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HPE OneView - Overview

Product description

HPE OneView makes it simple to deploy and manage today’s complex hybrid IT infrastructure. Through Software-Defined intelligence, HPE OneView takes a Template-Driven approach for deploying, provisioning, updating and integrating compute, storage, and networking infrastructure. Designed with a modern, Standards-Based API, it also helps to develop more applications faster through integrations with a broad ecosystem of Third-Party management services and tools.


What's new with HPE OneView 4.2


  • Transform more platforms into software-defined solutions including support for HPE Nimble storage systems, and HPE Composable Cloud

  • Configure the iLO directly from HPE OneView

  • Support for IPv6 only addresses on HPE OneView appliances and HPE OneView managed HPE ProLiant DL servers

  • New memory, NIC, HBA and Smart Array storage inventory data for HPE ProLiant Gen 10 servers


  • Support HPE Nimble storage provisioning

Integrated Remote Support (IRS)

  • Support for the Superdome Flex platform, including 24x7 monitoring of hardware, automatic case creation for hardware failures, and data collections to enable Proactive assessments

HPE Composable ecosystem partner integrations

  • Microsoft System Center integration provides support for HPE ProLiant, and HPE Synergy Gen10, Integrity Superdome Flex, Synergy Composer with HPE OneView 4.1, as well as firmware and driver support from the latest SPP

  • HPE OneView for Microsoft Azure Log Analytics provides hybrid cloud infrastructure management for on-premises HPE Hardware and firmware inventory, health status, and alert analysis using cloud based Microsoft Azure Log Analytics

  • VMware integration adds Integrated VMware ESXi deployment for ProLiant Gen 9 and Gen 10 servers, rolling cluster firmware updates directly from the vSphere client, and enhanced cluster consistency checking and reporting

  • HPE OneView of VMware vRealize Orchestrator (VRO) provides an easy-to-use, drag and drop access to automation of HPE OneView managed hardware deployment and firmware updates, including new workflows for iLO Virtual Media ESXi OS installation, online firmware updates, and import hosts and clusters using vRealize Orchestrator

  • Support for VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.7, including support for HPE OneView 4.1, HPE Synergy D3940 storage enclosures, more detailed alert descriptions, and HPE OneView Remote Support alerts


What is new with HPE Global dashboard 1.7

  • Users can access HPE OneView Global Dashboard and HPE OneView appliances through the HPE OneView Global Dashboard on IPv4, IPv6 or dual stack networks

  • Support up to 50 appliances (HPE OneView and / or HPE Synergy Composer) and up to 20,000 servers

  • A new Critical Alerts report that enables users to view (and email) alerts by resource type and occurrence by date

  • Support for HPE Nimble Storage and HPE Composable Cloud for DL solution


Product features

Key features
  • Deploy infrastructure faster

    Using software-defined intelligence, HPE OneView enables users to deploy infrastructure faster, saving valuable time and resources

  • Simplify lifecycle operations

    As an IT organization, user want to spend less time managing hardware and more time defining and delivering IT services. HPE OneView simplifies lifecycle management across the entire infrastructure

  • Increase Productivity

    With HPE OneView, user can extend the power of infrastructure automation to every aspect of the data center--from cloud and DevOps to IT operations and facilities

User experience
  • Map view allows user to visualize the relationships between the devices, up to the highest levels of the datacenter infrastructure

  • Dashboard provides capacity and health information at the fingertips. Custom views of alerts, health, and configuration information can also be displayed for detailed scrutiny

  • Global dashboard delivers enterprise scale management of Synergy, c-class, DL, ML, Apollo, HC380 and 3PAR storage into a single view, unifies management of HPE OneView and Synergy composer instances and manages up to 12,800 servers and 20 HPE OneView appliances

  • Smart search instantly gets the information user want for increased productivity, with search support for all the elements in the inventory (For example, to search for alerts)

  • Activity view allows users to display and filter all system tasks and alerts

  • Mobile access using a scalable, modern user interface based on HTML5

  • Global dashboard - For those needing enterprise scale functionality, the HPE OneView Global Dashboard provides end users with a unified view of the health of their servers, profiles and enclosures across multiple virtual and physical appliances. The HPE OneView global dashboard also provides centralized management of alerts and and core inventory data. In context launch to HPE OneView, iLO, and Onboard administrator via single Sign-On also means that user are only one click away from powerful Device-Level lifecycle management. At no additional cost, users can simply download and install this feature that runs alongside HPE OneView, allowing them to view their HPE BladeSystem c-Class, HPE ProLiant DL, HPE Synergy, HPE Hyper Converged 380, HPE SimpliVity 380, HPE Apollo, HPE ML350 Gen9 Server and HPE Superdome X systems as one infrastructure., and HPE Synergy servers as one

  • Dynamic collaboration among experts replaces static and manual use of whiteboards, sticky notes, emails, and spreadsheets. The single integrated platform provides one view across the converged infrastructure, enabling collaboration through Real-Time, Context-Sensitive information sharing

