HPE OneView Valuable Features

ITSupervdaa5
IT Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Just the ability to provision the servers with storage and network everything within one interface, not having to go into multiple interfaces to provision those pieces. For us with the flexibility that it has given to us, I would rate it very highly. But, again, this was a game changing move for us, to go into something where we could easily provision systems, easily move those workloads from one physical enclosure to another physical enclosure without having to audit enclosures. It gave us a secret pane of glass. My team did not actually manage storage before. When we brought this in, everything flows into OneView, so we managed the storage, we managed the fiber fabric and the compute. Really the only thing that we don't manage at this point is the Cisco switches. Everything else my team actually manages within that OneView interface. View full review »
LeadVirt5864
Lead Virtualization Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
Profile templates: The ability to generate the profiles and lay them down so the servers are built consistently. I would say that's probably the biggest piece of it. View full review »
Solutiondbab
Solutions Architect
We can actually see if a server in China goes missing a disk or something. We can respond right away. It calls back. Or, if you have set it up, it actually calls HPE directly, if something is wrong and they respond to it. It is actually a quite good feature. It happens approximately within one minute. View full review »
Billy Dhillon
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
What we were looking at originally with OneView was the server profiles. We were looking for: * Something that could provision the server end-to-end with everything configured * Core management * Central management * A way to manage everything * Have a single plane of glass across all of the server platforms Those were biggest things that were compelling and drew us to implement OneView. View full review »
Andrew Lagden
Server And Storage Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We chose OneView when we decided to do a technology refresh on our data center. At that point we were buying over 40 HPE enclosures and 500 blades and we really wanted some kind of automation technology to help us manage and deploy that infrastructure at speed. We're a kind of company that does things fairly quickly with short notice. We expected that we would need to deploy the new equipment fairly quickly andthere was a lot of pressure to get stuff done as soon as the decision was made to purchase. OneView allowed us to accelerate the base configuration far faster and more accurately than ever before with manual configuration procedures. When we came a year later to extending the infrastructure having OneView allowed us to quickly extend with the same configuration deployed in hours rather than days. View full review »
Carl Jones
Data Center Manager at Ferguson Enterprises
OneView is a single pane of glass. It's getting everything managed and structured for us. We still use HPE SAN and IRS and all of those things. But now, OneView is kind of bringing that all together. We get templates, so it's speed to delivery for us. It's a big difference with the template features. View full review »
Espen Andersen
Server Hardware at Basefarm
The most valuable features of the product are health control, keeping an eye on the status of the server and the repository management for firmware. I can download the SPP from HP and upload it to OneView. After that, I can add servers to that SPP and choose to deploy it to the servers. OneView 3.0 gives us the control of the health on our servers, it reports it directly to HPE with fault, and also gives me a fast message when something happens. In 3.0, the errors messages are better explained. Insight Remote Support that came with 3.0 automatic reports faults to HPE, and I get reference a number back from them. In an hour or less, I get called or contacted by HPE. This information is also added to the support portal, there I also have all my servers added.Then, I can write a message on the case from the Portal, and also read what HPE is doing. Firmware - In 3.0, HPE has done a better job with firmware updates, added more features, and also enabled the possibility to stage updates on the iLO card. Now you can create a template and add a server instead of one profile for each server. This helps when changing settings to an FKS VMware template or Hyper-V template. When I upload I spp to OneView, I can now have more than two spp uploaded, this gives me the possibility to downgrade to older spp if I have issues, and also have control of what spp and firmware are installed on servers. View full review »
David Buchert
Senior Systems Engineer at Delta Dental of California
The automation capabilities are the most valuable. I don't have to use CD-ROMs or anything like that to provision the servers. Plug in a server and give it a profile. The whole thing is automated. View full review »
Chris Chambers
Systems Engineer at Allegis
From my early days, the big value was in hardware replacement and repair. We could literally swap out a piece of hardware, slide one back into the chassis, and immediately - about three reboots later - it was identical. We didn't have to worry about configuring it, we didn't have to spend any time getting anything into place. It came back and it healed the environment almost immediately. View full review »
Eric Hulbert
CEO at Opus Interactive
The automation that we get within OneView and the visibility across all of our different products are the most valuable features. As they continue to add into the product, it makes the provisioning process that much easier and more seamless. So for us, as we continue to scale on multiple locations, we wanted to have a one view into all of that infrastructure, i.e., not having to go into all the individual products for all the different types of storage, compute, etc. It's that flexibility across all the different infrastructure platforms that we wanted this solution. View full review »
SeniorSy12cc
Senior Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Valuable for us are ease of use, central management, and I think auto support. Auto support, because we don't want to have to worry about managing failures like hard drives and power supplies. With this feature now it automatically updates HP and notifies our value-added reseller which is Pricon. As a matter of fact, they know about the failure before I know about the failure, which is convenient. View full review »
