HPE OneView Review

A highly stable and reliable solution for centralized management and monitoring


What is our primary use case?

OneView is a monitoring as well as a centralized management solution. We are using it for the virtual data center. We are using it for VMware hypervisors on top of the blades and HPE Synergy.

What is most valuable?

The best part is that you can integrate a two-way network. Earlier we could not manage the storage and ToR switch. Now we can create a LAN with our storage without any interface. 

In terms of switch management, it is now easy to understand the current configuration. It provides centralized management. It provides a single pane, and you can easily do all updates in one shot. It is a great product.

What needs improvement?

They can improve reporting and provide more customized reports. Currently, reporting is a bit limited. 

It can be complex to learn and manage for beginners. Because of my experience, I find it comfortable to manage, which might not be the case with beginners. It would be good if they can make it a little bit easier to understand. They can provide a more graphical view of connectivity and other things.

Their technical support can also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for almost two years. We started working with OneView in 2019.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is certainly a reliable solution. We switched to this solution almost two years ago, and I have not faced any kind of issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not tried to expand it. We are a big organization, and in my team, there are almost 200 to 300 people.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support can be improved. Dell's technical support is better than HPE.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using Dell and Cisco UCS. Dell's technical support is better than HPE. In terms of hardware, stability, and other things, there are no issues.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup was not much difficult. I was not much familiar with it at that time, so their technical team guided us. Its documentation is available on the HPE portal.

What about the implementation team?

We took help from HPE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was a management decision. They prefer only HPE Synergy. We didn't evaluate any other solution. We are using it in a lot of data centers. We are using something else only in a couple of data centers.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is very stable. There are very few hardware faults with HPE solutions.

I would rate HPE OneView a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.21
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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