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About this guide

This guide enables HP customers to use Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) for update management and distribution of HP ProLiant server system software, firmware, and PSP. This guide is designed to be used as a set of instructions for managing HP ProLiant updates with SCCM.

HP has developed an Updates Catalog cabinet file (ProLiant.cab) that contains an XML file that conforms to the Microsoft® update format to describe updates available from HP. This cabinet file enables Configuration Manager to understand and interpret the update status for ProLiant servers. Customers can monitor their ProLiant server update status and authorize and deploy software updates to servers. Deployment of PSPs is comprehensive. Customers receive the benefit of deploying PSPs, which are tested together to ensure a smooth installation.

For those customers new to Microsoft® System Management Server or System Center Configuration Manager 2007, HP recommends reviewing with the terminology and operations of SCCM before performing the procedures in this guide.

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