If you use Update Manager and have either HP or Dell hosts then this simple VUM configuration will save you from manually downloading VIB’s and importing them into your patch repository.
Switch to admin view, select configuration, download settings and add these two vendor URL’s into your list of download sources;
➡ New URL, effective 01/11/2015
Repeat this for each download source, validate the URL, and once complete your configuration should look like this;
Now you can initiate a download task, and you should see the extensions in your patch repository (see examples below) which can be attached as needed. I use custom baselines to retain control of what get’s deployed.
Post updated to include the new HPE vibsdepot URL, credits go to EricB (see comments below);
“On November 1, 2015, HP vibsdepot will switch to a new host name of vibsdepot.hpe.com. Please replace any use of vibsdepot.hp.com to the new vibsdepot.hpe.com after November 1, 2015. HP vibsdepot will be referred to as HPE vibsdepot as of November 1, 2015”
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So is this still valid for Dell? I can’t seem to get the Dell URL to work. The HP URl works fine.
Yes, this Dell URL is still valid – I just tested it in my lab. Did you validate the URL and save your changes?
One of those rare occurrences, when Google Search locates *exactly* what your are looking for on hit #1
Brilliant! Thank you!
New host name: On November 1, 2015, HP vibsdepot will switch to a new host name of vibsdepot.hpe.com. Please replace any use of vibsdepot.hp.com to the new vibsdepot.hpe.com after November 1, 2015. HP vibsdepot will be referred to as HPE vibsdepot as of November 1, 2015.
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll update the post to reflect this.
HPE has also a download source for drivers: http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index-drv.xml
The Dell link is still good as of my testing/installation today.
Dell Repo seems to be down
result: Dell, Inc. DEL DEL-index.xml DEL
dell is now https
Save your time:
Dell Repo is almost useless, only OMSA Agent, nothing else there.
Still manual custom image import is required.