Transform your data center into best-run server infrastructure with the Insight Control Environment - time-smart management software that delivers total control, maximum flexibility, and tangible savings for your ProLiant infrastructure. With the Insight Control Environment, you can expect to realize the following management benefits: enhanced infrastructure stability and reduced incidence of unplanned downtime; reduced time and cost associated with infrastructure roll-out, change, and update; optimized utilization of data center power and cooling facilities; efficient use of scare IT talent.
Delivered on DVD media, the Insight Control Environment uses an integrated installer to deploy and configure HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM) and ProLiant Essentials management software rapidly and consistently, reducing manual installation procedures and speeding time to production. The Insight Control Environment delivers core management functionality for ProLiant servers, including hardware health and performance monitoring; comprehensive remote control; rapid server deployment; vulnerability scanning and patch management; and power and thermal measurement, reporting, and regulation. The Insight Control Environment also manages 3rd party devices and integrates with leading enterprise management platforms through industry standards.
Single media and simplified licensing
Delivered on Insight Software DVD #1 for simplified installation and licensing. HP Insight Control Environment contains HP SIM and key essentials management software that provide total control, maximum flexibility and tangible savings from your investment in HP ProLiant and HP BladeSystem infrastructure.
The Insight Software DVD integrated installer provides a streamlined, automated process to deploy and configure HP SIM and essential management software more consistently and rapidly, with less manual intervention. The integrated installer includes a wizard-based interface that presents a series of configuration questions. Once the configuration questions have been completed, each of the selected components will be deployed as a single process.
Unified infrastructure management
HP Insight Control Environment, based on HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM), provides a unified, secure and extensible platform to centrally manage servers, storage and other infrastructure devices across heterogeneous operating system environments. HP SIM provides core management services that include device discovery and identification, event views, health monitoring, inventory data collection, software version control and reporting.
Lights-out remote management
HP Insight Control Environment, through iLO Advanced, provides comprehensive lights-out remote management capabilities for ProLiant servers, including high-performance virtual KVM for routine and emergency remote administration, remote access to server power control and event logs, virtual media for simple deployment and update of remote servers, and single server power measurement and regulation.
Optimize power confidently
HP Insight Control Environment delivers precise power and thermal measurement and reporting for HP ProLiant BladeSystem Infrastructure. ICE 3.00 now includes Dynamic Power Capping and power management alerts for HP ProLiant and BladeSystem infrastructure. These capabilities increase the number of servers that can be deployed per circuit by as much as 36%.
Monitoring and Bottleneck Analysis HP Insight Control Environment leverages Performance Management Pack (PMP) to detect impending bottleneck conditions on HP ProLiant servers, HP Integrity servers and HP shared storage. PMP provides proactive notification of building bottleneck conditions, and vital information to help debug and remediate existing performance issues.
Rapid server deployment
HP Insight Control Environment delivers a complete deployment solution for HP ProLiant servers through Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP). The process includes server hardware configuration, image or script-based installation of OS and applications, and installation of HP ProLiant Support Pack drivers. With Insight Control Environment in place, server deployments become faster, are more consistent, and less prone to human error.
Consolidated vulnerability assessment and patching
HP Insight Control Environment incorporates Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack (VPM) which integrates and simplifies the assessment and resolution of vulnerabilities in operating system and select application for Windows and Linux platforms from within HP Systems Manager.
Unified virtual and physical systems managementProduct Highlights
With unified management of physical and virtual resources, systems administrators now have the ability extend existing processes to the management of their virtualized infrastructure while leveraging best in class technology for virtual machine deployment, monitoring, and control.
- Efficient use of scarce IT talent