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SESSION CODE: MGT206. HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center. Doug de Werd Product Manager HP. HP Insight Control Essential Server Management for HP ProLiant. Deploy Servers Quickly. Manage Health Proactively. Reduce deployment time by 65 %. Reduce unplanned downtime by 77%.

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Hp insight control for microsoft system center


HP Insight Control forMicrosoft System Center

Doug de Werd

Product Manager


Hp insight control essential server management for hp proliant
HP Insight ControlEssential Server Management for HP ProLiant

Deploy Servers Quickly

Manage Health Proactively

Reduce deployment time by 65%

Reduce unplanned downtime by 77%

Triple your datacenter capacity

Reduce system admin expenses

Optimize Confidently

Control from Anywhere

Manage from your console of choice!


Insight control for microsoft system center
Insight Control for Microsoft System Center

The power of HP Insight Control delivered through the Microsoft System Center consoles

Provides seamless integration of the unique ProLiant and BladeSystem manageability features into System Center management platforms

Targeted at customers who have chosen Microsoft System Center as their management platform

Integrated set of extensions for System Center consoles

Included as part of HP Insight Control

Includes one year 24x7 HP Tech Support and Updates service



Microsoft system center product portfolio
Microsoft System Center Product Portfolio




Hardware Provisioning

  • Live host level virtual machine backup

  • In guest consistency

  • Rapid recovery

  • Patch management and deployment

  • OS and application configuration management

  • Software upgrades


Virtual Workload Provisioning

Disaster Recovery

  • End to end service management

  • Server and application health monitoring & management

  • Performance reporting and analysis

  • Virtual machine management

  • Server consolidation and resource utilization optimization

  • Conversions: P2V and V2V

OS / Software Deploy, Patching and State Mgmt

Performance and Health Monitoring

Note: Microsoft System Center suite sold separately

Insight control for microsoft system center components
Insight Control for Microsoft System CenterComponents

Components are plug-ins to existing System Center consoles

These are installed directly onto the System Center consoles

They do not get installed on HP System Insight Manager (SIM) console

HP Integrations for Operations Manager

HP ProLiant Server Management Pack

HP BladeSystem Management Pack

HP Integrations for Virtual Machine Manager

HP ProLiant PRO Management Pack

HP Integrations for Configuration Manager

HP ProLiant Server OS Deployment Toolkit

HP Hardware Inventory Tool

Includes HP iLO Advanced for remote management




  • Included with HP Insight Control

    • Customers simply order Insight Control SKUs

    • No separate SKUs for Insight Control for Microsoft System Center

    • Old SKUs for Insight Control for Microsoft System Center are EOL

  • Licensed under HP Insight Control

    • Requires one Insight Control license per managed server

  • Current Insight Control customers can upgrade for no charge

    • Customers must have current and valid Insight Control Technical Support and Software Updates Service (TS&U)

    • Can download Insight Control extensions for Microsoft System Center from www.hp.com/go/insightupdates

  • New Installation and Startup Service available

    • Installs Insight Control extensions for Microsoft System Center onto customer’s existing Microsoft System Center consoles

Hp no charge integration modules
HP No Charge Integration Modules

HP will continue to provide some of the integration modules free of charge and downloadable from the HP web

These do not receive 24x7 HP Technical Support and SW Updates

Support received as “best effort” via email and online forums

*Note: The Server Updates Catalog is not included on the Insight Control for Microsoft System Center ISO image, but it is supported by 24x7 HP Tech Support and Updates when purchased.

Insight control installation flexibility
Insight Control Installation Flexibility

HP Systems Insight Manager Console

Microsoft System Center Consoles

Installed on Configuration Manager Console

ProLiant OS Deployment*

ProLiant Server Updates Catalog

ProLiant Hardware Inventory Tool

Installed on Operations Manager Console

Server Management Pack

BladeSystem Management Pack

PRO Management Pack for SCVMM

Installed on Systems Insight Manager Console

Insight Control virtual machine management

Insight Control server migration

Insight Control server deployment*

Insight Control performance management

Insight Control remote management

Insight Control power management

Customers can choose which HP components to install on System Center

(these do not require an HP SIM console)

HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM) console is required for these components

*Note: Insight Control server deployment and ProLiant OS Deployment should not both be installed at the same time, as networking issues could arise


