The HP 669045-425 ProLiant ML350p Gen8 server belongs to HP’s latest generation famous best-selling ProLiant ML dual processor server series offering high performance, maximum expandability, availability and simplified management features for remote offices of enterprise businesses and data centres.
The ProLiant ML series servers feature best-in-class Intel Xeon dual processors offering improved security, increased performance and efficiency for workloads. The HP 669045-425 server features Intel Xeon E5-2609 2.4 GHz Quad-core processor with 10 MB Cache and 4 GB RAM installed.
The ProLiant ML series servers are provided with HP iLO Management Engine. HP iLO Management Engine is a complete set of management tools and is set default in Gen8 servers. It includes Intelligent Provisioning, HP Active Health, Agentless Management and Embedded Remote Support. iLO is the HP proprietary embedded management tool.
Let’s have an overview of HP iLO Management Engine’s tools.
Every business needs management tools that accelerate server deployment quick and inexpensively. HP has provided a server management tool that has Intelligent Provisioning feature. It eliminates media and time-consuming efforts. When using this tool all drivers and software are pre-loaded onto the server. Intelligent Provisioning tool is embedded in the server so you do not need software CDs any more. During server boot-up process press F10 key to get started. If the system software is out-of-date it will automatically upgrade it by connecting to the internet directly. It deploys server in 45% less steps so you can make your server 3 times faster. It makes server deployment easy and simple as there is no more need of SmartStart CDs. It includes all required drivers, firmware and tools on the system board. Two SD cards are used for storage as an alternative to Array Controller.
HP Active Health
Active Health System is the key component of the HP Server Management Engine. It is the first tool in the industry that provides proactive and continuous monitoring of over 1600 system parameters.
Active Health System is able to provide:
- Health and service alerts
- Rich configuration history
- Diagnostic tool
- Easy export and upload to Service and Support
Agentless Management is one of the features of the iLO management engine. It collects the OS based information and sends it to the iLO. It collects inventory information about the installed applications and processes running, IP address, system name, NIC information and some OS installed information that the iLO has no access to. On installation it continuously runs in the background.
Embedded Remote Support
Embedded Remote Support is an essential component of the iLO Management Engine. It includes an HP Insight Online feature that is available in Support Centre can display remote offices by HP Insight Remote Support. Customers can enjoy 24×7 monitoring of remote offices by HP Insight Remote Support. It allows you and HP and your HP Authorized Channel Partner to track service events and related support cases.