Hewlett-Packard has made it easier to establish common systems management operations to control both physical and virtual servers.
Enhancements made to HP Insight Dynamics – VSE include options for Insight Orchestration, and stand as the first in a series of product announcements planned for its Adaptive Infrastructure portfolio.
The company’s Insight Orchestration line lets an IT administrator design a template of a virtual server and impose that template with the push of a button on as many blades or other servers that are needed.
Administrators can design a catalogue of standard infrastructure templates and then quickly provision them from designated pool of HP BladeSystem and virtualised ProLiant servers, the company said.
Insight Orchestration is an extension to HP Insight Dynamics – VSE and Insight Manager which gives SysAdmins access to the configurations of physical servers and the performance and capacity of virtual machine hosts in enterprise resource pools. So when infrastructure is requested, Insight Orchestration will find the best matches for physical servers from available blades within the selected resource pool.
The system also comes with some built-in workflow processes, so that technical support issues and trouble ticketing can be better coordinated.