Converged Infrastructure

Do your infrastructure management tools have you relying on last century’s technologies?

Using a smartphone, you can get directions in just about any well-developed area of the U.S. and then quickly link to online info about your destination (unless you are in the United States National Radio Quiet Zone, in which case you’re stuck with dial-up service).  However in your data center, you use traditional infrastructure management tools -- it’s as if you’ve wandered into that quiet zone and are forced to rely on last century’s technology.


Rather than presenting data in the easily navigable format we’ve come to expect from consumer applications, traditional infrastructure management tools can historically overwhelm you with a huge amount of data that can keep you from noticing burgeoning trouble spots.  Such tools also restrict your view of the data center, allowing you to see the status of only those devices you directly manage. This makes it exceedingly difficult to coordinate troubleshooting efforts with other system administrators.


For example, if problems occur between one of your servers and a switch managed by a network administrator, you need to communicate with that network admin -- neither of you have the ability to view the server-switch relationship with management software to determine how one device affects the other. In this instance, collaboration has to take place offline and involves a lot of guesswork. Multiple people must work together to resolve the problem, but each person independently keeps track of his or her individual progress.


A visual display designed for the way you operate


If instead you managed your data center with tools that mimic consumer mapping applications, you would be able to retrieve a data center map-like display just by clicking on one resource, such as a server, even from a mobile device if you like.  Since all resources would be hyperlinked together, you could visualize the health, relationships and dependencies of your entire infrastructure, across all of your servers, storage and network. In addition, the system would remember each step in the navigation process, enabling you to retrace your steps at any time.


The ability to share data center views enables fast, collaborative troubleshooting.   With this capability, different members of your IT team could work together simultaneously to accurately diagnose the issue between the affected server and network switch in a matter of minutes. Interactive links embedded within the display would let you click down, so that you would be able to spend less time troubleshooting a problem and more time resolving the underlying issue. Thermal mapping and graphical 3-D power would make it easier to pinpoint IT hot spots.


Troubleshoot problems quickly with context-sensitive visualizations


HP OneView takes its cue from consumer mapping applications such as MapQuest and Google Maps to provide you with context-sensitive visualizations of your entire infrastructure, enabling collaborative troubleshooting for quick problem resolution.


Wouldn’t you like to make it easier for your data center team to solve problems?  Explore how by attending an HP OneView webinar on October 30 .


Can't wait?    Get started with 60-day free software now!


Labels: HP OneView
Howard(anon) | ‎11-09-2013 01:00 AM

Quick question. Several months ago HP was talking about a management platform called "Fusion".


Was Fusion the code name for OneView, meaning they are the same?


Or are they totally separate products? If so, what is Fusion compared to OneView?

tammie.aron | ‎11-11-2013 02:28 PM

HP OneView is our management platform and did have a project name called Fusion.    For more informatino on HP OneView, please go to     There are demos and links to the product details, specs, and more.   We also have the software availabe to download now.  

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