Management appliance
  • HPE OneView provides a secure platform for data center management. Key security characteristics of the architecture provide a holistic basis for security:

    • Separation of the data and management planes is critical to avoid takeover in Denial of Service (DoS) attacks

    • Use of groups incorporates and institutionalizes best security practices for compliance
    • Provisioning control assures standardization in mass deployments

    • Deployed via a hardened appliance platform

  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) restricts system access to authorized users

  • Scopes enables creation of any logical group of enclosures, server hardware, networks or LIGs. Can create a logical group based on business unit - Finance, sales etc or could be by Operating System (OS) installed on the servers - Windows, Linux, ESX

  • Single-Sign-On (SSO) to iLO and onboard administrator is provided in HPE OneView. All user actions are logged in an audit log. Options for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol/Active Directory (LDAP/AD)-Based directory services authentication and authorization are also supported

The HPE OneView management appliance is Security-Hardened with limited open ports, limited access to the command prompt, and a restricted kiosk Graphical User Interface (GUI) (Which prevents access to the underlying OS and other software). Sensitive data on the appliance is encrypted and data downloaded from the appliance is encrypted by default (e.g. support dumps, backup files)
  • Appliance backups for the HPE OneView management appliance utilize a specific user role which does not permit access to other resource views and tasks. Backup files are encrypted and contain configuration settings and management data. There is no need to create separate backup files for the appliance and its database files. Backups can be created while the HPE OneView appliance is online, and the backup process can be scheduled from outside the management appliance with file collection set according to the site’s policies. Can be scheduled daily or weekly and can be performed on demand. It can backup to a remote share

  • Remote support HPE OneView provides IRS that is part of the appliance. For Gen8/Gen9 it will utilize the agentless remote support that is part of iLO 4. It allows appliance registration for remote support and end user Opt-In, contact information and support partner details. Provides service incident forwarding and tracking in HPE OneView with case status updates and optional integration with insight online access

  • HPE OneView Advanced

  • HPE OneView Standard

HPE OneView Advanced licenses are available in a variety of types to meet different user needs
  • Standalone licenses

  • Factory integrated licenses

  • Tracking licenses

  • Upgrade licenses

Software versions
The HPE OneView management appliance controls the licenses, and it can be obtained from HPE Software Depot
Automated storage provisioning
HPE OneView provides automated, policy-driven provisioning of storage resources
The software-defined nature of HPE OneView enables the user to:
  • View and monitor the storage systems and their storage pools

  • Provision new or existing SAN storage volumes for servers

  • Have OneView configure load balanced, redundant data paths from servers to their SAN storage volumes

  • Create volume templates to provision multiple volumes with the same configuration

Automate SAN zoning on Fiber Channel SANs
Switched fabric, and direct attach (FlatSAN) SAN topologies are supported to configure data paths between HPE OneView managed servers and HPE 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual Storage Systems
HPE OneView supports the following infrastructure devices:
  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems connected directly to an enclosure. (FC protocol)

  • HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage Systems connected to HPE B-series or Brocade Fiber Channel SAN switches (SANs - managed through the HPE B-Series SAN Network Advisor or Brocade Network Advisor (BNA) software) (FC protocol)

  • HPE FlexFabric SAN switches (FC or FCoE protocol)

  • Cisco Nexus/MDS switches (FC or FCoE protocol)

  • HPE StoreVirtual Storage Systems connected via Ethernet (iSCSI protocol)

Automatic SAN zoning
User can add Storage Area Network (SAN) Managers into OneView to enable automated SAN zoning on the SAN. Managed SANs can be associated with Fiber Channel networks on the appliance to enable automated zoning and automatic detection of Fiber Channel connectivity.
Network management
  • Network management using HPE Virtual Connect

  • Network sets

  • Fibre Channel (FC) support

  • Active-Active configuration support

  • Advanced capabilities

  • General network management

System health
Customized dashboard
Firmware updates and configuration change management
  • HPE OneView Advanced extends these capabilities with Software-Defined approaches and with firmware baselines for efficient, reliable, Non-Disruptive, and simple firmware management across the data center

  • The firmware repository in HPE OneView advanced allows users to manage multiple versions of HPE SPP. SPP collections are all tested together as a single solution stack

  • Firmware update operations do not impact the production LAN

Standardized reports are available to users of both HPE OneView Standard and HPE OneView advanced. Pre-Defined reports include:
  • Alerts report

  • Users report

  • Server inventory

  • Server firmware inventory

  • Server profiles inventory

  • Enclosure bay inventory

  • Enclosure inventory

  • Interconnect inventory

Server provisioning
  • Server provisioning

  • Deploy OS to Virtual Machines (VMs)

  • Update drivers, utilities, and firmware on HPE ProLiant servers using the HPE SPPs

  • Configure HPE ProLiant system hardware, iLOs, BIOS, HPE Smart Array, and FC HBA

