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HPE OneView with iLO Advanced - license + 3 Years 24x7 Support - 1 physical

Mfg. Part: E5Y34A | CDW Part: 3419258 | UNSPSC: 43232804
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • License + 3 Years 24x7 Support
  • 1 physical server
  • hosted
  • Linux
  • Win
  • OpenVMS
To stay ahead of the competition, your business must move quickly. To accelerate IT service delivery, organizations are demanding a simpler and more efficient IT infrastructure with automated workflows. HPE OneView is your infrastructure automation engine built with software intelligence. It streamlines provisioning and lifecycle management across compute, storage and fabric and enables IT staff can control resources programmatically through a unified API. With HPE OneView, infrastructure can be configured, monitored, updated and repurposed with a single line of code, allowing IT teams to more effectively meet changing application needs.

Technical Specifications
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System Requirements
Platform: Linux , OpenVMS , Windows
Software Requirements: Google Chrome latest release , Internet Explorer 8.0 or later , Mozilla Firefox 17.x Extended Support Release (ESR) or later

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

Service
Support Details Full Contract Period: 3 years

Header
Brand: HPE
Compatibility: PC , Unix
Manufacturer: HP CTO Server Avnet
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: HPE OneView with iLO Advanced

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

General
Category: Networking applications
Hosted Service Type: ASP
Installation Type: Hosted
Subcategory: Network - system & remote management

