



OS Build Plan - ESXi 6.0 fails with "User-supplied %post script failed . (Error code 256)Open in a New Window

I am facing an error deploying an esxi6 hp custom image (builds 3073146,3380124) using the builtin os deployment plan. The error message is "User-supplied %post script failed. (Error code 256)"

Everything looks good until the point where the post section of the kickstart file is processed. I completely removed the post section from the kickstart file and still get the same error. So i logged in via the console and noticed that another post section is created by the deployment process. Interestingly the generated commands dont´t generate an error.

Does anybody else experience the same behaviour?





SUM 7.4.0 - HP Insight Management Agents for Windows Server x64 Editions (cp026785) SNMP ErrorOpen in a New Window


Our company is running Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard EN-US on a HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server. When using HP Smart Update Manager (SUM) 7.4.0 to install the latest drivers and software, I've the following error for "HP Insight Management Agents for Windows Server x64 Editions (cp026785)": Failed dependency SNMP service (cf screenshots in attachment). Therefore, I can't deploy this update. As a result, there's no data in HP System Management.

Note that I did the exact same updates with HP SUM 7.4.0 on another Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard EN-US running on a HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server and it worked, the cp026785 package was successfully installed.

Can someone help me to solve this issue? I can't figure out what's the root cause. The error message is too simple. What SNMP service is invloved? I tried to start the SNMP Trap service in Windows (services.msc) but it didn't solve anyhting.

Thanks for your help.


Smart update Manager - Run as Windows ServiceOpen in a New Window

Is it possible to run the HP Smart Update Manager as a Windows Service so that its always running and maintains it's state i.e. device invetoried etc. 


HPSUM as a windows serviceOpen in a New Window

Is it possible to run HPSUM 7.3 as a windows service on a single server i.e. so we could have it always running and connect to it remotely to inventory other servers et


socket error 10013 when starting hpsum on 2008r2Open in a New Window



I try to run the latest HPSUM version SPP2015060. I downloaded the iso file and extracted it's contents to an folder on the server. When running the launch_hpsum.bat i receive the following error message:


Error: Cannot launch hpsum_service_x64.exe locally. Reason: General failure. (SocketError 10013 : Er is geprobeerd toegang te verkrijgen tot een socket op een volgens de toegangsmachtigingen niet toegestane manier.


The last message is un dutch but translates to something like: An attempt was made to access a socket with a properly access permissions unauthorized way

I disabled the trendmicro antivirus, firewall etc. but this message keeps me from running the support pack.


Also tryed to run with elevated rights but still the same message ....


OS is Windows 2008r2

Server is : proliant ML110 G7

4Gb ram and plenty of free disk space


When trying to run hpsum 7.30 i have the same result, PSP 9.10 crashes the complete server during inventory of CP010988.


Does anyone know how i can get the server updated using any of these methods ?



Smart Update Manager 7.2.0 hung in ScoutingOpen in a New Window

After discovering all nodes in four ranges (four subnets, so each is x.x.x.1 to y.y.y.255), 100 nodes are found, many OA and iLO are identified and in "Ready to start inventory", but some nodes are UNKNOWN and in "Scouting" overnight (over 17 hours).


With nodes in Scouting, SUM refuses to shutdown. Since it seems unlikely these wil ever complete, should I fource the SUM engine to exit?


I'm running SUM from Service Pack for Prolaint 2015.04 under Windows 7 in a VM.


HP SUM run as a service or HP SIM?Open in a New Window



I use HP SUM that comes in the HP SPP to push drives and firmware to new servers.  Having many HP servers deployed (mix of DL and BL server), I would like to find a way to centrally manage, inventory, and deploy drivers and firmware to servers to have a consistent baseline across all hardware.  Right now it's adhoc deploy latest SPP to new servers and when the next server get's built and another SPP gets released, multiple versions exist in our environment.


HP SUM in the SPP works very well and I was wondering if there was a way to install or deploy HP SUM as a service where anyone who deploys a new server can log into the web interface from their own system without having to go to the server where HP SPP exists?  In a perfect world, I would like HP SUM to act like HP SIM where anyone with access can log into an interface and manage software similar to HP SUM but without having to launch the batch file to fire up the HP SUM instance.  I would almost like HP SUM to install as a service on a server so it is always online and serving up the management web page.


I have also played with HP SIM which provides the central management aspect but it seems older and hader to use when all I want to do is centrally manage and view software baselines accross hardware.  Is this the better way to go?


Also, what product is newer or better to use, HP SUM or HP SIM?  I can't tell if HP SIM is being phased out since the interface hasn't changed at all compared to HP SUM.


Sorry if the questions seem dumb.  I'm trying to get a handle on the best process for updating servers and keeping them updated.  


Thanks in advance!!


Scripting Toolkit 10.20 over PXE/NFSOpen in a New Window


Anyone knows when the next version gets released? Current version 10.20 seems to be a bit broken, at least its Linux branch is as I'm unable to boot it up properly over the network:

- init script tries to call and wrong path (bin vs sbin)
- it seems kernel lacks NFS support or it's broken

Previous version seems to be fine.

