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The Top 5 Questions: HP Insight Remote Support and HP Insight Online


In case you are wondering, HP Insight Online is a cloud based portal providing the information you need to remotely monitor and support the devices in your IT environment from anywhere, anytime and is a key part of HP’s support automation offerings.


Q1: Do I need Insight Remote Support to use Insight Online?


A: Yes and no.   To experience the full breadth of HP Insight Online capabilities, you want to use it with HP Insight Remote Support 7.x and forward.  Powered by HP Insight Remote Support, Insight Online provides an online dashboard of devices remotely monitored by HP and lets you easily track auto-generated service events and support cases, view device configurations, create reports and proactively monitor your HP contracts and warranties as well as HP Proactive service credit balances from anywhere, anytime.   It enables you to consolidate multiple HP Insight Remote Support host environments into one online view plus share all or sections of your device and support information with colleagues.   With your authorization, HP Authorized Channel Partners can remotely view IT infrastructure information to provide efficient service support and consultation.


Users can use HP Insight Online without Insight Remote Support to do the following tasks:

  • Monitor HP contracts and warranties using a personalized dashboard
  • Organize and share contract information with their IT co-workers
  • View and manage HP Proactive Select service credit balances
  • Create selected reports


Q2: What does it cost for HP Insight Online and Insight Remote Support?


A: Both tools are available at no additional cost as part of your HP warranty or contract support agreement.


Q3: Where can I get the software?


A: Insight RS 7.0.5 and forward can be downloaded here.  Insight Online is a cloud based portal and you can access it at No software download is required for Insight Online.  An HP Passport ID is required for secure online viewing.


Q4: I tried setting up Insight Remote Support 5.x in the past and it was time-consuming.  Is it easier to set-up this new version? 


A: Absolutely!  The new version of Insight Remote Support (7.0.5 and forward) was redesigned and includes an easy set-up wizard.  It’s also a smaller software package for faster download and installation.  View this video on how easy it is to install and set-up HP Insight RS 7.0.5 and HP Insight Online:



Q5: Can I use these tools with HP Insight Control or Systems Insight Manager (SIM)?


A: Yes, HP has designed these tools to work together though it is not required.  Insight Control provides essential infrastructure management for multi-system environments, which is based on HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM). The tools provided in Insight Control allow you to manage the servers and systems in your environment, both locally and remotely. Insight Control integrates advanced tools to enable you to manage your environment—from server deployment and migrations, to performance and virtualization and power optimization. HP Insight Online, powered by HP Insight Remote Support, is a complementary capability that allows you to view your devices and support information via your own personal portal, while the actual management of those servers and systems requires tools like those in Insight Control.  HP Insight Remote Support delivers 24x7 remote monitoring, automatic support case creation and notification, accurate diagnosis, and faster problem resolution.


Your optimal user experience is achieved by connecting Insight Control, via Systems Insight Manager, through Insight Remote Support, to enable you to access your environment information via Insight Online. This provides the maximum information flexibility and connectivity, with productivity and control for your environment.


To learn more, visit Read these blogs to learn more about the benefits of installing Insight Online and Insight Remote Support


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M.J. Vazquez is HP's Insight Online Product Marketing Manager.



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