HPE OneView Room for Improvement

IT Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Our company was actually part of a - I don't even know what they call it - but you sit down with HP, they talk to you about features that you would like to see with their next release, and then actually a few months later they brought us into the HP campus and they actually showed us some of the things they were doing with the next release of the OneView. Some of the things that we said at that time was better ability to do firmware. So, we obviously follow a chain-management process. Within that chain-management process we have to be able to show, "Hey, here's the list of servers that need this firmware," and then also give a report afterwards saying, "Hey, here are those lists of servers and here's their firmware now, but they're up-to-date." So those were some of the things that we were asking, it was just some improvements on reporting and then improvements on how we do the patch process, in general, for firmware and drivers and things like that. So, that's really what we were looking for, and those were things that they were showing us that there's going to be possibly capabilities in the future release. View full review »
Lead Virtualization Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
It's a nice product. It's a little slow sometimes. Overall, I think it does what it's supposed to do. I think that as they evolve it, it'll get quicker. View full review »
Solutions Architect
I had some minor difficulties with upgrading, but the solution still works fine. That is basically it. I can see what I want. I am still looking for more improvements. I am not that into the deployment part. I am more into viewing on a global scale what goes well, and what goes bad. I do not apply using the tool, yet. I am not sure I am going to use it, because I have had a bad experience with some other products, so I am not sure I am going that way. However, with the monitoring and the management part, it is very good. With upgrades, it simply stopped. It was the database. It was not digitized correctly, so they fixed it pretty fast. In this particular case, technical support was very responsive. When I did the upgrade with help from HPE, and it went through, I saw that I was able to switch on remote support. So, I connected to see what our contract was like. Was it 24/7 or 9/5? So, I accidentally turned it on, and maybe I should not have, but it started enabling remote support on all our services. This is definitely something I would like to more heavily rely on, because we need to see if we forgot a server. We have about 200, and we could easily have forget one. We cannot travel around to all our offices, so some got lost, it happens. Maybe we forgot to buy an extended contract or something. We have an external firm, as well, to help us with that. So, I would like to see that. I saw it was turned on, but I could not change things. I would like to extend that contract to a 24/7, and not 9/5, so you could click that button that said, "Are you sure?" Yes, I am sure. Okay, I am going to puff it up for you, and I am going to send you an extra bill. That is fine by me. I would like that. View full review »
Billy Dhillon
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We're still pretty junior into it, so right now our focus with regards to hardware is kind of being displaced now with the cloud. For future releases, it's probably not going to fall into our lap anymore. I probably can't really speak to what we would like to see in future releases, at least not at this point. As much as we've used OneView right now, it's probably not something that we're going to move forward with as a bigger footprint. We're trying to displace ourselves from the hardware platform. View full review »
Carl Jones
Data Center Manager at Ferguson Enterprises
One of the big things is getting rid of a lot of the legacy devices. As we move to OneView, we want to get away from IRS and SIM and have one thing that will manage all of our accounts. View full review »
David Buchert
Senior Systems Engineer at Delta Dental of California
I would like to see support for things that aren't in the current generation. We have a lot of 7th and 8th generation hardware. In the 9th generation, we are looking at virtual connect. Virtual connect profiles, things like that. So, we have a bunch of old hardware that's not in virtual connect, there's no virtual connect profiles, and you can't really do anything with that stuff. You can see it but that's about it. It would be nice if they supported some of the older generation hardware. View full review »
Chris Chambers
Systems Engineer at Allegis
The area that I'm currently looking to explore is API-based automation. Thus far, I haven't gotten very far in it, so I can't really say where we are at, looking for that. Other than that, at the moment, we don't have a big need for more features. We need the time to really dig in to it and expand our usage of it. View full review »
Eric Hulbert
CEO at Opus Interactive
If I remember correctly, our CTO was saying that he wants to see a little bit more of integration into the HPE StoreVirtual VSA product. I know that it's either supposed to be or was recently added, but it's coming soon or is already there. I'm just not one hundred percent sure where it's as of now and that is one piece. We now have a new HPE 3PAR added as well. I'm pretty sure that we can do what we need to do with that, but there might have been something my CTO was saying that he wanted to see integrated. I don't know what that is from the top of my head but, I'm pretty sure it's on the roadmap to actually get that implemented soon anyway. View full review »
Senior Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I can't think of any additional features now to be honest with you. Maybe granular permissions. Because, right now, I have off-shore support in India. I want to give them the ability to be able to login to OneView and only do certain things. I want to give them the ability to get access to the console of the physical server right through to iLO. In OneView, the permissions need to be done better because right now I can only select a server administrator, a storage administrator, and a network administrator as far as my options are concerned. When I pick a server administrator, the user in India has iLO access but he also has the ability to do damage to the servers. He's able to get in and delete things and mess up things. I don't want that ability. If I make him a read-only user, then he doesn't have the access to do anything except just read what's in OneView. He can't access the iLO. I would like the ability to not only do server administration but beneath that, say, I get them console access or iLO access, as those features are available in the iLO themselves already today but not in OneView. View full review »
