The HP Version Control Repository Manager is an HP Insight Management Agent that enables you to manage software from HP that is stored in a repository. The Version Control Repository Manager catalogs system software and firmware that is stored in a directory on a system where the Version Control Repository Manager is installed. The software and firmware can be manually downloaded from http://www.hp.com directly to this directory, or you can use the capabilities of the Version Control Repository Manager to automatically download software or manually upload software from any Web client.
Software is organized into groups by function and operating system. You can view detailed information about each piece of software by clicking the software component name. The Version Control Repository Manager also enables you to create customized groupings of software, which can then serve as a system software baseline for the entire managed environment or a subset of your environment.
The Version Control Repository Manager is designed to manage a repository containing
ProLiant and Integrity Support Packs and individual server software and firmware components.
Users with full or limited configuration rights can access the HP Version Control Repository Manager to perform repository setup and maintenance tasks. All activities, such as adding a ProLiant
and Integrity Support Pack or individual software components, that affect the repository are logged to a log file within the Version Control Repository Manager.
Logged in with full configuration rights, you can view these logs to comprehend recent repository activity and perform the following tasks:
Configuring Automatic Update to proactively deliver new ProLiant software from HP as it is made available
Uploading a ProLiant Support Pack to the repository from a CD or other accessible media using the Upload a Support Pack feature
Creating Custom Software Baselines
Viewing the contents of the repository, such as Custom Software Baselines,
ProLiant and Integrity Support Packs, or component details
Deleting Custom Software Baselines,
ProLiant and Integrity Support Packs, and components
Copying Custom Software Baselines,
ProLiant and Integrity Support Packs, and components to another repository
Configuring components in the repository that are flagged as requiring configuration
Installing selected components at the local (browser client) system
In addition to managing repositories, the Version Control Repository Manager integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager, providing a catalog of software that is available in the repository.