Do you need to simplify the deployment and management of your high-performance computing (HPC) and Big Data clusters? The HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU), with its comprehensive feature set and easy-to-use interfaces, simplifies Linux® system management and speeds cluster deployment. HPE Insight CMU provisions, manages, and monitors clusters of any scale, in addition to giving administrators the ability to help optimize resource delivery for target applications. The software's scale-out architecture supports moving from one node to a cluster containing thousands of nodes. Designed to increase operational efficiency, system administrators can remotely halt, boot, power off, and broadcast commands to any selected set of nodes with HPE Insight CMU.

What's new

  • Support for Arm-based HPE Apollo 70 systems.
  • Ease future image deployments with new default option to boot with Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).
  • Extended support for HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers and HPE Apollo Gen10 systems, including the HPE Apollo 2000, HPE Apollo 6000 and the new HPE Apollo 40.


Streamline Cluster Management with Tools Designed To Increase Operational Efficiency

HPE Insight CMU easily identifies inconsistencies for a selected group of nodes with a single command through the cmu_diff feature.

Integration with Ansible allows organizations to automate processes between HPE Insight CMU and other parts of their IT infrastructure, including the build process for containers, deploying applications in the cloud and dynamically updating inventory.

Multi-window broadcast improves visibility into changes being made to multiple node configurations at a single time.

Smart terminal within the HPE Insight CMU command line interface (CLI) provides context-sensitive menus through an easy point-and-click interface.

HPE Insight CMU alerts include corresponding reactions, allowing users to create automated responses to important events.

Gain Deeper Insight with Easy-to-use Tools Designed for Monitoring HPC Clusters

HPE Insight CMU collects and displays environmental, performance, and historical data via a 2D or 3D graphical user interface (GUI) or command line interface (CLI).

Aggregated views of multiple metric values at the node-level provides quick insight into cluster resources, such as CPU core loads.

HPE Insight CMU includes a back-end store for historical data, reducing any need for a dedicated data store just for Linux cluster metrics.

Speed Time to Production with High-Performance Disk-based and Diskless Provisioning

The HPE Insight CMU architecture enables scalability beyond 4096 nodes.

Push button, scale-out provisioning reduces the time of system installation and configuration for each node within the cluster. HPE Insight CMU can typically provision more than one thousand servers in less than 30 minutes.

Elastic disk partitioning allows for quick image deployment to nodes with different system-disk sizes.

Comprehensive image management, including capture and backup, enables users to build and maintain an image library to easily establish, switch, or restore your software environments as needed to support different workloads and applications.

Take Full Control of Your HPC and Big Data Cluster

The HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility remote hardware API supports the ability to boot, reboot, shut down, and power off any selection of nodes. This functionality gives system administrators full control of their Linux cluster.

Easily extend the management architecture to other HPC software platforms, including Altair PBS Professional, Adaptive Computing Moab, and Mellanox® Unified Fabric Manager (UFM), via a RESTful API.

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