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Single-Console Server Management with HP Insight

HP insightHP Insight is one of the most useful and versatile server management tools on the market today. HP Insight gives you control of your entire server environment, including HP-UX, Linux, OpenVMS, NonStop and Windows systems. Even if you’re not running HP servers, this software can perform many server management tasks right from its single management console.

In addition, if you have HP server hardware in your enterprise, HP Insight provides hardware-level management. HP insight covers a number of different HP systems. In the server realm, it will manage ProLiant, Integrity and HP 9000 servers. It will handle HP BladeSystems. In the storage array category, HP Insight can handle Storage Works MSA, EVA and XP arrays.

Here are some of the things HP insight can provide you, all from a single console:
•    Automatic discovery and identification. The autodiscovery feature even includes filter so that you can prevent HP Insight from locating unwanted types of devices.
•    Automatic event handling.  This feature lets you configure specific policies that will execute scripts in response to an event. It can notify relevant users and forward those events through pager, email or even SMS.
•    Quick and easy installation. HP insight’s installation Wizard gives you easy-to-follow instructions for getting Insight set up. It also helps you to configure the settings for HP Insight on the CMS (Central Management Server).
•    Fault management. HP Insight gives you a proactive notification of failure alerts, whether they’ve already failed or whether failure is impending.
•    Security. This application uses the security of your Operating Systems to create both SSL and SSH encrypted communications, so you can be sure your remote management is kept safe and secure. In addition, you can delegate management responsibilities using a role-based security system, allowing you to give particular job functions on particular devices to particular users.
•    Management of multiple systems. You can use HP Insight from your CMS to perform a specific task across multiple servers. This frees up your time, saving you from the tedious process of performing the task on each individual server.
•    Snapshots. You can use HP Insight to take snapshots of as many as four different configurations, whether on different servers or the same server, and compare them to one another.
•    Version control. Insight will get the most recent updates for your Integrity and your Proliant Windows or Linux servers. This includes everything from BIOS to drivers to agent updates. You can then release those updates across a group of servers all at once.
•    Interfaces. You can use either the GUI or the CLI interface at your console in order to manage HP Insight.
•    WBEM indications. You can subscribe (or unsubscribe, for that matter) to Web-Based Enterprise Management indications for SMI-S, Linux and HP-UX as well.

HP Insight is perhaps the most versatile and useful single-console server management solution you can choose, especially if you rely on HP servers for any or all of your server infrastructure.

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Unitiv, Inc., is a professional provider of enterprise IT solutions. Unitiv delivers its services from its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, and its regional office in Iselin, New Jersey, USA. Unitiv provides a strategic approach to its service delivery, focusing on three core components: People, Products, and Processes. The People to advise and support customers. The Products to design and build solutions. The Processes to govern and manage post-implementation operations.