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DeploymentGuy
Occasional Visitor

Licensing Costs

HP Insight Control suite for System Center

Is this free or do you need to buy it or are some portions free and some portions for purchase.
The page here http://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPICE-SC

says rec for free at the top, followed by a lot of licensing nonsense.

the toolkit from Dell is 100% free by the way.
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Stuart Cain
Frequent Advisor

Re: Licensing Costs


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.

The OSD capability from HP is bundled into the Insight Control suite for System Center that delivers additional integrations with the System Center products (Config Mgr, Ops Mgr, and SCVMM). The product suite also gives you 24x7 support from HP.

The product is a licensed product with a 60 day trial license when you download the software from Software Depot.


Further product (Insight Control Suite for Systems Center) information is at

www.hp.com/go/icesystemcenter
DeploymentGuy
Occasional Visitor

Re: Licensing Costs

It is amazing to me that HP is going to charge me 549 dollars for a product that was written by MS, given away for free here at codeplex http://scif.codeplex.com/ and given away by Dell and IBM.

This will be roughly 550,000 dollars for us. We can switch to Dell for much less money.

HP is making a serious mistake withh this.
Stuart Cain
Frequent Advisor

Re: Licensing Costs

The Insight Control suite for System Center provides a fuller and more robust offering than just the standalone modules.

The core ICE-SC DVD includes:
â ¢ HP ProLiant Server OS Deployment for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
â ¢ HP ProLiant PRO Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
â ¢ HP Server Updates Catalog for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007
â ¢ HP ProLiant Server and BladeSystem Management Packs for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007
â ¢ HP ProLiant Hardware Inventory Tool for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

Purchase of Insight Control suite for Microsoft System Center includes licensing for the following components of the Insight Control Environment Suite (ICE), which can be accessed from the ICE DVD:
â ¢ HP Integrated Lights Out, Advanced
â ¢ HP Insight Power Manager
â ¢ HP Performance Management Pack
â ¢ HP Virtual Machine Manager
One of the key components that ICE-SC provides is one year of 24x7 HP Software Technical Support and Update Service, which ensures rapid access to HP support staff and also provides proactive delivery of software updates. Weâ ve found that this is extremely valuable to our customers, as their mission critical deployments canâ t wait for response from a web forum or email.

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.

As customers integrate ProLiant systems into more complex IT infrastructures, they are asking for a more integrated, reliable, and supported solution than simply a bunch of standalone modules.


Stuart Cain
DeploymentGuy
Occasional Visitor

Re: Licensing Costs

So is the OSD portion free or not?

Too much marketing hype and not a clear enough answer on what you are charging for and what you are not charging for.
Stuart Cain
Frequent Advisor

Re: Licensing Costs

The OSD Toolkit is only available in the Insight Control Suite for System Center and is not available as a separate free download. License information is provided in the previous reply.

Stuart Cain