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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

iLO3 Overview & Demo Video

iLO 3 which is our 3rd generation of Lights Out remote management is now available in all ProLiant G7 servers delivering powerful server management that’s always available, even if you aren’t physically at the server. Just enter your Advanced license key and gain precise remote control of your ProLiant server from anywhere in the world. And it’s about more than just remote control… HP iLO Advanced also enables simplified server setup, power and thermal optimization, plus embedded health monitoring. .

HP iLO Advanced allows you to fully diagnose server problems without ever leaving your desk. With a full graphical view of your server, automatic video recording, and team collaboration capabilities, iLO Advanced eliminates unnecessary travel expenses and accelerates recovery from unplanned server outages. Do any of these comments sound familiar?

With the latest release of HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO 3) you can now work even faster. Experience turbo-charged performance, a streamlined user interface, and enhanced standards support with iLO 3.

Here is what’s new with iLO 3: #

  • 800% faster remote console: best-in-class remote management performance
  • 360% faster Virtual Media: higher performance remote deployment and updates
  • Improved Windows Integrated Remote Console: .NET framework, so you can scale your
    remote console to fit your screen and even stretch across multiple monitors
  • Linux Integrated Remote Console: Linux IRC incorporates remote console, virtual media, and virtual power, so you can handle these tasks with one applet
  • AES Encryption in hardware: industrial-strength security with no performance penalty
  • Enhanced IPMI LAN Support: simple server control in scale-out environments
  • iLO Advanced is already included with the purchase of HP Insight Control for Complete lifecycle management for your ProLiant server and can also be purchased stand alone.

Check out a new video demo of iLO 3 capabilities @

Thursday, May 20, 2010

HP Blades Day - Feb 2010

Want a quick intro to HP BladeSystem and then a look at the power supply industry leading efficiency then look at these 2 videos from Chris Evans over at The Storage Architects blog

HP Blades Day - Lab Session - Clip 1 from Chris Evans on Vimeo.

HP Blades Day - Lab Session: Clip 2 from Chris Evans on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Must Read! Virtual Connect for vSphere and Cisco Nexus Documents

The BladeSystem team in HP have just released a couple of great documents on using Virtual Connect and Virtual Connect Flex10 in a VMware vSphere environment as well as discussing interoperability with Cisco Nexus technology. Excellent guides and reference architectures which are a must read if you are a BladeSystem/VMware customer.

Cisco Nexus 1000v on HP BladeSystem: A Reference Architecture for optimal VMware vSphere design using HP BladeSystem (w/Virtual Connect) and Cisco Nexus network infrastructure (click here)

This Technology Brief is designed to better educate the reader on the use of HP BladeSystem (and Virtual Connect) with Cisco Nexus technology. The document reviews all the VMware virtual switch technologies and it specifically addresses the use of VNTag and the Cisco Nexus 1000V vDS. The document is written from a somewhat objective point-of-view and it designed to educate, not sell one technology over another. It reviews how these technologies can be used with each other and it explains how VNTag & VNLink function.

HP BladeSystem Reference Architecture: Virtual Connect Flex-10 and VMware vSphere 4.0 (click here)

The Reference Architecture outlines several configuration scenarios deploying HP Virtual Connect and ESX vSphere technologies. Discussed are some best practices to install and configure virtual connect Flex-10 and VSphere 4 Networking.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Server Selector and Configurator Tools!

Given the amount of choice and new technologies in the ProLiant G6 range of servers a new server selector tool has been made available to help our customers pick the most appropriate server for their business needs; click here.

Don't forget about the memory configurator tool available here and the power advisor tool available here.

Finally when you have decided what you need, you can use the enterprise configurator tool to build your desired configuration here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Matrix is here!

I was at HP Technology@Work in Berlin last week where we launched BladeSystem Matrix.

BladeSystem Matrix is all about bringing together the best in HP technology around servers, storage, networking, power management and infrastructure management into 1 single solution package which includes capacity planning, solution design templates, workflow automation and dynamic power capping.

Imagine being able to drag IT resources such as servers and storage onto a whiteboard and then draw the lines to link them all together and when you are happy with your design click go and it all just happens; imagine being able to offer a self service portal/menu of IT solutions and services to your business.... welcome to the Matrix!

Deploy IT solutions and services in minutes and hours not days or months.

It's just the way IT should be.

Full details available at

Check out this overview video