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THE essential Management tool for ProLiant Servers: HP Insight Control

Xani

HP Insight Control is an essential server management tool that helps users fully utilize the management capabilities built into every HP ProLiant and BladeSystem server. Insight Control delivers a set of powerful capabilities that allow users to proactively monitor ProLiant health and performance. The result is superior management of physical and virtual servers anywhere at any time. Today, I want to take a moment to tell you more about HP Insight Control and a few ways this server management tool can benefit your customers.

 

HP Insight Control integrates specific management functionality into HP Systems Insight Manager to manage server health, deploy and migrate servers quickly, optimize power consumption and performance, and control servers from anywhere. In addition, HP Insight Control extends the ProLiant server management experience to customers who have standardized on existing management products such as Microsoft System Center.

 

Now, let’s take a closer look at the core capabilities inside HP Insight Control server management.

 

 

 

 

 

HP Insight control offers many user benefits through deployment and migration. This server management tool brings consistency and reliability to the ProLiant deployment and migration process, and can increase deployment speeds 12X (compared to manual deployment techniques). Released this past February, Insight Control server provisioning delivers a complete ground-up redesign (be on the lookout for a new Coffee Coaching blog with more information).

 

Proactive health monitoring and alerting is a critical requirement of any server management tool. HP Insight Control, along with HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM), is the de-facto industry standard for server health monitoring and alerting. These HP tools deeply monitor the entire HP server infrastructure with one simple, integrated interface and receive proactive notification of impending/actual failures and performance bottlenecks. When using HP Insight Control and HP SIM, customers’ downtimes have been reduced by as much as 83%.

 

According to most industry reports, the number one operating expense in customers’ IT budgets is for electrical energy.

 

HP recognizes this and takes power management seriously. Knowing that one cannot fix the problem if one cannot measure it, HP Insight Control measures actual power consumption used by HP servers and can help reduce customers’ operating expenses as well as their capital expenditures. HP Insight Control also helps maximize data center energy capacity, thus accurately measuring and reporting energy consumption, reducing energy usage, and reclaiming unused power and cooling resources. As a result, customers report increased server capacity by 3X.

 

Arguably, the cornerstone of HP Insight Control and ProLiant server management is the power of HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced—which allows customers to take complete and total remote control of their HP servers anywhere at any time, often reducing travel costs and improving server recovery time. Don’t forget, these HP Insight Control core server management capabilities can be integrated directly into a Microsoft Systems Center environment (be on the lookout for a new Coffee Coaching blog with more information).

 

Not only does HP Insight Control help with server administrative time savings, but the cost of ownership and return on investment (ROI) impact of running HP ProLiant and Insight Control together is significant. A recent International Data Corporation study (IDC), found that customers can save tens of thousands of dollars from operating expenses—with 400% ROI and fast payback periods after the choose to deploy HP Insight Control.

 

Built on proven HP innovation, and with over 8 million licenses sold, HP Insight Control is the most popular server management tool in the industry. The unbeatable combination of HP ProLiant and Insight Control, along with Microsoft System Center, help make HP ProLiant the best-managed server in the industry.

 

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*Bonus: Download a free copy of "HP Insight Control for Dummies"

 

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