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Overview of PSPs for Linux

This chapter discusses how to use the PSPs for Linux, also known as LSPs. HP provides the HP LDU for ProLiant for deploying the PSPs for Linux.

PSPs are operating system-specific bundles of HP server support software. Each PSP includes multiple installable components known as Smart Components (optimized drivers, management agents, and utilities). This PSP design improves and simplifies operating system integration, flexibility, and system configuration.

Separate PSPs are currently shipped for each supported distribution and version of Linux. Each PSP includes the software appropriate for its supported distribution and version of Linux. The LSPs support 32-bit and x86-64-based installations on both AMD®- and Intel®-based servers. The LDU installer deploys only software that supports the detected hardware architecture.

Beginning with PSP 7.40, Linux Smart Components are included in the PSP. A Linux Smart Component consists of an rpm, an xml file, and an optional txt file.