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Metal to App: Unifying HPE OneView and the HPE Operations Bridge

Ian_Bromehead ‎05-20-2016 12:09 PM - edited ‎05-23-2016 02:40 PM

The following is a guest post by Madan Gopal Devadoss, R&D OpsBridge

You can now get a super unified view into your IT Infrastructure with HPE Operations Connector for OneView. Our connector seamlessly integrates the topology and events from HPE OneView to HPE OMi allowing you to visualize the information you need from OneView on a single pane of glass alongside information from other monitoring sources you have integrated with OMi Operations Bridge.

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Let me present to you HPE Operations Connector for OneView.

It's a fascinating tool that bridges HPE OneView with HPE OMi, the core product of our HP EOperations bridge solution.
It enables you to obtain the most unified and comprehensive view in to your IT infrastructure., and what impact that may be having on business services and users.

What you get from the integration is actually a super unified view in to your IT infrastructure where typically you have an integrated view of monitoring information from HPE OneView, other HPE Software monitoring solutions and even non-HPE monitoring solutions, all centralised with HPE Operations Bridge as a single pane of glass.

This adds value through the merge of different monitoring tools. Gone are typical swivel chair management, as consolidated monitoring becomes super simple and gives you a unique, dynamically updated complete visualization of the big picture.

Microscope.jpgOperations through a business lens

You can include information that is integrated via this connector in our real-time Business Value Dashboards, either aggregated through OMi or directly if preferred.

When OneView is integrated to OMi using this connector you can do all of the activities mentioned below from the OMi UI itself.

  • Visualize the topology of infrastructure monitored by HPE OneView.
  • Get actionable insight from the single pane of glass which business services and users are impacted by which infrastructure in which rack in which datacentre. Metal to apps !!!
  • View and take action alerts generated by HPE OneView.
  • Monitor your complete IT infrastructure (topology from OneView & other monitoring sources) as if from a single pane of glass.

It is typical to have more than one monitoring solution in an Enterprise to handle multiple specialized and focused monitoring needs.  We recognise that many have different tools, best of breed tools, to focus on each vital element.

Monitoring information from your other sources (typically topology, events and metrics) can be easily integrated to HPE OMi, 
The true benefit of using HPE OMi as your central monitoring solution, comes with this capacity to integrate them all. Then you can apply root cause analysis using multi-mode correlation and Big Data Analytics, on the data obtained. The result is faster triage, greatly improved operations efficiency and focus on business priorities

Other sources of monitoring information can be HPE Software monitoring tools,  HPE software for monitoring is based on collectors including agents, which can be enriched using .Management Packs.

Our Operations connectors integrate IT information from third party domain managers like SCOM, OEM, Nagios, Zenoss, SAP Solman, IBM Tivoli, CA Spectrum, CA APM, Zabbix, Dynatrace etc.  

You can easily integrate all the monitoring information of your enterprise to OMi and you don’t have to understand or navigate across multiple user interfaces. You just need the OMi UI and nothing else, and we cover over 110+ different technologies and domain managers with this approach.

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Clubicdot com.jpgHPE OneView brings in dramatic simplification to the way you manage your physical and software defined infrastructure in a unified manner.
It also allows you to automate a number of manual, time consuming tasks like software updates, configuration changes etc.  If you have HPE OneView in your environment it is most probably going to play a vital role in your infrastructure management.

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This makes the infrastructure and the associated status information contained in HPE OneView a key element of monitoring, providing vital information that you must incorporate into the single pane of glass. Iinformation needs to be visualized and acted up on with regularity and cadence.

Now you understand the need for the HPE Operations Connector for OneView.

The purpose of this connector is to integrate infrastructure status information from HPE OneView to HPE OMi. That infrastructure information is integrated into the HPE OMi Run Time Service Model Topology (RTSM) which is a operations CMDB. Infrastructure status and perfromance information is integrated.
With this integration we have vital information from OneView reflected in the HPE Operations Bridge. This greatly simplifies analysis of how infrastructure monitored by OneView has impact on important service delivery, and no important status or inventory information from OneView is missed. 

The connector uses a rich set of well documented REST interfaces that allows you to collect topology and event information.
HPE Operations Connector for OneView collects the following topology elements type information from OneView:

  • Datacenter
  • Rack
  • Enclosure
  • Node
  • Management Processor
  • ILO IP address

The Operations Connector event rules handle the event attributes so that events generated in OneView for the above mentioned topology element types, when forwarded to OMi through the connector, correctly reconcile to the appropriate topology elements in OMi RTSM.

The picture below can give you a better sense of how the integration works.

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The important points that I would like to emphasize in the above figure are:

  • HPE OneView REST interfaces are the authoritative suppliers of integration information.
  • Topology and Event information collection follow two different optimized data flows.
  • The integration supports backsync functionality that allows to keep the events and in sync between OneView and OMi. When the backsync functionality is active and an event is closed in OMi, the corresponding event also closes in OneView. This ensures that the event in both products are completely synchronized.

The other elements in the figure depict the internal components used the data flow, which may be important to know depending on the operator, but not mandatory to understand completely to use the connector.

I want to mention here that the OneView connector supports both version 1.x and version 2.x of HPE OneView. It also supports BSM 9.2x and OMi 10.x versions.

I hope this blog was helpful to you in getting an understanding of the connector capabilities and how you can benefit by integrating HPE OneView with OMi. I would recommend you to try out this integration and benefit from having a super unified view of your monitored IT infrastructure. You can write to us if you have further questions.
We are happy to help.

You can also keep up to date on our growing integrations by consulting our webpage.


Read more:

HPE Operations Bridge
HPE Live Network: Operations Bridge Evolution
HPE Live Network: Operations Manager i
HPE Live Network: OMi Management Pack development kit

You can also see demonstrations and find out more details of this and other features of our HPE Operations Bridge solution in our sessions and at our booths during HPE Discover Las Vegas. Click on the image below or here to register.

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