HP ProLiant Gen8 serversIntegrated lifecycle automationBrochure
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  1. 1. HP ProLiant Gen8 serversIntegrated lifecycle automationBrochure
  2. 2. From the moment power and network are connectedto a ProLiant server, you’ll notice the difference. Within3 seconds, the server starts to communicate with youand allows comprehensive system configuration prior toboot with guided, profile-driven, or scripted approaches.Servers so intelligent they eliminate tedious, Once you’re ready to install your system software, you’ll notice the next difference. With HP Intelligent Provisioning all your neededtime-consuming tasks firmware, drivers, and tools are pre-loaded and ready to deploy at yourIn today’s data centers, life is harder than it should be. Too often, the command. No CDs to load. No software to find. No guesswork. Thisdata center workday is a steady stream of error alerts, system events, fully integrated system and OS configuration tool eliminates 45 percentinstallation and update issues, and calls to support desks. In the cloud of the steps, so you can deploy servers three times faster.era, the problems are only multiplied as administrators grapple withexploding demand for applications, data, and digital content. HP Active Health SystemTo respond effectively to today’s challenges, your IT team needs Automate monitoring, diagnostics, and alerting.intelligent servers that eliminate tedious, time-consuming tasks. That’s You can start troubleshooting your next-generation ProLiant server fivethe new HP ProLiant family with the HP ProActive Insight architecture. times faster with HP Active Health technology—your 24/7 missionThis architecture, embedded inside each next-generation ProLiant control for automated monitoring, diagnostics, and alerting. Thisserver, gives you deep insight into your IT environment and a rich industry-first technology monitors and securely logs more than 1,600set of capabilities that automate and simplify system provisioning, system parameters and 100 percent of configuration changes fortroubleshooting, and software updates. more accurate problem resolution.These integrated lifecycle automation capabilities are enabled In addition, HP SmartMemory and HP SmartDrive devices log failureby a unique set of ProLiant innovations, including HP Intelligent information to accurately document events and avoid inadvertent reuseProvisioning, HP Active Health, and HP Smart Update. of failed components. This information enables you to start problem analysis five times faster and spend less time with support specialistsHP Intelligent Provisioning reproducing or describing errors.Get your systems online three times faster. All the while, consolidated health and service alerts with precise timeHP Intelligent Provisioning takes strengths from products like HP stamping are synchronized to improve root-cause diagnosis acrossSmartStart, HP Smart Update Manager, and HP ProLiant Support Packs, systems and solutions. With this advanced system telemetry, you canenhances them with the latest ease-of-use features, and then places them more accurately troubleshoot your system and resolve problems fasterwhere you can use them instantly: on the system board. This integrated than with other servers. And because it’s completely agentless, Activeadministrator has everything you need for painless system setup and Health doesn’t impact application performance.deployment. The new system is completely agentless, so management All information collected by Active Health is logged securely, isolateddoesn’t have any impact on system performance. from the operating system, and held separately from any customerFrom the moment power and network are connected to a ProLiant data. In just 3 to 4 minutes, you can securely export the Active Healthserver, you’ll notice the difference. Within 3 seconds, the server starts to file to an HP Support professional to help you resolve issues fastercommunicate with you and allows comprehensive system configuration and more accurately. By enabling Insight Remote Support, your HPprior to boot with guided, profile-driven, or scripted approaches. The Service professional automatically receives this data, so you spend lessserver also checks your configuration for errors, and if one occurs it tells time on the phone.you what went wrong and how to fix it.2
  3. 3. HP Smart Update The world’s most self-sufficient serversSystematically update servers and blade infrastructures In today’s data centers, small advances in technology won’t solvewith one-click simplicity. the big problems. To respond effectively to exploding demand forHP Smart Update Manager helps you simplify and accelerate system applications, data, and digital content, your IT organization needsupdates—one of the most time-consuming and frustrating jobs of a intelligent technology built for the challenges of the cloud era. That’ssystem administrator. This breakthrough tool systematically updates the next-generation HP ProLiant family.server and blade infrastructures with one-click simplicity, at the scale With an unprecedented set of innovations, the new ProLiantof your data center. It allows you to update your ProLiant servers family provides the heart and mind of a self-aware and intelligentthree times faster and, thanks to the online updates process, with 93 converged infrastructure. From core to cloud, HP is transforming thepercent less downtime. expectations and economics of the data center with the world’s mostThe HP Smart Update process starts with the industry’s most self-sufficient servers.comprehensive update package that includes firmware, drivers, and To learn more about the new ProLiant family, visittools—and spans across servers, infrastructure, and options. To reduce www.hp.com/go/proliantgen8.churn, these packages are pre-tested for interdependencies andsupported for one full year with fewer, more predictable updates.At every step, you are in control. You decide whether you want tomaintain the HP-recommended service pack baseline configurationsor customize them to your standards. You can also have multiple base-line repositories, which allow updates to integrate with your internalsolution and patch processes.With this intelligence and online capability, maintaining yoursystem software has never been so easy or so fast. The bottom line:You spend less time on maintenance and have more confidence inthe stability of the updates. 3
  4. 4. Get connected Share with colleagues www.hp.com/go/getconnected Get the insider view on tech trends, alerts, and HP solutions for better business outcomes© Copyright 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warrantiesfor HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should beconstrued as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.4AA3-9648ENW, Created February 2012