Welcome back to the Powerland blog, it’s been a while since we have had a Powerland written blog. If you have been keeping up with the blog, you will have noticed a lot of education-based posts. But today we are getting back to business-orientated posts and today we have HPE iLO 5 and Gen10 HPE hardware. If you are unfamiliar with HPE iLo then I would suggest you read our previous blog explaining iLo. The short explanation is It’s a chip on some HPE server hardware that protects from server tampering. This protection is implemented at the lowest level of the system preventing unauthorized agents from getting beneath it. Now let’s get back to what this blog is about and today we will go over the newer features of HPE ILO 5 and what it can do for your organization.
HPE iLO Amplifier pack
First, we will cover the iLo amplifier Pack which is an at-scale inventory and update management tool. This management tool enables customers with large Gen8 – Gen10 and Gen10 plus HPE server deployments to rapidly get and deploy firmware and driver updates. That is not the only thing that the amplifier pack covers it also assists in manual and automatic recovery of corrupted firmware, removes the need to create custom scripts, and a discovery engine that monitors components and updates them and resolves inter-dependency issues. The iLO Amplifier pack brings the AI and ML of HPE InfoSights to your servers it works as an aggregator collecting data and sending it to InfoSights meaning that we can easily scale up and down and securely transfer data.
Last, we will look at the features of iLO advanced. Although iLO comes on some HPE servers iLO advanced, is a licence that gives you an integrated remote console, virtual media, directory integration, iLO Federation, CNSA, runtime firmware validation, automatic secure recovery, and secure removal of user data. They recently added new functionality that added a workload performance advisor, iLo Security dashboard, and server configuration lock.
The performance advisor monitors server performance and gives tuning advice to gain better performance from your servers. These suggestions come from your servers, as it performs analysis of server workloads to determine changes that can improve performance. The iLO security dashboard was designed with ease of use in mind, replacing the many detailed sheets that existed before. The dashboard detects risks that exist to your server and suggests a way to remediate them. Finally, there is the server configuration lock. Server lock exists for situations where you want to configure servers and then deploy them to remote locations. Server lock is here to protect your server settings while it’s in transit through a BIOS password that prevents changes. This BIOS password prevents changes unless you have this password meaning your remote servers are protected outside your data center.
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