Manage health proactively proliant and bladesystem management packs
Manage health proactivelyProLiant and BladeSystem Management Packs

  • System Center Operations Manager console

  • Monitor, view, and get alerts for HP servers and blade enclosures

  • HP Custom Data Manager

  • Graphical view

  • Directly launch iLO Advanced, SMH, or BladeSystem OA for remote management

Expose the native management capabilities of HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers through Microsoft System Center Operations Manager



Hp server mp summary
HP Server MP Summary

  • View ProLiant and BladeSystem servers within SCOM

    • System, State, and Alert views

    • View HP servers and blades down to the subsystem level

  • Easily manage custom data for HP ProLiant servers with HP's integrated Custom Data Manager

    • Adds user defined information for each server

  • Supports either SNMP or WBEM Agents

    • HP ProLiant Support Pack must be installed on each managed server

  • SCOM performs auto-discovery

    • No need to configure HP agents

Hp bladesystem mp summary
HP BladeSystem MP Summary

  • View BladeSystem enclosures within SCOM

    • System, State, and Alert views

    • View HP c-Class enclosures down to the component level

  • Requires ProLiant Server MP be already installed

  • Manages c-Class enclosures via separate Enclosure Monitor Service

    • Windows service that runs on a managed node

      • Installed during BladeSystem Management Pack installation

    • Must be running SNMP on hosting server

    • Set BladeSystem OA SNMP Trap Destination to the server hosting the Enclosure Monitoring Service

    • Manual registration of enclosures with the Enclosure Monitor Manager

Manage virtual machines hp pro pack for system center virtual machine manager
Manage virtual machinesHP PRO Pack for System Center Virtual Machine Manager

  • System Center Operations Manager console

  • Prevent virtual machine performance degradation or loss of service due to failure

  • Active alerts trigger a PRO tip with recommended resolution

  • Automatic or manual fix implementation

Automatically migrate virtual machines based on host system health status



Hp pro management pack summary
HP PRO Management Pack Summary

Monitor Critical and Warning events from HP Agents on Windows 2008 with Hyper-V servers via SNMP

27 types of pre-failure events

Suggest or automate migration of Virtual Machines on the server to other servers

Migrate within a failover cluster or host group, including Live Migration

Works with SCVMM 2008 and SCOM 2007

Installs on SCOM server

Requires proper configuration with SC Virtual Machine Manager 2008

HP ProLiant PRO Management Pack

Microsoft VMM PRO Library

Microsoft Foundation Library

Scom scvmm demos hp server management pack hp bladesystem management pack hp pro pack

SCOM/SCVMM Demos - HP Server Management Pack - HP BladeSystem Management Pack - HP PRO Pack


Easily deploy servers hp os deployment osd toolkit
Easily deploy serversHP OS Deployment (OSD) Toolkit

  • System Center Configuration Manager console

  • Automated OS, driver, and agent installation

  • Configure hardware and update firmware prior to OS deployment

  • Integrated with the HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit

  • Simplified user interface

Automatically deploy bare-metal servers using SCCM OS Deployment (OSD) capabilities



Hp osd summary
HP OSD Summary

  • HP OSD kit tightly integrates with native OSD feature in SCCM

    • DHCP, WDS and SCCM PXE Service Point

  • HP OSD kit extends native feature to integrates configuration tools from SSTK

  • HP OSD kit provides an extension to the Task Sequence user interface to allow simple interaction for creating and modifying task sequence

Deployment Kit

Installer MSI

HP OSDeployment Toolkit

Admin UI Extension

HW config tools


Client Action

Task Engine

Sample Configs


Configuration XML




Hp proliant osd toolkit value add
HP ProLiant OSD Toolkit Value Add

Wizard driven HP specific steps in the OSD Task Sequence ensure all steps are done in correct order

Integrates with HP SmartStart Scripting Toolkit to simplify configuration of ProLiant BIOS, RAID, Boot, and iLO

HP provided template provides consistent starting point for all OS deployments

Integrated HP Drivers in the WinPE and OS images simplifies the OSD Setup

No guesswork on what drivers to select

HP OSD Toolkit is well tested with the latest ProLiant Server Models including the new ProLiant G7’s

Reduces risk vs. homegrown processes

Update server software proliant server updates catalog
Update server softwareProLiant Server Updates Catalog

