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HPE Integrated Lights-Out Advanced Blade - subscription license + 3 Years 2

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  • Subscription license + 3 Years 24x7 Support
  • 1 server
  • for ProLiant BladeSystem
  • for ProLiant BL660c Gen8
  • WS460c Gen8
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Subscription license + 3 Years 24x7 Support
  • 1 server
  • for ProLiant BladeSystem
  • for ProLiant BL660c Gen8
  • WS460c Gen8
Need remote server management? HPE iLO Advanced or HPE iLO Advanced for BladeSystem license provides premium remote functionality for your enterprise datacenter. With the latest HPE ProLiant Servers you gain unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity with iLO Federation technology. iLO Federation offers built-in rapid discovery of all iLOs, group configurations, group health status, and ability to determine which servers have iLO licenses. With an HPE iLO Advanced license, you can enable the full implementation of iLO Federation management for features such as Group Firmware Updates, Group Virtual Media, Group Power Control, Group Power Capping and Group License Activation.

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Software
Bundled Support: 3 Years 24x7 Support
License Category: License
License Qty: 1 server
License Type: Subscription license

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 3 years

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Brand: HPE
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE Integrated Lights-Out Advanced Blade

Service & Support
Type: Technical support

Service & Support Details
Service Availability (Days a Week): Monday-Sunday
Service Availability (Hours a Day): 24 hours a day
Service Type: Technical support



Service Type: New releases update

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Category: Utilities
Subcategory: Utilities - desktop enhancements

