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Free vs Paid functionality

jharper-bsol
Occasional Visitor

Free vs Paid functionality

Hi,

 

I'm looking for clarification of what functionality is provided free vs what requires an Insight Control/OneView license.

 

According to an old post on here (2009 - http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ITRC-Microsoft-System-Center/Licensing-Costs/td-p/4452246) it is advised that "HP delivers the ProLiant Server Management Pack, BladeSystem Management Pack, and the HP Server Updates Catalog for Configuration Manager 2007 for free. Support is through email".

 

And

 

"We will continue to provide the ProLiant Server Management Pack, BladeSystem Management Pack, and the HP Server Updates Catalog for Configuration Manager 2007 for free. Support is only through email and a 24x7 service is not provided".

 

From the HP ProLiant Server Management Pack (v 1.x & 2.2) for Microsoft System Center User Guide:
If you purchased HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center as part of an HP Insight Control license, you are entitled to 24 x 7 HP Software Technical Support and Update Service. See the information below on how to register and use this service.
If you did not purchase licenses for HP Insight Control, then you may receive technical assistance via e-mail at SMSIntegrationPack.Support@hp.com or from the HP Service Support Center forum at http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ITRC-Microsoft-System-Center/bd-p/itrc-1235

 

But

 

From the HP SCOM Integration Kit (v 3.1) User Guide:
License: This kit, included with HP OneView for Microsoft System Center, is licensed as part of HP OneView
Advanced or HP Insight Control.

 

So I'm looking for clarity on whether the kit needs a license, but the 3 above mentioned management packs are still free to use but without support? Since the blade management pack now requires a DMS, is this also included for use without 24hr support?

 

Thanks,

James

 

1 REPLY
BK_HPE
LSW

Re: Free vs Paid functionality

Hello @jharper-bsol

 

HP OneView Standard management software can be used without charge, the HP OneView Advanced management software licenses provide a 60-day free trial use but does cost after the free trial. 

 

The HP OneView Standard version features are:

 

  • Map View
  • Smart Search, Activity View, Dashboard
  • Monitoring/Inventory/ Reporting
  • RESTful API access
  • Technical support and software updates

 

The HP OneView Advanced Version features have all the standard features plus:

 

  • Partner integrations including Microsoft Systems Center and VMware vCenter
  • Software-defined Infrastructure (profiles, templates, groups, sets)
  • Virtual Connect advances management firmware management, power management (3D visualization), remote management

 

You can try the trial or buy the full version from the HP Converged Infrastructure Management Software web site.  I also recommend viewing the Frequently asked questions HP OneView 2.0. 

 

I am also able to connect you to an HP Software specialist for more options and software that may fit your business needs.

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