Do you need to simplify the management and deployment of your HPC and/or Big Data clusters? HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) is an integrated, easy-to-use tool for provisioning, management, and monitoring clusters of any scale. The software’s scale-out architecture supports the expansion of clusters from two to thousands of nodes. CMU makes cluster management more efficient and, while giving administrators the ability to optimize the use of their resources. With extensive system image management, CMU can rapidly provision and manage a single server, dynamically defined groups of servers, or entire systems using disk-based or diskless deployment. CMU provides both CLI and GUIs that monitor and display very large clusters in 2D or 3D representations. CMU can also remotely halt, boot or power off, and broadcast commands to any selected set of nodes; and with cmu_diff, administrators can pinpoint node differences at a glance.

What's new

  • Run the industry’s best cluster management software for free on clusters of up to 32 nodes. Simply download the software and apply for the free license.
  • Automate processes between HPE Insight CMU and your IT infrastructure with Ansible playbooks. Build processes for containers, deploy applications in the cloud, dynamically update inventory, and more.
  • Gain better insight into your Hadoop run-time metrics and Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) with improved monitoring.
  • Expanded REST API―now with backup and cloning capabilities―provides easy integration with other software components.
  • Support for Intel® Xeon® Phi processor
  • Support for new OS versions, including SLES 12 SP2, Windows® Server 2016 (Moonshot), Ubuntu® 16.04 (Moonshot).


Complete Cluster Management with Tools for Control, Analysis and Productivity

HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) manages one, any, or all nodes simultaneously using multi-window broadcast.

Identify configuration differences in clusters of any size at a glance with cmu_diff.

Context-sensitive Smart Window improves productivity.

Configure alerts to cause threshold-triggered actions.

Interfaces for BIOS and firmware management.

Comprehensive, Single Pane Monitoring in CLI, 2D GUI, or 3D GUI

HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) provides user selectable CLI, 2D Instant View, or 3D Time View displays.

Lightweight monitoring operations are automatically performed and displayed in parallel.

Text outputs can be viewed in separate windows for each server or merged into one output stream clearly displaying server-specific differences.

Display historical metric data using either 2D Instant View or 3D Time View.

Full Remote Server Management

HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility (CMU) includes remote control of server nodes including boot, shutdown, power on/off, firmware installation, parallel distributed shell (PDSH) and unattended Linux® installation.

Remote control menus are customizable by user.

Remote action can be applied to one, selected groups, or all nodes.

High Performance Disk-Based and Diskless Provisioning in Clusters of Any Scale

HPE Insight Cluster Management Utility’s (CMU) “limitless” architecture enables scalability beyond 4096 nodes.

User selectable disk-based and diskless provisioning.

High speed, parallel provisioning for rack level systems.

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

High speed hierarchical disk based provisioning for large clusters. HPE Insight CMU can typically provision more than a thousand servers in less than 30 minutes.