Do you have massive data centers with thousands of servers? Does managing updates on this server infrastructure require a dedicated team of engineers and multiple instances of planned downtime? iLO Amplifier Pack (Integrated Lights-Out) is an at scale inventory and update management tool which enables customers with large Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 Hewlett Packard Enterprise server deployments to get rapid up-to-date inventory and automate firmware and driver updates. It also assists in manual and automated recovery of systems with corrupt firmware. It scales to thousands of servers reducing personnel and downtime. It is a pre-tested solution which allows maintenance to come from the administrator at a console with a browser-based GUI versus having to physically touch each unit or create and manage customized scripts. It has an integrated discovery engine that identifies components that need to be updated on servers and take care of interdependency issues.

What's new

  • Server System Restore which enables recovery of servers with corrupt or compromised firmware (HPE ProLiant Gen10 or later servers only).

Features

Easily and Rapidly Inventory Servers

HPE iLO Amplifier Pack (Integrated Lights-Out) is an at scale inventory and update management tool which enables customers with large Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 Hewlett Packard Enterprise server deployments to get rapid up-to-date inventory and automate firmware and driver updates.

Rapidly discovers and completes basic inventory of thousands of Gen8, Gen9 and Gen10 Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers in minutes using HPE iLO Federation.

Supports a range of iLO IP addresses to discover and inventory servers if HPE iLO Federation is disabled or not used.

Offers detailed hardware, firmware inventory and iLO license reports for viewing and downloading for further analysis.

Hassle Free Server Updates At Scale

HPE iLO Amplifier Pack supports both online and offline mode for firmware and driver updates.

Update multiple servers in a single task while HPE iLO Amplifier Pack takes care of batching these updates sequentially.

Provides user configurable alerts in user interface or via email and if this then that (IFTTT) on task status and errors.

Combined with the SPP and Maintenance Service Bundles (MSB), Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers a complete solution for keeping servers up and running with the most current firmware and driver updates.

Server System Restore

Enables automatic or manual recovery of servers with corrupt or compromised firmware for HPE ProLiant Gen10 or later servers

Servers are associated with a recovery policy that allows a user to define firmware configuration parameters to restore, automatic/manual recovery and a bootable .iso which can be used to initiate a user defined recovery process

Automatic recovery starts by recovering essential server firmware followed by firmware configuration settings, followed by a mount of the bootable .iso via virtual media which can initiate a user defined recovery. This could typically, cover restore of the Operating System, applications and data.

Users opting for manual recovery can get notifications of a server that needs recovery and take appropriate action

Server System Recovery requires that the managed server have a HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition licensed installed on it