HPE OneView with iLO Advanced Tracking License - license + 3 Years 24x7 Sup

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  • License + 3 Years 24x7 Support
  • 1 server
  • hosted
  • Physical to ProLiant
  • 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.

HPE OneView with iLO Advanced Tracking License - license + 3 Years 24x7 Sup is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass. The price point is pretty spot on. Valuable Features:The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass. Also, it is easy to use.Improvements to My Organization:It makes us more agile. It makes integration and things of that nature much easier.Room for Improvement:Off the top of my head, I don't have any comment.Stability Issues:Stability is excellent.Scalability Issues:One of the great parts about it is the scalability.Technical Support:I have not used technical support.Previous Solutions:It's a particular tool to help us in managing our environment. So, it was something that we needed to have. Just something you know when you manage your environment that you have to have a tool like that. It's very good.Initial Setup:I was not involved in the initial setup.Cost and Licensing Advice:To be honest, the price point is pretty spot on.Other Advice:I would definitely advise them to work with HPE. Their products speak for themselves. They do what they say they're going to do. And HPE, changing the way they have over the last couple years, it's been amazing. I've enjoyed it immensely.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Provides automation, visibillity and flexibility across all the different infrastructure platforms. Valuable Features:The automation that we get within OneView and the visibility across all of our different products are the most valuable features.As they continue to add into the product, it makes the provisioning process that much easier and more seamless.So for us, as we continue to scale on multiple locations, we wanted to have a one view into all of that infrastructure, i.e., not having to go into all the individual products for all the different types of storage, compute, etc. It's that flexibility across all the different infrastructure platforms that we wanted this solution.Room for Improvement:If I remember correctly, our CTO was saying that he wants to see a little bit more of integration into the HPE StoreVirtual VSA product. I know that it's either supposed to be or was recently added, but it's coming soon or is already there. I'm just not one hundred percent sure where it's as of now and that is one piece.We now have a new HPE 3PAR added as well. I'm pretty sure that we can do what we need to do with that, but there might have been something my CTO was saying that he wanted to see integrated. I don't know what that is from the top of my head but, I'm pretty sure it's on the roadmap to actually get that implemented soon anyway.Use of Solution:We've been using HPE OneView for a couple of years and for a couple of our nodes. Then, we were waiting for the most recent release to come out so that we could backfill all of our blade nodes, i.e., just to help with the overall operations. So, we have been using this solution for really about a couple of years, but predominantly, within the last six months.Stability Issues:It's definitely very stable. Also, being able to import in all of our existing blade nodes, VMs and the storage was a seamless process. We had no problems with that, i.e., from what I understand and I haven't heard anything that has trickled up to my desk, anyway.Scalability Issues:I foresee it meeting my future needs. We've got around twenty blade chassis and there are from, anywhere about, 12 to 16 hosts in each one of those. We still have a few more sets of infrastructure and some of our other geographies that we haven't licensed yet, but we'll definitely look to add that on here soon.Technical Support:Technical support is fantastic. The support that we get, and actually, we just recently got a bunch of credits with this new program that has come out, they always meet our needs. The local guys are very good. I haven't seen any concerns probably in the last decade. We've been a long-standing HPE partner and the support has been very well.Initial Setup:The setup is very straightforward. You can even do it just by following the step-by-step instructions, i.e., if you're more adventurous and want to get into that. We, actually, had an engagement and had someone to help us on a webinar, i.e., a little bit of taking over control and helping us get it taken care of. However, it was a very straightforward process. There was definitely nothing that was out of the norm.Other Solutions Considered:Choosing a vendor really starts with R&D, i.e., an organization that puts a lot of their money back in investing into new products and trying to make sure that the research is funded and moving forward is pretty important to us. Of course, that speaks to their brand. Outside of that, certainly support and then, really at the end, after all of those features cost is going to be the next factor that we look at. As long as they're competitive in the market and I am not looking for the least cost option, but definitely, having that runway to know that the roadmap is going to continue where we want to go and it's not just going to get dropped off/acquired. These are the factors that sum up as to how we look at a vendor when we're going to buy something.Other Advice:There's always room for an improvement, but, definitely, it meets all of our needs. We're very happy with our OneView purchase and how it provides all that visibility into our entire infrastructure.Disclaimer: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Provides a single pane of glass for management. I