As a Microsoft Azure Stack Hub systems provider, Dell Technologies is committed to ensuring that its Azure Stack Hub scale units are both secure and up to date. Consistent with that approach, we provide updates for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub integrated systems on a monthly cadence. These updates include software, operating system (OS) drivers, security policy updates, and firmware updates across core components of the system. The Dell Technologies updates are cumulative and, in most instances, can be applied independently of the Microsoft updates. These updates are delivered in a package called a Customer Toolkit (CTK).
As a best practice, we recommend that you apply the most currently available Microsoft Azure Stack Hub update and hotfix before you apply the Dell EMC Customer Toolkit. In circumstances where a Microsoft Azure Stack Hub stack has fallen significantly behind the Dell Technologies-provided updates, you may have to perform a step-by-step manual update instead of using the Dell Technologies automated update tools.