Hewlett-Packard expanded its data center management capabilities with new partner training and services for its HP OneView software, enabling management of server, storage and networking via a single console.
HP also is providing new services for channel partners working with its ConvergedSystem 700 converged infrastructure offering.
The changes, unveiled Monday at the HP Global Partner Conference, meets customer requirements for a way to manage a data center's complete infrastructure, said Brad Kirby, director of converged management at HP, Palo Alto, Calif.
"Management of a complete infrastructure with storage, networking and compute is difficult," Kirby told CRN. "At the end of the day, customers want faster delivery of IT resources. But the silos get in the way. OneView enables collaboration of these resources."
With HP OneView, customers can do things such as create server profiles and images, define storage volumes in 3Par arrays for virtual machines, deduplicate such profiles, and get information on power use and data center ambient temperatures, all via a single console, Kirby said.
Most importantly, HP OneView provides a ReST API to allow plugging into other management consoles such as VMware vCenter and vRealize, Microsoft Systems Center Operation Manager, or HP Operations Manager, he said.