Mark Sullivan
Server Architect at Zions Bancorp
The inventory report needs improving. I think it's ridiculous that on the inventory report for a DL380, they have the iLO host name. For blades, which is a majority of my infrastructure, they have, "enclosure name, bay number." That just does not help me understand what that server is. As an IT guy, I already have to take the server name and match it up with the application that's running on it and the business owner and I have a way to do that. Some Excel tricks make that pretty easy. When I can't even start with a server name or an iLO name, that makes it really hard to start with, so that's my first request. I've been asking for that for some time. The V3.1 feature that adds the OS name isn't a good replacement for that, because it requires Agentless Management Service running in the host OS to get the OS name into OneView and they're getting that OS name out of iLO anyway, so why not get the iLO host name instead of, "enclosure name, bay number?" View full review »
Declan Mannix
IT Administrator at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One thing which is missing is that you can't actually log a support call yourself. So, it's automatic, if a machine has gone wrong. However, sometimes it does not actually log a call for you, so it would be nice to actually be able to click "submit a case" within OneView instead of having to go out, login to Insight Remote Support's website and do it from there. That would be a good feature. View full review »
Server System Administrator at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would like to see them improve the firmware and BIOS settings. I would like to make those a little easier to use and make it fit across more of our environments. Besides that, I don't really think it's missing anything. View full review »
Gray Salladay
Solutions Architect at Veristor
I would like to see some GUI based features around decommissioning hardware. The management tools in the existing HPE infrastructure were good, but they were aging. That's really where OneView kind of made their mark from the ground up with an all new solution. They actually started from the ground up to just understand that our existing management tools were aging and we needed to improve that. That was a big thing to us. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
I saw, maybe three years ago or two years ago here, or in Barcelona, at the HPE Discover conference, a feature that you can update Clusterware with VMware. But the feature is still not live in production. So it would be nice if you could roll out all your firmware updates seamlessly with vCenter updates and it would remediate at the cluster level of VMware. So it would keep track of how many hosts can reboot at one time. Maybe parallel updates. So you can do all at once. Currently, you have to do all the firmware updates and then you have to do the VMware updates. So you have two reboots and it would be better if it was just one. In general, I think the development of new features should go faster. View full review »
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Honestly, I was just working with one of the Beta versions in one of the hands-on labs and I think from a management functionality, it's very complete with regards to the hardware and what the different offerings have as far as management is concerned. Maybe it could be a little faster. Also, streamlining the code a little bit, making it a little bit more responsive. I noticed as we were doing this in a virtualized environment here in the labs, that it seems to occasionally have choke points that slow it down a little bit and then it speeds back up. View full review »
System Engineer
I like where they're going with a lot of the integration in the iLO. I like the new security features in the iLO and I also like the ability to set your workload, like setting up for VMs, or setting up for a database. I think a lot of what I like is being able to program great automation. All that increases with technology. I know that whatever it is now, next year it is going to be faster and better. View full review »
IT Systems Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
I can't think of anything off the top of my head for the next release. I think some of the stuff that's coming with Synergy is already going to be included there, like a lot of the OS integrations. You can do some of that with Image Streamer and a Synergy chassis. A lot of those things go through OneView, which acts as its own Synergy composer, that takes you to the Image Streamer appliance. Those are their own OneView instances, so to speak. The coming features I heard about at a recent conference are probably what I would have suggested anyway. View full review »
John Obrien
Senior Technical Analyst at HSSBC
* More on the software development side * Forms of HPE's REST API * Different web services available for the product, especially connecting OneView back to HPE Passport and HPE Ticketing Solutions. There is a lot of automated stuff in there, but we'd like to step into the middle of that and bring in our own different tools as a part of that integration. That would be nice. We would really love to see greater integration, something I've raised with the HPE software engineers. They have been very forthcoming and very honest about what they'd like to do with the product. View full review »
David Dodge
System Engineer at TechpowerUSA
Well I was at the booth and I guess they're going to announce it here in a few minutes, the version 3.1 and all the stuff that they've added in 3.1. It just keeps getting better, more support for more hardware, more functionality. Well, the newer hardware, that's the biggest thing. You've got some of the newer StoreVirtual devices and more functionality in the storage networking and iSCSI stuff, and support for some of those arrays. View full review »
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
