What does it mean for Composable Infrastructure be managed like ‘infrastructure as code’? HPE Synergy Composer provides native infrastructure management for assembling and re-assembling compute, storage, and fabric resources to meet any workload. ‘Infrastructure as code’ capability provides on-demand delivery and support of applications and services with consistent governance, compliance, and integration. This is a paradigm shift in managing infrastructure. Software-defined architecture auto-discovers and self-assimilates HPE Synergy resources for immediate use with template-driven operations. This intelligence increases the speed, efficiency, and reliability of operations. HPE Composer deploys, monitors, and updates the infrastructure from a single interface or from the Unified API. Infrastructure can be deployed for traditional, virtualized, containerized, and cloud environments. Resources can be updated, flexed, and redeployed in a frictionless manner without service interruptions.
- Audit log forwarding, iLO inventories, and iLO configuration from server profiles.
- s-Flow and private vLAN support in Synergy interconnect modules.
- HPE Nimble storage support.
- Logical JBOD capability for Synergy D3940 Storage Modules.
- Remote support for Synergy D3940 Storage Modules.
- Online iLO NAND updates.
One Infrastructure for Any Application
HPE Synergy Composer matches a powerful software architecture to the flexible HPE Synergy hardware infrastructure. Software-defined management eliminates complexity by quickly matching physical and virtual resources to bare metal, virtualized, and/or containerized workloads.
HPE Synergy Composer automatically discovers the available compute-storage-networking resources, brings them under monitoring, and displays them for use in a single management domain. Composer quickly organizes all types of infrastructure resources for use -- the essence of 'infrastructure-as-code'.
Deploy at Cloud-like Speed and Scale
HPE Synergy Composer is a paradigm shift in how to manage infrastructure because it reduces manual interaction and human error, by implementing change operations automatically and capturing the best practices of your experts into templates.
Powerful templates capture best practices and efficiently use resources, including creation of logical infrastructures to provision at near-instant speeds and meet application needs. Templates in HPE Composer comprehend compute, storage, and networking/fabric resources -- and even system images!
Scaling is simple and automated. Additional capacity is self-assimilated into larger flexible pools to reduce operational complexity as hardware grows. This capability to quickly add groups of similar physical and logical resources saves time and money as you grow your environment.
Automate Everyday Operations
HPE Synergy Composer reduces multiple tools into a single interface for virtually every lifecycle operational change. These changes can be quickly implemented by a single administrator, or used by a team of administrators, to efficiently manage their data center environment.
Updates, from tested release sets of component software, are securely handled using a dedicated data network (separate from the management/control network) with redundant path configurations. HPE Synergy out-of-band management offers a dedicated 10Gbps bandwidth for added security and control.
Firmware updates can quickly update multiple frames to a new baseline in a non-disruptive manner, unifying updates for all components. Firmware and OS driver updates are controlled by server profiles and can be staged on the server for activation during a maintenance window to reduce outages.
Server profile templates are powerful software constructs which comprehend compute, storage, and network resources for 'infrastructure-as-code' control. Templates ‘monitor, flag, and remediate’ out-of-compliance elements in individual server profiles to aid automation using inheritance properties.
Develop Apps Faster and Smarter
HPE Synergy Composer delivers automation using a Unified API. This RESTful API provides simple access for fast policy-based operations -- which can include discovery, search, inventory, configuration, provisioning, updates, and diagnosis of the Synergy infrastructure.
Traditional environments can automate processes and design workflows to meet their needs, eliminating multiple time-consuming scripting tools and interfaces. Popular tools such as Microsoft® Systems Center and VMware® vCenter® Server use this fully-programmable API to integrate with HPE Synergy.
Automation and operational control of HPE Synergy can be used by applications like Ansible, Chef, and Puppet to achieve productivity for DevOps. Physical resources are presented in the same way as virtual and public cloud resources, so DevOps tools can provision instantly and programmatically.
Developers and users can control HPE Synergy infrastructure programmatically using the Unified API to create a hyper-connected data center. Automate operations and workloads, create DevOps-ready infrastructures, construct cloud infrastructure, or deploy containerized micro-service applications.
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Technical Support / Manuals
Synergy Compute and Storage
- HPE Synergy Compute Modules
- HPE Synergy D3940 Storage Module
- HPE Synergy Fabrics (interconnects, networks, SAN Switches)
Synergy Infrastructure and Interconnects
Composable Infrastructure and Ecosystem