HPE Agentless Management
Tired of installing agents on your servers to monitor them? With the HPE Agentless Management solution, the management software (SNMP and Redfish) operate within the HPE Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) firmware instead of the host’s Operating System (OS) freeing up memory and processor resources on the host’s OS for use by server applications. No agents in the OS means no opening up networks ports reducing security threats, especially for those platforms that may interface directly to the Internet. With HPE Agentless Management in addition to monitoring all key internal subsystems (such as thermal, power, and memory), iLO sends SNMP management alerts directly to any Datacenter Information Management system such as HPE OneView, HPE System Insight Manager (SIM) etc., even with no host OS installed or running.
The optional HPE Agentless Management Service can collect and send specific OS and device information that cannot communicate with the iLO, to the iLO via the PCIe bus.
- Support for Gen10 Servers and options.
- System Management Assistant (SMA) makes it possible for SNMP information from the iLO to be routed via the Operating System to consuming applications. Communication interface is similar to AMS.
- Monitor Smart Array and disks attached to it from the iLO directly.
- Logical and Physical view of disk information for disks connected to Smart Array.
- Monitoring of NVMe disks attached to enablement kits with the help of the Agentless Management Service.
- Software Inventory with the help of the Agentless Management Service.
iLO Firmware and Optional HPE Agentless Management Service Monitoring Capabilities
The iLO firmware provides SNMP capabilities without need for an OS, thereby making it possible to monitor bare-metal servers, ideal for cloud environments where agents cannot be landed on tenant stacks. iLO supports the SNMP v3 protocol which is secure.
The optional HPE Agentless Management Service provides information that is OS specific.
The HPE Agentless Management Service is also needed to monitor low end devices such as Chipset attached SAS/SATA, these are usually devices that don't have the ability to communicate with peers such as the iLO and hence cannot be monitored by iLO directly
The HPE Agentless Management Service communicates with the iLO via the iLO CHIF driver over the PCIe bus. Since it does not communicate on the network, no network ports need to be open making the system less vulnerable to attacks.
The SNMP implementation uses the iLO CPU and memory thereby freeing up the resources that can be used by the application stack.
HPE Agentless Management offers a consistent Graphic User Interface (GUI) for configuration regardless of the host OS.
An intelligent asynchronous device, iLO, on the physical server providing a single network target to monitor and manage the device.
A well-documented and robust scripting toolkit based on industry-standard XML/RESTful API to deploy and configure many servers from a single configuration point such as HPE OneView, HPE SIM, HPE Insight Control.
The capability to segregate the management network from the data network using the dedicated iLO Network port for out-of-band communication, increased security and stability.
No need to install any software to manage communication across host LAN ports, or for you to enable management network protocol ports on the host OS.
Faster deployments and change management