  • System Center Configuration Manager console

  • Automate management and distribution of server updates

  • Update ProLiant server system software and firmware

  • Flexible control over servers and collections to update

The ProLiant Server Update Catalog uses System Center Configuration Manager to install and update ProLiant drivers and firmware using a rules-based model



Hp server update catalog summary
HP Server Update Catalog Summary

  • HP Server Update Catalog works with the native Software Update feature in SCCM

  • Can update HP firmware, software, and ProLiant Support Pack

  • No installation required, Catalog is downloaded directly from HP FTP site

    • HP Catalog is generated weekly and includes

      • Latest 3 versions of W2k3 and W2k8 PSPs

      • Latest versions of W2k3 and W2k8 software and firmware components

  • Requires Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) and System Center Update Publisher (SCUP)


Manage server inventory hp hardware inventory tool
Manage server inventoryHP Hardware Inventory Tool

  • System Center Configuration Manager console

  • Detailed hardware inventory to component level

  • Viewed through Configuration Manager Resource Explorer

The ProLiant Hardware Inventory Tool uses Microsoft System Center Software Distribution to provide detailed component level inventory of every managed server



Hp inventory tool summary
HP Inventory Tool Summary

HP Inventory Tool is an executable that runs on every managed ProLiant server

HP Inventory Tool is deployed to client using native SCCM Software Distribution

HP Inventory Tool requires Insight Management SNMP Agents

Data is retrieved to SCCM during native Hardware Inventory cycle


Other hp system center integrations
Other HP System Center Integrations

  • HP StorageWorks Management Pack

    • Predefined discovery and state monitoring policies, event processing rules and tasks

    • Support for MSA, EVA, , EMA, XP, Tape Libraries

    • Available as no-charge download

  • HP Client Catalog for SCCM

    • Automates the acquisition and deployment of HP software updates

    • Supports HP commercial desktops, notebooks and workstations

    • Available as no-charge download

Hp and qlogic fc hba partnership
HP and QLogic FC HBA Partnership

HP and QLogic bring additional value to Hyper-V environments

QLogic HBAs used in HP ProLiant and BladeSystem

Qlogic Management Pack for SCOM

Monitors, views, and alerts

Link Status (Healthy/Online, Error)

Port Statistics

Healthy – Throughput below pre-configured threshold

Warning – Throughput exceeded threshold

Qlogic PRO Pack

VM migration on HBA I/O Saturation

HBA Upgrade Recommendation

Healthy HBA Link Status

Automated or Manual Remediation

Available from Microsoft Pinpoint site

Sccm demos hp osd toolkit hp catalog updates hp inventory tool

SCCM Demos - HP OSD Toolkit - HP Catalog Updates - HP Inventory Tool


Functionality comparison
Functionality Comparison

Insight Control


System Center

  • More flexible server migration

  • Warranty tracking

  • Power Management

  • Remote support (ISR)

  • Server hardware performance management

  • OS and Application:

    • Monitoring

    • Updates

    • Inventory

    • Config Management

    • Performance and reporting

  • Best platform for creating, monitoring, and managing Hyper-V VMs

  • Monitoring of HP hardware

  • Bare metal OS deployment

  • Update of firmware and drivers

  • Detailed hardware inventory management

  • Remote control

For more information
For More Information…

Stop by the

HP Booth #901

  • Insight Control software

    • www.hp.com/go/insightcontrol

  • Insight Control for Microsoft System Center product page

    • Product info, technical docs, white papers, etc.

    • www.hp.com/go/ic-sc

  • Insight Control for Microsoft System Center Demos

    • Narrated, 5 total (starts with “Insight Control for MS System Center”)

    • http://ebcsdp.houston.hp.com/SDP/Content/ContentListing.aspx?booth=49&tag=216

  • HP Client Catalog Update for SCCM

    • http://h20219.www2.hp.com/Hpsub/cache/561194-0-0-225-121.html

  • HP StorageWorks Management Pack for SCOM

    • http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/SCOM_managementpack.html


Management track resources
Management Track Resources

  • Don’t forget to visit the Management TLC area (Red Section) to see product demos and speak with experts about the System Center solutions

  • You can also find the latest information about the System Center products at the following links

    • System Center Site – http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/

    • System Center Community –http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/community.aspx

    • TechNet Home Page – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/

    • TechNet Community – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/systemcenter/cc511266.aspx


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