HP Software for Blades
For your customers to maximise the benefits available from a blade deployment it’s essential that you go-to-market with a comprehensive software offer for HP BladeSystem.
The foundation of the HP Insight Software portfolio is HP Systems Insight Manager, providing a single, integrated view of all infrastructure resources and delivering core management services for discovery, monitoring, and control.
HP Insight Control Environment sits on top of that foundation, this full-featured management tool provides comprehensive provisioning, imaging, deployment, and monitoring, HP Insight Dynamics - VSE, an integrated management solution that shares this platform and enables physical and virtual resources to be managed in exactly the same way.
Critical enablers for HP Insight Software are HP Virtual Connect and HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager, which provide the I/O virtualisation technology used to scale across larger blade system environments.
From the many software elements that HP provides to support blade solutions Avnet has identified the following as key elements for you to implement in a successful blade deployment:
- HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
- HP Operations
- HP SiteScope
- HP Service Manager
- HP Network Node Manager (NNN)
HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
HP SIM lets your customer holistically manage monitor and control their hardware and OS environment and is essential to the blade core goals of reducing costs and increasing operational efficiency. This technology provides a simple, secure, unified platform for your customer to manage their server and storage environment, consolidating the management of hardware resources, enabling easier troubleshooting and asset management and providing greater control over both the physical and virtual elements in an IT infrastructure.
By integrating HP SIM with HP Software you can greatly increase the capabilities of your customer’s management solution allowing them to:
- Monitor and control both the applications installed and the services they provide
- Better manage virtualised blade environments
- Integrate the blade environment into one consolidated management solution (i.e. for network, server, storage, applications and associated services)
- Integrate with the customers overall Enterprise Systems Management solution (i.e. IT Service Management, Business Service Management).
Operations and SiteScope platforms include a smart plug-in for HP Systems Insight Manager.
HP Operations provides a service and business-driven approach, enabling your customer to achieve rapid control and availability of IT operations across their heterogeneous enterprise environment.
Used to correlate the impact of IT infrastructure on business-critical services, such as e-mail and e-commerce, HP Operations builds on an extensive policy base to monitor operating system and application attributes and provide automated responses to common events.
HP Operations includes a smart plug-in for HP Systems Insight Manager.
HP SiteScope delivers agent-less monitoring that complements existing agent-based solutions to help your customer maintain the availability and performance of a distributed IT infrastructure.
This proactive, Web-based software provides a centralised view of an entire infrastructure without installing agents or software on production systems. Customers can gain the real-time information needed to verify operations, stay apprised of problems and quickly address bottlenecks. HP SiteScope includes a smart plug-in for HP Systems Insight Manager.
HP Service Manager
HP Service Manager provides a unique solution to successfully manage service levels by indicating the relationships and dependencies between customers, business services, service level agreements (SLAs) and support level objectives.
This software also provides a hierarchical service structure with multi-tiered SLA and trouble-ticketing capabilities, all presented through an intuitive and customisable user interface.
HP Network Node Manager (NNN)
HP NNM integrates hardware resource management for HP servers and storage into the OV NNM console. Part of HP’s BTO Software portfolio, Network Node Manager (NNM) provides robust standards-based management for heterogeneous networks of all sizes that require advanced management of routers and switches, sophisticated root-cause analysis, and distributed management for large or complex networks.
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