HPE announced HPE OneView almost 5 years ago as the next generation management tool. It is hard to believe that this product has been on the market for 5 years now. This management platform was written from the ground up, with the idea that it is an open, software defined approach to managing your infrastructure. HPE OneView was designed to use software-defined intelligence with a template-driven approach to rapidly provision, update, and deploy servers, storage, and networking, reducing the risk of human errors.
HPE OneView is a next generation management software replacing HPE Systems Insight Manager and Insight Control as the management platform for the HPE Proliant family of servers. In fact, Insight Control does not support the latest generation of servers and will be going obsolete on January 31, 2019. OneView provides the path to composability and the underlying management platform for Hybrid IT.
Recently, HPE announced OneView version 4.1. This release of HPE OneView features several enhancements to lifecycle operations, including new cluster profiles and rolling cluster updates for VMware, and online firmware and BIOS updates for HPE ProLiant DL servers. HPE OneView Remote Technician offers secure, live troubleshooting with an HPE service technician for faster problem resolution. The security has been improved with the added support of CNSA mode and is FIPS 140-2 verified for the highest security protocols.
There are three key features included with HPE OneView:
- Deploy infrastructure faster. OneView allows you to rapidly provision servers with template-based automation. The templates now include a new feature called cluster profiles to improve VMware deployments and rolling cluster updates. Existing VMware clusters can be imported into OneView and managed as a single entity. Rolling cluster updates allow users to automate cluster updates and eliminate downtime by keeping the workload up and running on available resources while other hosts get updated.
- Increase productivity. With extensive API’s available, you can integrate HPE OneView into most scripting languages available for automated deployments, including Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Saltstack, and PowerShell. The HPE Composable infrastructure allows you to programmatically control the infrastructure through a single, open RESTful API and can automate the provisioning, configuration and monitoring.
- Simplify life cycle operations. OneView and OneView Global Dashboard streamlines the management and allows you to see a single, unified view of the health of thousands of servers, profiles, enclosures and frames across multiple data centers. Get near real-time visibility of the health and status of HPE servers and storage across the globe in multiple data centers. OneView and OneView Global Dashboard provides a unified view of HPE Synergy, HPE BladeSystem c-Class, HPE ProLiant DL/ML servers, HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE Apollo systems, HPE SimpliVity, HPE 3PAR StoreServ, and HPE StoreVirtual VSA storage in a single view.
The new Remote Technician capability provides faster problem resolution. Remote Technician allows you to grant temporary, secure access for live assistance from an HPE certified service technician. This is done on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Zunesis to learn more about HPE OneView and how it can help manage your infrastructure.