Management Pack for HPE Servers

The Blue Medora VMware vRealize Operations Management Pack for HPE Servers is an embedded adapter for vRealize Operations (vROps), collecting performance data from your HPE Server environment and providing predictive analytics and real-time information about problems in your infrastructure—within the vRealize Operations user interface.

Notable Features

The Management Pack for HPE Servers harnesses powerful vRealize Operations features, such as:

  • 7 comprehensive monitoring dashboards, including:
    • HPE Health Investigation
    • HPE Enclosure Overview
    • HPE Blade Overview
    • HPE Hosted ESXi Hosts
  • 400+ collected metrics for HPE Server resources

  • Key performance metrics such as blade power consumption, power supply average power output, fan speed, and port receives/transmits

  • 40+ detailed alerts and recommendations for critical health, memory, disk, temperature, and power consumption events

  • External relationships to VMware ESXi Hosts and VMs and Cisco Nexus switches

Release Notes

VersionRelease DateDescription 21, 2019
  • Updated to support vRealize Operations 7.x and 8.x (does not support vRealize Operations 6.x)
  • Added support for dash-notated IP ranges in the host configuration field
  • Added new performance metrics to the rack resource 10, 2019 
  • Fixed several nil-oriented bugs
  • Interconnects and interconnect ports monitored by different adapter instances will now be separate objects. 20, 2018
  • Added support for iLO 5
  • Added least-privileged user (LPU) details for OA, VCM, and iLO users (See: Assigning User Privileges (HPE Servers))
  • Added Prerequisite Configurations for ESXi Hosts (HPE Servers) topic (required to collect external Host > Server relationship and certain metrics)
  • Incorporated 2.0.5 patch release, which added support for HP Blade/VMware Host System relationships based on hostname
  • Incorporated 2.0.4 patch release, which fixed an issue where a missing keys exception was taking down collection 8, 2017
  • Renamed the HPE Rack Overview dashboard to HPE Rack Server Overview
  • Improved overall usability of Dashboards (HPE Servers)
  • Added new HPE Firmware Report to assist with the auditing of software and firmware running on HPE hardware (See: Reports (HPE Servers))
  • Improved blade server naming to be more easily distinguishable and to include slot number
  • Fixed bug to remove stale server-host relationships as part of relationship collection cycle
  • An Advanced Setting was added to enable SHA-256 keys(addresses an issue where SSH connections would fail for certain SSH key types)
  • Added logic required to collect data from iLO systems whose firmware version is older than 2.3 1, 2017
  • Added support for configuring connections to either HPE Onboard Administrator (OA), or OA and Virtual Connect Manager (VCM), in addition to existing iLO connection option (See: System Requirements (HPE Servers))

  • Deprecated Chassis resource kind (See: Resource Kinds and Relationships (HPE Servers))

  • Replaced HP Chassis Overview dashboard with HPE Enclosure Overview dashboard

  • Added new HPE Interconnect and HPE Interconnect Portresource kinds

  • Added KPIs for Interconnect and Interconnect Port, such as transmitted/received bits and packets

  • Added Collect Events, Minimum Event Severity, and Verify SSL (iLO only) Advanced Settings
  • Implemented new versioning scheme, which removes the "6.x" signifier tied to the minimum supported vROps version. Example:

6.0.10100007September 23, 2016
  • Added support for True Visibility Suite licensing

  • Better handling of null serial numbers for Network Adapters for external relationships

  • Updated to collect UUID for blades during collection (previously collected only on discovery)

  • Expanded iLO firmware support (2.0-2.2)

  • Better virtual layer relationships

6.0.10100003February 9, 2016Initial General Availability release for vRealize Operations 6.x

Known Issues / Limitations

The following items should be noted for users upgrading from version of the Management Pack:

The following items should be noted for users upgrading from any version of the Management Pack prior to

  • Previous versions of the HPE Servers Management Pack use the HP prefix in UI label names (dashboards, resources, etc.). Most references to HP were updated to HPE in version, but please note that some instances of HP remain (e.g., the adapter name) to maintain an upgrade path for existing customers.
  • Existing customers who are monitoring blade server environments through the iLO must modify their configuration to the Onboard Administrator (OA) Command Line Interface (CLI). As of version, the HPE Servers Management Pack no longer supports monitoring of blade servers through the iLO. See also: Upgrading the Management Pack (HPE Servers).

See also:

System Requirements (HPE Servers)