Licensing
Licensing Details: For ProLiant BladeSystem

Product Reviews
HPE Integrated Lights-Out Advanced Blade - subscription license is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile with optional virtual connect module to enhance east/west traffic flow for virtualization. Valuable Features:Here are the valuable hardware and software features:Hardware:* Multi-generational blade system which supports all the way from Gen1 to Gen9 without a forklift upgrade or keeping old enclosures around.* Up to 16 servers of varying physical sizes (half and full height) allowed in a single enclosure.* Multiple scalable backplane options (including 16Gb Brocade fiber switches and 10Gbe Cisco Fabric Extenders) to ensure optimal redundancy and interoperability with other datacenter hardware.* Allows the use of network defined architectures without the need for additional training.* Allows storage admins, server admins, and network admins access to each component without additional cost or delay due to lack of familiarity.* Multiple power options: Single and three phase power for different datacenter layouts.* Versatile with optional virtual connect module to enhance east/west traffic flow for virtualization, reducing unnecessary north and south traffic.Software:* Onboard Administrator* Insight Control* HPE OneViewImprovements to My Organization:This solution has improved our organization as follows:* Ease of management and configuration through a single pane of glass for up to 16 blade servers.* Leveraging the Onboard Administrator for control over troubled servers without the need for physical access to the servers.* Ability to reset blade server fuses remotely if they become completely unresponsive. Removes the need for many calls to a datacenter for support.* OneView has taken this a step further with newer generation blades. This cannot be leveraged on the blades older than Gen7.Room for Improvement:Even though the I/O interconnects are redundant, an OA failure or replacement can cause a Cisco Fabric Extender to go offline. Even VPC configured blades can all be dumped from a Nexus if this occurs. This resulted in 13 ESXi hosts and two SQL servers going offline. This happened during a recall of a defective OA module.Use of Solution:We have been using this solution for nine years, through different revisions.Stability Issues:We only had a stability issue with a defective OA Module. Other than that, most blade servers have only seen odd failures on hard drives or RAID batteries on older generations.The super capacitor in newer generations seems even more resilient. No critical outages have occurred at a blade enclosure level in over nine years of use with c7000 generations, other than a single defective OA module.There was a legendary update on the chassis itself, in a mission critical ERP/Citrix environment.Scalability Issues:We have never reached a threshold on scalability with the c7000. With multiple I/O interconnects on the backplane, we have never maxed out its capabilities.Technical Support:I recommend having Proactive Care Advanced Support or Datacenter Care on any critical datacenter infrastructure. When leveraging this level of support, we have had great results hitting the advanced resolution center.The Proactive Care and above coverage also grants you a TAM and quarterly health checks including intimate knowledge of your environment, interoperability of your firmware versions, and recommendations to avoid potential conflicts.Initial Setup:The tool was up in two hours, fully migrating blades from old to new c7000 included to this timing. Fiber zoning and ethernet configuration is a breeze. As long as you know your products from the last generation, it’s quite intuitive.Cost and Licensing Advice:Always ensure that you purchase the Insight Control Suite. This will ensure all current and future blades are licensed for iLO and other features. This will ensure ease of use and configuration.Other Solutions Considered:We evaluated IBM BladeCenter and HPE BladeCenter M1000 Series.Other Advice:It is quite easy to setup, configure, and get fully into production. This is the case even when physically migrating old blades from an old c7000 to a newer c7000 chassis. That can happen in less than two hours.When placed on the same fiber fabric and properly utilizing aliases, these are completely hot swappable between chassis. This is super-efficient and smooth on the transitions and decommissioning of the older chassis.Be warned: Even though G1 servers are supported, having a 2Gb fiber card in the old G1 servers will cause them to be non-functional with new 16Gb fiber switches. This is not an HP issue, but rather a limitation of legacy fiber. Plan appropriately when upgrading older technology!Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scalability and flexibility are valuable, as are the networking solutions within the chassis. Valuable Features:The most valuable features are scalability, flexibility and deployment, as well as the ease of networking solutions within the chassis.Improvements to My Organization:The low cost of deployment is the greatest benefit to our company. It saves us money.Room for Improvement:The only thing we think is on the down side is that you can't push them anywhere near as hard as the pizza-box servers; the rack mounts. We knew this at the very start, but it is something that makes us not totally go down that route. We do have a parallel deployment using those for our more aggressive situations.Stability Issues:The BladeSystem is very stable. Being an architect, I think the down times have been all within the expected goal, so we have not had any issues with that.Scalability Issues:It's able to scale very well. That's one of the benefits of it.Technical Support:I do remember that we had some technical questions on Virtual Connect and technical support was a bit slow in the early days, but that has improved.Previous Solutions:There was a company-wide decision, but we chose BladeSystem on the grounds that we had to do a rapid deployment. We didn't have an awful lot of time to get in to the detail, so we wanted something that knew was going to work. It's something we trusted would work. The scalability offered the fact that we could easily add to our installations in the various data centres that we have fairly quickly and horizontally scale out our applications.Initial Setup:The initial setup was fine. It was more that we needed to know some of the technical error ins and outs regarding that, because we were using multicast mechanisms across the WAN and wanted to know how good the traffic flows worked; the ingress on the chassis and to the BladeSystems.Other Solutions Considered:We went with HPE because of the performance. We set it against Dell, and evaluated its performance, because we also buy their hardware products. But, to be honest, we found Dell's far slower. We just said, there's no way we're going to go for that.In general, when selecting a vendor to work with, cost and performance are the most important criteria.Other Advice:Regarding the connectivity setups, we've done it all now. We could smooth that path. Now it's very simple for us. If there are any difficulties, it's probably of our own making.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Manages data and supports the infrastructure. Good tool for database hosting, web hosting, and for applications that run on multiple systems. Valuable Features:The tool is pretty good in terms of managing data, compiling the system, and expanding the infrastructure. We are involved in property management. We use it for database and web hosting, and use it for applications that run on multiple systems.Improvements to My Organization:It helps our company with backend capacity. It supports the infrastructure. It's performing well.Room for Improvement:I would like to have a single console where we could manage multiple data centers. I'm expecting something like hardware visualization. I have different data centers where different BladeSystems are running.Whenever there is an event, I need to get into that system individually and manage from different consoles. I would like to see a centralized console for BladeSystem management.Stability Issues:The tool is stable, although we have frequent failures in certain parts of it. This might be because we are using old generation servers, such as the HPE BladeSystem C7000 chassis and B400C Gen6 servers.Scalability Issues:We haven't done much scaling. We are managing the individual BladeSystems.Technical Support:I have used the technical support team and they are good. It is a straightforward process. I have been with them while they provided service.Previous Solutions:Before this solution, we had individual rack-mounted server blades from the DL Series. Those are being consolidated into the BladeSystem now.Initial Setup:I was involved in the installation and it was straightforward. We had support from the local vendors as well.Other Solutions Considered:We did not look at anyone else. We did not use any other HPE products, as such. We have bought into the Cisco solutions, as well. That keeps expanding.Other Advice:I would definitely recommend this tool.