Print | Rate this content

iLO Amplifier Pack - Overview

Product description

The iLO Amplifier Pack is an advanced server inventory, firmware and driver update solution that enables rapid discovery, detailed inventory reporting, firmware, and driver updates by leveraging iLO advanced functionality. The iLO Amplifier Pack performs rapid server discovery and inventory for thousands of supported servers for the purpose of updating firmware and drivers at scale.

top

What's new

  • Server system restore which enables recovery of servers with corrupt or compromised firmware (HPE ProLiant Gen10 or later servers only)

  • Support for user authentication via active directory

  • Support for iLO Repository based updates

  • Support for users to customize and download reports

top

Product features

Feature
Description
Easily and rapidly inventory servers
  • Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Amplifier Pack is a scale inventory and update management tool which enables users with large Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 Hewlett Packard Enterprise server deployments to get rapid Up-to-Date inventory and automate firmware and driver updates.

  • Rapidly discovers and completes basic inventory of thousands of Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers in minutes using HPE iLO Federation.

  • Supports a range of iLO IP addresses to discover and inventory servers if HPE iLO Federation is disabled or not used.

  • Offers detailed hardware, firmware inventory and iLO license reports for viewing and downloading for further analysis.

Hassle free server updates at scale
  • iLO Amplifier Pack supports both online and offline mode for firmware and driver updates.

  • Update multiple servers in a single task while iLO Amplifier Pack takes care of batching these updates sequentially.

  • Provides user configurable alerts in user interface or via email and if this then that (IFTTT) on task status and errors.

  • Combined with the Service Pack for Proliant (SPP) and Maintenance Service Bundles (MSB), Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers a complete solution for keeping servers up and running with the most current firmware and driver updates.

Server system restore
  • Enables automatic or manual recovery of servers with corrupt or compromised firmware for HPE ProLiant Gen10 or later servers.

  • Servers are associated with a recovery policy that allows a user to define firmware configuration parameters to restore, automatic/manual recovery and a bootable .iso which can be used to initiate a user defined recovery process.

  • Automatic recovery starts by recovering essential server firmware followed by firmware configuration settings, followed by a mount of the bootable .iso via virtual media which can initiate a user defined recovery. This could typically, cover restore of the Operating System (OS), applications and data.

  • Users opting for manual recovery can get notifications of a server that needs recovery and take appropriate action.

  • Server system recovery requires that the managed server have a HPE iLO Advanced premium security edition licensed installed on it.

Devices supported
  • HPE ProLiant Gen8 (Rack, tower, blade, and apollo) server

  • HPE ProLiant Gen9 (Rack, tower, blade, and apollo) server

  • HPE ProLiant Gen10 (Rack, tower, blade, and apollo) server

Server system restore
iLO Amplifier Pack works with iLO 5 v1.17 to initiate and manage system recovery processes for servers.
Gen10 server support
iLO Amplifier Pack supports HPE ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 servers. As of version 1.10, iLO Amplifier Pack also oƒers full support for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers.
Baseline importing
Starting with v1.15, iLO Amplifier Pack provides up to 80 GB of storage for imported baseline images for easy access during deployment.
Detailed inventory
iLO Amplifier Pack scales up to thousands of servers and runs basic and detailed inventory on HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9, and Gen10 servers, including firmware, hardware, and iLO licenses in a matter of minutes.
Baseline compliance report
iLO Amplifier Pack allows users to generate Baseline compliance reports for multiple servers at a time. This report provides information about the compliance status of a server and displays the server compliance of the firmware and software components for an imported SPP.
IPv6 support
As of version 1.30, iLO Amplifier Pack is IPv6 compliant. Users can now use IPv6 addresses when adding servers or configuring various iLO Amplifier Pack network settings.
Simplified updates
iLO Amplifier Pack simplifies update management jobs making it easier and faster with a user interface that is similar to iLO. Users can update multiple servers on both iLO Federation and server groups reducing downtime and personnel requirements.
Group management
iLO Amplifier Pack can create new groups, add servers to existing groups, and manage the updates for federated groups and server groups.
InfoSight integration
iLO Amplifier Pack version 1.30 onwards supports HPE InfoSight integration to manage HPE ProLiant servers. HPE InfoSight is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that employs cloud-based machine learning to analyze diagnostic data from iLO Amplifier Pack.
Hyper-V support
iLO Amplifier Pack version 1.40 onwards adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V. Users can now deploy iLO Amplifier Pack using Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019.

top

Software overview

Feature
Description
OS1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Edition

  • Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server (x86-64)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server (x86-64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 (x86-64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (x86-64)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (AMD64/EM64T)

  • VMware ESXi Server 6.7 (Gen10 servers only)

  • VMware ESXi Server 6.5

  • VMware ESXi Server 6.0

Browser requirements2
  • Chrome v72.0 or later

  • Firefox v65.0 or later

The following settings must be enabled in the browser:
  • JavaScript - Client-side JavaScript is used by this application.

  • Cookies - Ensure to enable cookies for certain features to function correctly.

  • Pop-up windows - Ensure to enable pop-up windows for certain features to function correctly. Verify that pop-up blockers are disabled.

  • TLS - Ensure to enable TLS in the browser to access the web interface.

NOTE:
  1. The following OS are supported for online updates only.
  2. Internet Explorer is not a recommended browser.

top

Link to QuickSpecs

Information for this Overview is taken from the product QuickSpecs. To access the complete QuickSpecs for this product, select the desired link from the following list:

top

Legal Disclaimer: Products sold prior to the November 1, 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard Company into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company and HP Inc. may have older product names and model numbers that differ from current models.

Provide feedback

Please rate the information on this page to help us improve our content. Thank you!
Document title: iLO Amplifier Pack - Overview
Document ID: emr_na-a00025385en_us-5
How helpful was this document?
How can we improve this document?
Note: Only English language comments can be accepted at this time.
Please wait while we process your request.