Mark Sullivan
Server Architect at Zions Bancorp
It's an awesome replacement for Insight Manager and Virtual Connect Manager. View full review »
Bart Heungens
Owner and CEO at Bitcon
OneView is the software stack that is running on top of Synergy and on top of the HPE Hyper Converged 380 solution. Customers who buy separate servers can install it, and all the various elements, themselves. OneView is the one tool where you can manage your build environment, the hyper-converged environment, or the Synergy environment yourself. The user experience makes it easier for the administrator because new, not so new, and old environments will be managed in the same way. There is an efficiency thing as well because you don't have to be an expert in hybrid IT (private cloud and public cloud). It's the same interface for all of them. View full review »
ServerSyc76c
Server System Administrator at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
From a single pane of glass, one product is used to: * Manage all of our systems * Do boots from SANs * Build profiles * Add the firmware and drivers View full review »
Declan Mannix
IT Administrator at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable thing is the speed, in which we can provision servers, and the remote support, which is automatically set up as well. The remote support automatically logs service calls and support cases with HPE, which is really good. View full review »
Gray Salladay
Solutions Architect at Veristor
OneView is a tool that we use primarily to speed up the deployment operations of infrastructure. We use it to eliminate human error in deployments and it allows us to compute much faster. It gives us a very easy program for the REST API interface. To summarize, the benefits are speed of deployment and reduced errors View full review »
Infrastrbf42
Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
The template management, so the firmware updates can be done from the software. View full review »
Solution9a04
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
For OneView, it's probably two things. * Having the single pane of glass interface into the actual solutions that we're deploying and using. * Above and beyond that, actually utilizing the OneView Global Dashboard. That's what we're utilizing to show everything. We don't have a lot of installations, but it's there to show the customers that if they have multiple installations of OneView, they can integrate it all into a single pane of glass, so they can manage their infrastructure more effectively. View full review »
SystemEn6300
System Engineer
Provides a single-pane-of-glass and centralized administration of your environment. View full review »
SystemsEd596
IT Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is that we use it for monitoring the HPE system hardware. We have a partnership with HPE. We have a monitoring product and have integrated with HPE OneView. So, we use the HPE OneView functionality for monitoring all the system hardware. View full review »
ITSystem5c0c
IT Systems Admin at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
The single pane-of-glass and unified API allows you to handle everything from one single interface. The best thing about OneView is that you can manage rack mount servers, blades, and blade chassis, all from one single pane of glass. View full review »
John Obrien
Senior Technical Analyst at HSSBC
* Single pane of glass * Like a dashboard out-of-the-box * Minimal setup * Very easy to get going with View full review »
David Dodge
System Engineer at TechpowerUSA
Well, it's in my lab right now. It's great because it tracks warranty and support status but it also gives me the ability to go in and configure server profiles. It's primarily in a blade enclosure. I can manage server profiles and I can manage networks, all from one place. View full review »
EuHostin7906
Hosting Infrastructure Services Lead, EU with 1,001-5,000 employees
I think ease of use is the most valuable feature. It saves us a huge amount of time. Normally, when we go and add a VLAN, we have to do it in a per-enclosure and per-blade basis. But when we use OneView, we can create one trunk and we can push it to all of the blades and the enclosures, and that saves us a huge amount of time. View full review »
reviewer683295
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The centralized management of the HPE Virtual Connect (VC) is the most valuable feature. View full review »
SeniorSy480e
Senior systems engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Its ease of use, i.e., just being able to easily deploy a server is the most valuable feature. That's terrific. View full review »
Assistan0a5b
Assistant IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Having one platform to monitor and to access or configure all the servers or the 3PAR, etc. It's rather simple to use, and that's very important for us. Being an IT person - I'm working for a chemical organization - we have to know a lot, but we can't be specialized in anything. So it's good that it's simple, that we can use it for just normal daily work. View full review »
Mike Berry
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I have heard of what the benefits are supposed to be and we're trying to get to that state, but we're just not there yet. View full review »
ITManage4272
IT Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One-pane-of-glass, i.e., being able to manage all our facets of hardware through one-pane-of-glass, is the most valuable feature. View full review »
CEO192
CEO - Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most important feature of the latest OneView version 3 is to include the option to make calls directly to HPE. The previous software HPE Insight Remote was old and complicated; it didn't work. When I told the system to discover my servers, it found some systems but others were completely ignored. In the newer version of OneView, I hope and pray that this feature works better. At a recent HPE conference, I saw the live demo that showed me the options. When this software works like what I saw in the demo, it will be a great feature for the new options, to get one software for all that stuff. The centralized management and monitoring features are most valuable in this solution. View full review »
Sam Sall
Senior Director of IT at Edifecs
Its ease of use and that it is a single-pane-of-glass are the most valuable features. View full review »
Damien Couturier
System Engineer at QUADRIA