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure. Valuable Features:The HPE BladeSystem is a universal platform for server infrastructure. It is easy to manage and to connect to your other infrastructure, fiber channel network, and so on.Improvements to My Organization:It's mainly focused on management and reliability. It's a fairly reliable platform, almost no outages. It works perfectly.Room for Improvement:It could be improved in terms of management, in terms of uptime. When you do the firmware upgrades, it's not acceptable; we have downtime issues. It’s not good with that, but it's getting better and better.Stability Issues:It's very stable; just minor issues; no big issues.Scalability Issues:You scale within the enclosure. You get 16 servers and then you can buy extra enclosures. It's scalable.Technical Support:Technical support is OK. I'm not directly working with support myself, just indirectly. But from what I hear from the engineers, it's OK.Previous Solutions:We previously used other HPE servers, just the old ProLiant servers and other lines. We converted to BladeSystems and these products.Initial Setup:Initial setup is quite complex. You have to think before you start.Other Solutions Considered:We chose this solution quite a long time ago. I don’t remember what else we considered. We chose HPE because we were already an HPE customer.Other Advice:Invest in preparation. The HPE BladeSystems are being succeeded by the Synergy systems, announced last year. That's the successor, so look at that.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It allows organisations to grow their clusters and environments by adding more blades to the enclosure. Valuable Features:The simplified design of the blades ensures a effeccient and repair including a replace in the event of a failure.Improvements to My Organization:Improves capacity and aids organizations in adapting to their growth.Room for Improvement:The profiles needs a complete rework, the way the profiles and networks are assigned to the blades isn’t user friendly and is often a hindranceStability Issues:We've had no issues with the performance.Scalability Issues:Excellent scalability, good flexibility from both a vertical and horizontal perspective.Other Advice:Consider implementing HP One-View into your environment to assist in addressing the complicated admin in some areas. Implement where possible a Use Standard to the chassis level, i.e. 1 chassis for hyper-v, 1 for SQL, etc... Segregate the networking set to the network where possible and avoid using the chassis profiles.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We have a Strategic Partnership with HP
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We started using it to standardize our infrastructure. Valuable Features:We used to have many physical servers spending energy and space in our data center. Now most of our servers are virtually running in a blade server infrastructure. We use the BladeSystem, ProLiant, and 3PAR for storage and we're trying to create a hybrid environment infrastructure. Also, OneView provides us with more visibility and you can manage what you can see.Improvements to My Organization:It's about standardizing the infrastructure. Now we're only using one physical infrastructure and one software platform for the management.Room for Improvement:It would be nice if it could integrate with cloud systems.Stability Issues:We never have downtime caused by this solution. Mainly when we have a downtime it's caused by a planned maintenance or something similar.Scalability Issues:When we need to grow, we just buy another BladeSystem and ProLiant, then add it to the system. It's modular, so we can simply add in devices when we need.Technical Support:We have a TS contract with an HPE partner.Previous Solutions:We were using many different servers and we needed to standardize our infrastructure.Implementation Team:Tecnasa installed the system for us.Other Advice:You will need to determine you parameters and your requirements so you can decide which products will best fit your needs.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The way it's designed, you just slide whatever modules you're putting in there and it's pretty much done. Valuable Features:* It's easy to perform an upgrade* The failover solutions* The blade enclosure system* The way it's designed* Failover for network connectivity* Storage uplinks* = it's a pretty solid system.I really love the service. We have the HPE care packs - supported contracts are 24/7 response time. It's the piece of mind that if my hardware were to ever fail, I'd be back up and running quickly.We've used it for a couple of years already and we're really happy with the product.Improvements to My Organization:It's more about the redundancy. Like I said, their uptime has to be pretty much all the time. They can't really afford to have any down time. The reliability that HPE offers means the BladeSystem are a perfect fit for the company.Room for Improvement:I believe there's a product called HPE OneView that I'm really interested in looking into. Right now we run off of iLO connections or we manage our servers through virtual connects. It would be nice to get them all unified into just one display and then monitor everything from there.Stability Issues:I've never had any issues with the BladeSystems. There's never been a situation where we were down completely. Actually, the experience has been pretty reassuring in that sense. I'm very comfortable with the product.Technical Support:It's outstanding.Other Solutions Considered:We've been an HPE shop for a while. We know the service that HPE offers, so there really wasn't a need to explore another company in regards to blade systems. We are happy with HPE, and for now we're going to stick with them.Other Advice:The product is really simple to install. The way it's designed, you just slide whatever modules you're putting in there and it's pretty much done. HPE give it the iLO IP and you're ready to manage. Once you have it, there's not much advice I can give. It'll work and do the trick.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We have a large DSX infrastructure for VMWare and having it uniform and having it compact is a good thing for us. Valuable Features:The density of servers and their racks, just being able to fit as much as we can in as small space as we can. This is important because our data center space is at a premium.Improvements to My Organization:We have a large DSX infrastructure for VMWare and having it uniform and having it compact is a good thing for us. As we're moving forward towards using OneView I think that'll save us some FT there as well. The older tools weren't as easy to use. I went to a session on OneView and it looked a little bit more like something we were going to be able to take advantage of and save a lot of time and configuration.Room for Improvement:I think some of the stuff may be fixed but one of the issues we have is firmware on virtual connects. There's a little bit of overlap on the timing that causes, you know, if you're not careful it can cause a short outage for the Blade System. I think that may be fixed with OneView management.We're working on implemented OneView. We're just barely getting started. I think OneView is addressing a lot of the issues that we have, we haven't been able to get fully into it yet due to limited resources.Stability Issues:It's very stable.Scalability Issues:So really the main thing we've had was just the firmware with virtual connects can be a little touchy. There's another tool, I can't even remember what it's called, you can do a command line and avoid the issue, talking to our hospitalier but we haven't had a chance so what we've kind of done is made a whole chassis of failure domain which is kind of a waste of resources on occasion to avoid that.Previous Solutions:Well to be honest, I haven't ever used another BladeSystem from another vendor. Our organization has an HPE Direct as far as technology goes, so I haven't really been involved in considering other platforms so.Other Solutions Considered:I know they looked at Cisco a little bit but I haven't myself.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-06-29
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