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Just Right IT Server Management for SMBs with HP iLO Essentials


Last week in my blog post, Relating to SMB Server Management Challenges, I introduced several challenges you’re probably confronted with on a daily basis and how they tie back to IT costs, complexities and the overall IT investment. Today I’d like to take a deeper dive into this topic and discuss how it specifically fits into your environment and how the full value of HP iLO Essentials can assist.


As your company grows or your functional requirements change, your infrastructure needs to also grow to support functions, such email, network access, backup, customer relationship management, and security. In the process, the load on your infrastructure will increase and you will need to ensure the heart of your environment, the server, performs at optimum levels and doesn’t crash resulting loss in revenue and increased IT expenditures. This is where iLO Essentials comes in.


HP iLO Essentials is a server management license that provides additional features to your standard iLO Management chip embedded with every HP ProLiant Server.


HP iLO Management packages 5 solutions into one, that include:

  • Intelligent Provisioning: aids in deploy, update and configure your server on site
  • Agentless Management: provides hardware monitoring and alerting
  • Active Health System: logs everything your server goes through 24/7
  • HP Remote Support: remote monitoring and support that proactively emails you alerts of potential problems 24x7
  • iLO Firmware: allows you to securely remote manage your installed based server

 Additional features that iLO Essentials bring to the table are include:

  • Virtual Media: allows you to deploy, set up new servers and load operating systems (OS) from remote locations
  • Integrated remote console: gives you the ability to interact directly with the server OS or post OS environment

Now, when you are on business travel and have a smart phone handy, the iLO Mobile App lets you do everything you would do from your desktop and can easily see what’s wrong, control power usage, write scripts, and access the iLO web interface.


To recap, iLO Essentials is the base foundation to help you with IT cost, IT complexities and lets you get the full value of your IT investment.


HP iLO Essentials - Offerings for remote server management, uniquely designed for your small and medium business server. (Marketing speak: our tag line).


Have a few more minutes? Check out what iLO Essentials here and better yet take if for a test drive and try it 60 days.

To learn more about how HP can you help you with your environment, check out Just Right IT (JRIT) solutions. JRIT helps you assemble the right combination of HP products and proven application options to ensure you achieve your desired business outcomes.

Till the next time, when we’ll discuss what the industry has to say about iLO…



PS: By the way if you haven’t already, be sure to registerforHP Discover Las Vegas 2014 today and take advantage of great hands-on experience with convergence solutions delivered by HP. Want to see what else is available to you? Preview the HP Discover Session Catalogtoday.

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