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Simplify server management

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

HPE Extensions for Windows Admin Center

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.

INNOVATIONS
HPE Windows Admin Center extensions

Screenshots of the platform

HPE Windows Admin Center extensions

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Server Extension - Overview with critical storage status
AzureStack HCI Extension - Overview page
AzureStack HCI Extension - Storage page
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.