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5 reasons why you should download HPE OneView Global Dashboard today

AlisonGolan

 

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Exciting news -- you can now download the HPE OneView Global Dashboard. This new function in HPE OneView 3.0 simplifies IT operations for large enterprises and globally distributed deployments including remote sites. The HPE OneView Global Dashboard proactively monitors the health of your entire infrastructure at scale, alerting you of problems before they result in downtime. Managing up to 6,400 compute nodes today and more in the future, the HPE OneView Global Dashboard helps IT staff troubleshoot alerts and view infrastructure inventory across your HPE OneView managed environment.

This means better infrastructure visibility and more informed, faster decision-making. Single sign-on puts you one click away from powerful, device-level lifecycle management, and removes the need to navigate between HPE OneView appliances.

5 reasons why HPE OneView Global Dashboard improves your decision-making

In July 2016, an excellent blog about the HPE OneView Global Dashboard was written by Blaine Southam, Senior Software Engineer and HPE OneView Global Dashboard Product Owner. The blog details 5 ways better visibility provided by the HPE OneView Global Dashboard provides better decision-making. A summary of that article is below:

By using HPE OneView Global Dashboard IT administrators can simplify compliance, view current inventory, quickly understand resource status, automate global reporting and minimize bandwidth. Let’s take a look at each one of these features in more detail.

1. Simplify compliance                  

Many IT departments struggle to ensure standard compliance and adherence to corporate policy. HPE OneView Global Dashboard allows users to quickly see which servers are compliant with the standard and more importantly, which servers are not compliant. This compliance report is readily available for all managed resources in just a few clicks. Once the servers that are not compliant have been identified, administrators can remediate the compliance issue by selecting the appropriate firmware bundles in just two more clicks.

2. View current inventory

The need to view inventory and generate reports based on that inventory is a common occurrence within an IT organization. Having access to the right types of reports in a timely manner assists IT operations as well as executives in making better business decisions. Maintaining a current view of the existing inventory is a manual process that is often time-consuming and may not yield the most up-to-date information.

The initial release of HPE OneView Global Dashboard presents several reports that allow the user to easily create these types of reports. Generated reports can be viewed online in a graphical presentation, or the report data is available for download--at which point the user can do additional offline analysis of the data.

3. Quickly understand resource status

Understanding the state of resources under management is one of the primary tasks of a data center operator. The admin needs to be able to quickly identify any resources that are having issues, drill-down to those resources and begin to diagnose the genesis of the problem. Viewing an integrated status of resources along with how they are associated to other resources and their connectivity can often be difficult and requires multiple tools.

HPE OneView Global Dashboard collects and aggregates resource details for multiple systems and provides a high level overview of the status of those resources. From the dashboard, admins are able to quickly see if items have critical alerts and drill down to see the associated alert and resource having the issues. Details for the critical alerts are a single click away so that an operator can begin to respond as soon as problems arise. There is no need to copy the id from one place and then search for that id in another. With one click, HPE OneView Global Dashboard brings the full details with full management ability (assuming the user have sufficient rights) of the desired resource.

4. Automate global reporting

HPE OneView Global Dashboard provides the capability for global reporting of all managed servers--including verification of compliance. Admins do not need to write scripts across multiple services to collect information, as HPE OneView Global Dashboard has already collected the data and provides a single point where that information can be viewed or exported for further analysis. When new resources appear under HPE OneView management, those resources will automatically appear in the HPE OneView Global Dashboard. No additional work or configuration necessary; HPE OneView Global Dashboard will immediately start reporting on them.

5. Minimize bandwidth consumption

When discussing centralized status, views, and reporting, one area of concern is the bandwidth consumption on the network links between data centers. With many traditional systems, there is direct correlation between having current data and the network bandwidth required to maintain that data. This is because constant polling of the remote resources is required to maintain current data. Even if there are no changes to the remote resources the centralized management needs to check the remote state to see if anything has changed.

Fortunately, HPE OneView Global Dashboard subscribes to the HPE OneView State Change Message Bus (SCMB) that allows for very efficient notification of changes in the environment. Rather than continuous polling of remote resource states, changes are pushed to the HPE OneView Global Dashboard only when there are changes to the remote environment. This push mechanism eliminates the trade-off of network bandwidth consumption versus real-time updates.

To read the full article, Why better infrastructure visibility means better decision-making, click here.

To download a free trial of HPE OneView, visit: www.hpe.com/info/tryoneview

Alison

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