HPE and Microsoft - Leverage the power of two

The HPE–Microsoft alliance combines our joint partner ecosystem, strong portfolio of products and solutions, and HPE Pointnext services expertise to solve your biggest challenges.

Simplify server management

Utilizing HPE’s iLO technology, the HPE Extensions for Windows Admin Center give you direct visibility to server level inventory and diagnostic information to help monitor, manage, and troubleshoot your server infrastructure right in Windows Admin Center.

Server Health and Management Extension

Displays server health and remediation options, server components (processor, memory, etc.), and current BIOS settings all from one simplified management tool set providing a “single pane of glass” view combining operating system and hardware information.

Azure Stack HCI Extension

Surfaces and highlights cluster health as well as various node inconsistencies, which can be a leading factor in issues with Hyper-Converged clusters.
For example, visibility to firmware and driver revisions across cluster nodes helps prevent and mitigate problems related to the firmware and driver inconsistency.

HPE OneView Extension

Provides server inventory, health status, firmware and driver monitoring, as well as network inventory management of HPE ProLiant and Synergy servers, including HPE OneView Server Profiles and HPE Virtual Connect networking. Also provides support for ProLiant and Synergy Gen 8, 9, and 10 servers.

HPE Storage Extension

Delivers an overview of key metrics for HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR Storage systems including Capacity management, Performance metrics – IOPs, Bandwidth, Latency – along with an Inventory of components such as Physical drives, Drive enclosures, Controller nodes, Ports, Virtual volumes and Hosts.

HPE Storage Extension

Delivers an overview of key metrics for HPE Primera and HPE 3PAR Storage systems including Capacity management, Performance metrics – IOPs, Bandwidth, Latency – along with an Inventory of components such as Physical drives, Drive enclosures, Controller nodes, Ports, Virtual volumes and Hosts.

INNOVATIONS
HPE Windows Admin Center extensions

HPE introduces two unique Microsoft Windows Admin Center extensions for server and Azure Stack HCI management.

HPE Windows Admin Center extensions

HPE introduces two unique Microsoft Windows Admin Center extensions for server and Azure Stack HCI management.

HPE OneView Extension – Server Details
HPE OneView Extension – Network Fabric Details
HPE Storage Extension – Overview tab
Server Extension - Overview with critical storage status
AzureStack HCI Extension - Overview page
AzureStack HCI Extension - Storage page
HPE OneView Extension – Server Details
HPE OneView Extension – Server Details

Complements the HPE Server Extension by adding additional information from HPE OneView. This includes HPE OneView specific information such as the HPE OneView Server Profile, as well as context sensitive links back to OneView, Server Profile, Server Hardware, and iLO.

HPE OneView Extension – Network Fabric Details
HPE OneView Extension – Network Fabric Details

Displays network interface details for HPE Synergy and ProLiant BL server connected to HPE Virtual Connect. Provides network name, interconnect type, bandwidth allocation, and vLAN information.

HPE Storage Extension – Overview tab
HPE Storage Extension – Overview tab

Provides the overview of the selected HPE Storage System. Shows general storage details, health, performance, capacity, configuration summary and block persona.

Server Extension - Overview with critical storage status
Server Extension - Overview with critical storage status

On the Server Extension Overview Page, you can find several key pieces of information including a summary of the server model and server hardware health status, as well as a report of the key firmware and software versions and indications whether the installed versions are the latest versions. For example, this server is showing a critical status for the Storage component with details in the bottom section to help point out the specific faulty component.

AzureStack HCI Extension - Overview page
AzureStack HCI Extension - Overview page

The Azure Stack HCI Extension Overview Page displays important cluster node details including a summary of the node type, server model, OS version, and disk setup.

AzureStack HCI Extension - Storage page
AzureStack HCI Extension - Storage page

Utilizing the Azure Stack HCI Extension storage page, you can see inventory of disks on each node, along with health, location, and disk type. Clicking on a listed drive will highlight the drive location on the storage graphics display and the disk LED can also be activated from the GUI for easy identification.