VMware and HP announced HP Insight Control, a solution that will enable customers to manage both physical and virtual infrastructure through the VMware vCenter console. Customers can streamline day-to-day monitoring and management tasks while freeing up IT staff to focus on more strategic projects.
The solution will:
- Automatically reduce server problems: IT staff can gain deep insight into their HP physical infrastructures through the VMware vCenter console. If HP tools detect a potential failure, an alarm is passed to the console, placing the server in maintenance mode while VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), a component of VMware vSphere 4, automatically relocates the virtualized workload to a different host. In addition to ensuring uptime for virtual environments, HP Insight Control is a solution to help manage physical servers
- Increase IT staff efficiency: administrators will have access to the information they need to quickly resolve problems. This eliminates the need to switch between consoles to identify hardware issues that may impact application availability
- Manage infrastructure globally: Customers will be able to remotely manage and troubleshoot virtualized HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers using HP Integrated Lights Out Advanced capabilities directly from the console.
Pricing starts at $349 per server, and it will be available for purchase in 1Q2010.