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New firmware compliance dashboard available in HPE OneView 5.0

HPE OneView 5.0 is now available!HPE OneView 5.0 is now available!

In today’s IT world, IT administrators are managing and consuming more IT services across a hybrid IT environment that combines traditional IT infrastructure along with private, managed, and public clouds. Managing this type of infrastructure is complex and time-consuming due to common tools that lack automation. Many IT administrators often waste countless hours on manual tasks that are prone to errors. On top of that, IT administrators must respond to a constant flow of change requests, which require manual intervention and specialized skills to adjust their on-premises infrastructure. According to IDC, IT administrators need to find better methods to deploy, manage and support their IT infrastructure.

Now available: HPE OneView 5.0

HPE has just released HPE OneView 5.0 with many new features that can improve how IT administrators manage their IT infrastructure and their productivity. Below are some of the key features that are available in this latest release:

Firmware compliance dashboard

HPE OneView 5.0 introduces an innovative concept for managing firmware compliance at scale. When a new firmware baseline, Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP), is loaded, HPE OneView generates a new firmware compliance view on the HPE OneView dashboard. HPE OneView will compare the installed firmware versions of the managed hardware with the new component versions in the added SPP and will generate this compliance report. The firmware compliance dashboard is an interactive experience that enables the users to quickly determine what firmware is out of compliance and manage the firmware updates based on their schedules.  It is currently available for all HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers, HPE BladeSystem and HPE Synergy.

Automated SAN Storage volume provisioning for DL and Apollo Servers

This new feature provides a simple way to automate SAN volume provisioning in HPE OneView via server profiles and templates. Instead of taking hours to manually provision storage for DL and Apollo servers, HPE OneView automation allows IT administrators to complete the task in minutes with just a few clicks.

New HPE OneView features for HPE Synergy

HPE OneView 5.0 allows for improved performance, enhanced security, and new management features that improve the overall HPE Synergy experience. Here are some key examples:

  • Secure boot where system firmware is not compromised during upgrades
  • Remote access via iLO that allows updates
  • Troubleshooting and restore from a remote client
  • IPv6 support, giving HPE Synergy customers at telco companies and service providers the ability to expand network address space they need
  • Streamlined network deployment across HPE OneView resources in a single step using automated VLAN provisioning.

Usability enhancements and new platform support

HPE OneView 5.0 offers an updated user interface, providing a common look and feel across HPE management tools like HPE OneView Global Dashboard.  It also adds support for the HPE Superdome Flex. 

 More automation with HPE OneView

With each release for HPE OneView, HPE is adding more automation, which saves IT administrators time, enabling them to focus more on innovation that can help grow their business. 

For more information about the latest update to HPE OneView, download the HPE OneView 5.0 Frequently Asked Questions. Or, review the HPE OneView for Dummies Guide, The Value of HPE OneView video, and the IDC Business Value of HPE OneView

HPE offers a FREE 60-day trial of HPE OneView 5.0 that will help show the value that HPE OneView can bring to your IT infrastructure. 


Ryan Harris
HPE Software-Defined and Cloud Group
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Global HPE Nimble Storage dHCI Product Marketing Manager. Ryan brings 13+ years of experience in sales and marketing in the IT industry. Ryan is focused on explaining the value for HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and what the true value is to customers.