imageJust a quick FYI that it looks like HP released their Server Updates Catalog for System Center Configuration Manager 2007.  If you have any ProLiants in your environment then this is probably one you’ll want to check out.  I have their overview below but you can get all the details here.

Hewlett-Packard Server Updates Catalog for System Center Configuration Manager 2007 enables IT administrators to use Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) RTM, SP1, or R2 to automatically manage and distribute HP ProLiant server system software, firmware, and complete support packs. With the HP Catalog, customers can manage HP server inventory and software updates with the same ease they use to manage operating system updates.

Customers using SCCM will benefit from the integration of the HP server software catalog within the SCCM management structure. The HP Catalog allows remote scanning of HP server software configurations and reporting of the results through the SCCM console. The catalog also enables management and distribution of complete Support Packs or individual components (drivers, ROM, and software agents).

For more information visit http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/integration/catalog.html.

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer