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HPE Announces New Features for HPE OneView 5.4, enhancing user experience and saving time

An insider’s guide to the next wave of HPE OneView 5.4 innovation


Today HPE announced HPE OneView 5.4, adding new capabilities to the popular IT infrastructure management software. These new features provide even more ease of use and time saving capabilities for IT administrators in three user experience areas: appliance update, firmware update, and supportability.

Enhanced update reliability and decreased downtime of HPE Synergy composer  

The first update involves the HPE Synergy Composer, an appliance that provides native infrastructure management. When updating from HPE OneView 5.3 and newer, the standby HPE Synergy Composer appliance will update first, while the active appliance remains available to monitor and manage the environment. This capability decreases the management downtime by more than 75%*.  In addition, it provides enhanced reliability because any potential issues that may cause the standby appliance not to complete the update will result in the standby appliance reverting to the previous HPE OneView version.  

Enhanced firmware update for HPE Synergy Virtual Connect 

HPE Synergy Virtual Connect with manual orchestration mode ensures availability of Virtual Connect modules with more granular activation control. This feature now enables admins to update and verify one path before choosing to update the second path -- with support for rollback, if needed.  IT admins can control the update process, allowing application health to be verified at each step of the process to maximize application uptime.

Simplified server maintenance

IT admins can now suppress email alert notifications for a group of multiple servers during the data center server maintenance window.  This capability saves time because it reduces the need to individually adjust this setting on multiple server hardware resources. 

HPE: Always listening, always updating

With over 1.5 million licenses sold, HPE OneView has been helping thousands of organizations better manager their IT infrastructure. HPE is always listening to customers and working to add new capabilities that help IT admins transform on-premises infrastructure by automating complex tasks with software.

HPE OneView Global Dashboard 2.1 has also been released and includes the following enhancements:

  • Hostname and serial number have been added to remote support service events report and warranties and contract report
  • Additional inventory data for HPE ProLiant Gen8/Gen9 servers (available in OV 5.2)
  • The operating system (OS) running on the server is displayed in the UI/ API
  • Add servers in maintenance mode (mode in which email notifications are suppressed) in reports, resource pages, and new status display
  • Support for HPE Nimble 5.1 Storage Systems

Download the HPE OneView 5.4 update or the HPE OneView Global Dashboard update here. You can also visit to learn more about HPE OneView. If you are a current HPE OneView user, get exclusive access to technology experts, product updates, and build connections with like-minded peers! Join the HPE Insiders Community for HPE OneView customers by requesting a nomination to receive an invitation to join.

You can also download the free e-book: HPE OneView for Dummies to see how to deploy faster and simplify lifecycle operations in your own environment with a 60-day instant free trial.

*Based on internal testing with HPE Synergy Composer 2.

 Lauren Engebretson

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Lauren Engebretson is the product marketing manager for HPE Ezmeral at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Lauren has extensive experience in product management and product marketing across HPE hardware, software, and Infrastructure as a Service solutions. She spearheaded the launch of HPE Composable Infrastructure and HPE Synergy, driving increased awareness, education, and engagement through her technical knowledge and customer-first focus.