  • Deploy to target HPE ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 servers without using PXE (Leveraging HPE Intelligent Provisioning), and with additional support for ProLiant G7 and G6 servers

  • Run deployment jobs on multiple servers simultaneously

  • Customize the HPE ProLiant deployments via an Easy-to-Use Browser-Based interface

  • Create and run customized build plans to perform additional configuration tasks either before or after OS deployment
  • Use REpresentational State Transfer (REST) API calls to perform all of the functions available from the user interface

Remote management (HPE iLO Advanced)
  • Remote access

  • Graphical remote console

  • Shared console and console replay

  • USB-Based virtual media

  • Integration with Microsoft terminal services

  • Serial record and play back

  • Remote system logs

Environmental management
  • 3D Data center thermal mapping

  • Power discovery services

  • Location discovery services

  • Utilization dashboards

  • Visualization of CPU, power, and thermal data

Open integration
Open integration gives access to the full power of the management architecture, assuming appropriate permissions, via the REST API and State-Change message bus
VMware vCenter Server, operations manager, and log insight (Integrations)
HPE OneView for VMware vCenter seamlessly integrates the manageability features of HPE ProLiant, Synergy, BladeSystem, Virtual Connect, and Storage with VMware solutions
  • VMware vRealize Operations

  • vRealize Log Insight

  • vRealize Orchestrator

Seamlessly integrate HPE’s Converged Management with VMware management solutions
  • Simplify administration with VMware console access to HPE’s infrastructure management

  • Reduce downtime by automating responses to hardware events with support of VMware Proactive HA

  • Proactively manage changes with detailed relationship dashboards

  • Leverage on-demand server and storage capacity

  • Maintain stability and reliability with online firmware inventory and deployment

  • Leverage deep analytics and troubleshooting using integrations with VMware vRealize Operations and Log Insight

  • Integrations for VMware vRealize Orchestrator (VRO) provide an easy-to-use, drag and drop access to automation of HPE OneView managed hardware deployment, firmware updates and other lifecycle tasks using vRealize Orchestrator

Microsoft system center and azure log analytics (Integrations)
HPE OneView integrates with Microsoft System Center Server to deliver powerful HPE hardware management capabilities directly from System Center consoles for comprehensive system health and alerting, driver and firmware updates, OS deployment, detailed inventory, and HPE fabric visualization
HPE OneView for Microsoft System Center Server provides the following capabilities from the Microsoft System Center consoles:
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)

  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)

  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

  • HPE OneView for Microsoft azure log analytics

HPE OneView for Microsoft Azure Log Analytics provides hybrid cloud infrastructure management for onpremises HPE hardware and firmware inventory, health status, and alert analysis using cloud based Microsoft Azure Log Analytics
ISV Partners
Partners that have been introducing integrations with HPE OneView recently include:
  • ServiceNow

  • Red Hat OpenShift

  • Chef Software


Hardware overview

HPE Server hardware platforms
  • HPE OneView Advanced supports management on:

    • HPE ProLiant rack servers (Gen8 and Gen9, Gen10)

    • HPE BladeSystem (G7, Gen8, and Gen9, Gen10) c7000 infrastructure

  • HPE OneView Standard supports inventory, health monitoring, alerting, and reporting on:

    • HPE ProLiant rack servers (G6, G7, Gen8, and Gen9, Gen10)

    • HPE BladeSystem (G6, G7, Gen8, and Gen9, Gen10) c7000 infrastructure

Users should consult the detailed HPE OneView support matrix for specifics on platform support Click here to access the HPE OneView support matrix .


Software overview

Virtualization platforms for the management appliance
Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Hyper-V Server 2012

  • Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012 with the Hyper-V role

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role

  • Windows Server 2016 with the Hyper-V role

VMware ESXi
  • VMware ESXi 5.0

  • VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 1

  • VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 2

  • VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 3

  • VMware ESXi 5.1

  • VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1

  • VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2

  • VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 3

  • VMware ESXi 5.5

  • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1

  • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2

  • VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3

  • VMware ESXi 6.0

  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 1

  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2

  • VMware ESXi 6.5

  • VMware EXSi 6.5 Update 2

RHEL 7.2
Client-Side software requirements
Supported internet browsers 1
  • Microsoft Edge/Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) version 11

  • Mozilla Firefox version 45.x

  • Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) version 52.x

  • Google Chrome version 54.x

  • Microsoft IE version 11 cannot transfer files larger than 4GB. For those files, use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers
  • The browsers listed here have been tested and qualified for use with HPE OneView. (Safari has not been tested, but should work)
  • HPE makes every effort to support newer versions of and updates to supported web browsers. HPE will endeavor to support the newer browser versions in the next maintenance release or full release of HPE OneView. If user encounter a problem with a newer, untested version of a web browser, submit a report to the authorized HPE support representative. In some cases, the Short-Term solution might be to revert to an earlier, supported web browser version


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