HP Expands OneView Management Framework, Partners With Arista Networks

HP announced enhancements to its HP OneView management platform, as well as a new partnership with Arista Networks.

HP OneView unifies processes, user interfaces and the application programming interfaces (APIs) across HP server, storage, and Virtual Connect networking devices. With HP OneView 2.0 customers can now automate server change management, the company said. New server profile templates enable users to define firmware and driver baselines as well as server, LAN and SAN settings in one place and provision or update those settings multiple times. Additionally, new profile mobility makes it possible to migrate and recover of workloads across server platform types, configurations, and generations. 

HP OneView 2.0 also delivers new automation, proactive monitoring and guidance for SANs so administrators can identify and resolve potential SAN issues before they impact the business. Automation for flash-optimized 3PAR StoreServ Storage now includes FCoE support in addition to Fiber Channel for those organizations that are looking to reduce cost through fabric consolidation. HP OneView now identifies and alerts administrators to zoning errors, broken paths and orphaned volumes across the entire SAN and provides configuration reports with guidance to help make the SANs more efficient.

HP OneView users will now also be able to combine HP OneView’s knowledge of physical infrastructure with virtual machine management from HP Virtualization Performance Viewer. This combination enables customers to plan for new capacity requirements, understand the impact of maintenance operations, and mitigate configuration risk by detecting how virtualization clusters are striped across HP BladeSystem enclosures.

“By expanding the reach of our HP OneView platform, we are giving our customers the choice they need to increase the agility and flexibility of their infrastructure in order to compete and grow in an increasingly fast paced business environment,” said Ric Lewis, senior vice president and general manager of HP Converged Data Center Infrastructure.

HP also announced a new partnership with Arista Networks to enhance data center network efficiency. The HP Converged Architecture with Arista enables verified solutions that combine Arista programmable network platforms for efficient networking. These solutions are engineered to support private, public and hybrid cloud applications, as well as all-flash solutions with HP 3PAR StoreServ.

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