VMworld2014|14.10.|[VAPP2635-SPO] Best practices for managing your VMware environment with HP integrations

I thought the session would be focused on HP tools and practices to integrate HP servers and storage into vSphere environments for managing, monitoring and installation. But this session was mainly focused on OneView integration into vCenter.

HP OneView for VMware vCenter

  • Plug-in to Web Client is available for OneView integration
  • Networking
    • graphical display of network cabling – which is very nice!
    • you can see graphs of throughput and performance, if plug-ins are installed
    • includes checks to look for VLANs configured on host-level also configured at hardware
    • it also recommends actions that you can apply easily. e.g.: networks are not configured on host-level, the plug-in can run the necessary commands on the hosts (doing maintenance mode of course)
  • Storage
    • graphical display of storage connections – which is also very nice!
      here you can see e.g. replicated 3PAR volumes easily
    • you can create, expand, delete datastores directly from this plug-in
    • includes FW update. Works with OneView.
  • Licensing (more information about licensing and download you can finde here)
    • the module for storage management can be used for free. The license is enabled by downloading the software.
    • the server module is licensed with OneView and HP Insight Control
    • HP 3PAR StoreServ Recovery Manager for VMware functionality is licensed separately

HP OneView for other vSphere components

  • Integration in vCOPs
    • Dashboard, including HP server, storage, networking, …
  • Integration in Log Insight
    • provides search strings to allocate HP specific errors
    • provides script to provide data from HP sources (iLO, OA, …)
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VMworld2014|14.10.|[VAPP2635-SPO] Best practices for managing your VMware environment with HP integrations

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