HPE Smart Connect Manager
Unburden IT with smart network automation
Your network IT team is trapped in a cycle of daily manual tasks that devour your IT resources, drive up costs and divert attention from critical strategic innovation. Break the cycle with touch-free task management that liberates your IT team from the burden of everyday network management tasks. HPE Smart Connect Manager leverages HPE ProLiant server and Arista networking technology to simplify and automate rack server networking for large enterprises and cloud service providers who deploy at scale.
Scale out deployments with confidence
Deliver comprehensive network deployment automation across multiple racks with predefined, workload-specific configuration bundles. Be fast and agile while reducing error-prone manual network setup tasks. Gain insight into what’s really going on with your rack server connectivity, as well as the ability to adapt it in real time using a single, intuitive software tool.
When you need to stand up two or more racks of DL360/ DL380/ DL385/ DL560/ DL580 servers rapidly, HPE Smart Connect Manager can help speed infrastructure provisioning by up to 93 percent versus manual1, CLI-based network provisioning, using innovative zero-touch provisioning technologies. Seamlessly provision top-of-rack switches and rack servers and be workload-ready for bare metal, containers or server virtualisation deployments.
Simplify decisions and streamline the procurement process with 86 percent fewer order SKUs2 to manage. HPE Smart Connect Bundles are easy-to-buy workload solutions that lower business risks with automated, tested and repeatable deployment processes.
Be responsive and adapt your data centre to business needs while reducing downtime from human middleware – the cause of 70 percent of centre outages3. Scale from two to 15 racks easily, delivering business value with simplified network management, operation and maintenance.
Reduce operating costs and make faster decisions while freeing skilled resources to work on higher-value projects. Improve resiliency while decreasing risk with the industry-standard leaf-and-spine data centre network architecture.
Network automation portfolio
HPE Smart Connect Bundles pair Smart Connect Manager with a hardware and licensing kit to fit your network configuration.
Two Arista 7160 25 GbE ToR switches; One Arista 7010T 1 GbE out-of-band (OOB) management switch; C13-C14 power patch cables; Arista Advanced L3 licences; Arista CloudVision licence; HPE Smart Connect Manager licence
Two Arista 7280R2A 25 GbE ToR switches; One Arista 7010T 1GbE out-of-band (OOB) management switch; C13-C14 power patch cables; Arista Advanced L3 licences; Arista CloudVision licence; HPE Smart Connect Manager licence
Build business success with end-to-end solutions
Speak with an HPE expert on network automation and start simplifying and automating your rack server networking at scale.
HPE Smart Connect Bundles
Interconnect large numbers of servers quickly and easily
Analyst Report : Make Networking a Critical Strategic Infrastructure Resource for Enabling Digital Business
Since enterprises' digital business initiatives rely on agile, robust connectivity, data centre networking will become an increasingly critical enabler for such activities. CIOs must ensure they have the right networking people, processes, technology and investments to drive and not inhibit these initiatives. This Gartner Report discusses key challenges and recommendations in making networking a critical strategic infrastructure resource for enabling digital business.
1. HPE internal testing, standing up four server racks with 128 servers, with leaf-spine 25/100 GbE switching fabric with VxLAN. Assumes all racking and cabling already completed.
2. Based on HPE application workload kit bundles (e.g., ordering 36 individual SKU parts vs. only 5 bundled Smart Connect Manager SKUs).
3. Uptime Institute: HPE Smart Connect Manager can help reduce downtime with pre-configured, validated solution bundles and reference designs.
4. Based on external firm conducting cybersecurity penetration testing of a range of server products from a range of manufacturers, May 2017.