HPE OneView Review

Its ease of use is the most valuable feature. We can easily deploy a server.


What is most valuable?

Its ease of use, i.e., just being able to easily deploy a server is the most valuable feature. That's terrific.

How has it helped my organization?

It saves a loads of time. We had a number of enclosures that we brought in and it was like "bam" we're done.

What needs improvement?

Seeing how I know there isn't gonna be a next release, the gooey is kind of unstable a little bit. That's probably my biggest freight I really can't think of anything cause it's pretty straight forward.
Just a little bit more of ease of use in the setup. Now that I've done it twice, it's much easier but we had a consultant who was helping us. He was like, “Zoom we're going through this' Iand was like 'Wait a minute what happened here?” So, it was very, very quick.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

On a scale of 1 to 10, it's about an eight. There are some stability problems. Every once in a while, we'll just have to restart because it's freaking out. For the majority part, really there are no problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product scales quite a bit.

How are customer service and technical support?

Our first experience with the technical support was with one of the other products that is associated with OneView, which is ICSP, and the support was pretty poor. The second one, after we got the right person, it was terrific; it was really wonderful.

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

We have a significant number of enclosures that we had to add, so we just knew that we needed to move up to a different class of data center, so as to be able to mange things in one location.

Somebody who is stable, someone who has the personnel to answer the questions and someone who has great technical support are the factors that we look for while selecting a vendor; HPE needs that to some extent. Like I have mentioned earlier, I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but overall, it's pretty good.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was complex because we made it complex. We tried to install it when everything wasn't ready, i.e., our storage wasn't ready so we couldn't really set the storage piece. We tried to kind of fiddle with it and ended up destroying everything; thus we had to recreate it all.

What other advice do I have?

Use it, absolutely use it, i.e., if you're using the HPE infrastructure as it makes your life so much easier.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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