It tends to detect flood conditions on a lot of the networks. I'll have blades that are suddenly offline because it detected a flood condition on that particular NIC. I've called support on that and they're like, "Yeah, we have detected a flood condition, it is a loop." However, I tell them, "We don't have a loop." So, you reset it and reboot the blade; the ESX comes back up and away you go. That has happened to me three or four times now. So, hopefully, we can figure out what's causing this at some point in time. View full review »
Senior systems engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Assistant IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
I cannot say. Maybe there will be, but my experience is not deep enough at this moment. View full review »
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There should be an easier management of the driver and firmware baseline. View full review »
Mike Berry
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We are just now starting to bring it up, it has taken us around eight weeks and we haven't still been successful to bring it up. We have hardware or blades that can't see themselves within the enclosure of OneView managing them. Hopefully, it's just going to be more stable and we can get functional, i.e., get up and running quicker than what we've seen. View full review »
Sam Sall
Senior Director of IT at Edifecs
There is need to make it a bit easier to federate across all of our OneVew implementations that we have, so just make it easier. The lack of dashboard and reporting functionalities is not clear. They should carry more solutions to try and get the reporting that I need out of all of my different storage devices, i.e., VBAs and Blue Cars; they've got to do a better job and unify it for us. Currently, it's not there and it is very difficult to report. View full review »
Windows Infrastructure Manager at AIB
From our perspective, we don’t know of any needed improvements. Everything that was advertised to us has been available, was available and does work. View full review »
Albert Gammer
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I'd like to see more integration across Hypervisor and 3PAR storage and other storage products. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Those features coming in version 4 that we're looking for are the discovery, primarily. But I think the scope-based access control is of interest, although, we didn't see any directory integration, so that, in itself, seems like it's still limited. View full review »
Technical Engineer III at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I can't think of any improvements off hand honestly. I know we tend to have issues with our server profiles. That's something that we've not really dug deep into, but that seems to be a problem. When we're changing server profiles and applying them we run into some red flags occasionally. View full review »
Michele Grillo
Junior IT Manager at a financial services firm
The interface is a bit bland. It does its job, but it could have a better interface. View full review »
System Engineer III at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is a need for more integration. For example, I haven't really looked into integration with the Microsoft System Center, or things along those lines, so that we could move to even a more single-pane-of-glass. View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
OS deployment, but it is in version 4 with Synergy. View full review »
VP of Data Operations at a political organization with 11-50 employees
There is no way currently to manage the onboard storage from the servers through the OneView application. You've got to go to the actual server and do it there. That was a little bit disappointing, I guess. View full review »
Infrastructure Engineer with 10,001+ employees
Additional APIs. View full review »
Marcus Svensson
Product Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It needs more reporting capabilities. View full review »
Product Owner at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
There are some important features for security in the next version. That is one of the better improvements. View full review »
Glenn Teuchler
Systems Admin
It's new for us, so I need to get the hands-on experience first, before I comment on this. View full review »
Michael Glunt
Systems Administrator at Phoenix Contact
Off the top of my head, I don't have any comment. View full review »
Senior Systems Admin at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I would love the ability to either import a range of IPs for the ILO, or be able to do a scan. If they could improve the IP range, that would be great. View full review »
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
I know they're building more product availability within the HPE OneView, so a wider range of products are to be viewable, i.e., you will be able to see within OneView. View full review »
System Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
For a code upgrade, there should be more stability in the code. View full review »
The possibility to do more analytics regarding the status of the assets. To improve our political mission process and workflow. View full review »
Todd Lambert
Server Admin at Cobb EMC
I would like to see a change in the GUI, so that you can navigate easier. You can dive down into each individual product without having to do a global search. View full review »
Fast Data Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I would like to see them expand into other cloud platforms, non-HPE platforms. View full review »
Systems Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Active director integration. View full review »
Jon Cook
Senior Systems Architect at Energizer
I would like to see, probably a little bit tighter Type B integration. View full review »
Chiel Spaans
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
There was a feature called HPE cloud manager, but now it is owned by Micro Focus. HPE should make a cloud optimizer again. View full review »
Jim Tessier
Product Manager at Eaton
I would like to see a better backup feature so I can manage data protection better. View full review »
Senior Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like it to be a little more optimized for some performance enhancements. View full review »
Ivan Kovalchuk
Business Development Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think HPE could make more user-friendly interfaces, exclude Java and move to an HTML5 platform, make more detailed documentation, and lower the price. View full review »
System Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like OneView to support VMware. Our infrastructure is 78% VMware. View full review »

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