This week HP released a new version of the Insight software which includes HP SIM, HP Insight Control and the HP Matrix Operating Environment.

What’s New in Insight Management 7.1 – June 2012

  • ProLiant next-generation (Gen8) servers supported:  BL420c, BL465c, DL380e, DL360e, ML350e
  • Database support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Unattended backup support
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 7.1:
    • Federated CMS advanced search
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Support for nested groups
    • Suspend all monitoring/discovery of VMs on VM host by host
  • HP Insight Control 7.1:
    • Support for the latest OS releases and Hypervisor updates
      • RHEL 5.8, RHEL 6.2
      • SLES11 SP2
      • Xen on RHEL 5.8, SLES11 SP2
      • KVM on SLES11 SP2
      • ESXi 5.0 U1
    • Browser support:  Internet Explorer 9 (full support), Firefox 9, Firefox 10
  • HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center 7.1:
    • Support for the following new ProLiant servers:  BL420c, BL465c, DL380e, DL385p, ML350e, DL160
    • Support for installation of HP SCVMM 2012 Integration Kit on clustered SCVMM 2012 management servers
  • HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager 7.1:
    • VC FW 3.5x and 3.60 support
    • VCEM integration to unattended backup
    • VCEM Extended CLI
    • Display allocated bandwidth and port mapping in the profile
    • Show VCM Connection Status in VCEM profile
    • Display VCM profile Status in VCEM UI
    • VCEM usability enhancement: Provide more flexible profile listing
    • VCEM integration with Field Tools
    • Remove compatibility support on VC FW less than 3.15
    • Recovery of VC profiles when enclosure is disabled
    • VCM 3.50 and VCSU 1.7.0 support for firmware maintenance mode for upgrade
    • Allow server profile jobs run in parallel for same VCD Group
  • HP Matrix Operating Environment 7.1:
    • Cloud bursting: Adding HP Cloud Services (first OpenStack-based bursting target) and Amazon EC2
    • Build a cloud in a day: HP CloudSystem Matrix software as an easy path from a virtualized to a cloud environment
    • Address service sprawl:
      • Change VM Memory Size or number of CPUs at creation and run-time
      • Customize network attributes at creation time
    • Manage cloud costs: Improved built-in chargeback and analytics capabilities with Matrix
    • Manage service recovery: Protection of provisioned services, not just servers (IO/RM integration)
    • Increased flexibility: Support VM Templates With Data Disks; Add Arbitrary Data Disks to a Service; Attach physical disk (LUN) to a VM
    • Manage up to 12,000 virtual machines in federated mode (Up from 10,000 previously)


Insight Management v7.1 – released June 2012
Insight Management DVD #1 (double-layer):

  • HP Insight Management Integrated Installer 7.1 updated
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 7.1 updated
  • HP Insight Remote Support 5.70 (link to download)
  • HP Systems Management Homepage (SMH) 7.1 updated
  • HP Version Control Repository Manager (VCRM) 7.1 updated
  • HP Insight Control 7.1 updated
    • HP Insight Control power management 7.1 updated
    • HP Insight Control server deployment 7.1 updated
    • HP Insight Control server migration 7.1 updated
    • HP Insight Control performance management 7.1 updated
    • HP Insight Control virtual machine management 7.1 updated
  • HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) 7.1 updated
  • HP Managed System Setup Wizard 7.1 updated
  • HP Insight Management Advisor 7.1 updated

Insight Management DVD #2 (single-layer):

  • HP Matrix Operating Environment 7.1 updated
  • HP Storage Provisioning Manager 2.1  updated

NOTE: The integrated installer and all product documentation are located on DVD #1. You will need both DVDs when installing or upgrading products located on DVD #2.

Insight Control for Microsoft System Center and Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server are managed by Insight Control licenses, but available through separate downloads with separate installers:

  • HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center 7.1 DVD  (Jun 2012)
  • HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server 7.0  (Apr 2012)
  • HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server – server deployment connector 7.0 (May 2012)