November 6th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
HPE Release OneView 4.0
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced an update to its OneView software, version 4.0. The latest version aims to streamline data center management and operations while simplifying hybrid IT. HPE also announced several new cloud management partners who have integrated their software with the unified RESTful API offered in HPE OneView.
Correct management of the data center can make or break businesses in the digital age. Data center managers need tools that simplify their work while still optimizing resources for maximum value. As its name implies, HPE OneView is able to bring several systems into a single environment. As HPE states, it converts servers, storage and networking tools into a software-defined infrastructure automation engine. For this automation, OveView leverages its unified API to provide full programmability and deep integrations with third-party tools. The newest version combines traditional IT and private, managed and public clouds into a easier to deploy and manage Hybrid IT.
Benefits and new security measures include:
- Deliver applications and services faster – new API integrations with cloud management platforms Morpheus Data, CANCOM and InContinuum enable hybrid cloud management using HPE OneView to automate physical infrastructure monitoring and management.
- Deploy infrastructure at cloud-like speed – with software-defined intelligence built into HPE OneView, IT operations can now automatically discover new ProLiant rack, tower and Apollo servers in just a few clicks, dramatically speeding up the time to complete server setup.
- Simplify lifecycle operations with non-disruptive firmware updates – With the new version of HPE OneView, HPE Synergy customers can update interconnect firmware with no measureable disruption (milliseconds) to application performance. Firmware and software driver updating with HPE Synergy is fast, secure, and consistently error free.
- Scope based access control – extends today’s role based access control by restricting a role, such as server, storage, or network administrator, to operate only on a subset of resources managed by the HPE OneView appliance.
- Two-factor authentication – provides customers the ability to authenticate user access with a physical or virtual smartcard and a user PIN or password. The feature is integrated with OneView’s LDAP directory support for added protection.
- Simple Network Management Protocol version 3 (SNMPv3) – HPE is adding support for SNMPv3 protocol to enhance the security for monitoring server hardware and interconnects.
HPE announced several new cloud management partners who have integrated their software with the unified RESTful API offered in HPE OneView. These include Morpheus Data, CANCOM, and InContinuum. On this same note, the company introduced a HPE OneView Redfish Toolkit. This toolkit helps users to take automations that are used with the Redfish specification and apply them to HPE OneView managed infrastructure without needing to do extensive re-scripting. The toolkit will also enable users to combine the power of HPE OneView templates to compose compute, storage and fabric with the flexibility of industry standards.
HPE OneView 4.0 is expected to be available in December 2017.