Product Reviews
HPE OneView with iLO Advanced - license is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can control both 3PAR and our BladeSystems from one platform. Valuable Features:We're using OneView, which actually lets me control both 3PAR and our BladeSystems from one platform instead of having to jump back and forth between different management.Improvements to My Organization:It improves everything we had, because everything we had was so old that dinosaurs would have been ashamed of using it. We were actually using an eleven year old IBM blade sever.Room for Improvement:There are some portions of OneView that don't work with 3PAR, well actually it's parts of 3PAR that don't work with OneView. They're working on them now, so I already know it's in the road map. I can't say it's something that needs to be improved when they're already working on them.Stability Issues:It's extremely stable. The 3PAR has been rock solid since we put it in. The blades have been a godsend, they're like five hundred times better than the ones that they were using before we transferred over.Scalability Issues:Scalability is perfect. If I need to, I can add another couple blades or I can add more to it. I still have about half my 3PAR nodes are open, so I can keep adding storage as I need it.Technical Support:The only time we've used tech support was when we were setting it up, and there was an issue with the config file for the 3PAR. It was resolved within twenty minutes of actually getting a phone call through.Service for HP has always been extremely good, and I've never had too many problems where I actually had to call service. It's usually just little things, like I had a keyboard key fall off, and one of my people actually called for that. That was about the worst thing that's happened with HP with me in about the last ten years.Previous Solutions:I've been using HP ever since I can remember. They were actually some of the first computers that we had in the military when they started going over to computers, and I've been using them ever since. I wasn't, but one of our developers pushed forward Dell and they kind of blew up. Their quotes were outrageous compared to what it was from HP.Initial Setup:It was extremely straightforward and easy. Wasn't all that much because we were using the OneView, all I had to do was set up one blade, and then all the rest of the blades match, so I can just copy that profile off onto the others.Other Solutions Considered:We were also looking at EMC but for what they want money, finance, and everything else for it, is probably about 45% more than what I paid for the same system through 3PAR, and the 3PAR can do more than EMC solution could do. It's not hard for me to use file persona. It was just get the licenses, set it up, and run.Other Advice:Actually do the research, and not just try and run off of somebody at a blog, writing something. There's a lot more if you actually go into the research on the different products, what is actually really worth it and what isn't. A lot of stuff from EMC is expensive. It's more expensive than it needs to be going through HP.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We use it to monitor all our iLOs. They need to add some other storage systems like MSA or P2000. Valuable Features:The most important feature of the latest OneView version 3 is to include the option to make calls directly to HPE.The previous software HPE Insight Remote was old and complicated; it didn't work. When I told the system to discover my servers, it found some systems but others were completely ignored. In the newer version of OneView, I hope and pray that this feature works better. At a recent HPE conference, I saw the live demo that showed me the options. When this software works like what I saw in the demo, it will be a great feature for the new options, to get one software for all that stuff.The centralized management and monitoring features are most valuable in this solution.Improvements to My Organization:We also use OneView for monitoring all our iLOs to see in one place that all of our servers are fine.The blade enclosure management for zoning is another benefit.Room for Improvement:They need to add some other storage systems like MSA or P2000. That would be a great feature. At this time, they are only planning to add 3PAR. All of the others are third-party.I have not given it a perfect rating because some features are missing like adding other storage systems and providing email notifications.Use of Solution:I have used this product for two years. I worked with version 1.16 and updated to the latest version.Stability Issues:It is really stable. In two years, I have had only one crash and it was my fault. However, we use it for really small options. We don't use it like other companies do, i.e., for zoning, server profiles, patch management, etc. We use it only for the small things such as monitoring purposes.Scalability Issues:Currently, we have only 33 servers but we are looking to expand.Initial Setup:The initial setup was very easy.Other Solutions Considered:There were no other vendors on our list besides HPE.Other Advice:OneView is a really good option and it makes our life easy. In other words, you can shop around but this is a good thing.I'm really happy with the tool. It's a great thing.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It can implement automation and write automation scripts. Sometimes it gets slow. Valuable Features:The most valuable feature is the capability it provides to implement automation and write automation scripts. This is what the world is going after.Improvements to My Organization:We deliver faster now.Room for Improvement:Sometimes it gets slow, so it doesn’t always perform well. I think it's a work in progress.Stability Issues:Every product has it's bugs, but they are getting fixed.Technical Support:Technical support was very useful. For me, when you are choosing a product, good technical support is a must.Previous Solutions:We were using HPE SIM. That's fairly buggy. It's okay for monitoring hardware, but it's a bit of a drama for other things.Initial Setup:The initial setup was straightforward, but partially complex. It was complex in previous versions because not all the online features were available, but currently I think it should be straightforward with version 3.0.Other Advice:I think this is a very good solution if you want to have your compliance up-to-date, directly available, and you want to automate.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We now have standardized server templates and partially automated deployments. Valuable Features:We chose OneView when we decided to do a technology refresh on our data center. At that point we were buying over 40 HPE enclosures and 500 blades and we really wanted some kind of automation technology to help us manage and deploy that infrastructure at speed. We're a kind of company that does things fairly quickly with short notice.We expected that we would need to deploy the new equipment fairly quickly andthere was a lot of pressure to get stuff done as soon as the decision was made to purchase. OneView allowed us to accelerate the base configuration far faster and more accurately than ever before with manual configuration procedures.When we came a year later to extending the infrastructure having OneView allowed us to quickly extend with the same configuration deployed in hours rather than days.Improvements to My Organization:OneView has allowed us to standardize a lot. Prior to that, everything was done on a individual basis. So we now have standard templates for our servers and partially automated deployments. The configuration quality of new infrastructure has been a problem in the past.Also, we benefit from improved monitoring,compliance and updates. That whole tool set has come together into OneView. We're a small team of six managing a large environment and it's probably saved around a person's time every two weeks; a day a week or half-day a week of their time just in trolling through things looking for logs and such.Room for Improvement:At a recent conference, I spoke to the guys in the CDA booth about what's coming and there's