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HPE OneView is the #22 ranked solution in our list of Infrastructure Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to Dell EMC CloudIQ: HPE OneView vs Dell EMC CloudIQ

What is HPE OneView?

HPE OneView is your infrastructure automation engine to simplify operations, increasing the speed of IT delivery for new applications and services. Through software defined intelligence, HPE OneView brings a new level of automation to infrastructure management by taking a template driven approach to provisioning, updating, and integrating compute, storage, and networking infrastructure. Designed with a modern, standard-based API and supported by a large and growing partner ecosystem, HPE OneView also makes it easy to integrate powerful infrastructure automation into existing IT tools and processes. Take command with HPE OneView to deploy infrastructure faster, simplify operations and increase productivity.

HPE OneView innovations provide you the industry’s best infrastructure management experience, simplifying operations for HPE BladeSystem, HPE ProLiant servers, 3PAR storage, HPE Networking and HPE ConvergedSystems.

HPE OneView is also known as HP OneView.

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HPE OneView Customers

Asante, ITS Nordics, Columbus Communications, Mansfield Oil

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What users are saying about HPE OneView pricing:
  • "I think that the price of OneView is $500 USD per server, which is a little high."

HPE OneView Reviews

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SK
Technology Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
A highly stable and reliable solution for centralized management and monitoring

Pros and Cons

  • "The best part is that you can integrate a two-way network. Earlier we could not manage the storage and ToR switch. Now we can create a LAN with our storage without any interface. In terms of switch management, it is now easy to understand the current configuration. It provides centralized management. It provides a single pane, and you can easily do all updates in one shot. It is a great product."
  • "They can improve reporting and provide more customized reports. Currently, reporting is a bit limited. It can be complex to learn and manage for beginners. Because of my experience, I find it comfortable to manage, which might not be the case with beginners. It would be good if they can make it a little bit easier to understand. They can provide a more graphical view of connectivity and other things. Their technical support can also be improved."

What is our primary use case?

OneView is a monitoring as well as a centralized management solution. We are using it for the virtual data center. We are using it for VMware hypervisors on top of the blades and HPE Synergy.

What is most valuable?

The best part is that you can integrate a two-way network. Earlier we could not manage the storage and ToR switch. Now we can create a LAN with our storage without any interface. 

In terms of switch management, it is now easy to understand the current configuration. It provides centralized management. It provides a single pane, and you can easily do all updates in one shot. It is a great product.

What needs improvement?

They can improve reporting and provide more customized reports. Currently, reporting is a bit limited. 

It can be complex to learn and manage for beginners. Because of my experience, I find it comfortable to manage, which might not be the case with beginners. It would be good if they can make it a little bit easier to understand. They can provide a more graphical view of connectivity and other things.

Their technical support can also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for almost two years. We started working with OneView in 2019.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is certainly a reliable solution. We switched to this solution almost two years ago, and I have not faced any kind of issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not tried to expand it. We are a big organization, and in my team, there are almost 200 to 300 people.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support can be improved. Dell's technical support is better than HPE.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also using Dell and Cisco UCS. Dell's technical support is better than HPE. In terms of hardware, stability, and other things, there are no issues.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup was not much difficult. I was not much familiar with it at that time, so their technical team guided us. Its documentation is available on the HPE portal.

What about the implementation team?

We took help from HPE.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It was a management decision. They prefer only HPE Synergy. We didn't evaluate any other solution. We are using it in a lot of data centers. We are using something else only in a couple of data centers.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is very stable. There are very few hardware faults with HPE solutions.

I would rate HPE OneView a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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AliBizmark
Computer and Network Engineer at Jooya Informatics Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
It is easy to set up and scalable with a user-friendly and informative dashboard

Pros and Cons

  • "The OneView Global Dashboard is very user-friendly and it can be used for monitoring the power consumption and temperature of the data center and racks."
  • "It would be better if we can add every HPE device to OneView, such as MSA, as well as the other servers like the DL server and ML server."

What is our primary use case?

We are a solution provider and HPE OneView is one of the products that we implement for our clients. When we first started using OneView, we used it for monitoring our server. After that, I added my blade server and then two years ago, Synergy.  Since then, I have been managing my HPE BladeSystem and Synergy with OneView.

It is also used for configuring my Virtual Connect, the operating system for my server, and so on.

What is most valuable?

The OneView Global Dashboard is very user-friendly and it can be used for monitoring the power consumption and temperature of the data center and racks.

What needs improvement?

It would be better if we can add every HPE device to OneView, such as MSA, as well as the other servers like the DL server and ML server.

I would like to see the price reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

HPE OneView is a relatively new product that was introduced between six and seven years ago. I have been familiar with it since the first version, and have been working with it for between five and six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, it is okay. It suits us well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't had any problems with the scalability and configuration. I have set up and configured OneView for several customers that range in size from 50 servers to 500 servers. I would say that it works well for medium-sized organizations.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy. You have to create a virtual machine, turn it on, and go to the setup.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think that the price of OneView is $500 USD per server, which is a little high. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I can recommend to others. The most important thing about OneView is that the primary usage is for configuring BladeSystem and Synergy. If the number of servers that you have is not very high then you do not need OneView because you can manage them using the system manager. You can do intelligent provisioning, for example.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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