(It seems something bad happen during release as HPSUM 7.3.0 seems to have its own flaws unlike its previous version as well as SPP 2015.06.0, but that's a different story; all released about the same time)

Best regards




HP SUM v7.2.0Open in a New Window



I'm trying to download the latest version of HP SUM (7.2.0) to run on my Windows 8 workstation.


The download page only shows 7.1.0 available as a ZIP for download. 


I downloaded the ISO to use on each server in Offline mode from a USB key, and I can see that it is 7.2.0.  --  but how do I get the 7.2.0 ZIP for my workstation?





ESXi 5.5U2 installation repeatsOpen in a New Window

Hello folks,


I am installing ESXi 5.5 U2 OS Build plan on my BL460c Gen9 blade server and the installation gets to step 19 of 20 and the ESXi installation repeats.


I read in the troubleshooting section that this could be because of multiple local disks available.

However, I have already set my server profile local storage to RAID 1, bootable, and updated that.


Any suggestions for how to correct?




ICSP and deploying server on differnet subnetsOpen in a New Window


I'm installing ICSP 7.4  and it works with G6,G7,Gen8, Gen9 if ICSP server is on the same subnet as the deployings servers.

If I set the deploying server on another subnet differnet from the ICSP , it only works with G6,G7,Gen8, NOT GEN9.

I use "iphelper" to point to the ICSP-server.

What have i missed?


HP Server Provisioning 7.4 - Install Windows 2008 R2 onto BL460C G9Open in a New Window



I'm trying to perform a scripted install of Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise onto a BL460C G9 using HP Server Provisioning Appliance v7.4.  Since the G9 is now using UEFI boot instead of legacy BIOS, the provided scripts from HP don't seem to allow installation of Windows 2008 R2 onto a G9 - even if I change the boot mode to LEGACY. 


Problem appears to be b/c Windows 2008 R2 can only be installed to an MBR partition, but the build script detects UEFI and wants to create a EFI system partition and a windows partition that uses GPT partition table instead of MBR.  Windows installation fails b/c 2008 can only be installed to MBR disk.


I am able to capture a Windows 2008 R2 image from a BL460C G8 (single partition, no ESP partition), but when trying to deploy the image (single WIM file) to a G9 in LEGACY BIOS mode, the HP scripts still detects UEFI and searches for a WIM_ESP file that contains the EFI system partition.


BTW, Windows 2012 R2 works fine.




HP SUM Loading screen going round??Open in a New Window

I cannot seem to run HP SUM (09.2014 version) on most of my servers - when it runs Inernet Explorer 10 it just states loading and the arrow thing goes round and round but does not proceed.


I decided to try Firefox on one of my test servers (which also had the issue above) and that works fine..


Do you know what settings on IE is blocking the bit where it needs to proceed past the initial Loading screen? I have so far given everything a shot (security settings and pop-up etc) but I still get the same issue?? I cannot install Firefox on all servers (there are thousands of them and security will not allow it) I need this to work on IE10....any ideas?




SSTK Script with Command ParametersOpen in a New Window

I'm trying to create an option in syslinux.cfg that will allow me to run a script with parameters. 



label teste

MENU LABEL testing
kernel vmlinuz
append initrd=initrd.img media=usb ... sstk_script=" par1 par2"


When I run it, it says cannot find mnt/main/" par1 par2" 

it looks like it's taking the quotes and using them when executing. If i were to use without quotes (leaving off par1 & par2) the script will run fine. 


As a reference, here is what I found in the STK 10.00 Linux User Guide:

"The bootstrap script included with the Toolkit performs the following commands:
mount -t $sstk_mount_type $sstk_mount /mnt/main -o $sstk_mount_options
exec /mnt/main/$sstk_script"


Anyway to get this script to run with parameters?






Kickstart error when deploying ESXi 5Open in a New Window

I had this working great fine before I had to move my equipment (no other changes).

ICsp 7.4.0-104678, Sep 14, 2014


Now I am getting this error below when I try to deploy the same Build Plan to a BL460 Gen8 that was successful weeks ago.


W2K12R2 is deploying fine, so I believe my Media server connection is well and ICsp appliance is stable.


I've attached pics of error and log entry.


Checking if anyone has a suggestion?


ICSP 7.2.2 - SPP software takes up to 2.5hoursOpen in a New Window


Hi HP forum,


I'm building an OSbuildPlan for Windows 2008 R2 servers, on of my step is a SPP installation. I get the SPP installation step from the one provided by HP in the ICSP and I found out that even with no option (so only /silent option I guess), it takes around 3hours to deploy, with 2.5hours just about the SPP.


Why does it take so long, whereas when I install it myself from my USB key it takes only half an hour ?


Do you have some advises for me, like hp_sum options ,etc.. ?



I'm currently using an Insight control server provisioning 7.2.2-72079 with SPP version 2014.06.



Thanks by advance,



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