quite a few features in there already that I was looking for. I've asked for some better facilities around the management of alerts. The system currently has 75,000 alerts that are either being acknowledged or some are active, and there's not a simple way of selecting a whole filtered list and then closing them off and deleting them. So one of my bits of feedback already to the development guys is around alert management.Also, I've spoken to them about some more role-based access control for the new Oneview global dashboard tool that was recently launched. We could do it in OneView itself, that's capable of doing role-based control to some extent, but it’s quite minimum in the dashboard tool. It only provides basic functions like administrate, modify, and read only. We'd like to see that broadened and then I'd like to see that pushed up into the OneView dashboard, but I believe in recent versions of Oneview this is also being improved with resource scopes .Use of Solution:Since 2014.Deployment Issues:No.Stability Issues:The product is really pretty stable now, pretty good. We've had minor issues, so if I were going to rate it either a 4/5 or 5/5, I'd go for a 4/5. We've had some bugs in terms of things not quite working when we've done upgrades. But we've had good support from HPE.Scalability Issues:Scalability wise, it meets our companies needs. We were very close to the initial limits of the product when it first came out. Those limits have been raised now, but we've not grown into that arena, so we're okay.Technical Support:We have used technical support extensively. We have escalated some issues back to developers and had been supported that way as well when the issues have gone beyond the basic kind of issues. I would rate support itself 4/5. Cool handling and just getting to the level of where you need to be, probably a 3/5. I think that's really because we tend to do a lot of triage ourselves. We've got guys that are not ones to pick up the phone straight away to call technical support. So we need to push them into that and to use technical support more. Technical supports always gets us there, but it takes time.Previous Solutions:I was using all the standard HPE tools that come as standard with the infrastructure itself, such as the built in Onboard Administrator, Virtual Connect Manager and Service pack for Proliant. The scale of the refresh we were doing and the time frame we were trying to do it in led us to OneView. It allowed us to merge all these seperate point management solutions into the one tool for managing and updating the hardware/firmware.Initial Setup:Initial setup was very straightforward. OneView is a very straightforward piece of software to use. I would rate 'ease of use' very highly.Implementation Team:In house.Other Advice:I would advise others to be sure about what you want to get out of the tool and that you understand its limitations. Definitely go through a demonstration yourself. It's very hard to bring a crosswalk, what's its capable of in just documentation and the like.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Using this product, we can create one trunk and push it to all of the blades and the enclosures. They could improve the speed of pushing out a profile. Valuable Features:I think ease of use is the most valuable feature. It saves us a huge amount of time. Normally, when we go and add a VLAN, we have to do it in a per-enclosure and per-blade basis. But when we use OneView, we can create one trunk and we can push it to all of the blades and the enclosures, and that saves us a huge amount of time.Improvements to My Organization:Having one pane of glass is another benefit. We’ve got an entire blade system from one pane of glass. We’re able to see any alerts or any issues from there.It has just saved us a huge amount of time, which lets us look at other things, more productive things.Room for Improvement:There is room for improvement, especially with the speed of things. If we push a profile out, it takes several minutes; if we could improve the speed of pushing out a profile.I think we want to get a 3PAR integrated with OneView and see what we can do with that. That's our next target.Stability Issues:We haven't had any issues with it. We have only had it for a few months now, but we haven't had any issues. It works fine.Scalability Issues:I think the only problem we have is when we move an enclosure we've already got that hasn't got OneView. That takes a bit of planning. We have to empty that enclosure and then add it in. There is a bit of work to do, but anything new goes straight in. It's not a problem.Rather than just import it into OneView – apparently it loses all the settings that we've got – we'll empty that enclosure, pop the blades into another enclosure, and then import that into OneView. Then, we move everything back after we've done that.Technical Support:I don't think we have used technical support for OneView.Previous Solutions:Before OneView, we would just log on to the onboard administrator (OA) and the virtual connects (VCs) directly.Other Solutions Considered:I think we only looked at OneView. We knew what we wanted to do.The most important criteria to me when choosing a vendor and a product are customer references, how have other people have found it. Price is always an important one as well.Other Advice:I'm not sure what the other competitors are out there, to be perfectly honest. It works fine for us. As I’ve mentioned, it saves us a huge amount of time whenever we are setting up new systems. I recommend it.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you can make sure that you understand the workarounds for your challenges, then OneView is very stable. Valuable Features:* Automation* Simplicity of use* Time saving* Structured* Balanced network applicationImprovements to My Organization:For a company like ours, we need to make sure that all of our data and customers are protected. OneView allows us to do that by reducing our stress and time.Room for Improvement:For future releases of OneView, I would say, let me control my cloud. Let me do stuff from the command line myself. I would love to be able to do simple things from my end with a bit of space to adjust my preferences for myself. Perhaps open the command line for Windows and let me work with it.Stability Issues:It is stable if you are able to understand how it works. You can’t pretend to come to this new style of IT and have it work the way you did with old technologies. If you can make sure that you understand the workarounds for your challenges, then OneView is very stable.Scalability Issues:As long as you’re running OneView on your private cloud and you have control of it, it's scalable.Technical Support:I don’t like HP support very much, as they tend to transfer me to random places that don’t help me very much.Previous Solutions:I used to have a consulting company using open source software for healthcare for small businesses. I wanted to ensure that security was paramount in my business. After I did a risk analysis for a company, I recommended that they move to a private cloud, which was a huge project for a small company like theirs.HP was their vendor, and they helped them move towards the solution they needed. OneView came out then, and so I checked out HP’s product line for my needs at the time as well.Initial Setup:It’s very straightforward but, unfortunately, not very user friendly. When you’re dealing with private infrastructure, it will always take time to implement from the get-go.Other Advice:First, that it’s simple. It saves me time and is easy to use. It releases stress for me, and since I’m working with federal law, I really need to make sure that all of my customers and their data are protected properly.Go to the field and see what the clients are going through. Don’t just use case studies; check for the real stuff. What are others struggling with, and why is that important, and will this affect us? Make sure that vendors can solve real-life scenarios because that’s what you’re struggling with as well.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Partners
Date published: 2015-06-18
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