OneView 3.0 released
Jun17

OneView 3.0 released

One of the major announcements at HPE Discover in Las Vegas was the newest version of its converged/composable management platform OneView 3.0. So what’s really new? OneView Federation With the new OneView Global Dashboard you can manage up to 10 OneView appliances and delivers a unified management of OneView virtual appliances and Synergy Composer instances. 1000’s of servers in one view… 😉 Online Virtual Connect migration So far,...

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HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!
Sep09

HP OneView for free? Yes indeed!

I often get questions (and some complaints) about the price of HP OneView. Price? It is for free! And then you get those funny faces and even more despair. Well since version 1.20 (which is out since the end of 2014 already) you have the option, when adding a server or enclosure into OneView, to do this in Monitored or Managed mode. Monitored mode does not require a license (HP calls it a Standard license but it is for free, you...

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MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment
Sep09

MagicFlex: FullView on your HP Virtual Connect environment

Last June at HP Discover in Las Vegas I made some time to walk around at the partner booths and see their solutions and integrations with HP hardware and software. One of them caught my attention and remind me of the time when I supported a large European based customer maintaining their HP based server and storage environment. That environment was mainly based on HP Bladesystem enclosures with Virtual Connect modules connected to...

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What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?
Mar17

What about HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains?

I got several (more and more) questions around HP OneView and existing Virtual Connect domains. Is it actually supported or not? Can it be done online? What about VCEM? Stacked enclosures? Well I want to point for this kind of information to a great document that HP published recently: Transitioning a Virtual Connect Configuration to HP OneView The document explains what is currently supported and what is not supported. Also be aware...

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HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView
Feb11

HowTo: adding hardware in HP OneView

After having deployed HP OneView and created a network configuration set, now we will import enclosures and servers into OneView. Blade enclosures will be added by connecting to their Onboard Administrator address, rack-mount servers will be discovered through its ILO. Some important notes! –        With this version of OneView 1.0 only Gen8 BL and DL Proliant servers will be discovered / recognized. –        Also version...

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