It provides a centralized management system for storage, switches and servers and helps to monitor all of this equipment. All of this is possible with one tool. Mostly, we have products and the ability to have one dashboard is very efficient for us. View full review »
Speciali0029
ICT Specialist X86/VMware at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can deploy a server faster. Another benefit is easy management as compared to other solutions that we have used. There is no other solution you can use if you have HPE hardware, since you need the tooling feature. View full review »
windowsi567966
Windows Infrastructure Manager at AIB
The automation is the big winner for people who use OneView. It allows several tasks to be rolled up into one very simple task. View full review »
Infrastr7ee7
Infrastructure Manager at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I hate to say, not a lot. It's encouraging to see a couple of features in version 4 that we think ought to have been there from the start. So, we can see the development path, but so far it's been limited in what we've gotten out of it. View full review »
Albert Gammer
Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In the latest version, I like the way that everything's been consolidated and brought together. One single pane of glass for management. View full review »
Technicafb26
Technical Engineer III at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the ability that we can manage multiple enclosures within OneView. It's like one stop shopping. You can manage all the server profiles, you can do everything from a blade enclosure standpoint using OneView. That's one of the things I like. View full review »
Michele Grillo
Junior IT Manager at a financial services firm
It monitors all our servers, and if there is any problem it straight away sends us an alert. If It's a faulty component, we can see it from there. It sends an alert. View full review »
SystemEna24f
System Engineer III at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is having a one-pane-of-glass so that we can see the HPE environment, i.e., the blades and DL380s. View full review »
SkillCene2b2
Skill Center Leader at Orange France
It provides a good view of the whole infrastructure. It makes it easy to manage the infrastructure, including the server infrastructure and firmware updates. View full review »
VpOfData9b60
VP of Data Operations at a political organization with 11-50 employees
Valuable to us is the ease of use. It is just so straightforward. It's very, very simple. The dashboard and the way to navigate is just very, very simple. View full review »
CloudEng4a0e
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Managing everything from one screen, so we do not have to open another screen for every machine. It saves a lot of time for us. View full review »
ITSenior8d18
IT Senior Director at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
This product is for management purposes and it provides reporting and dashboard functionalities. It provides me with visibility to take the right decisions for our infrastructure. View full review »
Rohit Shrikant Pitre
Enterprise Account Manager at Alpha Data
It enables you to view the entire infrastructure. If you have blades, storage, or any HPE environment, it enables you to manage it in a single pane. That's the best. It is easy to manage. View full review »
Jan Erik Ostling
IT Manager
It's a product with which you can automate, manage, and monitor your devices. View full review »
Infrastr9730
Infrastructure Engineer with 10,001+ employees
By being able to deploy servers very quickly and rapidly, we can respond to any business requirement needed. View full review »
Marcus Svensson
Product Specialist at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
I like that it is quite easy to * add servers and get them monitored and manageable * create templates for server profiles * see if all my servers are on correct firmware levels, with SPP packaging. View full review »
Glenn Teuchler
Systems Admin
We also have the 3PAR and the GUI is almost the same. So the recognition phase is very good. View full review »
Solution43f3
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
The single-pane-of-glass and a full view of the environment are the most valuable features. View full review »
ProductOc54a
Product Owner at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
* Primarily the monitoring capabilities * A clear overview of the whole environment, the health of the whole environment View full review »
Michael Glunt
Systems Administrator at Phoenix Contact
The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass. Also, it is easy to use. View full review »
SeniorSy7f87
Senior Systems Admin at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to administer multiple servers simultaneously, upgrade firmware, and add the client support pack. View full review »
SystemEn1a88
System Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its simplicity is the most valuable feature. View full review »
CTOac5d
CTO
The visibility of the status of the IT infrastructure. View full review »
Todd Lambert
Server Admin at Cobb EMC
Proactive reporting of the hardware status is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Drona Nandoe
Windows Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the capability it provides to implement automation and write automation scripts. This is what the world is going after. View full review »
FastData6181991
Fast Data Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
* Comprehensive dashboard * Ease of use View full review »
MarkGagne
Systems Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of use. It is easy to move things forward. Provides ease of a single interface to manage multiple products. View full review »
Jon Cook
Senior Systems Architect at Energizer
It provides easy administration. View full review »
Jim Tessier
Product Manager at Eaton
The most valuable feature is the 360 dashboard. View full review »
Chiel Spaans
CTO at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Deploying faster new virtual services. View full review »
SeniorNee69a
Senior Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides insight for management. View full review »
Ivan Kovalchuk
Business Development Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Universality of product * Broad range of integration points for third-party software * Broad range of tools to create executive and operations dashboards. View full review »
SystemEn3d18
System Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
You can work in Spanish if you wish. View full review »

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