would like them to get rid of their legacy devices. Valuable Features:OneView is a single pane of glass. It's getting everything managed and structured for us. We still use HPE SAN and IRS and all of those things. But now, OneView is kind of bringing that all together. We get templates, so it's speed to delivery for us. It's a big difference with the template features.Improvements to My Organization:The improvement has been speed. It takes away some of the time we spend working on redundant tasks that you have to do all across the environment that you can do in OneView and then you can push it out across the whole OneView environment. It allows our engineers to work on things of higher value than just setting up the environment.Room for Improvement:One of the big things is getting rid of a lot of the legacy devices. As we move to OneView, we want to get away from IRS and SIM and have one thing that will manage all of our accounts.Stability Issues:We've had a few issues. We just upgraded to the 3.9.0 version. We think that now that we are on that version, hopefully a lot of those things are going to go away for us.Scalability Issues:Scalability has been good. We're looking to basically put our whole data center on it.Technical Support:Technical support has been good. We've had some issues that have been escalated beyond support as well. All our issues have been handled. We've had some profile issues and some weird bugs. We had some features that we wish were there, that weren't really there. We've kind of set up a feature list of things like that. We have some standard, quarterly calls set up to go over these things, and they get addressed.Previous Solutions:We needed to invest in a new solution, so it came out and it was the next step for us. It was far better than what we had. It would improve a lot of the issues that were lacking in the older model of Virtual Connect Manager.Other Solutions Considered:We used Virtual Connect Manager before OneView. We evaluated Cisco UCS before that. There were some things we liked about that. We've been an HPE shop for eight or more years. It was a very easy transition to move over to that, rather than having to rip and replace all our hardware and all of those things.When selecting a vendor, a lot of it is finding out if they are going to solve a problem for us. That's our biggest thing. So typically, if we're looking for a vendor, we're looking for a solution that's going to solve a specific problem for us. Then you need to find out about the reputation of the company. Is it a start-up? Is it someone that's been around for a while? Do we have an existing relationship with them?We usually look to work with our existing vendors or partners before we go outside of that, unless they can't meet our needs.OneView looked to solve that. We looked at Cisco UCS and we looked at HPE's OneView. We didn't really look at anything else outside of that.We chose HPE, and the biggest reason was that it was a very easy transition. We did the evaluation over a year ago. The engineering team determined that UCS was the superior solution for us. But there were a lot of things that it offered that we did not need, nor were we ever planning to need. Do we have to rip and replace an entire infrastructure, retrain staff, new support models, and everything across the board?When OneView came out, we determined that the gap was no longer an extreme gap, but rather, a small gap. Virtual Connect Manager didn't meet everything that we wanted when we compared it to UCS, but OneView was in the 90% range. So the gap was 10% and that 10% was stuff we weren't really planning to do anyway. It wasn't going to require retraining. It was just changing the way that we ran the solutions.Other Advice:The big thing is you need to understand is that with all the bells and whistles, find out what you really need to do. For us, that means more knobs, more things you can turn, more things you can adjust, more areas where you either need to understand, or there are more areas that people on your staff can tweak and change. You may never want them changed. That can manipulate your environment. If you can lock things down more because you don't need that, then look at another solution. But if you need to have all of that flexibility, then maybe look this way.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The single-pane-of-glass and a full view of the environment are the most valuable features. Valuable Features:The single-pane-of-glass and a full view of the environment are the most valuable features.Improvements to My Organization:The single-pane-of-glass, easy to manage, to be able to see the issues/capacities, basic metrics are important features.Room for Improvement:I know they're building more product availability within the HPE OneView, so a wider range of products are to be viewable, i.e., you will be able to see within OneView.Stability Issues:I haven't seen many issues with it running in the environments. We run it personal here and run it within our environment as well, but I don't deal with it day in and day out.Previous Solutions:We're partners, so we get to see the products, test them, and eventually, promote them. That's really how we work.I am a vendor, so I get selected; but obviously, knowledge of a product, certifications, partnerships and their levels, etc. are important criteria while selecting a vendor.Other Advice:I would recommend it. Put a demonstration in, let it show you exactly how it is supposed to work, how it benefits your company; this should convince you that this is what you need.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are partners.
Date published: 2017-06-21
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
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